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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. Meowth City

    Meowth City ♥ Shipper ♥ Staff Member Moderator

    I never did like contests. I would much rather have the pokeathlon and musicals any day. Contests are another reason why I don't like Hoenn much.
  2. PrismaticPrincessAnna

    PrismaticPrincessAnna I'll do my Lilliest

    ^ Me too xD
    Pokeathalon is the best! Wish they were continued in the games, nya
  3. Synthesia

    Synthesia Rookie Trencher

    I like Pokeathlon better. It's more fun and challenging.
  4. TheMoonlitHawk

    TheMoonlitHawk I am a Bird Hugger!

    I love the PokeAthlon. I always hated the contests. -_-
  5. Elision

    Elision Fall Apart.

    ^Same 'ere. Contests are the worst. :(
  6. TheAceGlaceon

    TheAceGlaceon Statu variabilis

    Pokéathlon is way better then the contests, the contests were so girly and boring, the Pokéathlon is just so more fun. Got to the final room, btw
  7. Ivanka

    Ivanka Freeeeeeeeee

    They are both fun but I would prefer the Pokeathlon just because you're more involved as a gamer.
  8. Sucker_Punch

    Sucker_Punch Well-Known Member

    I much prefer contests! Not too sure why, I just felt I was alot better in them... my Armaldo won the smart master contest in both Ruby+Platinum ^_^
  9. Quinnie

    Quinnie Hoenn Queen

    Contests FTW
  10. AnyRandomName

    AnyRandomName Paper thin defenses

    Pokeathlon, the contests plain sucked
  11. KyogreThunder

    KyogreThunder Call of Fate

    I had never liked Contests in Generation IV,mostly because of the concept of three judges and dance competition.So I prefer Pokeathlon.When I was playing HeartGold,I played it regularly to get enough points for a Fire Stone to evolve my beloved Growlithe before the Elite Four.
  12. Jacob Black

    Jacob Black Banned

    Pokeathlon was better hands down. I loved the game where you toss snowballs at other Pokemon and the disk catching game was fun too. :)
  13. Saturnidae

    Saturnidae Bugs!! :3

    @Person above me.. How can you like snowball throw?? D: Tis the hardest..

    Anyway, I'm more of a fan of contests, because I feel like they are more interesting, and it's more fun to think of combos with your pokemon.

    But I also like Pokeathalon, It's great fun in its own way.

    To me there is no comparison, they are very different.
  14. Charoshi

    Charoshi Charmander is best

    I never got into the Pokeathlon. Don't know why just never did. As such I voted for contests, which I did really like. I miss gen 3s contests though. Those are one of my favourite side quests in the franchise.
  15. Megahound

    Megahound Banned

    Pokeathlon because I don't like Contests.
  16. Steampunk

    Steampunk One Truth Prevails

    I actually really liked the Pokethalon, it provided a nice release from the repetitive level grinding, and contests were just annoying.
  17. Ruas

    Ruas Well-Known Member

    I enjoyed contests when they first came in Hoenn. Seeing them again in DP, was also ok, but less exciting. Pokeathlon was a new, so it was more fun. Plus it had a more arcade nature which was a nice change.
  18. The Pokeathlon was definitely better because the mini games were funner. Contests just got boring after a while
  19. Banana Bloodplanet

    Banana Bloodplanet Well-Known Member

    I prefer contests (specifically the RSE format). I really liked the idea of contests, where Pokemon show their moves and express their attributes on a stage. They look to be even more amazing in ORAS. For the Pokeathlon, the minigame where you try to knock the other contestants off the stage was kind of fun, but I got tired of it after a few times playing it. Maybe because 1) I have extremely low reaction speed/time and reflexes in general, and the Pokeathlon needs some of that since you have to keep moving and doing things, so I felt like I couldn't relax 2) it was like a chore/obligation. I wasn't doing it because I thought "This sounds/looks fun". I was doing it to get a Fire Stone so I could evolve my Vulpix. If there was a Fire Stone available somewhere else at that point in the game, I never would've even participated in it. Whereas with contests, I actually was doing them for fun. If I was doing the Pokeathlon just for fun, it's possible I would've enjoyed it a little more. It was just a means to an end for me, and I tend not to enjoy things when I'm doing them for the destination rather than the journey. I just try to get them done ASAP.
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2014
  20. Aquarelle

    Aquarelle Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Thread bumped, thread closed.
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