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  1. Mantis41
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    My son has just turned 6 year and has just gotten into Pokemon. I want to get him a game for his DS.
    I have found the following titles.

    Pokemon Ranger - series
    Pokemon Mystery Dungeon - series

    Pokemon Diamond
    Pokemon Pearl
    Pokemon Platinum
    Pokemon SoulSilver
    Pokemon HeartGold

    Not sure which one would be best for his age. Huge amounts of text are no the best as reading is not one of his strong pionts.
     
  2. rockstar99

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    Ranger or Mystery Dungeon are simple and dont require much reading [​IMG]
    Though I think the normal games are also not that hard [​IMG]
     
  3. Jemlee

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    Actually, for his age. pokemon will be a problem.

    Unless he loves the show to bits he won't mind consistently losing... because the battle system is fairly advanced... he might get bored if he keeps losing ya noe?

    I played when i was 8 then i was fine. but 6? not so sure


    agree with rockstar, ranger should be generally easier. though it might be frustrating if he's not fast enough (with the stylus)
     
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    Actually my 6 year old cousin brother has 32hrs playtime in heart gold and is in kanto [​IMG]
     
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    yeah like my cousin. except he stopped playing cuz he couldn't grasp the battle mechanic. depends on the kid i guess
     
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    pokemon ranger
     
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    Yeah, you'd think kids these days would develop a sense of backwards compatibility [​IMG]
     
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    basically any of the games I've put in bold even if reading isn't his strong point my little sister is 4 years old and can barely read an she enjoys them thoroughly the battle system really isn't that hard either

    and I think he'd enjoy these more that the other 2 series
     
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    Man you are so RIGHT [​IMG]
     
  10. Mantis41
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    I just gave him soulsilver and he loves it. I am now greeted with loud shouts of 'FIGHT', 'SMOKE SCREEN', and ‘DEFENCE DOWN'. He needed a little bit of help to start off but is now on his way. He is so excited the touch screen is taking a bit of a battering.

    I don't think he is getting much of the story line though so I will probably have to help him through some of the critical story line.

    Cheers [​IMG]
     
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    Good choice man. I was playing Pokemon in kindergarten. And over the years, as he grows up, it will only become more fun for him, as its a 'true' Pokemon experience whereas Ranger is...well...not so 'Pokemon-eee' lol. AND you got him the best game IMO. (Just make sure when he gets to the Legendary on the front cover [lugia] to save before that way he doesnt kill it and instead catches it hahaha)

    Not only that but I think its nice because you can help him, so its something you and your son can do together [​IMG] wish i had that...
     
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    ALSO: Because its such a fun game, he may play it so much that his reading ability will become better [​IMG]
     
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    Glad the results are good!
     
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    HeartGold or SoulSilver.


    My first handheld game was Gold and I loved it. I know that he'll love it as well. Plus, the game is really self-explanitory. As long as he can read, he can play and be good.
     
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    You may also want to get him Platinum after he's run through SoulSilver, as it takes place in a completely different region and features different Pokemon.
     
  16. I am r4ymond

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    I think you should get the Pokémon RPG games (Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, Heart Gold, Soul Silver) because all the other Pokémon games include too much text (especially Pokémon Mystery Dungeon).
     
  17. Mantis41
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    In Pokemon SS. Once you have filled up your 6 pokemon slots can you capture anymore? Can you dismiss or change members of your party?
     
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    He should be fine with any of the main games. I was able to play and beat Blue version when I was 3, a 6 year old should have no problem.
     
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    Yes. To change his pokemon, he as to go to the poke center, and use the little PC next to the counter.
     
  20. Blastoise

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    I got my first Pokemon (the real stuff) when I was 8. Id suggest the Ranger series for now whilst he is still young. Once he gets good at reading and doesn't mind doing it too much, get him the proper Pokemon games.