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Bug Catching Contests

Discussion in 'Pokémon General' started by Achromatic, Mar 19, 2015.

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  1. Achromatic

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    What did you guys think of the Bug Catching contests in Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold and SoulSilver? Did you ever get any really great Pokémon from them or any good prizes?

    I always use the Scyther that I find during these contests. Not sure why but it is just such a nice Pokémon.
     
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    I never used the Pokémon, I always just entered for the prizes haha. It was a pretty easy way to get stones, besides the Pokeathlon.
     
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  3. Cobalt

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    Tbh I hate them. I could catch a Pinscir or a Scyther and lose to someone who catches a Caterpie. I mean sure, you get a free Scyther, but at what cost? I do use the Pokémon if they're good, though.
     
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    actually I normally win.. most times I catch it at full hp XD im lucky as hell
     
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  5. Martsian

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    Well that was quite fun actually! I loved scyther! It was winning most of the times!
     
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    I loved them tbh, even after collecting most of the prizes I still participated because they were so fun! :) I found a shiny Caterpie in there once, but I was unable to catch it, it was awful.
     
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    I loved these challenges. I'd always enter as often as I could because the prizes were pretty cool and it was fun! I'd usually enter using my False Swipe Scyther I found in one of my earlier runs, haha.
     
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    They were pretty fun to participate in. I loved trying to catch the "best" bug, despite not knowing the fact that health played a factor. I thought it was cool that there where only some bugs that you could only catch in the contest.
     
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    The Bug Catching Contest is totally rigged! In SoulSilver, I was phenomenally lucky to catch a lv36 shiny wurmple during the contest. I remember one NPC in particular saying that if you found different colored Pokémon, you get even more points. A high level also helps in the factoring. You'd think with that kind of level and it being shiny that Wurmple would have won, but NO! A Caterpie won and we had to settle for second. Ever since then, I will never forget how shocked I was to lose the contest by catching a shiny even when the odds are even more so low. The Wurmple is now a beautiful shiny Beautiful (Another stroke of luck there) and its one of my favorite Pokémon I've caught.
     
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    Lv. 14 Pinsir or Scyther (in G/S/C) were almost guaranteed to get you first place, although there have been times I've won with Butterfree and Beedrill. I enjoyed the bug catching contest. It also enabled you to get some great Pokémon early in the game. I've used me a Scyther (later a Scizor) a few times, and also a Pinsir through a couple playthroughs.

    I don't remember much from the HGSS version of the bug catching contest, but I think I remember it being pretty identical to the original.
     
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    I never liked these, mainly because my luck for catching Pokémon is so bad.
     
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    I remember that when I went to the bug catching contest, I tried to to catch Pokémon that I couldn't normally catch in my version. If I remember right, I caught a Weedle and I just totally loved having it even though it really kinda sucked.
     
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    I liked participating in the bug catcher contest, although it still sucked loser to a camper and their caterpie when I'd spend time trying to catch a rarer Pokémon. Of course I could just have kept looking and found somthing better suited for the contest.
     
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    I liked the contests, although I never used to win. I always tried to catch something rarer, when nothing ever appeared. I always lost to someone magically catching a Buterfree or something, which I thought was close to impossible.
    It was fun for a while, but I don't want the feature back. Ever.
     
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    Totally worth it to get an awesome Pokémon like Scyther so early in the game.
     
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    I liked the Bug Catching Contest, since Bug is one of my favorite types! I would always use it to look for a good Scyther, and I would always try to win when I could. Some of the prizes like the stones you could win were really cool, so I would try to get those when I competed.
     
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    I like these contests! It's a great way to add more Bug-types to your Pokédex as well as potentially win a cool prize if you finish in first place. My winning catches are usually either Scyther or Pinsir, or in some rarer cases, Butterfree or Beedrill.
     
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