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Discussion in 'General Pokémon Discussion' started by Goreky, Jun 19, 2006.


Do you play with Nuzlocke rules?

  1. Yes!

    14 vote(s)
  2. No...

    30 vote(s)
  3. What the hell is Nuzlocke?

    7 vote(s)
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  1. Ajduk

    Ajduk Well-Known Member

    Neglected Europe

    Now, to make one thing perfectly clear, this is not a QQ thread. I have a genuine question about this and I can't seem to find the answer anywhere on the internet, but maybe somebody here knows.
    What is it with gamefreak neglecting Europe?
    Games come later some events come later, some events don't come at all (shiny Xerneas comes to mind) yet the rest of the world gets them. Hell, even Australia gets the new games on the 18th. I can understand that games don't come out one the same day in Europe due to some distribution problems, but what about events? We've been neglected for a ton of events.
    I'm just wondering why is this happening? Please share your ideas.
  2. Trainer Yusuf

    Trainer Yusuf VolcaniNO

    Simple, Europe does not have most of the sales of Pokémon games and there isn't a major branch of TPCi operating stuff.

    Same goes for Korea.
  3. Ajduk

    Ajduk Well-Known Member

    ''They lack is sales. We should not give them free stuff like the rest of the world to encourage them to buy our products''

  4. Orphalesion

    Orphalesion Well-Known Member

    With the games being released; I can imagine it's because they need to include and double check all those language options. Not sure if that would also be an issue for Events...

    And does Europe really have that few sales? At least the Western half is a rich part of the Earth with a population much larger than Australia.

    The reason why Australia is often used for Beta Testing these days is that we and NZ are pretty much a closed system, an anglophone, Western country surrounded by non-Anglophone, Eastern ones and only accessible by plane or ship. All this makes it easy to control unwanted spilling into areas not yet opened for Beta Testing or new products.
  5. Ajduk

    Ajduk Well-Known Member

    Yea, there are some reasonable explanations for games coming out later but for the lack of event there is nothing
  6. hydrosharp_98

    hydrosharp_98 27/02/96

    With X and Y they managed to have a worldwide release date planned, but it was broke, what was it, two weeks early by some smaller Italian and French (and Spanish?) retail chains, and I'm pretty sure it did in Canada too.

    While that obviously won't be the direct reason, I hope, it's the only valid reason I could think of, but it has to be said that it would be petty to upset the masses for the sake of a few.

    I've emailed Pokémon asking about this, and I'll be sure to share the response if I get one. I'm fine with it being delayed as long as there's an actual reason that we can understand as opposed to trying to split the fan base.

    And I mean, darn it, a Wednesday?! Really?! Just delay it until the following Friday if you're going to do that...
    to think I would have had this game completed by the late hours of Saturday or early hours of Sunday if I started playing in the Friday with everyone else, too...
  7. Orphalesion

    Orphalesion Well-Known Member

    The events might not be managed by the nintendo guys in Japan, perhaps it would be a good idea for you guys to contact Nintendo Europe (or Nintendo UK), I'd guess they'd be in charge of what events come to Europe when.

    With the events there might also be issues with getting it all set up with gameshops across multiple countries (if said countries even have dedicated chains of game retailers) The problem might be really that Europe is a mixture between one large market and at the same time many small markets, so that all might contribute...
  8. Hydrohs

    Hydrohs 安らかに眠ります、岩田さん。 Staff Member Super Mod

    This really doesn't need a thread.

    There's a ton of hoops and hurdles any company has to jump through to release anything, some places make it easier than others.
  9. Oddder

    Oddder New Member

    What's the best Gen 3 Spiker? (FRLG)

    I'm wondering whether or not I should use Cloyster or Skarmory as a spiker for my team. I know that Cloyster is a bit more frail than Skarmory (based on HP and Special Defense), but it has much better Special Attack.

    Here are their stats
    Cloyster (left) Skarmory (right)
    HP:............50 HP:.............65
    Attack:.......95 Attack:.......80
    Defense:....180 Defense:....140
    SpAttack:...85 SpAttack:...40
    SpDef:.......45 SpDef:........70
    Speed:.......70 Speed:........70

    I'm leaning towards Skarmory, right now. But I'm interested in your thoughts and opinions, as well.

    Also, feel free to let me know if I posted this thread in the wrong area, I couldn't find anywhere better to place it
  10. #MayIsBae

    #MayIsBae New Member

    Does this bother anyone else? (Gallade and Gardevoir)

    It honestly really bothers me that Gallades can only be male, yet Gardevoirs can be male OR female.

    Personally, I think that Gardevoirs should be changed to be exclusively female.

    Am I the only one bothered by this? lol
    Also, does anyone happen to know if there was some reason the creators of Pokemon did it this way?
  11. #MayIsBae

    #MayIsBae New Member

    Which Pokemon team would you choose if you had to choose one?

    Team 1:

    - Swampert
    - Mightyena
    - Delcatty
    - Milotic
    - Castform
    - Gardevoir

    Team 2:

    - Blaziken
    - Tropius
    - Aggron
    - Donphan
    - Wailord
    - Gallade
  12. KillerDraco

    KillerDraco The Enforcer Staff Member Super Mod

    This didn't need a thread.
  13. Canto

    Canto Well-Known Member

    It doesn't really matter, that's how it was made and I sincerely doubt they're going to change it now. In any case, this doesn't really need a thread.
  14. gamer_legend

    gamer_legend Well-Known Member

    Pokemon Theories - Appreciation & Speculation Thread

    Hey everyone. It's been a while since I've posted on this forum but very recently I got back into the series playing the first few games. If there's one thing this franchise does absolutely right it's it's lore. From it's very inception the game has caught the imaginations of fans everywhere from S.S. Anne in Generation I to the many mysteries Kalos introduced in Generation Six. So I wanted to post a thread allowing people to share their own theories and maybe show some appreciation for others.

    Here's one of mine :) What do you guys have for your own theories.

    Lugia destroyed the Brass Tower
    Unlike the anime where the Brass Tower is shown to be destroyed by an evil empire that wanted to steal Ho-Oh's power the video games seem to suggest the Tower was burned down when lightning struck the tower causing a fire.

    What do we know about Lugia? Well the one thing that's made abundantly clear in it's Pokedex entries is that with a simple flap of it's wings it can cause heavy storms and rip houses apart. It also says that Lugia sleeps in a trench because are too strong ... could the destroyed Brass Tower be an example of what happens when Lugia loses control of it's powers?
  15. UmbreonRanger

    UmbreonRanger Pokemon Theorist

    I really like that idea
  16. gamer_legend

    gamer_legend Well-Known Member

    Ah. Umbreon :) The only reason I managed to Pokemon Colosseum without an insane amount of frustration.

    Thanks man I appreciate that. The reason I really like this idea is because in terms of Eckruteak City Lugia is barely mentioned that much in the Legends unlike Ho-Oh and the Legendary Beasts so having that fleshed out to come full circle I think is an awesome idea.

    Also have another theory that borrows from an old idea.

    Ghastly is a dead...Koffing
    This borrows from the old Ghastly is a dead Closyter theory you know because they have sort of similar eyes. However doesn't Ghastly share a lot more similarities with Koffing? Both are poison type, both have fanged teeth, both have semi circular eyes and Koffing is known to explode due to the sheer amount of gases held within it.

    Granted this one sounds more Creepypasta than Pokemon but I think it may make a little more sense.
  17. Hydrohs

    Hydrohs 安らかに眠ります、岩田さん。 Staff Member Super Mod

    We really do not need a thread about theories.
  18. Pokemon + China

    Hey guys,

    I was wondering what your take on Sun and Moon is with having traditional and simplified chinese languages available to play in. I know it will probably not impact many of you gamers...

    Traditional Chinese is standard in Hong Kong and Taiwan, where Nintendo products are quite common, although typically the US or Japanese versions. However, Simplified Chinese means that it will also focus on the Mainland China too.

    In July 2015 China lifted their restrictions on foreign gaming companies and although I have yet to see a big change since living here, because I am in Guangzhou a special economic zone, I do hope to see more Nintendo 3DS' around. I see none. The only time I get to interact with other 3DS gamers (via street pass and or trading) is when I travel to Japan on holiday or go back to the UK. Although, all the internet capabilities on the 3DS work here, like wondertrade, I do feel I am 'missing out' on somethings.

    What I'm really hoping for, to coincide with the Chinese language, is a Pokemon Centre to open up in a few of the major cities like Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, or even an Nintendo World like in NY. Even though, Pokemon the anime has been stifled here (shown at unpopular hours) and gaming too, everybody loves Pikachu. Hes a very marketable character.

    I would also love to see some event pokemontoo, Hong Kong see very little. Luckilly I have a US console so I get all their events.

    It really feels like Pokemon have got a second wind and I would love to see that translate into a few more Pokemon Centers around the world.

    The 20th anniversary has been great so far and I hope it continues!
  19. Hydrohs

    Hydrohs 安らかに眠ります、岩田さん。 Staff Member Super Mod

    It's nice that Nintendo is adding more localizations, but this really don't need a thread here.
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