I did that for years. I even had a game-shark so I could cheat and start the game off with Mewtwo. Then I stopped, and never picked up any of the new versions. To me there were only 151 Pokemon. That’s until a couple years ago when the original Pokemon show came on Netflix, and my roommate at the time started watching it. I had such nostalgia that I went out the next night after we binged a ton of episodes, and not only bought the newest game at the time, Pokemon Y, but also a Nintendo 3Ds XL. It was a blast playing through that game. I had the best team! And I challenge anyone who says other wise! I skipped buying and playing Ruby and Sapphire because they seemed too similar to X and Y. However, when I started to read about Sun and Moon I knew I had to play it.
Moon or Sun?
The island challenges act just like gym battles, however, they allow for way more variety. As you progress through the game you don’t get bored of doing them. Some of the challenges are silly, but that makes for a fun and memorable experience. For instance, there is a challenge where you are on top of a volcano watching 3 Marowak’s dance, and you have to tell what the difference between the dances are before you can move on to the battle. It was ridiculous but fun haha.
My A-Team (Love it when a plan comes together…)
Maybe three of these will make up my final team. Not a single dragon Pokemon, good water Pokemon, or starter from any of the other games!
So you’ve been working Oranguru’s health down so you can catch it, and before you can throw the pokeball he calls for help and now it’s two on one. It can make catching Pokemon annoying but at the same time it is a great way to gain even more experience for levelling up your team.
Speaking of starters, I really appreciated the appearance of the very first person to ever give me a Pokemon, Professor Oak. It really helped tie the games together, and truly make it feel like all the games are connected. He is there to study the regional variations of Pokemon, which is also something new for this game. You can get things like an ice Sandshrew… so cool, and a nice touch!
Overall I would give this game a great rating, and am definitely looking forward to seeing what else it has in store for me. As Greg would say in his podcast, I will definitely ‘hit continue’ on playing this game. Let us know what your thoughts are on the game. Which one is your favorite?
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