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Posted by Morningstar

Good on Nintendo =)

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Edited by Cramsy

pokaman

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Edited by mrcool11

Should not have checked giantbomb when I got up early to do work.

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Edited by ateatree

Not a Pokémon Y Quicklook?!?

NO THANK YOU, SIRS.

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Posted by GnaTSoL

Yes!

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Posted by Y2Ken

Good ol' Pokémans.

I'm really loving it so far. And the changes to the EXP Share item are neat, because players who might previously have been put off by a need to "grind" levels now no longer need to do so. I've turned it off because it doesn't suit the way I like to play, but I'm looking forward to having it around post-game when I want to level up and evolve a whole bunch of critters to fill out the Pokédex.

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Posted by blueneurosis

I came for the pika, I stayed for the cockfighting!

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Edited by Beast_Legacy

The unnamed "Fly" Pokemon that appears when you use the HM shall now be known as Birdatu.

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Posted by vikingdeath1

I GOT A FEVER!

POKEMON FEVER!

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Posted by CoconutBandit

Don't let Brad near children OR small animals.

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Posted by Ooame

I really wish Brad would stop talking about poop and/or things that can kill you in horrible ways

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Posted by JacDG

Really wished I had a 3DS, been years since I played Pokemahn, and I'd love to play it again, it is good fun.

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Posted by hidys

POCKETMON!!

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Posted by Killercombo

I ended up blasting through the game thanks to the torchic, level 85+ by the end of the game.

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Edited by MyNiceIceLife

Haven't seen the whole video yet, but I hope they find out that you can use the d-pad to just walk.

Also, I've been enjoying this game a lot. Was kind of falling off of Pokemon, totally skipped Black/White 2, but this is new enough with enough of the nostalgia to it that it's keeping me going.

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Posted by Jasoncourt

1st, Brad, why bring up rodents eating feces?! Seriously, was it worth it to bring up that random fact you saw? (ugh)

2nd, It doesn't look like I am missing anything not playing Pokemon.

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Edited by xyqxyq

Jeff makes a good point. The vagueness of the effect of buffs and debuffs is a very strange holdover from the original games.

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Posted by metalliccookies

Watching this I wondering why they just don't use the D-pad to walk/run instead of using the roller-blades... then I remembered that they never tell you and it took me like 1 hour to figure it out :p so no harm done XD

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Edited by JackSukeru

Still eagerly awaiting my copy of the game, it's supposed to show up today. I think I'll have to hold off on watching this until I've put some time into it myself.

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Posted by drkscyde

Ugh. Japan, why do you refuse to innovate?

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Edited by AndrewB

They finally *do* add the option to drag Pokemon to different slots via the touchscreen and they fail to notice. I guess there are so many other janky holdovers from generations past that it's easily forgivable.

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Posted by Sidewalkchalk

What the FUCK Brad?

"Rodents produce a second type of feces that is nutrient rich."

You are an encyclopedia of odd knowledge.

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Edited by LarryDavis

THE INFERIOR VERSION.

@drkscyde: You know this is a game for children, right?

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Posted by Chrystolis

Well speak of the devil.

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Edited by rasko_the_brave

PookyMon!

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Edited by Matt_F606

D-Pad to walk.

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Posted by mrcool11

The poop facts only improve the pocket monster experience

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Edited by FonkyMucker

Got me laughing out loud with that damned thing evolved!

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Posted by OneManX

Yo... Squirtle.

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Posted by BLipp18

@larrydavis: just because its for kids doesnt mean its exempt from being able to improve in a 20 year time span. besides it being prettier, the only thing new or different from the original red/blue games seems to be that there are minigames you can play with your pokemon now and the xp share.

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Posted by PurplePartyRobot

I've fallen down the hole of grinding out EV values through the Super Trainer and now I can't get out. Send help.

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Posted by RuneseekerMireille

@purplepartyrobot: What if I told you that later on, it takes 5 minutes to EV train a pokemon fully, and it doesn't use the super training at all? Have to beat the game first though.

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Edited by TheManWithNoPlan

Absolutely loving the game so far!

Just to be clear. The circle pad controls the rollerblade movement and the d-pad allows you to walk.

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Posted by xite

People still care about Pokemon?

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Posted by Nasar7

That hatsune miku type minigame is really disturbing.

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Posted by shinboy630

@xite said:

People still care about Pokemon?

A lot of people. A lot.

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Edited by tbk

God damn Austrians always looking for a fight...

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Posted by crushed

@blipp18 said:

@larrydavis: just because its for kids doesnt mean its exempt from being able to improve in a 20 year time span. besides it being prettier, the only thing new or different from the original red/blue games seems to be that there are minigames you can play with your pokemon now and the xp share.

Pokemon has improved and changed in a shit ton of ways since Red and Blue. People who talk about the games not changing at all are like guys who say that fighting games or CoD-style shooters haven't improved or changed at all since SFII or COD1 because the core mechanics are mostly unchanged.

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Edited by icytower38

I want to play Pokemon again, god I don't have the time...

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Posted by PrintedCrayon

The improvements they've made are great. Though I haven't played a Pokèmon game since Diamond - they've sped up the initial grind which is a godsend. Only played for a few hours and already have a team at level 20+

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Posted by FaceWas

"Xzibit saved the game."

Man, I wish he had.

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Posted by JamesJeux007

The more I hear people talk about this game, the more I wanna play it. I'm gonna wait for Pokémon Z though.

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Posted by White

Wake me up when they do real-time action-RPG let-me-control-my-pokemon-with-an-analog+d-pad Pokemon game.

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Posted by drhazard

Brad Shoemaker, asking the hard questions. About Pikachus eating their own feces.

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Posted by Xeirus

@crushed said:

@blipp18 said:

@larrydavis: just because its for kids doesnt mean its exempt from being able to improve in a 20 year time span. besides it being prettier, the only thing new or different from the original red/blue games seems to be that there are minigames you can play with your pokemon now and the xp share.

Pokemon has improved and changed in a shit ton of ways since Red and Blue. People who talk about the games not changing at all are like guys who say that fighting games or CoD-style shooters haven't improved or changed at all since SFII or COD1 because the core mechanics are mostly unchanged.

I have only ever played the original red version and when I was pretty young. It's one of my most fond memories in gaming.

Pokemon X/Y is leaps and bounds better in every possible way. It's the first hand held game I've played in almost 10 years that I have found fun enough to play constantly. It's funny, stupid, clever humor if you look for it and talk to the npc's is great. It also looks pretty damn nice in some spots.

It's just good fun all around.

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Posted by JayCee

PokeManz!

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Edited by Alex_Carrillo

@myniceicelife: that, and all of the other misinformation is really, really frustrating to watch.

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Posted by Cypherix

@jeff Registering an item in the bag allows you to quickly access it with the Y button. Also using the D-pad to move removes the skates so you can walk/run around :)

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Posted by CaLe

I feel like I already played this exact game... over 10 years ago.