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Pokethlon VS Contests

Discussion in 'Pokémon Generation IV Discussion' started by dragonbreath, Sep 18, 2009.


Two sidequests walk in, one walks out.

  1. I played HG/SS and Pokethlon gets the gold and silver medals

    435 vote(s)
  2. I played HG/SS and I want my contests back!

    107 vote(s)
  3. I'm waiting for US release, but I can't wait for Pokethlon

    257 vote(s)
  4. I'm waiting for US release, but I play even without contests

    66 vote(s)
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  1. dragonbreath

    dragonbreath Profesional Lurker

    One thing I been looking forward to is the Pokethlon minigames. I have never been able to get into the contests, so I'm hoping the Pokethlon is more interesting.

    So for those who imported, how is it? Fun, boring, a time waster? Useful for the rewards only?
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  2. alteredegoX

    alteredegoX Sophi so silleh~

    I find it quite good, though of course the lack of understanding leaves me with having to randomly guess what the event is going to be so I have to use the same 3 Pokémon all the time and just hope I get lucky.
  3. EeveeSkitty

    EeveeSkitty Pokemon.

    I think the Pokethlon is a nice little collection of minigames for when I'm not in a Battle mood. I think that it's quite creative and a nice way to use the Touch Screen more.
  4. mitchman_93

    mitchman_93 AND IT WAS THIS BIG!

    Well first lets compare:
    Both have special clothing
    Both have stats
    Both have ribbons/medals
    Both have enhancment means

    Now then while they are extremely similar they are extremely different. The Pokethlon has more to do and it wastes your time a lot more then the contest and the contests now just feel boring and drawn out. If there is one thing I'm to be certain about its that these minigames should carry over to future generations to come as it is a much better sidequest.
  5. ~:Shadow:~

    ~:Shadow:~ Well-Known Member

    The Pokethlon definitely wins over the contests.
    Contests become boring after a while of playing, while the Pokethlon minigames just look and seem to be interesting and varied. They waste your time a lot more.
  6. ~AussieWonder~

    ~AussieWonder~ Well-Known Member

    To be honest, I don't care for either of them. I have never been a fan of contests, and unfortunately Pokethlon doesn't grab my attention either. I play these games for the main purposes.
  7. Illusione-Tempus

    Illusione-Tempus Well-Known Member

    Pokethlon is fun, really, but I my love of contests never fades away and will never be! I wish they place it in Johto (ok, we need to know where did May got her ribbons).
  8. WynautQueen

    WynautQueen Pokemon Caretaker

    I like contests okay, but these seem a lot more interesting. While I wish we still had both, the contests are a lot of fun, and actually have decent prizes.
  9. D*N

    D*N Musical Star

    I don't know because I didn't played them (pokethlon) but it looks intressting.
    I liked contest's but I think I also like the pokethlon.
    It's nice you can use tree pokemon in one minigame.
    but I also hope that in the future there gonna have a important role of the game playing.
    that there really have a story and that you have a apart rival in it.
    ( maybe something for the remaining character like dawn or soul)
    but I also think if that wil happen they must give you the choice if you want the story line off this.
  10. smartie

    smartie Well-Known Member

    Never did pokethlon, but I'm sure it's better then contests!
  11. HookShot

    HookShot Shiny get!

    I haven't played HGSS, but I'm looking forward to the Pokethlon. So far it sounds way better than contests. Contests, I think, are starting to get old. They can still be fun every now and then but for now, Pokethlon > Contests
  12. D*N

    D*N Musical Star

    oh and why is there no option waiting for EU release date??
  13. I'm waiting until it comes out in the US, but Pokethlon does look better than Contests. I think they'll be more fun since there's a bunch of different competitions in it, other than the appeals and what not that are in Contests.
  14. Chimchar15

    Chimchar15 Well-Known Member

    Pokethlon actually looks time consuming and it looks like it will keep me busy better than contests ever did. I can't wait to try them out.
  15. Visual

    Visual Nine one six ~

    I haven't try Pokethlon yet, so I can't decide which is better. Pokethlon does seem fun, though.
  16. glowing_light010

    glowing_light010 •chℓoε•

    Pokethlon definitely looks like something I would get into. Way more interesting than Contests, IMO.
    Plus there's so many different mini games, it makes Contests look boring & bland.
  17. ~Spacial_Rendation~

    ~Spacial_Rendation~ De Ibwis Twigga!

    In you're opinion. Alot of people who think that the Pokethlon is better than Contests often thinks the latter should become nonexistant becasue THEY don't like them. No, Opinion =/= Fact.

    I'm looking forward to the Pokethlon, I would like to see both incorperated in the future genrations.
  18. Rakurai

    Rakurai Well-Known Member

    The Pokethlon looks a lot more entertaining then contests to me.

    I just hope that a Pokemon's Pokethlon stat limits aren't determined in a way that prevents certain species from having a fair chance at winning some of the events.
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2009
  19. granbull guy

    granbull guy Vasoline

    I think Iwill like them equal but Im really sad contests are leaving! But Pokeatholon looks really fun! ;)
  20. leilukin

    leilukin Dragon Tamer

    I'm waiting for the US versions of HGSS, and I'm looking forward to Pokethlon too.
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