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What Pokemon game is the best for a first time player?

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asked 12 years ago in GeneralGeneral by shoricsmat Grandmaster (12,671 points)   6 11 46

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The plot is pretty simliar and linear throughout all of the variations.  I would recommend getting black or white.  It isn't necessary for you to play the older games to play the new ones.  I'm about to fight the elite 8 in white, and I've really enjoyed this game the most of all of them that i've played: red, blue, fire red, pearl, and platinum.
answered 12 years ago by snillor2004 Initiate (317 points)   2
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If you are a younger game, you should probably start with black and white. The stories of all the games don't coincide, so you won't be missing anything. If you are an older gamer, I would advise buying a copy of red or blue. They are the originals, and also my personal favorite.
answered 12 years ago by shmo55 Journeyman (641 points)   6
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One of the biggest complaints I have always heard about pokemon is that it doesn't really change much between games. Therefore, it would be best to buy pokemon black or white ( the most recent ones), and then go back to older ones if you want to.
answered 12 years ago by anonymous  
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In truth, all Pokemon games are made to be easy for anyone. A long time veteran or a first time player can enjoy the game the same, if in different ways. Since Pokemon are all basically the same, you should probably buy the newest one (Black or White).
answered 12 years ago by AeonEchelon Newbie (130 points)   1
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You can really start with any game since they are made for a new time player to jump right in.
answered 12 years ago by anonymous  
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Any game since they are desgined for a new time player to just jump right in.
answered 12 years ago by thor40000 Champion (7,055 points)   2 6 41
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For a first time player Black & White is the best.
answered 12 years ago by Jaws444 Hero (3,876 points)   1 4 39
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I would agree with Black and White. It is good for the fundamentals of the game.
answered 12 years ago by carnevoodoo Journeyman (634 points)   6
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i would suggest pokemon leaf green. was always my favorite :)
answered 12 years ago by Nathan Alf Rookie (256 points)  
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If you like retro you should try red and blue
answered 12 years ago by asdf Mercenary (1,154 points)   10 15 23
edited 9 years ago by chronodev
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Any of the pokemon games are good for beginners. None of them requires any previous experience and they all start slow teaching the player step-by-step.
answered 12 years ago by BobDorian Hero (3,769 points)   2 7 34
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I'd say any of them are easily playable, the newer ones more-so due to tighter design.
answered 12 years ago by dusmf Adept (821 points)   1 1 12
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For DS:
Diamond or Pearl, Soul Silver or Heart Gold, Black or White. I wouldn't play platinum without diamond/pearl to be honest.

Any of them is fine though - I've found the newest games Black/White to have a really interesting story/theme to it + best graphics so maybe you'd like to play that straight off the bat.

Soul Silver/Heart Gold are remakes of the old Silver/Gold games and have better looking pokemon (personal opinion, but im sure there'd be heaps of people who agree with me. The newer pokemon start to look less aesthetically pleasing..)

But to sum it all up, any is fine!
answered 12 years ago by Ether Journeyman (633 points)   12
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i would suggest getting the newest ones which is black or white cuz all of them are pretty similar gameplay wise
answered 12 years ago by drakaenae King (41,339 points)   5 9 79

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