What is the best pokemon game to get for the DS and one that allows you to be able to play with your friends from anywhere?
This topic is locked from further discussion.
All of the kids are playing Black/White now so if you want to be able to connect with them you'll need to get the latest game.
I honestly think B.W are the best editions to the series we've had in decades. You won't regret getting any of the games listed besides Diamond and pearl. They're terrible.
A tough call. ALL of them are great, Diamond and Pearl are not bad games at all. They are, however, easily the weakest of the selection, and if you want a fourth generation game at all, you may as well get Platinum. Personally, second generation has always been my favorite, so that combined with 16 gyms and two different playthroughs of the Elite Four with leader rematches to boot makes me favor those.
But if you're new to Pokemon, just get Black or White. They are by far the best ones to get right now. They take advantage of the system in a lot of ways. So much so that I'm still confused as to why it wasn't just released on the 3DS, it seems much better suited for that, especially when it came out just a few weeks before the 3DS, which at the time was sorely lacking any good games. That must say something about its power. As others have said, this is most up to date, with 693 total possible Pokemon, though unless you intend on doing a lot of Wi-Fi trading, you won't get anywhere near that since you obviously haven't been playing for the past few generations. But that's not a bad thing, because there are TONS of wireless features that work really well.
They take advantage of the system in a lot of ways. So much so that I'm still confused as to why it wasn't just released on the 3DS, it seems much better suited for that, especially when it came out just a few weeks before the 3DS, which at the time was sorely lacking any good games.
Black and White were released 5-6 months before the 3DS launch. The entire world besides Japan got it late. :P
I also wanted it for the 3DS. Oh well.
It seems like B/W were made with the 3DS in mind. Walking on Skyarrow Bridge would have looked great in 3D (depth and the bridge popping out) and the CGear is very similar to Streetpass.
If you want a brand new experience and fantastic online connectivity, pick Pokemon Black/White.
If you want a story driven, fast-paced Pokemon game with an incredible amount of depth, choose Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver.
If you want an older, slower-paced game with many fun features, buy Pokemon Platinum.
And as for Diamond/Pearl... they're like a dumbed down and less exciting version of Platinum, but they're still good for a cheap price.
Please Log In to post.
Log in to comment