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    Default Do you feel the need to catch them all when you play?

    Playing gen 1 sure because A. 151 Pokemon is a reasonable goal without taking too much of my time B. I can do it without trading thanks to the Ditto/Trainer Escape/Item Duplication glitch

    The rest? I really don't care and rarely catch more than 20 -50 ish Pokemon in a game. Usually rotating Pokemon as needed.

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    Not necessarily all of them, but I do want to get as much as I can reasonably catch
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    I feel that way just a little, even though i know it would be tedious.

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    I'll try to catch anything new I encounter. Any ones really hard to obtain i'll devote separate time to focus on getting.

    But only if I actually plan on using them. Catching them ALL is something i'm just not gonna do...
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    Not really. Sometimes I may go on a catching spree if I'm in the Safari Zone or have a lot of time to kill, but mostly I just catch whatever Pokemon I plan to use.

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    I used to make an effort to catch every mon available in each area. These days it's just the ones I happen to encounter while I look for the ones I like/will use

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    As I'm very picky about completing all the main tasks in the games, yes, I do feel personal pressure to capture every Pokemon. It's not necessary of course, but I'd rather finish my Zukan before I move on to another side quest in the core games.

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    Never.

    Battling and training have always been my joys in playing the game. I usually catch no more than the pokemon I want to battle with, and that's it. Personally, I've never seen much of an incentive in filling a PokéDex other than sheer satisfaction, which isn't enough for me. But who knows? That could always change in the future.

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    Yes and no, it depends on my mood sometimes I want to catch everything in sight, sometimes I don't.

    As for completing the Pokedex, not really I only made an effort to complete it once and that was in Pokemon Sun
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    I try to get as much as I can so that whenever I want to complete the Dex, then I'll have less Pokémon to catch. But I don't always use the Pokémon I catch anyways.

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    In the newer games where it's actually possible to catch 'em all? Yes, oh, absolutely. That shiny charm is pretty good incentive as well.

    For older games, I would try to catch any and every Pokemon that I could, but since there weren't enough evolutionary stones, events, or the ability to search for a Pokemon in GTS by typing its name, it would just be more trouble than it was worth.
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    I only catch them all nowadays because it's not next to impossible and I need that Shiny Charm
    Favorite Generation: V
    Favorite Pokemon per generation: Mewtwo, Jirachi, Giratina, Ferrothorn, Klefki
    Favorite type: Water
    Favorite team: Plasma
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    i do make a point to catch all normal/non-legendary pokemon in every game. the legend/events entries are situational to each gen/game if i can bother to spend the time to get them all. i got them all in gen6 X/OR but cant be bothered to do so for gen7.

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    Catch 'em all? No. Catch every Pokémon I don't have? If you don't, you aren't playing the game right.
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