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Starting over your pokemon games...

Discussion in 'Orange Islands' started by DRADE, Feb 25, 2013.


Do you start over your games?

  1. Yes

    82 vote(s)
  2. No

    35 vote(s)
  1. Unoriginal Name

    Unoriginal Name

    Jan 25, 2013
    I never restart my latest games, although I do trade all my mons over to my last completed game, which I think of as my "main game" (in this case, B2).

    I do restart older games, and use an emulator if it's the one with my current team on it.
  2. blitzlefan

    blitzlefan shake it off!

    Oct 21, 2012
    I almost always restart my games, but I move all my EV bred Pokes and legendaries to the newest game, letting me restart the old ones. For example, when the newest game came out (lBlack 2), I moved all my legendaries from Black to Black 2 after I beat it, letting me restart Black.
  3. Physicism


    Mar 10, 2013
    I used to do this all the time- then I started getting event pokemon. Now saving them is such a hassle that I usually don't restart.

    Also I restarted my explorers of darkness game, but the dungeons are so tedious and repetitive that I barely ever played it again.
  4. dcae

    dcae naughty list

    Dec 9, 2011
    I restart my GBA games and one of my Gen IV games while storing my EV trained pokemon in one game at most. I haven't restarted the Gen V games yet, only past ones.
  5. Mymom234


    Dec 2, 2012
    I never restart my games, I get too attached to the pokemon that I spent leveling up and EV training on, plus with dream world pokes, shinies, and legendaries spread out between my games I don't want to lose them. Unfortunately I only have 1 DS and none of my friends will let me borrow theirs for long enough to transfer everything. It seems like a waste of time to play through the game and then just erase it all.
  6. The Knights of Wario Land

    The Knights of Wario Land

    Jan 30, 2012
    For Gen 3 on, I usually transfer the old teams onto my White or Black 2 so they can live on. That, or I'm forced to restart my games if my cartridge decides to randomly wipe itself someday (which happened to my Red).
  7. Rai13


    Oct 18, 2012
    I do this all the time with all of them, except Diamond, since that's where everything has been Pal Parked too from GBA games. Can't get rid of everything from there :P
  8. Jimera0

    Jimera0 You don't understand, Edgar is the one in the hole!
    is a Smogon Social Media Contributor Alumnus

    Jul 24, 2010
    I didn't used to when I was younger because I'd get really attached to my Pokemon, but when I discovered the Scramble Challenge that pretty much went out the window. I started out deleting my files on game I hadn't played in many years but eventually went all the way to my more recent games.

    That being said I have a couple games I won't reset. My Pearl version is never going anywhere since it's the only game I've completed the Pokedex on (no cheats at all, though the event legendaries I traded for are almost certainly cloned). The other is my Black version because I still use it for Battle Subway and the like.

    Typically if I need to reset a game I'll transfer any EV trained and IV bred Pokemon to one of those two games. The teams I play through the game with usually get deleted though. I can only have so many old teammates clogging up my PC boxes, especially since most of them are never going to be used again anyway.
  9. Ayepae


    Mar 27, 2013
    Yep I restart, always keep one saved though with transfered pokemon
  10. lucariomaster2


    Mar 27, 2013
    I restart my old Gen 3 games often, after I feel I have done everything in-game. I always transfer all of my good Pokemon to XD so I don't have to lose them though. I have never restarted my Diamond, Platinum, Black, or Black 2 since it was around that time that I discovered EVs and competitive battling. ^.^
  11. Vashimus


    Feb 26, 2013
    I restart all games after I've the transferred the important Pokes to my Diamond via Pal Park or trading. I sometimes grow WAY too attached to my Pokes, a lesson I learned after deleting the Shiny Jynx I had in Heart Gold by restarting. EV trained and everything, she was my favorite. I could always hack one with a better nature and perfect IVs, but it just isn't the same.

    I haven't restarted Black because I have nothing to transfer my competitive Pokes to.
  12. Proc Trainer

    Proc Trainer

    Oct 8, 2013
    I only restart my Pokemon game once the experienced members of my respective teams are transferred over to the most modern game that I own :)
  13. Double Electric

    Double Electric

    Aug 12, 2009
    I used to restart my games--I'd usually transfer my team over to another game first and keep the old team in a box just for posterity's sake. However, my Advance freezes after a couple minutes of play these days and I've already had to replace my GSC cartridge batteries twice, so nowadays I just stick with emulators which negate the need to erase your previous save and don't automatically lose the save file after enough time passes. (trading can be a pain, but whatever)

    I'm actually surprised there are still people these days who have fully functional Gameboy era handhelds and cartridges with working batteries. I was always so careful with my handhelds, but eventually they just stopped working out of their own accord (maybe dust built up inside the hardware?). Makes me kind of sad.
  14. Ausgirl


    Jul 6, 2013
    I restart my games all the time. Like whenever I find out more about how the game mechanics work. For instance when I first got back into Pokémon with Pearl I didn't know anything about natures, then I restarted my game to get Pokémon with good natures, then I learned about things like IVs, discovered RNG and so on. Most of the time I don't even bother to transfer all the good ones cos I'm not sentimental like that. I just catch them again in my new game.
    Lol I haven't even finished X and I'm already thinking about what team I'll use in my next playthrough.
    Akiratron likes this.
  15. Akiratron


    May 2, 2011
    I restarted all the time up until BW.
    I must have did Platinum at least 5 times.

    i really enjoyed the journey and re-getting a lot of things. I just find it challenging.

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