@crusader8463: I always wanted to collect them all but seemed to stall the plane at the 12 hour mark. I never understood leveling up them all or more than 10 because the game is not that difficult when playing against the trainers. I never played against other players though so for me I found it difficult to carry on. On a side topic, is Pokémon Bank a useful or popular thing? I couldn't imagine needing it or that people would pay a subscription for it. I assume most people who play Pokémon (not everyone but the majority) don't have a job or bank card to pay a subscription for something like that. How long will Nintendo run with this thing?
I've only played 4 hours of South Park and my progress is probably not that far because I spent a long time in the Cinema listening to the voiceover for movies coming out. "Jim Carrey is in BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH....THAT THING....BLAH BLAH...starring...JIM CARREY"! Thought that was funny....and the man and the horse....
I'm only leveling up guys I want in my main party of six or guys that I need to level up to evolve for the pokedex. Outside of a couple guys from the original 151 that mean a lot to me for nostalgia purposes I don't have any Pokemon that I care about at the moment. So unless it's one of those, or a couple Pokemon with skills made specially to help me capture other Pokemon, then I have not bothered to train up anyone in the current games. There's over 700 different Pokemon now so the idea of leveling them all to 100 is insane to me unless you are going to cheat. For me it's really all just about that childhood dream of doing it. Every few years they are going to come out with some arbitrary number of new guys to add to the list, but even if they do knowing that for awhile I truly had them all will be enough for me.
As for the bank, it's really only for people who are super into breeding, collecting, and min maxing their Pokemon stats. It's easy to find yourself with dozens of copies of Pokemon that you are trying to breed and compare stats for. That's a crazy deep level of stuff you have to know to do it well, and is not something I care to get into at the moment. It's really for people into the competitive tournament battles in my opinion. Plus there are some people out there that have been trading up the first Pokemon they ever had from the original red/blue/green games over the years and now they will finally have some way to make sure that they will never lose access to them. If my red cart had not gotten eaten by a gameshark I would probably have been one of those crazy people with a 15+ year old Charizard and Alakazam sitting on a game cart somewhere that meant the world to me. Every digital 1 and 0 of him.
As for the subscription, it's only $5 a year. And with that you never have to worry about the laborious process of trading hundreds of Pokemon up when a new game comes out and will -theoretically- always have your party of uber leveled up guys at the ready should you ever want to battle friends and what not. Or if when the next game comes out you just really want that one or two guys to complete a party theme you are going for.