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Topic: New to Pokemon which to buy ? Ruby/Sapphire or X/Y

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nutpuk

Hi all,

First post here.

Please can you help me decide which Pokemon game to buy first?

Should I get Ruby or Sapphire or the X or Y from last year?

I'm not too sure what the differences are so any help would be good?

Also any friends codes would be appreciated to

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DefHalan

X/Y would be easier for a new player in my opinion

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IceClimbers

Buy Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire. They're the newest games and have content that isn't compatible in trades/battles with X/Y.

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VIIIAxel

I'd recommend either OR or AS. X/Y might be a little easier for newcomers, but at the same time, it's possible that a Z version (A third counterpart to X/Y that's similar, but with a few new additions) will be announced this year, so I'd recommend holding off on a Kalos game to see if that ends up being released. OR/AS are, at least in my opinion, better games anyway (Though X/Y were still fantastic).

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Haru17

'Easier to newcomers' pff, ALL pokemon games are easy. Look up a walkthrough if you really get stuck.

Anyway, I enjoyed Alpha Sapphire, without spoiling anything, the story cutscenes with Kyogre seem to match the locations better than those with Groudon (in ruby). That said, it's all about personal preference, pick what version exclusive pokemon you want most and use this list to compare: http://www.serebii.net/omegarubyalphasapphire/exclusives.shtml

XY felt smaller with a much poorer story (I thought) and virtually no post-game. That and the setting was a lot blander. I felt that the legendary pokemon fit in a lot better in Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby, in X&Y they felt rushed and crudely crammed into the plot in a literal single scene. The only thing you lose in Alpha Sapphire is character customization (and friend safari, I guess), in XY you miss out on about half of the mega evolutions (mega starter pokemon, namely), the new form of flying, and secret bases.

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jump

XY, there's more variety in it them than here's a water town, here's a water section, here's a water Pokemon over and over again.

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arronishere wrote:

XY, there's more variety in it them than here's a water town, here's a water section, here's a water Pokemon over and over again.

Naw, man, naw. XY has a snow area, a fall forest, an incredibly annoying random-encounter filled badlands, and a lot of generic french countryside. Alpha Sapphire has a rainforest, a volcanic slope, a meteor crater cave area, underwater areas, an ash-covered plain, as well as all the generic yellow-green grass, green deciduous tree path areas every other pokemon game has.

And it doesn't matter that there's more water in Alpha Sapphire because its reduced random encounter rate makes it so much less tedious than X&Y. That and less forces trainer battles. That and the dexnav make it the most fun pokemon game for me.

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IceClimbers wrote:

Buy Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire. They're the newest games and have content that isn't compatible in trades/battles with X/Y.

That's my logic for getting one of those over X or Y for my niece for christmas. Also we're not likely to have many more event pokemon for X & Y

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jump

Haru17 wrote:

arronishere wrote:

XY, there's more variety in it them than here's a water town, here's a water section, here's a water Pokemon over and over again.

Naw, man, naw. XY has a snow area, a fall forest, an incredibly annoying random-encounter filled badlands, and a lot of generic french countryside. Alpha Sapphire has a rainforest, a volcanic slope, a meteor crater cave area, underwater areas, an ash-covered plain, as well as all the generic yellow-green grass, green deciduous tree path areas every other pokemon game has.

And it doesn't matter that there's more water in Alpha Sapphire because its reduced random encounter rate makes it so much less tedious than X&Y. That and less forces trainer battles. That and the dexnav make it the most fun pokemon game for me.

Each to their own but RS and ORAS are still the weakest of Poke-games for me because of the need to ram down the water theme down your throat.

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nutpuk

Thanks for all your replies.
I guess there's no right answer, so will just have to take the plunge and get one, then if I like i get the other.

nutpuk

KillScottKill

In the same predicament as the OP.

Here's a question for everyone who's played OR/AS: Gen III was my least favorite because they ruined one of my favorite things about every Pokemon game; the rival battles. Did they fix that in the remakes? Like in the original, May gives up halfway through the game and then you have a random battle out of nowhere with Wally towards the end. It was awful compared to consistent, competitive battles with Blue and Silver in the first two generations. So is it still the same or better?

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jump

^Nah, it's pretty much the same.

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CapeSmash

X and Y sucks. Get ORAS.

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They're both mediocre unless you're a casual.

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Joeynator3000

Honestly, once you understand type weaknesses/resistances, all Pokemon games become easy. Since you can plan ahead for the next gym and easily wipe them all out. But yeah I'd just go with Omega or Alpha since they are the newest like everyone has said.

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Rensch

If you are a new player, definitely X or Y. It has a much bigger variety of Pokémon available without trading. This allows for more freedom in what teams you can build. OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire are great too, but as they are remakes the number of Pokémon falls a little bit short compared to more recent games like X and Y.

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Araquanid

I would never recommend x/y over oras.. x/y is SEVERLY outdated.. there is pretty much nobody on x/y anymore cause they all moved to oras, and oras has double the content that x/y does.

The whole "x/y is easier for beginners" is just personal bias.. the mechanics of both games are the same, and x/y is so easy it's boring to death.. you beat the gyms, e4, game over play something new while oras provides you with a lot more to do post game as well as better online compatibility. There is some frustrating things in the game coughparafusioneverywherecough but atleast it feels rewarding in the end unlike x/y where all you think is... "is that it?"

More of a variety of pokemon is pretty poor too.. consituring x/y just has more pokemon in the wild while oras has every legendary bar the birds. Not to mention you'll be using the GTS most of the time anyway.

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DefHalan

I have put a lot more time into X/Y than ORAS. Ruby and Sapphire are my favorite generations and while it is awesome I still think that X/Y will capture a new player easier than ORAS. That is just my opinion. ORAS has a lot of moving parts and a lot more confusing design to it, half the time you won't know if you are going the right direction. X/Y is a lot more linear and would be a better introduction. Then once you reach the end of X/Y you have a more complicated ORAS to buy and explore. The knowledge you get from X/Y will make ORAS a easier and better experience. But that is all just my opinion.

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