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Let´s talk about those games. What´s your favorite starter? Dumb shit you did while playing? Which is your favorite?
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>>2914592
>Dumb shit you did while playing?
hold up and repeatedly tap B while trying to catch a Pokemon.
Don't blame me, everyone I knew did it.
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>>2914595
>tapping B
>not holding B
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>>2914592
reminder for rom hacker types: the entire games were reverse engineered, so you can make your own changes if you want or just look around for cool stuff.

https://github.com/pret
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>>2914592
>Dumb shit you did while playing?

Pic related. I know I wasn't the only one who named him like that.
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>>2914690
deff did it as well. she did say her name was ???
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>>2914613
Definitely held b. Someties I'd time my tapping when the ball shook. It worked a random amount of the time
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>>2914692
That was a dude
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>>2914592
Played the game so many times, I never picked the right whirl island to get lugia. Some of my fondest memories were exploring those places. That sense of adventure is something I haven't felt in a video game in a long time.
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>>2914592
I was like 4 or 5 when I played Blue for the first time. I didn't know what the Run command did and apparentlyI didn't want to find out, so I fought every single random encounter for most of the game.

Granted that's how a lot of people play RPGs, but once I learned you could escape from battle, I started doing it.
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My reading skills weren't really developed back then and when once the game was asking me whether my pokemon should learn an attack I answered no and when it asked me whether I was sure, I said no again. I was stuck in that loop for a while and then finally decided to just turn the game off.
Luckily I had the habit of saving every two steps. Twice.
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I liked 2nd gen a bit more, mostly nostalgia. I really like the colors/art style. Any others like 2nd gen pokemon I should check out?
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>>2914592
I usually went with Bulbasaur as a starter. I always eventually ditch my starter for a pokemon I actually like, and the first two gyms are weak against grass. So whatever.
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>>2914592
>Gold version
>"Look at that snorlax sprite, it's huge!"
>Uses masterball on snorlax
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>>2914592
Blue and Silver are my favs. I too did the down+ B thing when catching pokemans...


I still catch myself doing it..
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>>2914592
Favorite of the first two gens is Yellow, favorite starter is Bulbasaur. I've never actually played the gen 2 games, but I was planning on starting Crystal tonight.
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>>2914592
gen1 - charmander
gen2 - totodile

Not sure really.

First gen will always remain my favorite. Ever since the beginning I felt this way.
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>>2914595
>>2914613

>holding up
>literally asking the pokemon to escape

down hold b superior trainer reporting in.

you want the dang pokeball to close DOWN on those fuckers
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>>2914595
>>2914613
> A button master race
>Tapping it in sync with the PokeBall rolling.
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>>2914592
Cyndaquil was my favorite starter, and Gold's my favorite game (Crystal makes the timing on the clone trick different stricter IIRC, although it's mostly a better experience).
First one I had was Yellow, it was the game that came with my GBC back in '99 or so.

>>2914595
I tried everything. Tapping B as fast as I could, tapping B in time with the shakes, holding it, etc.
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Was Hypno universally considered broken in Red and Blue?

I remember using his Dreameater ability to FUCK every nigger up.
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>>2914690

I too named him as "???"

I didn't fucking know who he was! I thought it made sense to keep it a mystery

I knew kids that named him DICKS though
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>>2915594

I let a friend borrow my copy of Yellow Version as a kid, and a day later he gave it back to me. When I asked him why, he looked up at me real tearful and said "my parents found out I changed the rival's name to Bastard and they're making me give it back."

I didn't even know what bastard meant at that point though, so I was really confused.
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>>2915594
In Spain everybody named him putas (whores), so that his house sign would say "casa de putas" (brothel).
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>>2914690
Exactly the same. I thought he was purposefully a mystery character and you had to give the cop his "???" name.
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>>2914592
I thought that Silver was a harder version of Gold.

I had a retarded friend who bought that fake Gen Pokemon Diamond, even as kids we could tell it was fake but he kept insisting it was legit.
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Tried every single "poke-god" code, including ones that told you to beat the Elite 4 99 times without talking to anyone in between.
I still think of Maril as Pikablu, and I refuse to change
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>>2916473

I thought he was a girl when I was a kid.
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>>2914592
>Dumb shit
>Saw rival in GS, didn't realize I was getting the opportunity to name him when the police questioned me
>Since I didn't know his name, I just put ???
All-in-all, though, I kinda liked the way it turned out. He was just this mysterious dude who wanted to be better than me and was also a shithead.
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>>2916460
And that's why the Spanish empire completely crumbled.
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>>2916491
> pikablu
It's what the internet called him back then, and I too refuse to change, /vr/other!!!
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>>2914592
Only have BLUE, so naturally started with squirtle
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>>2914592
Dumb shit I did?

I thought you only got one crack at the SS Anne and I didn't find the healing person. I was doing ok until a fuck up early on cost me 4 team members, everyone but my charmeleon (FLAPS) and my nidorino (SID). I looked through my pack for items to help buff them up. Said SID could use the moon stone so I used it.

FUCKING NIDOKING MOTHERFUCKERS.

Thrash is a hell of a move. Killed everything on the ship, Gary (RYAN) included, with a little help from FLAPS.

Still my two favourite Pokeymanz
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>>2917965
I also had blue but chose Charmander because he was cute and he evolved into Charizard.

>tfw all the data in the cart was erased because I fucked up in plugging the SGB correctly

That's a lesson for everyone with precious data on a GB game.
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>>>/vp/
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>What´s your favorite starter?
Squirtle

>Dumb shit you did while playing?
I chose the moves depending on what I tought would be appropriate for a pokemon, completely ignoring typing, STAB and coverage.. EG: my old Blastoise have Bite, Hydro Pump, Bubblebeam and Skull Bash.

>Which is your favorite?
Blastoise
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Never got the appeal of Pokémon games. I tried, because of hype, but it simply wasn't enjoyable especially compared to what I was used to playing. I guess I was already too old for this thing.
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>>2918053

It helps to have autism.
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On my first play through I started with Blastoise and only used him in battle. Then I got the the Elite 4 and decided to just restart my game and train my team evenly as I go, rather than grind up the rest of my team.
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>>2915073
>Not holding A and pressing left and right in synch with the PokeBall.

This is why you'll never be a Pokemon master.
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>>2915135
Hypno and Alakazam were both OP due to Special being one stat.
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>tfw no longer get joy from any pokemon game
>purely going through the motions
>Grinding is more noticeable
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>>2918131

HA HA, THE MAGIC IS GONE, FAGGOT.
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>>2914867

never understood this logic of ditchin a starter. Not only are starters more OP than Legendaries, but they also level up faster and have some of the best move pools.

I shat bricks when I realised that traded pokemon level up faster as well. Those two traded Nidokings in Red and Blue are useful as fuck.

A Venusaur is a beast.
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>>2918156
I prefer to use Pokemon which I have an affinity for, and i've never been much of a fan of the three starter Pokemon. Strategy comes second to being happy with my party. Just a different kind of autism to yours, I guess.
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>>2918029
I did some dumb shit with moves as well. I only trained my starter and the rest of my team were HM slaves and fillers to have 6 Pokemon. My Charizard had Cut, Ember, Flamethrower and Slash. As the last attacks the other two starters learn were so powerful I thought Fire Spin was an amazingly powerful move so I had to bring myself to delete Slash for it.

So yeah I had only one strong Pokemon with 3 fire type moves and Cut. Potions and a high level still made it quite easy though.
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>>2918184
I do this as well. I still try to balance my team, but I'm not into the whole "Alakazam with psychic and 3 elemental punches" thing.
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>>2914592
I liked Gen 3 the best.

Gen 1 starter I can't pick best starter, I love em all.
Gen 2 Totodile.
Misdreavus is best ghost.

>>2916460
Made me kek.

>>2918059
This.

>>2918131
Consider not caring about competetive play and breeding for values.
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>>2918094
But I was the very best.

Like no one ever was.
>Well, except FAGGOT
>But I'm sure hid grandfather helped him cheat.
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Red and Blue- Squirtle
Gold, Silver, & Crystal- I honestly can't decide, they're all kawaii as fuck
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>be youngass me
>restarting new game of pokemon gold
>just get chikorita cause fuck yeah
>walk into grass
> RANDOM ENCOUNTER
> fucking golden hoot-hoot
> havent got the pokeballs yet
> just sit there looking at the screen
> leave it on for hours
>get depressed
> just turn it off

I havent seen a shiny pokemon random encounter since.
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>>2914734
Yesssss literally had no idea what the fuck I was doing
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I started playing Yellow and it is by far my favorite.
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>trying to do the Mew Glitch
>accidentally run into a wild Pokemon before heading back to Nugget Bridge
>"no big deal, I'll just restart. I wonder which Pokemon I'll get instead of Mew, though."
>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSyzAtyBivI
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>tfw never had a Gameboy so never experienced Pokemon
Never really liked handhelds though, my mom sometimes bought me some of those Chinese Gameboy-like machines with Tetris and some vertical scrolling car game but I never cared for those either. Also in my country there was a craze around potato chips and Pokemon Tazos, that was the shit, we'd trade during the morning breaks and I got the whole collection that way. There were even special holographic Tazos that would show evolution stages when you flickered the Tazo. Good shit.
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>>2918992
happy that never happened to me would have spooked the shit out of me as a kid
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>>2914592
>Dumb shit you did while playing?

Trying to catch glitch pokemon. Wasted looootttss of time
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>Gen 1
>Squirtle

>Gen 2
>Totodile

Why do I always pick the water starters? Half of the pokemon that exist in the game are water types and I can't help but go with the water starter anyway
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>>2918053
Same things for me. I watched the show but i must agree that the game was in fact a regression if you compare it to other games of that Time. Just compare it to Zelda link's awakening which is so much prettier and older. Only good thing about pokemon is the world feel really huge.
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>>2918131
The computer favoring RNG is apparent as well. For 20 years of playing these fucking games, I always ALWAYS attack myself twice as often when confused, the enemy gets more crits, and just the whole game is so heavily dictated by RNG that at times its literally unplayable.
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Fuck Lance and Red, this nigger is the true final boss
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>>2918783
always cyndaquil
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>>2914592
charizard
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>>2922059
Yea its almost no contest, Typloshion is very strong. But there's better water types than Feraligatr and
>Meganium
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>>2922064
>tfw still remember the christmas when i got pokemon gold
>pick cyndaquil
>play the fuck out of gold for like a week straight
>still remember the ride home

why cant i enjoy games like this again
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>>2922069
I remember very clearly defeating Lance for the first time at a hockey rink in Michigan. And then theres (almost) a whole games worth of content left. Some people think Kanto sucks because its so easy, but I see it as a way to use the level 50+ team you have to dominate another region. When I got to Red, Typhloshion was atleast lv 75
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>>2922084
my nigga
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>>2914592
Totadile/Crocanaw/Feraligatr are best pokemon.
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>>2914592
>Remember getting Pokemon Gold for Christmas

>Sitting around the heater with folks watching movies n' shit

>Catching Pokemon during the night in FULL BLOWN COLOR.

Fuck... I have fond memories of generation two, even more so than the first.
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In FireRed and LeafGreen, picking Squirtle and biting everything makes Sabrina go from "damn near impossible" to "easier than an X&Y gym leader".
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>Pokemon Red
Caught mew via slowpoke glitch
Broke red from catching and trying to use missingno in my party
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>>2914592
I played silver on my friend's GBC and a shiny poliwarth showed up. We had no idea about shinies at that time so I just killed it.
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>>2914592
I picked Bulbasaur in red/blue. Forgot who in Silver/Gold.

when I was young I had very selective reading. One distinct memory I had was me obtaining the master ball in red/blue and going "This must be useless because it sells for 0 money" so I sold it. Good old kid logic. I somehow had no trouble catching any of the legendary pokemon though.
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>>>/vp/

You autists have your own board for this
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>>2922056
jynx or suicune is enough to easily take down kingdra. this is the true killer boss, before you've gotten anything decent
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>>2914595
my friend does this to his tablet screen playing pocket morties. it's just a thing you gotta do always.
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Red and yellow and silver were the best of times.

My favorite starter is and always will be Pikachu

dumb shit i did while playing was playing pokemon.

I loved the ambiance of silver. the night themes were so relaxing when i was 12.
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>>2925570
>I loved the ambiance of silver. the night themes were so relaxing when i was 12.
Nice, I still listen to them today. There was really nothing quite like Gen 2. Wish I could go back.
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>>2924985
>suicune

I never got this fucking dogs, not a single one (at least not in G/S). I ran into them a few times but they always escaped. When I went hunting for them with a Mean Look Pokemon they always managed to be on another route.
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>>2923057
Can't make a retro thread there without being called a genwunner
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>>2918156
>starters are more OP than legendaries

Most starters weren't even stronger than some regular Pokemon of the same type.

Literally only Venusaur was unique and stronger than other Grass types in the first two generations.
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>>2925570
>>2925580
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pk4azyKVJJA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DhEm9TYdtM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOPEn9Mi8WI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImsqqHAIEi4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlWPp0ayjsc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bynZtdjnvA8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMcfQSXcZ3I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAXU8H5AnUw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LD-X5TXB-tk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBx4pEiNJ7Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruQG7uFxn9M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZarvXCld42w
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>>2914592
Red or yellow. Don't care, but fuck the next gen, there are only 152 pokemon.

Favorite starter? Box1, followed by Nidoran(Male). No one expects the unbridled awesomeness that is rolling with a Nidoran(male) as your primary. A well raised Nidoking beats the ever loving shit out of all the starters and they're easy to get started with at the beginning of the game.
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Alright, admit it, how many of you had this?
Was always kind of perplexed as to how Rock types were weak against both water and grass, particularly the latter
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>>2928170

Water = erosion

Grass = moss = covers rocks
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>>2927424

>152

You mean 151.
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>>2928684
Is 0 a number?
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>>2928170
Fuck yeah. I have a battered library copy and everything about it is wonderful.

Best Kanto starter: Bulbasaur
Best Johto starter: Totodile

My sister got Red and I got Blue, and since then she's gotten every warm color title and I've gotten every cool color.

My family was getting our new house built around the time we played R/B, so it reminds me of playing it while riding around in the shopping cart at Home Depot, at my grandma's house, and at cousins' ballgames, trying to see in the dark.

Dumping a gen. 2 Japanese --> English book someone posted a while ago, not sure if it's complete since I forgot I had it, or even if it's in the right order.
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>>2929184
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>>2928170
I remember as a kid I'd always use water against poison types because I figured it would 'clean away the toxins' or something. I have fond memories of taking on Koga with a vaporeon.
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>>2929197
Aaaand last one.
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>>2914690
This

I also believed there was some internal "friendship" system that affected critical hits and evasion.
Therefore, "CMON PIKACHU DODGE IT"
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>>2929202
Thanks so much for posting this! I love stuff like this.
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>>2928170
I did. Remember reading it in a cozy little hospital waiting room at night. The poster it came with is all battered and wrinkled but it's still there.
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>>2917992
Nidoking > all starting pokemon final forms. OP as fuck, especially once you stack the moves with TMs. Thrash, Skull Bash, Thunder, Surf (because if you don't have at least 1 HM tech, you're weighing down the team).

Pretty easy to run the entire game with only 1 pokemon.
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>>2930048
Well, 1 and a utility pokemon or two just to use TMs.
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>>2914973
Kek
Fucking this all the way no other option
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>>2928170
Had one. Great times
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>>2929242
There is such a system in the newer games, you boost your friendship by playing with your pokemon in a sort of minigame.
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>>2914592
>What´s your favorite starter?
In Red/Blue, Squirtle.
In Gold/Silver/Crystal, Totodile.

>Dumb shit you did while playing?
Caught a level 3 Pidgey in Silver and made that my main from that point onwards, beating the game that way instead of with the three conventional starters.

>Which is your favorite?
Don't hate me for not choosing one of the original generation but my favourite was probably Crystal.
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>>2914592
>Dumb shit you did while playing?

First playthrough I used a master ball on the first Ditto I saw because I was under the impression it could "Transform any pokemon" (and then be re used later with same stats/,moves) and then I saved.
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>favourite
charmander, but if you didn't transfer all three between you and a mate you did it wrong.

>dumb things
lv over 100 missingno. , mutated mew from missingno., mutated mewtwo from missingno, beat onix with pikachu like the anime.
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>>2924985
Geodude beats her every time. If not Onix. Just pick up dig in the park and you're golden.
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>>2916460
Jajajajaj I named too putas to my rival.
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>>2922580
Mah Nigga
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>>2917557
I did the same thing anon.
>didnt realise i was given the opportunity to name him
>didn't realise that i wasted my opportunity thought it would be a mystery until the finale
>bitterly dissapointed when i realised that i named him wrong after the finale
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>>2933870
Welcome to /vr/, anon.
Take a quick gander at >>1392415

>This board is for the discussion of classic, or "retro" games. Retro gaming means consoles, computer games, arcade games (including pinball) and any other forms of video games on platforms launched in 1999 and earlier.
>Retro gaming means consoles, computer games, arcade games (including pinball) and any other forms of video games on platforms launched in 1999 and earlier.
>any other forms of video games on platforms launched in 1999 and earlier.
>platforms launched in 1999 and earlier.

The platform was launched in 1998, and it's fine to discuss any game released on that platform.
If you have any further questions, let me know.
Welcome to the board, friend.
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>>2914595
>not smashing A & B just when the ball opens
You gotta time it just right, or else it doesn't work.
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>>2933870
Can somebody ban this kid-diddler?
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>>2935425
Just report him, anon.
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>>2914592
>Dumb shit you did while playing?
Didn't raise my pokemon equally or take advantage of the rock paper scissors meta.

So basically I ended up at the elite 4 with a level 59 Charizard and a bunch of useless pokemon. The next highest was a Snorlax at level 30.

I made it to Blue and got fucked. I started my game over and played properly.

>>2914595
I don't consider that "dumb shit" because Nintendo Power said that holding some button combination increased your chances. It may not work, but that was a tip we got from professionals, not some idiot on the playground or a dubious internet rumor.
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>>2935439
>So basically I ended up at the elite 4 with a level 59 Charizard and a bunch of useless pokemon. The next highest was a Snorlax at level 30.
I think we all did that.
Hell I still do it, starter is in the 80's and the rest half.
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>>2935447
I think I pretty much starter-steamrolled it as a kid.
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I still need to play Crystal again, I played only once and for me it's the best game in the series, by far. Like third generation is my least favorite and I played it like 6 or 7 times.

Anyway, beating the first game "again" with all gym leaders in high level in Crystal is one of my favorite experience in videogames.
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>>2935642
And I didn't know it until after he died, but the only reason we got Kanto was because of Iwata.

God bless him for giving me one of the finest experiences I had at the age of 12.
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>>2930048
>Thrash, Skull Bash, Thunder, Surf

I read that as Thunder Surf and for the briefest moment I was back in 1999 being lied to about a secret move my friend taught his Pikachu. Thanks.
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>>2929202
Thanks for posting! I'm gonna save it for teaching purposes.
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>>2914592
>Dumb shit you did while playing?
I couldn't beat Brock in Yellow because I had no idea rock was weak to fighting so I traded my Pikachu temporarily with my level 99 Blastoise from Blue to get past him.

The trade glitched out though and I ended up losing Pikachu but having a Blastoise in each game. Ended up playing the whole thing with the piece of shit who refused to obey me.
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>>2929180
>dat pentacle
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>>2914690
I remember when the guy asked me for his name I was freaking out. Like, fuck idk, I wasn't paying attention to his name!

I asked my older brother what his name was. Then he told me it could be anything.
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>>2914690
I never knew people did this shit until I got on the internet.

I love you guys.
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>Got yellow and a gameboy pocket as a kid
>Used nothing but pikachu
>Continued this on the same file for years, using just pikachu and training all the other pokemon with exp all to try and 100 everyone without using them in battle
>Lost the game one day
>Found it a year later outside by our basement entrance storm drain during heavy rainfall
>It still fucking worked and had my level 100 pikachu still

Don't ask me to explain, I have no clue how it even got to the main screen.
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>>2914690
When you first encounter him he's called "???", so when the cop asks his name later, why wouldn't you tell him what it was? Idk why some people find it hard to believe that so many kids did it for that reason.
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>>2914595
I just held down A and B as the ball sucks in the Pokemon. I still instinctively do it to this day sometimes, even though I know it does absolutely nothing.
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>>2918026
>Shitpost Central
Hell no. /vp/ is my main board and I can't stand going there right now. The board is god awful with spam and pokephilia threads, during droughts when it takes to long for the next game to be announced. XY/ORAS is old news and there's nothing to talk about except shitpost until the next game
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>>2936786
I cannot believe how many retards are in the world to have did that.
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>>2936649
You can get a pcb wet as long as it's fully dry when you connect it to a power source. However, the battery has to use its charge to maintain a save. So, that's suspect.
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>>2936829
We were kids, it's excusable. Worst part in my case though, is that I continued to play Pokemon in the years to follow, and didn't realize that I didn't have to name him "???" until the remakes HeartGold and SoulSilver in 2010. It just clicked in my mind when playing that part in SS thst I could actually choose the name
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>>2936830
I'm not sure how the battery kept a charge then, but I promise I'm not one of those mongoloids who bother to lie on an anonymous messageboard.
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I first started as Bulbasaur because it was cute. Then I always started as Bulbasaur because I was sexually attracted to Ivysaur.

I never let Ivysaur evolve to this day.
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>>2936938
This is something I end up doing a lot. Not the sexual attraction to pokemon bit, but not letting pokemon evolve. I thought it was pretty common to keep certain pokemon prevolved if they look cooler that way, but most of the people around my area evolve whenever possible, or most beneficial. Haunter and Weepinbell fo lyfe, yo.
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>>2935447
>>2935456
Holy shit, you just gave me a cringe inducing flashback of my first run.

>Pick Bulbasaur because he's the best, can easily beat Brock and Misty
>Only level him
>Catch mons from first routes until I have 6, never change them
>Run away from every single wild battle thereafter
>Get to Sabrina
>Hadn't even fought Koga
>Get Venusaur gets fucking rekt by shitty OP psychic types
>"It's okay I still have 5 more pokemon, I can win!"
>Steamrolled
>Run into my brother's room crying

Fuck man. Goddamn it. I was 5 but still, goddamn I was stupid. Started a new game after that even though it was probably not even a real setback.

Then we got a link cable so me and my brother could trade, took it to school, and when I went to take a piss some kid traded my Wigglytuff for his Mewtwo. Fucking cunts, don't make trades for me while I'm gone.
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>>2936965
My nigga. Haunter should have been the final evolve. Fuck the 'you need to trade for >muh final form' bullshit though anyways. Gameboy interactions and the TCG were banned in my elementary school because of like past fights and shit and I basically had noone to interact with. I was stuck with Haunter (nbd, preferable), Kadabra (regrettable), Graveler (regrettable) and is there another?
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>>2936965
;3
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>>2936649
The luck o' the Irish smiled on ya'. Good show.

>I didn't like yellow tho because pikachu was useless in the first gym and i was a casual
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>>2937000
I'm not on /vp/ for a reason. Keep your pokephilia out of here. And I hope you're not who I think you are.
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>>2937252
>who I think you are?
Australia-kun? Arin Hanson? A furry?
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>>2932390
Fuck that, I just want to wander around the world and engage in glorified cock fights
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>>2936993
Machoke
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>>2914595
Literally everyone I knew including myself did some kind of combination of holding or tapping A or B.
I don't even know if I really believed it helped, it just felt natural.
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>>2928170

I lost this years ago, but fuck if I didnt read it back to back over and over again. Brought it with me to day camp all the time to act like the smart kid who knew everything pokemon. Think I even memorized the chart it came with
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>>2914592
>tfw waiting for a hack that fixes pokemon distribution
>and another that adds HG/SS content and 6th gen gameplay and pokemon
Though the latter might be impossible for some reason since the game has some kind of number limit.
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>>2935439
>I made it to Blue and got fucked. I started my game over and played properly.
I've never understood this because of how broken the balance in the first gen was.
About 3 or 4 years ago me and two friends who all really dug Pokemon in our youth decided to take on a random nostalgia challenge and each started our own playthrough at the same time to see who could complete the core game first.
The catch was we each had to pick one of each starter between the three of us, and that was the only Pokemon we could use for the entire game. We also could not evolve them, nor could we use any items on them whatsoever, inside or outside of battle, any any non-key items we received in the game we just sold immediately.

We also could not die a single time in the game at all.

I literally breezed through the entirety of the game in a single night with my Charmander. It was fun and nostalgic, but it made me realize how fucking broken Gen 1 really is.
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>>2941268
Although we did make an exception for HM's. We were able to have one Pokemon to be an HM hog. We were never allowed to use that one in required battles though.
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>fighting some trainer
>probably a gym leader
>wanted their Pokemon
>use master ball and not understand why it didn't work
>defeat them and just keep playing

>Mewtwo was a bitch
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>>2922598
This. My best memories of Gold are from those times playing at night, strolling around Johto.

Somebody said it earlier, but fuck, why can't I go back to those times.
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>>2941268
Starter only runs break every gen. I beat Emerald with only a mudkip. No HM slaves or anything. The only mildly tough section was Watson.
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>>2922598
Same.
I'm a military brat, and when Gen 1 came out when I was 5 my family was moving around a lot because my dad was active duty and I never really had any friends. I played Pokemon Blue all the time, and absolutely loved it but always wished I had someone to play with.

Then when Gen 2 (I was 7) came out my dad got put on reserves and we moved to a generic suburban area with lots of kids. Pokemon Gold absolutely blew me away. It was everything the original game was and more, I spent so much time playing that game, being so immersed in it that I consider some of them to be within the best moments of my life (and I'm somebody who is pretty productive with life and has had a lot of experiences). Even better though was I had friends to play with.
Two neighbor kids down the street played Pokemon and I became best friends with them. We spent unbelievable amounts of time just sitting in his garage playing for hours, and trading, battling, and just talking about Pokemon in general. It was incredible.
The cloning glitch also brings back some incredible memories, because I remember charging kids $1 to clone a Pokemon for them because I realized that kids at my school were pretty dumb. I ended up a really nice chunk of money for elementary school kid.

I had a lot of fun with Gen 3, especially with the social elements, and I also really loved Gen 4 because by that point my little brother was very into video games and we played the whole thing together, but those Gen's, still weren't even close to the love and affection I have for Gen 2.

My little brother, despite being 5 years younger than me also considers Gen 2 to be his favorite.
He started playing with Leaf Green probably around 2005 when he was 7. He devoured the game and it reminded me of me when I was that age with Pokemon. When he beat Blue, I gave him old copy of Gold and he switched over right away and like me, fell so madly in love with the game.
Sadly he didnt get to play socially until Gen 4 though
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I've only ever played Red and Blue, when they came out.
At the time, 150 fucking pokemon was INSANE. That's a fucking damn lot of pokemon.
Then they just keep releasing them again and again with MORE pokemon.
WHO THE HELL HAS TIME FOR THIS SHIT?
WHY?
DO YOU HAVE NO LIFE?
God fucking DAMN what's wrong with you motherfuckers?
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>playing it for the first time
>too impatient to grind, pretty much soloing with Charizard at this point (I taught him Cut too), everyone else is underleveled
>friend is watching over my shoulder telling me I'm playing it wrong
>how can I be playing it wrong when I'm fucking winning
>use slash against a Graveller and OHKO it
>it tells me the attack wasn't very effective
>turn to firend and ask him why it says that when I totally killed that Graveller

Lorelei rekt my shit, though. I think I ended up restarting because of that.
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>>2918053
it was a lot better if you were a target-demographic kid with a cadre of target-demographic friends and had a link cable.

playing it SP was literally just to grind/glitch your pokemon up to make them viable for trading and MP battles.

without the community/"pokemon zeitgeist" to support it, you're really just playing half the game.
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>>2936046
>only one friend has yellow, the rest of us red/blue
>shows us opening cutscene of Pika surfing/flying
>says those are secret moves
>says he can't use them against us because we have the older games
>us 8 year old retard believe him
>us 8 year old retards don't think to have him use the moves on a wild poke in his game
>believe that the Pika in yellow has secret elecrtic/ flying and electric/water type attacks for years

goddamn. i miss the days of innocence and autism, playing pokes with my friends during recess
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>>2942070
Pikachu really can Surf in Yellow tho
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>>2942079
i know but he convinced us that his knew a "secret move" that was both electric and water type. i don't remember but i think he called it "Thunder Surf" or something like that
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>>2941884
I thought fire was strong against rock types for quite a while because I managed to beat Brock by spamming ember on my first playthrough.
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