I want to share the bank with my friend that way we collect more pokemon faster. and share easily..
I don't think this argument is really going anywhere because people feel how they feel, and that's pretty much it. So I'm just going to say one more thing and be on my way.
Re-read what I said midway down page one. I'm not saying this service is BAD. To be honest, I think it is a great service at a great, more-than-fair price! I think there are a LOT of pro's to it, and I think I'd totally subscribe to it for its ease and convenience. It's something that will make playing pokemon a lot more convenient and maybe even more fun.
That said, despite what people want to believe, there ARE potential negatives to it. And I, personally, really don't like the way they are going about it. They could have just offered the cloud services and the increased capacity and all the benefits as brand new paid services. But they took a traditional, almost mandatory feature we've had for over almost a decade for free, and bunched it in with this new service as a way of forcing people into it whether they want all the new benefits or not. I find that to be a little deceitful and dishonest. But maybe that's just me. It just seems like a way to force people into an "optional" service; it's not what I consider to be good business, and I haven't been afraid of voicing that concern about the direction I fear this is going in.
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it was just a handy feature to have at the end of the day they could have made us restart our games every gen if they wanted (which would you be more annoyed at? not being able to get your pokemon or paying a small yearly fee that you don't even need to do if you transfer them within the first month)
Oh wait, here's something good: So you know the free trial in Japan? If that comes to the Americas, Europe and other countries, then you could just transfer over all your Generation V Pokémon during the free trial.
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Damn it and I just bought a 2nd 3DS in preparation for X & Y !!
The concept of being able to store your Pokémon in one game and transfer them to any other is not new - if anyone as old as me can remember Pokémon Stadium on the N64 allowed you to download your Pokémon from one game onto its storage and then onto any other game you wanted as long as you'd caught over 100 in your Dex.
They changed this with Pokémon Box on the Gamecube and Pokémon Ranch on the Wii so you could only put them back on the same game they'd come off which was really annoying!
Oh well looks like I'll be paying then lol
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The interesting (and somewhat unrelated) thing I find about this, is that it says the IV system hasn't been changed, but somehow they HAVE to have accounted for Fairy being a new type, and as such a new Hidden Power type. Could we be seeing a new Hidden Power algorithm? Could we be seeing the Cloud storage as a means of converting the Pokemon files so that they're compatible with Gen VI mechanics?
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And technically they did not lie to us or were being dishonest. They said they were working on a way. Trading up old Gen Pokemon to the new gen was a certainty in the past. However, since they said they were working on a way, there was no precedent and that gave them leeway to think of the best solution to go about it.
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Id like to remind people that bought a 2nd DS that it wasn't wasted money as I doubt Pokémon Bank will evolve Trade pokemon lol
I dont like the yearly subscription, I would rather pay a flat amount. But it is a really low amount that I guess anyone should be able to be happy with.
I do really like the idea of an easily accessible way to transfer pokemon on and off your game so you can restart your game if you like. I like to do multiple playthroughs on my games but my collection of pokemon makes that way too unmanagable.
All I have to say is.... A very bold move for nintendo and gamefreak.
Pokemon Bank is a very smart concept, providing you with storage for 3,000 pokemon which im sure is going to be more than 3 times the total pokemon. Well one may think this will not be neccassary, it sort of is. If gamefreak provide insufficient storage you will need it if you are a collector even BEFORE considering old pokemon. I think its great that you can transfer and store all of you lr pokemon, but perhaps the cleverest move is making it purchasable. A great money maker this. And as I am somewhat of a collector, I will be puchasing.
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Jesus people we're talking about five dollars here, not an extra limb. If you can honestly tell me you have no way to get five dollars in 365 days, then you aren't being creative enough. If this was a monthly charge, yeah I could understand, but we're talking about a year, a YEAR.
Also, they plan on working on this so it works for future generations. The point of this was so that there wouldn't be anymore problems with cross-gen trading, hence the example of that actress talking about her wanting her grandkids to see her Pokemon when she played.
The only negative side to this is possible hacking which is going to be tried, lets not kid our selves.
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I don't like paying extra money. I am paying for the game, that should be more than enough. The price is very low, though, so...
Not to mention, back in Gen I, you had to buy a link cable to move Pokemon between Gens I and II. Either way, there was always something proprietary about transferring dating back to Gen I, 5 bucks in comparison to all of that really isn't bad. The closest comparable DLC to Poketransfer, is what happened to Pokemon Mystery Dungeon. You had limited time to get free DLC until it became paid events. The same thing is happening with Poketransfer with the advent of free trial.
We cannot really judge it until we have seen how well it does, and many other things..
Like is the cloud storage hackable? Allowing people to delete everyones Pokemon..
I mean it is the first time they have done something like this, it could be incredibly glitchy and cause massive errors.
People have got to get with the times. This is modern day gaming people.
Finally completed the Pokedex and Obtained them all.
Time to prepare for X and Y!
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