Originally Posted by Fat Cubed
I'm interested in the game (though there are other games that I definitely want to get first), but I'm wondering how much I will get out of it, especially in terms of hours, as Pokemon spin-offs tend to be very short. Also, how forgiving is the game with Pokemon choice? Like, can I play if any old pokemon and expect to enjoy playing with it?
Main story's about 10 hours or so, but IMO the fun really begins after you beat that.
As far as your second question goes, for the most part, you should (except for the very hardest challenges the game has to offer, or if the "any old pokemon" is something like Caterpie). I find that notion to be what really makes the game fun.