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    Default Has collecting them all become difficult yet?

    The last time I tried collecting them all was back in the Gold/Silver days and I haven't tried sense. I imagine it must be a tad difficult catching, training, trading, evolving etc. in order to get a full Pokedex.

    Have you been successful so far with keeping up with new Pokemon? Have you given up? Did you ever try in the first place?

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    Default Re: Has collecting them all become difficult yet?

    Hasn't it always been difficult... Especially if you don't have someone to trade with.


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    It was always difficult for me until gen V.
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    Default Re: Has collecting them all become difficult yet?

    Its always been a little difficult depending on your situation. Personally I always by every version anyways, so version exclusives never mattered for me. I just needed another gameboy from a friend. However, as of Gen 3 with the NUMEROUS event only pokemon thats when it became difficult and nigh impossible for a lot of people to complete the dex. As of Gen 5 i've stopped trying.

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    Its difficult, but it could be worse. Thank goodness its not. Especially when you have nice people on here to trade with and make it easier. The first time I ever completed a Pokedex was in Pearl, but since I had no one to trade with, most of it was using an AR. But now on White, I'm trying my best to complete the whole Pokedex legitimately as possible.
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    Eh, not so difficult really. More like time consuming. I completed the dex twice in Gen IV and doing good progress in Black too.

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    Default Re: Has collecting them all become difficult yet?

    It is more difficult. But that just makes the sense of achievement even sweeter,

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    Default Re: Has collecting them all become difficult yet?

    Difficult? No. Time consuming? Yes.

    Back before we had wifi trading, it was difficult. Now, it's just a matter of do you have wifi and the time?
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    I think Gen IV made it easier than it was in Gen III, despite the Pokedex expanding. Being able to trade online has made a huge difference, plus by the time HG/SS came out, it was as though GF just said "sod it," and made it easy to catch Pokemon from the GBA games, such as the starters and legendaries.

    I can imagine it being extremely difficult in Gen III (never tried it, just played the main story) - the Johto starters were only available on completion of the Hoenn dex, for example, and then you only get to pick one - so you'd have to play the game through multiple times or know at least two other people that happened to pick different ones (and play it as extensively as you). That, and only one of the legendary dogs was available in FR/LF, depending on the starter you chose. Ho-Oh and Lugia were event only.

    Generation I was awkward, too, given that you couldn't breed and effectively replicate evolution lines to trade over.

    But yeah, Gen IV is just a bit fiddly and time consuming, but it's perfectly doable. Did help that I had multiple versions and my boyfriend's DS to hand, though - plus you can use the GBA cartridges to import Pokemon over directly. I don't have all the event Pokemon, but it doesn't matter - the game says I did it and gave me my 4th trainer star!

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    It wasn't difficult for me. D: My sisters and I share 3 DS, and we have all three Shinnoh games. With the assistance of migration and AR, I was able to complete the Pokedex easy in Platinum.

    With a living Pokedex in Platinum, you can see that it was child's play to get 649 seen & caught in White once I had access to PokeTransfer. D8 It is sure time-consuming, but with Gen IV and V bringing Wi-Fi trading, it is no longer difficult!
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    I collected all kanto pokemon and then I thought I collected them all. Until, that is, Jhoto and Hoenn jumped in. I manged to get them all. when Sinnoh arrived, and now Unova, I'm like, forget it. So, it was difficult at a point where new pokemon get released.
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    Default Re: Has collecting them all become difficult yet?

    Not really "difficult", but it take some time to evolve certain Pokémon. And if you got Wi-Fi, it's kinda easy. I've a friend that I trade trade-evolved Pokémon and Pokémon that I had, but she didn't etc. - so it went quite easy.

    I'm not planning to do it in Gen V though, since I got them all in Platinum. I'm just getting all of the Unova Pokémon I guess. ^.-

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    It's hard for me, since I only own SS and nothing else, so some of the legendaries and others are hard to get. But it's not impossible. :D

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    Default Re: Has collecting them all become difficult yet?

    I never completed any Pokédex, altough I almost completed the Johto one in SoulSilver. Now I'll try to complete the Unova Pokédex, since 3 of my friends has a Generation V game. That should be easy. Maybe I'll try the national one after, but that would be very long.

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    Default Re: Has collecting them all become difficult yet?

    No, if anything it's gotten easier now that there is wifi and the GTS. The only ones difficult to get are the event only pokemon, and even then you just need to make a good friend that will lend them to you.

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