I'm new to the forums (signed up to ask this! Apologies if its in the wrong forum section!) I haven't played pokemon since diamond/pearl- and on that gen I kinda just stopped. I haven't played any of them since (though I've seen my nephew play black/white, and just realized yet another set is to be released soon (x/y).
It seems you'll need to buy so many different sets of games to catch them all, I was thinking about starting to play again, but how many different games would I need to buy to get most of the pokemon? I know some versions have additional pokemon when you beat the elite four and go to a new continent, so I'm hoping somebody would know the easiest way to catch them all with the minimum number if different games bought.
I *think* there's an in game online trading built it so I would happily miss out on a game if it meant collecting a few unpopular pokemon that nobody cares about, and then trade for them, but from what I remember, asking for, say a bulbasaur meant you needed to give a shiny mew or something absurd!
Thanks for reading the wall of text, and to anyone that can help a former pokemaniac get back to the games!