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Sky Battles

Discussion in 'Pokémon General' started by Achromatic, Aug 5, 2014.

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  1. Achromatic

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    What did you think about the sky battles in X/Y?
     
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    The Sky Battles weren't bad, but they could be much better. I mean, the first thing I'd do would be making a Flying Gym with Sky Battles. But instead, the only Sky Battles in X&Y are hidden away, as if you weren't even intended to find them. Which is sad, because I really like the concept! I hope that Sky Battles will be returning in OR/AS, especially because Hoenn comes with a Flying type Gym!
     
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  3. ThaIssing

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    as astral said, Flying gym with sky battles would have been amazing. we would all had to collect proper flying pokemons for a battle. I would also had like if the trainers weren't just hidden as some sort of easter egg, which they weren't, now then, force us into the sky battles would have given the whole installment a purpose but as they were in the game they had non.
     
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    I think sky battles are a great concept, but they were not only hidden away, they were also skipable by pressing 'no', so it looks like they were expecting that people would hate them, which is probably why that gym Astral talked about doesn't exist. They should definitely do more with them in future games.
     
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    We really need to be able to challenge people to Sky Battles. Whats the point of a new battle style when its just a few select trainers in the main game?
     
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    They were cool, but they also destroyed my nuzlockes every time I battled one. I think they were hidden away and made optional because they were stronger then the average route trainer. (or maybe I was just weak?) Also there were a couple Pokémon I was sad couldn't participate, despite being flying type. but I suppose Hawlucha flies like the Hulk, and just does massive flying leeaps. Also Archen, terrifying sprite.
     
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    I liked the Sky Battles! I did not like going against Emolgas and Aerodactyls with only a Talonflame and Vivillon though. xD I wish we could challenge other people to sky battles, and I do hope they come back in ORAS.
     
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    This so much, would have been awesome we could have challenged others to sky battles over Wi-Fi.

    I like the concept as it limits you choice in Pokémon quite a lot.
     
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    I thought there were going to be a lot more sky battles throughout the game than there actually were. I thought that there would be certain routes where there were a lot of trainers wanting to do sky battles, when really it was a very small number of trainers, and you could just skip them if you wanted.
    They weren't terrible, but looking at how they were put in multiple trailers before X and Y were released, I expected a lot more.
     
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    I really did like the concept of Sky battles but they weren't really as relevant as they could have been. I kind of hope sky battles will be a little more interesting in the next game because it wasn't as memorable as anything else.
     
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    I thought they were neat; didn't really get to do many in my Y since I lacked a Flying type or Pokémon with Levitate; in my X I pwned with Charizard/Megazard X in one playthrough and with Talonflame and Noivern in another.
     
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    Significantly 'meh'. As amusing as they were for a time, there were maybe ten or fifteen scattered throughout the entire game, which wasn't enough to really interest me in just doing all of them. Half the time I was more interested in whatever was further down the path, anyways.
     
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    Very forgettable. I got into a sky battle once out of curiosity but didn't notice I only had one Pokémon on me that could take part so I lost pretty quickly (and promptly reset my game baha). Ever since then I never really bothered with them, mostly because I didn't have too many Pokémon who could actually fight. Plus they seem to be so few and far inbetween.
     
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    Really irrelevant. In every other battle, my exact thoughts were, "I'M REALLY FEELING IT!"

    That didn't happen with sky battles, no. Sky battles left me shulking sulking. Limited Pokémon choice early-game made them pretty boring.
     
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    I thought they were a bit pointless, but a neat addition nonetheless. It would be cool if in the future you could actually challenge other people to Sky Battles and actually make Sky Battle teams. I think that would be really fun!
     
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    hmmmm in my opinion it's nice. But it's like just a normal battle method they just added. Nothing really interesting.
     
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    I wasn't a huge fan of Sky battles. I tried them maybe once or twice, but just ended up getting my booty handed to me every time. At one point, I only brought my Flygon, thinking "Flygon can take any flying Pokémon they have, right?" but then they sent out a Cryogonal. D:

    Yeah... I just don't really like them that much. Cool concept, though!
     
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    I didn't find Sky Battles very enjoyable at all. Only being able to use certain Pokémon in them kinda took away from it (granted, not many Pokémon could fight in the sky) and the feel of it wasn't that exciting. Not helped by the fact that some of them are absolutely ridiculous (case in point: there's one with a Level 28 and 29 that can be fought before Grant, who is Level 25).
     
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    They weren't very interesting, not many Pokémon could participate in the battles, and there wasn't a lot of Sky battles either....
    If only you could rematch the Sky trainers... :( that would have been great.
     
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    I found it interesting, but never had the Pokémon to battle them at the time, now, I don't really need to battle them since I'd obliterate them.
     
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