1. kumikochan

    kumikochan GBAtemp Psycho!
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    You mean gamefreak and Nintendo. Pokemon company is owned 50/50 by both. When decisions are made both have to agree
     
  2. Izual Urashima

    Izual Urashima GBAtemp Regular
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    So, let's resume.

    50 bucks for an incomplete game with as much content as Red/Blue/Yellow.
    30 bucks for a DLC restoring the things they should have added at the beginning of the game
    20 bucks to be allowed to trade and battle
    20 more bucks to be allowed to transfer back old pokes

    I'll pass. Pokemon's licence ended with the last Gen 7 games to me, unless someone is willing to mod them to add more recent pokes.

    PKSM is a thing if I want to transfer (even though I'd love it to work on pre-Gen4 VC games).
    Drayano's works, Moemon and Supernova Sun are a thing if I want more complete (or cuter in Moemon's case) games.
     
  3. AkiraKurusu

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    Global Trade System.
    First implemented in Diamond & Pearl for the DS (two separate versions there), since the DS was the first handheld system to have Wi-Fi support, it allows people to put one of their Pokemon up for trading, and ask for something specific, or to see what others have put up and their requests.

    For example, you can put up a Snorlax and ask for a Lv. 30-39 Infernape, or you could search for all Magnezone uploaded and see what the owners of those Magnezone want in exchange.

    Of course, people did end up asking for impossible combinations, such as Lv. 1-9 Zekrom or Lv. 10-19 Mewtwo, and event Pokemon with certain Ribbons were blocked from being traded this way, so it was never flawless. However, it was still decently useful all the same.
     
  4. DuoForce

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    Why did they lock transferring your own Pokemon behind a paywall that's fucking lame, I'll just use PKHeX for free instead
     
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  5. Sheimi

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    15.99/yr. That's about 1hr of work for me.

    Probably do the 1 month and that's it. I barely used Bank.
     
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  6. Seliph

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    What I'm saying is that if you want the full Pokemon experience, this is how much you're going to pay. I don't expect everyone to be paying this much, I just think that gamefreak's compartmentalization of certain features to this extent is greedy.
     
  7. DANTENDO

    DANTENDO I Won year sub Edge mag 1996 hot topic digitiser
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    Hey everyone meet a new pokemon
     

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  8. chaoskagami

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    If uncompressed, a million people's storage (6000) comes in at roughly ~5TB. Still fits on a single drive, but a tad larger than 1TB.

    Pokemon Company is actually 1/3 owned by Nintendo, 1/3 by Creatures Inc, and 1/3 by Gamefreak last I checked. Creatures Inc is owned fully by Nintendo, and Nintendo is the majority shareholder in Gamefreak, so Nintendo effectively owns Pokemon and has the final say on anything Gamefreak does with it.

    Less, actually. There are no three mythicals. You cannot refight the elite four. There is absolutely nothing to do in postgame aside from the stupid "go here" quest.

    Also, it's $60 USD. Not $50.
     
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  9. chrisrlink

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    now having a banned switch doesn't seem so bad
    no fee for some online games via lan-play/ldn mitim import pokemon for free via pkhex cheat codes homebrew the list goes on make save backups ect ect
     
  10. Jayro

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    PAYING to transfer your Pokemon? Nah fam, fuck that shit. It should be free with our Nintendo Online we already pay for.

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  11. HaloEffect17

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    Ok, wait... so I can't transfer my 3DS Pokemon with the free subscription, right?
     
  12. DANTENDO

    DANTENDO I Won year sub Edge mag 1996 hot topic digitiser
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    They do this in the uk also wher things are not priced at a round number :lol:so stupid bunch of bellends
     
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  14. anhminh

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    Just quit transfer Pokemon over and over already. Does it even worth it to begin with?
     
  15. Jayro

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    Many Switch games here are permanently $10 cheaper at Walmart.
     
  16. CharlesHoy

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    So what can you do with the free one? Can you even transfer from Let’s Go to Sword/Shield? Everything I’ve read seems to be everything but switch games
     
  17. Izual Urashima

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    Some people are attached to their collection, and aren't willing to start it over every generation, which is understandable when it means catching again 800+ pokes.

    The free version allows transfers from Switch games but not from Bank.
     
  18. Alex21xx

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    im tired of always transfering pokemon from other games, can't they find an automated solution?^^
     
  19. Vilagamer999

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    Honestly imo Nintendo is decent at making mobile games but scummy when pricing the store...
     
  20. Pipistrele

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    Hm, I kinda see your point. That could be a decent approach actually, assuming they'll be able to pull it off, so we'll see.

    And hey, also thank you for elaborate response too! GBATemp forum section isn't exactly known for level-headed opinions, so I respect one when I see one :D Though I'm more mixed-to-positive towards Pokemon as of now - questionable monetization isn't something to be happy about, but some flaws and rough edges aside, SwSh was still a pretty solid game for the genre, if nothing more. I suppose people are afraid of franchise going downhill from here (the whole Game Freak will never try again, fans will eat it anyway attitude), but as with TemTem, it's one of those "we'll see" situations - it might be a sign of steep decline, or it might be a temporary stumble before GF collect themselves during transitional period. So, we'll see indeed.
     
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