Which Pokemon Game should I start with on the DS?

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by Sora de Eclaune, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. Sora de Eclaune
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    I have recently found out that there are more Pokemon games on the Nintendo DS than I had originally thought. Which one should I start out with, considering that I have only played Pokemon FireRed?
     
  2. Guild McCommunist

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    Doesn't really matter, but Platinum/HeartGold/SoulSilver are better than Diamond or Pearl. Black and White are pretty good too if you like Pokemon games and the translations out for them are like 95% complete.

    I'd say Platinum, then either HG or SS, then Black or White.
     
  3. Sora de Eclaune
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    Sora de Eclaune Baby squirrel, you's a sexy motherfucker.

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    Thank you for your advice. I'll go immediately to google and try them out in that order before I purchase (If I can get the employees to save me ONE copy of the game).
     
  4. YayMii

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    Pokemon Black and White officially comes out in the beginning of March, you can go for it when it comes out. I found Generation 4 kind of bland and boring (Well, since HeartGold and SoulSilver are remakes of Generation 2, my opinion on those games are biased since I already played them a long time ago).
    And since you have a DS lite, get Pokemon Emerald for the GBA.
     
  5. Nujui

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    I will have to go with HeartGold or when it comes out Black or White.
     
  6. Charon

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    I'd suggest you first try Emerald for GBA (the best game of the third generation, which is now the oldest, since 1 and 2 have been remade, and you played the first already)

    But for DS, in this order:
    -Platinum (generation 4)
    -HeartGold or SoulSilver (generation 2)
    -Black or White (generation 5) (comes out in about 2 weeks)
     
  7. heartgold

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    I agree with you, go for that order.

    Platinum
    HG/SS
    Black/white

    Although if you haven't tried emerald, play that first.
     
  8. Sir VG

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    Grab either HeartGold or SoulSilver NOW. Why? So you can get the shiny legendaries needed to unlock events in Black/White, as well as the time travel event in HGSS. We haven't seen Celebi show up in the states in like 4-5 years. Who knows when it'll show up again (via legit methods).
     
  9. Sora de Eclaune
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    Excuse me, but what is Celebi?
     
  10. emigre

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    legendary pokemon innit
     
  11. Charon

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    There's always a few pokemon each generation that are unobtainable in the game, unless one gets them at an event held by nintendo, or puts them in themself by not so legit means.
    Some are also distributed through wifi download over a limited time.
     
  12. TehSkull

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    Agreed, but I'd personally hold off on Black/White until the official release. Just play at least Platinum and maybe Heart Gold until Black and White come out.

    IMO, skipping HG/SS and going back to play Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald is a much better idea.