Advice for Restarting my Pokémon Games - Blogs - Bulbagarden Forums

View RSS Feed

Shards of Eternity

Advice for Restarting my Pokémon Games

Rate this Entry
by , 2nd February 2013 at 02:52 PM (438 Views)
So, lately I've had the urge to just start playing Pokémon again, but I want to do it in order this time (thus restarting the games from scratch). I plan to use my old cartridges, but that presents a problem. To do so, I'd have to part with some very near and dear Pokés. Which I'd really like not to do. So, given that I know jack about the latest games and whatnot (specifically the trading mechanics), does anyone have any advice on how to proceed?

Normally, I'd just be like fuckit and leave them all on my Ranch on my Wii, but you know Nintendo is a douche (love you Nintendo), and you can only send Pokémon to and from the same game. So yeah. Basically, any and all advice and help is wanted because I really want to get back into the games.

Thanks guys <3

Submit "Advice for Restarting my Pokémon Games" to Digg Submit "Advice for Restarting my Pokémon Games" to del.icio.us Submit "Advice for Restarting my Pokémon Games" to StumbleUpon Submit "Advice for Restarting my Pokémon Games" to Google

Categories
Uncategorized

Comments

  1. Luminosity's Avatar
    • |
    • permalink
    With Red, Blue, Yellow, Gold, Silver, and Crystal, there isn't anywhere you can transfer them to (well you can trade between these two generations of games but there is no way to get the Pokemon in these cartridges transferred to the later generations). With Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed, and LeafGreen, you can transfer your Pokemon to any of the Gen IV games (Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, Soulsilver) using a fat DS or DS Lite (since those can have both a GBA and a DS game in the system at the same time). To transfer Pokemon from Gen IV to Gen V (Black, White, Black2, White2) you need to have two systems or get someone with two systems to help you out.
    AiedailEclipsed likes this.
    Updated 2nd February 2013 at 03:24 PM by Luminosity
  2. AiedailEclipsed's Avatar
    • |
    • permalink
    Mmm. Unfortunately (or fortunately in this case, I suppose), I came into the Poké-picture in Gen III. I'm think what I'll do is buy a new Diamond to just store all of the Pokémon on the old one (that was my main game before I became disinterested in the main games) and just suck it up on the ones in my HG (I never got very far in it).
    @Luminosity ; Thanks.
  3. Luminosity's Avatar
    • |
    • permalink
    @AiedailEclipsed;
    You should be able to trade between Diamond and HeartGold. If you buy another Diamond as a storage (unless there is someone you'd trust to keep your Pokemon safe for you on one of their cartridges), you could trade all your HG Pokemon to that as well.
  4. Helioptile's Avatar
    • |
    • permalink
    just buy new games.
  5. AiedailEclipsed's Avatar
    • |
    • permalink
    Quote Originally Posted by Luminosity
    @AiedailEclipsed;
    You should be able to trade between Diamond and HeartGold. If you buy another Diamond as a storage (unless there is someone you'd trust to keep your Pokemon safe for you on one of their cartridges), you could trade all your HG Pokemon to that as well.
    Don't you need the National Dex?

    Other dude: No.

    In a different note: catching up on missed event Pokémon (somehow) is going to be fun.
  6. Luminosity's Avatar
    • |
    • permalink
    Actually, you can't transfer Gen III Pokemon to Gen IV until after getting the National Dex, so I'd use your current Diamond save file as the storage (if you've gotten the National Dex on that save file). Otherwise you'd have to get the National Dex on the new Diamond first before you could transfer over your Gen III Pokemon.

    So:
    --Transfer Gen III Pokemon to your current Diamond cartridge so you can delete the save files on your Gen III games.
    --Trade your HG Pokemon to your current Diamond cartridge so you can delete the save file on HG
    --Buy another Diamond (or if you don't mind buying a different Sinnoh version, I'd recommend Platinum, it improves on a lot of things)

    EDIT: According to Bulbapedia, you don't need the National Dex to trade between Gen IV games of different regions (in this case Johto --> Sinnoh). They probably wouldn't have Dex entries until you have the National Dex, but trading still works.

    EDIT2: Just corrected something: You have to have the National Dex to transfer Pokemon from Gen III to Gen IV.
    Updated 2nd February 2013 at 04:14 PM by Luminosity
  7. Mikes Gardevoir's Avatar
    • |
    • permalink
    Or you could get an Emulator and play all of them on your computer...
  8. AiedailEclipsed's Avatar
    • |
    • permalink
    Quote Originally Posted by Luminosity
    Actually, you can't transfer Gen III Pokemon to Gen IV until after getting the National Dex, so I'd use your current Diamond save file as the storage (if you've gotten the National Dex on that save file). Otherwise you'd have to get the National Dex on the new Diamond first before you could transfer over your Gen III Pokemon.

    So:
    --Transfer Gen III Pokemon to your current Diamond cartridge so you can delete the save files on your Gen III games.
    --Trade your HG Pokemon to your current Diamond cartridge so you can delete the save file on HG
    --Buy another Diamond (or if you don't mind buying a different Sinnoh version, I'd recommend Platinum, it improves on a lot of things)

    EDIT: According to Bulbapedia, you don't need the National Dex to trade between Gen IV games of different regions (in this case Johto --> Sinnoh). They probably wouldn't have Dex entries until you have the National Dex, but trading still works.

    EDIT2: Just corrected something: You have to have the National Dex to transfer Pokemon from Gen III to Gen IV.
    I actually have all of the games after Gen III, so I just need to get another so that I can use that as a new game. And yeah, I thinks that's what I'll do. So, thanks Luminosity. You really helped. <3
  9. Luminosity's Avatar
    • |
    • permalink
    [QUOTE=AiedailEclipsed;bt272986]I actually have all of the games after Gen III, so I just need to get another so that I can use that as a new game. And yeah, I thinks that's what I'll do. So, thanks Luminosity. You really helped. <3[/QUOTE]
    No problem, glad I could be of assistance <3

    You could also use one of the Gen IV games as temporary storage. For example, if you are going to play Diamond first, trade your Diamond Pokemon temporarily to your HeartGold until you've started your new Diamond file and then trade your Pokemon from your old Diamond file and your HeartGold Pokemon to the new Diamond file. Then you could delete your HG file with no worries. It involves a little more work trading wise, but you'd not need to buy a new game at all. Don't know why I didn't think of that earlier lol.

    Now I have the urge to play through a bunch of old games haha.
  10. AiedailEclipsed's Avatar
    • |
    • permalink
    Quote Originally Posted by Luminosity
    No problem, glad I could be of assistance <3

    You could also use one of the Gen IV games as temporary storage. For example, if you are going to play Diamond first, trade your Diamond Pokemon temporarily to your HeartGold until you've started your new Diamond file and then trade your Pokemon from your old Diamond file and your HeartGold Pokemon to the new Diamond file. Then you could delete your HG file with no worries. It involves a little more work trading wise, but you'd not need to buy a new game at all. Don't know why I didn't think of that earlier lol.

    Now I have the urge to play through a bunch of old games haha.
    Heh. That would work but I'm already moaning about the amount of trading Imma have to do with what I'll have right now. Not to mention trying to figure out catching up with the events so I won't be completely behind. Can you trade event Pokémon or can't you? *can't remember* Dear God, I've been out of this for too long. xD
  11. Luminosity's Avatar
    • |
    • permalink
    [QUOTE=AiedailEclipsed;bt272994]Heh. That would work but I'm already moaning about the amount of trading Imma have to do with what I'll have right now. Not to mention trying to figure out catching up with the events so I won't be completely behind. Can you trade event Pokémon or can't you? *can't remember* Dear God, I've been out of this for too long. xD[/QUOTE]
    Just wanted to make sure I mentioned it in case you preferred not having to buy another game, but yeah, I understand the desire to minimize the monotony of trading a bunch of Pokemon over xD

    You can trade event Pokemon except the Spiky-eared Pichu from HGSS.

Trackbacks

Total Trackbacks 0
Trackback URL: