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HottyToddy7
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Thinking about buying a 3ds, Pokémon question.
I played the hell out of Red/Blue and Gold/Silver when I was a kid. I haven been tossing around the idea about getting a 3ds and a newer version of Pokémon. Am I going to be lost if I skip the middle generations and go to Sun/Moon? Or should I get the updated versions of Ruby/Sapphire?


ElRoos
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re: Thinking about buying a 3ds, Pokémon question.
Well Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire still has Pokemon past Gen 3 iirc. Also, if you were to get Gen 7 games, I would go with Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon.

In my opinion, I would get Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire tho. It's a much better game than US/UM. I may be a tad bit biased because Gen 3 is my favorite, but Gen 7 is kinda "meh" to me.


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crimsonblazer
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re: Thinking about buying a 3ds, Pokémon question.
I hadn’t played since red and silver either and I picked up X/Y and then Sapphire. About 5 months later sun/moon came out and I was a little burnt out at that point. It’s not necessary to play those first, but I enjoyed them more.


Bigpoppat
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re: Thinking about buying a 3ds, Pokémon question.
I haven't played since red/blue.... Do the new versions still have the original 150 or is it all new characters?


crimsonblazer
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re: Thinking about buying a 3ds, Pokémon question.
I think you can still pretty much catch or acquire them all still. Like in XY, i can’t remember at what point it is, but the professor will let you pick a gen 1 and gen 2 starter. And with the trading system in those, you can get whatever original you wanted.


FourThreeForty
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Member since May 2013
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re: Thinking about buying a 3ds, Pokémon question.
SPOILERS TO AN EXTENT:










































Alright old man, let me lay down the Pokémon law on ya. THE most important generations in the Pokémon universe I would say are 1, 3 and 6. Each introduces something new and the other generations either create a bunch of irrelevant sub plots that generation 7 exposits on.

KANTO is obviously the region that started it all. Team Rocket’s plot to traffick and experiment on Pokémon is thwarted by Red and Blue and both procede to fight eachother.

2nd generation is essentially just a glorified expansion to 1st generation seeing as how it’s mainly just telling how the last major remnants of Team Rocket were banished from the Pokémon universe.

Now here’s where you need to listen closely cause it goes into some Zelda type shite.

Generation 3 probably has the stupidest teams of all the major Pokémon games but its story is the most critical for a few reasons.

Original generation 3 introduces something called the Battle Frontier. It’s essentially a beta of what would eventually be WiFi based global online battling in roughly 2 generations if I remember correctly. I’ll come back to this later.


Generation 6 introduces something called mega evolution which is exclusive to about 50 or so Pokemon. Mega evolution changes their appearance and buffs certain stats and moves by a LOT. Generation 6 and OR/AS (as well as US/UM) intertwine with eachother via mega evolution concepts and story elements. In a nutshell, dude makes superweapon that causes Pokémon world war because he regretted the death of his Pokémon, which later leads to him creating said weapon to resurrect his only fallen comrade. And it, of course, ran off the power of mega evolution. Now that that’s over with....

Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire is a big time remake and an alternate timeline version of the original generation 3. As mentioned, it’s on the alternate timeline of Generation 6, OR/AS and US/UM.

NOT SUN AND MOON. That intertwines with 1,2,original 3,4,5 and 7.

OR/AS believe it or not takes place BEFORE the alternate and original generation 3 games due to the fact that the battle frontier has not been built in the 6th generation remake of generation 3. It elaborates in the post game how the link cable (what everyone used back in the day to trade Pokémon physically between 2 people in the first few generations) brings together different universes and allows things such as trades through an added feature called GTS to be possible. Which is the main conflict of the delta episode in the OR/AS postgame where an asteroid is hurling towards earth. Scientists in one of the cities in the game creates a dimension altering device called the “link cable” (starting to see where this is going?) to stop this asteroid from destroying earth. However, a major character in the post game asks the player and the scientists what if there is an earth just like yours that suffers the fate of exploding because of you sent it to their alternate dimension? This obviously is making a reference to the original generations that don’t include mega evolution.

To conclude, if you DO trade through the GTS function in the 6th and 7th generations, you’ll notice that basic description says “traveled through time and space to me you.”

If you don’t mind the OR/AS post game being spoiled, well then....

Watch this epic as shite official animation by the Pokemon company that is not related to the mainstream anime at all. You’re welcome.


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HottyToddy7
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re: Thinking about buying a 3ds, Pokémon question.
What is the trading system like?


FourThreeForty
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re: Thinking about buying a 3ds, Pokémon question.
It’s called the GTS or Global Trade System that shortly after acquiring key items in the game will allow you to either “deposit” or “seek” Pokémon.

Deposit means to put a Pokémon on the web basically and set which Pokémon you want for the one you deposited. Depending on the Pokémon, wait a little while before you get back on the GTS. If someone successfully traded their Pokémon for yours, the moment you get on the GTS, you’ll be alerted that your Pokémon was traded and you’ll immediately get the Pokémon you deposited for.

Seek is essentially the other way around. You seek the Pokémon they deposited and trade accordingly.


One big thing I forgot to mention is it has to match the criteria detailed in the trade. If someone wants a male squirtle between level 40-50, you’ll have to have that specific Pokémon AND level AND gender. Can’t just toss them a random Pokémon they ask for UNLESS they say “any” on level or gender.


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el Gaucho
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re: Thinking about buying a 3ds, Pokémon question.
You're thinking of buying it for a kid right?


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BuckeyeFan87
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re: Thinking about buying a 3ds, Pokémon question.
I jumped Blue to Sun and had no issues. Was fun to play again


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rebel of fortune
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re: Thinking about buying a 3ds, Pokémon question.
I jumped back in the series during Pokémon X and it really does a great job of making you fall in love with the series again. Mega evolution was really broken when it first came out but it gave a lot of old Pokémon new forms including the original starters. Also I thought it had the best group of starters since 3rd generation.


MSMHater
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re: Thinking about buying a 3ds, Pokémon question.
Guys, I'm buying my son the 2dxl. What 2 Pokemon games should i give him first? He's never played any of them before.


FourThreeForty
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re: Thinking about buying a 3ds, Pokémon question.
OR/AS and it’s not even close.


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