Top 10 Worst Things About Pokemon DS Games

There are some things in Pokemon DS games that makes you want to throw your DS.

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1Some pokemon reqires trading to evolve

Most of these make sense, but this is just annoying, it's so hard to use Pokemon like Abra or Onix because of this, you NEED a friend who also plays the same game. - RoBot214

This is horrible because I don't have internet on my ds so I can't get cool evolutions and people who whinge about not being able to beat the elite 4 are noobs, it is meant to be a challenge and when you beat them then you fell like you accomplished something

I hate this, I want to evolve one of my Pokémon but my internet on the Heartgold game isn't working because we moved and I can't trade the Pokemon to my other game BECAUSE I HAVE NO WIFI FOR MY HEARTGOLD GAME FOR SOME UNKNOWN REASON.

Whenever I need to trade a Pokemon to evolve it: better buy a new DS.

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2You can't go anywhere until you beat the elite four

You can venture out at ten years old to capture and enslave wild animals that breathe fire and can literally destroy the universe, you can never stop to sleep or change your clothing, and you have virtually no freedom at all in your life until you defeat the dang 'Champion' as his team of six dragons that could probably kill a normal animal. All this while forcing animals to beat the poop out of each other just for the purpose of you becoming the very best. And yet, mom is proud.

It's so annoying its like there is no choice even if it looks like a free roaming game! And why are the legendaries always after the elite four? I don't know! I can't play for thousands of hours just to get the Pokemon on the cover! Why don't they appear in caves or something a specific place which is hard to get! I won't hack it and get em cause inside I know its fake even if I cover all the tracks so please Pokémon! Let legendaries be in hard to get places not behind the elite four!

That is true. In SoulSilver version, I could barely move without something blocking my path saying, "You need to do {enter near impossible task} to do this." It's like you don't have any control or freedom in your life until you beat the E4...

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3Event pokemon

I have been playing Pokemon for 16 years and I STILL don't have a mew... enough said

This is stupid you have to go on wifi just so you can get that pokemon. But if you missed the event you will be left out on the fun. Look I have a keledo and teach it secret sword. BUT STILL ITS NOT THAT NECSSARY! Just let them be like any other legendary pokemon GAME FREAK!

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4You have to get a DS

I agree with the below poster. Nintendo is trying to make money, and I'm fine with that. I don't think they need any more money, though. Even if they lost 250,000,000$ each year, Nintendo would still have enough money to keep producing new products until the year 2052.

Well, the technology keeps improving, and Nintendo uses this to their advantage, as in order to play the game, you need to buy one of their consoles as well as the actual game.

I agree. I had to spend a clean $200 to get it. what couldn't they just made it a ds game? Gamefreak gets plenty of money for selling the games alone, why do they feel the need to charge us to get a 3ds as well? - katzinhatz1

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5Rare pokemon

I found a shiny Jigglypuff in my first time shiny hunting with a Poke Radar. Not that hard, actually.

I finally get a rare pokemon with its wort nature!

It will take you like hours until you find them

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6Legendary pokemon

I love legendary pokemon but there so ANNOYING! First some reqires something for them to appear. Most legendarys will apear after you beat the game. Well at least some appear before that. But its ANNOYING! Second you have to go through a maze to find the legendary pokemon. And finally when you encounter it you are stuck trying to catch it for HOURS! And you made it faint on accident. Yes that's how annoying legendarys can be.

I am not willing to spend hours of gameplay just to get the pokemon on the cover of the game; put it in the tall grass!

Legendaries love me, for some reason. Once I caught Mewtwo with about 3-4 Ultra Balls.

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7Trainers who stand still

My Pokemon are all dead except for one
Oh man there's another trainer

There are ones who turns around, and those who walk around, and the most annoying are those who STAND STIL! You have to battle with them. ITS SO ANNOYING!

8You keep encountering the same Pokemon on any grass

Oh no there's a patrat oh my god another on and another one and another one. OH MY GOD WILD POKEMON JUST LET THE RARE POKEMON CATCH US!

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9HM moves can't be forgotten
10Catching a usless pokemon

Well, then don't catch the Metapod or whatever. Simple.

Say if you caught metapod and it only use harden WEAK!

The Contenders

11Battling an annoying pokemon

Miltank. That thing can't be killed! It keeps using milk drink! That thing should just die! HEARTGOLD! - Goatworlds

I agree that Miltank is very annoying, but please don't use profanity.

Oh hey, they took down that other post.

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12Unable to Run Away from a Wild Encounter

This was literally the reason I put my game down and never touched it again. Running away should be completely voluntary. The game is tedious enough.

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13Victory Road

Why is there a victory road anyways? It's stupid!

14You can't catch starters in the wild

So how does the Professor get them?

Sometimes, Ash has ALL of the starters and it's unfair!

Actually in all games you can't catch starters in the wild but you can breed

What about Bill's Garden?

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15Fighting a trainer's Ditto with your Ditto
16Move Spamming
17The Elite Four and Champion

UGH! There so annoying first you have to heal your pokemon up and then you have to beat the elite four with very annoying pokemon and moves. And after you watse your pp and your health and items on your pokemon you have to beat the Champoin which he/she is annoying and if you beat him/her you are a champoin. But if you got beaten by one of them YOU HAVE TO START THE WHOLE THING ALL OVER AGAIN!

Nobody even knows you're the champion, so they just call you to tell you how much they love shorts.

I just don't like the fact that nobody ever remembers that you beat the champion. So your left battling in circles.

18Swarms

Why?!
Can't they just put pokemon in some other grass
I have completed my black pokedex but I HAVE NOT SEEN A SKITTY!
Where to get a SKITTY?
Wait until there is an outbreak on route?
I can't even get that shiny haxorus

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19To Know How and When a Pokemon Evolvs In Pokedex!?
20Status effects

Say your in a battle with a Pokemon and BAM paralyzed! Sleep! Poison! Burn! Confuse Ray! Sure you could reach in your bag and pull out a status healer... But no. The moment you do this happens. You're turn is wasted and what happens next? Slowpoke used confusion. YOUR CONFUSED AGAIN! It's like a never-ending cycle of frustration!

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