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Do you feel the need to catch them all when you play?

Discussion in 'General Pokémon Discussion' started by gentwoer, Feb 15, 2018.

  1. gentwoer

    gentwoer Well-Known Member

    Playing gen 1 sure because A. 151 Pokemon is a reasonable goal without taking too much of my time B. I can do it without trading thanks to the Ditto/Trainer Escape/Item Duplication glitch

    The rest? I really don't care and rarely catch more than 20 -50 ish Pokemon in a game. Usually rotating Pokemon as needed.
  2. RedJirachi

    RedJirachi Veteran member

    Not necessarily all of them, but I do want to get as much as I can reasonably catch
  3. LadyTriox

    LadyTriox ~Corni: Cute Enough To Protect Me <3 tehe~

    I feel that way just a little, even though i know it would be tedious.

    Not gonna lie on this one :p :)
  4. TrottingMinccino

    TrottingMinccino Probably a Wizard

    I'll try to catch anything new I encounter. Any ones really hard to obtain i'll devote separate time to focus on getting.

    But only if I actually plan on using them. Catching them ALL is something i'm just not gonna do...
  5. Cat's Eye Draco

    Cat's Eye Draco Well-Known Member

    Not really. Sometimes I may go on a catching spree if I'm in the Safari Zone or have a lot of time to kill, but mostly I just catch whatever Pokemon I plan to use.
  6. GarchompTheAssassin

    GarchompTheAssassin Water starter fan

    I used to make an effort to catch every mon available in each area. These days it's just the ones I happen to encounter while I look for the ones I like/will use
  7. Leonhart

    Leonhart Disney fanatic

    As I'm very picky about completing all the main tasks in the games, yes, I do feel personal pressure to capture every Pokemon. It's not necessary of course, but I'd rather finish my Zukan before I move on to another side quest in the core games.
  8. PrinceOfFacade

    PrinceOfFacade Ghost-Type Master


    Battling and training have always been my joys in playing the game. I usually catch no more than the pokemon I want to battle with, and that's it. Personally, I've never seen much of an incentive in filling a PokéDex other than sheer satisfaction, which isn't enough for me. But who knows? That could always change in the future.
  9. pokedigijedi

    pokedigijedi Saiyan Jedi

    Yes and no, it depends on my mood sometimes I want to catch everything in sight, sometimes I don't.

    As for completing the Pokedex, not really I only made an effort to complete it once and that was in Pokemon Sun
  10. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria 4th anniversary of ORAS, 16th anniversary of RS

    I try to get as much as I can so that whenever I want to complete the Dex, then I'll have less Pokémon to catch. But I don't always use the Pokémon I catch anyways.
  11. Cometstarlight

    Cometstarlight What do I do now?

    In the newer games where it's actually possible to catch 'em all? Yes, oh, absolutely. That shiny charm is pretty good incentive as well.

    For older games, I would try to catch any and every Pokemon that I could, but since there weren't enough evolutionary stones, events, or the ability to search for a Pokemon in GTS by typing its name, it would just be more trouble than it was worth.
  12. RedJirachi

    RedJirachi Veteran member

    I only catch them all nowadays because it's not next to impossible and I need that Shiny Charm
  13. nel3

    nel3 Crimson Dragon

    i do make a point to catch all normal/non-legendary pokemon in every game. the legend/events entries are situational to each gen/game if i can bother to spend the time to get them all. i got them all in gen6 X/OR but cant be bothered to do so for gen7.
  14. Kirby Dragons

    Kirby Dragons Well-Known Member

    Catch 'em all? No. Catch every Pokémon I don't have? If you don't, you aren't playing the game right.
  15. abby_ella

    abby_ella Member

    I came very, very close to completing the Pokedex once back in Gen II. Usijg Silver, Red, and Blue, and my neighbor's Game Boy and link cable, I had everything that I couldn't get in Gold directly, but never actually finished through on that. Since my Gold version cartridge stopped working long ago, I doubt I'll ever get that close again.
  16. M.P.

    M.P. Ghastly Gamer

    I usually catch all the Pokemon I can find, especially the new ones. If finding some rarer Pokemon takes too long, I move on and try to catch it later if I feel like it.
  17. Jirachi100

    Jirachi100 Kirby Fan

    I usually don't feel like bothering and just catch whichever Pokemon I want to instead. However, in Pokemon Sun, I actually filled the Alola Dex for the Shiny Charm. Not sure if it was worth it since I realized I don't have motivation to hunt for shinies.
  18. Storm the Lycanroc

    Storm the Lycanroc Well-Known Member

    Whenever I start a new game I just capture the Pokemon I'll want to use for that particular playthrough.

    Fact is I've never completed the Pokedex and probably never will.
  19. Orphalesion

    Orphalesion Well-Known Member

    I once completed the Pokedex back on the original Blue.

    Then came Gold and Silver with Celebi and I was a little kid living in the middle of nowhere without any hopes of ever getting to one of those handout events they did back when. So I decided not to care about completing the Pokedex anymore and have kept it that way. I catch or trade for the Pokemon I like and want to use and everything else is of little importance to me. Especially now that you can read the Pokedex entries online.

    Also even in Blue I was pretty disappointed that there's no real acknowledgement from Prof. Oak even if you have filled the Pokedex.
    And at the same time I started disliking Legendaries, since I found it silly that pretty much everybody had those supposed "one of a kind" Pokemon and stopped using them, usually just catching them to trade for other stuff.
  20. abby_ella

    abby_ella Member

    I was also a kid in the middle of nowhere, but my neighbor had gotten Celebi from a Nintendo event. We did the glitch where you shut on of the systems off at the right time and then you both have the Pokemon.

    Yeah, that's cheating, but c'mon, it was Celebi.

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