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Honey Trees

Discussion in 'Pokémon Generation IV Discussion' started by BTS_fan, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. BTS_fan

    BTS_fan Banned

    What did you think of this feature from Diamond, Pearl and Platinum? Were you ever able to get all the special Pokemon including Munchlax from these trees?

    I really liked the idea behind rubbing Honey on trees to attract wild Pokemon, but the fact that there was a time limit to how long the Honey effect lasted for was really annoying...
     
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  2. WishIhadaManafi5

    WishIhadaManafi5 Still miss you, Lorne. Staff Member

    I liked them ok, but sometimes they could be very annoying. Female Combees took forever to get!
     
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  3. Leonhart

    Leonhart The Lying King

    I disliked the Honey Tree game mechanic in general. Not only was having to wait several hours for the Honey to attract a Pokemon a real pain, but the fact that the Pokemon that appeared were random was really frustrating sometimes, like when I would be looking for a Minomucchi (Burmy) and I'd find a Kemusso (Wurmple) instead.
     
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  4. I never even bothered to look for a Munchlax on these trees since there was only like a 1% chance of finding them on certain trees iirc. I really preferred headbutting trees instead.
     
  5. Leonhart

    Leonhart The Lying King

    I never hunted a Gonbe (Munchlax) using that method, either. It sounds complicated from what I've read since it depends on the player's trainer ID and secret ID, and I don't think I've ever met anyone who successfully found a Gonbe on a Honey Tree.
     
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  6. BTS_fan

    BTS_fan Banned

    Yeah at least with Headbutt you could keep trying to search every tree whereas Honey took so long to activate. I really think that Gamefreak dropped the ball with Honey Trees by making the waiting time unbearably long...
     
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  7. Leonhart

    Leonhart The Lying King

    The waiting period was presumably done to avoid people taking advantage of the feature and getting tons of rare Pokemon to appear in a short period of time, at least I'm assuming that was the case since I can't see why else Game Freak would make it so difficult.
     
  8. KyogreThunder

    KyogreThunder Call of Fate

    Although I didn't like the Honey trees nearly as much as the Headbutt ones (since waiting for hours wasn't all that pleasant), I still found the new method of encountering Pokemon noteworthy. I actually managed to catch a Munchlax in Platinum using the tree found inside the Eterna Forest shortcut. I didn't mind female Combee being elusive, either, since you can always soft reset for them.
     
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  9. Leonhart

    Leonhart The Lying King

    I always loathed having to soft reset at Honey trees just to find a female Mitsuhoney (Combee), though. It took a long time since most of the wild Mitsuhoney tended to be male, although that's more of a problem with the species' gender ratio than the Honey trees themselves I suppose.
     
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  10. MockingJ

    MockingJ (づ。◕‿‿◕。)づ

    Oh boy did I hate these trees man. I remember searching for a Heracross when I played Diamond and it took me days just to find one in a honey tree, by which point I no longer even needed Heracross since I just decided to get another Fighting Pokemon instead. I also hated how in Diamond and Pearl you could only buy one Honey at a time.
     
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  11. Leonhart

    Leonhart The Lying King

    Thankfully Platinum version improved that by allowing Honey to be purchased in bulk, but it was a bit irksome to have to purchase Honey one at a time in Diamond and Pearl. You could also use Mitsuhoney's (Combee's) ability to attain Honey, although it was reliant on chance and therefore not very reliable.
     
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