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Favorite "Side Activity" of the Pokemon Video Games?

Discussion in 'Poképolls' started by RedR, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. RedR

    RedR Well-Known Member

    The casinos, pokemon contests, pokestar studios, and more...

    There's been lots of side games in each generation of Pokemon!

    Which side games were your favorite and why?
     
  2. wolf jani

    wolf jani Nobutasu

    My favorite is contests. Because it's a fun way to use our pokemon in a non-contest way
     
  3. AgentKallus

    AgentKallus Regional variants are my jam.

    Whilst I'm not sure that contests are my favourite conceptually, they are my favourite in terms of execution.

    Contests just felt a lot more fleshed out than the other side activities. When contests reappeared in Sinnoh after debuting in Hoenn, I hoped that they had become a series staple that would continue to be present in the other games, sadly that was not the case. I preferred contests in ORAS than the earlier games TBH. I haven't actually tried pokestar studios yet but from what I know about it, it could be a close second after contests.
     
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  4. Luthor

    Luthor Well-Known Member

    Don't know if this counts as a side activity but finding all the unown forms would probably be mine.
     
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  5. Xuxuba

    Xuxuba Well-Known Member

    PokéAthlon. If only it didn't destroy my screen, i would be playing all the time.
     
  6. Ignition

    Ignition Incineroar wins yet again (proud of my son)

    Mantine Surfing. Every other minigame bores me to sleep
     
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  7. WishIhadaManafi5

    WishIhadaManafi5 Time to get spooky! Staff Member Moderator

    Digging for treasure in Diamond version. Just really had fun doing that.
     
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  8. Cat's Eye Draco

    Cat's Eye Draco Well-Known Member

    Definitely the Pokèathlon. Pokèstar Studios was fun to mess around with, too.
     
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  9. Venomshock

    Venomshock Member

    Pokeathlon, Contests second. Pokeathlon was so much fun to do 'cause the activities were challenging and Contests had a good structure.
     
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  10. RedJirachi

    RedJirachi Veteran member

    The Underground 1st, Pokeathlon second
     
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  11. Xuxuba

    Xuxuba Well-Known Member

    When it comes to Contests, i think i probably prefer it's Super version. I liked dressing my pokémon and dancing with them.

    Just picking moves got a bit boring after some time, especially since a lot of the moves had the same effect. That is why i liked when they included other minigames.

    I also really loved the Underground, but some of the traps could be annoying. I think it's the best way ever for finding fossils. Wish they would do it again, even if a more simple version.
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2019
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