Top 10 Worst Things About Pokemon DS Games

There are some things in Pokemon DS games that make you want to throw your DS.
The Top Ten
1 Some Pokémon require trading to evolve

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

I think Game Freak does this so we will buy the game for our friends. I guess I can't get mad that they are trying to make money, but it is annoying.

I always wanted a Gengar. Too bad you must trade Haunter to evolve it.

2 Event Pokémon

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

3 You can't go anywhere until you beat the Elite Four

You can venture out at ten years old to capture and train 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 Champion and his team of six dragons that could probably kill a normal animal. All this while forcing animals to battle each other just for the purpose of you becoming the very best. And yet, mom is proud.

It's so annoying! It's 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 to? I won't hack it and get them because I know it's fake, even if I cover all the tracks. So please, Pokémon, let legendaries be in hard-to-get places, not behind the Elite Four!

4 You have to get a DS

I agree with the below poster. Nintendo is trying to make money, and that's fine. But I don't think they need any more money. 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. 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. Why couldn't they just make it a Game Boy Advance game? Game Freak gets plenty of money for selling the games alone. Why do they feel the need to charge us to get a 3DS as well?

5 Legendary Pokémon

I love Legendary Pokémon, but they're so annoying! First, some require something for them to appear. Most legendaries will appear after you beat the game. Well, at least some appear before that. But it's 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 accidentally faint it. Yes, that's how annoying legendaries can be.

I am not willing to spend hours of gameplay just to get the Pokémon on the cover of the game. Put it in the tall grass!

6 Rare Pokémon
7 Trainers who stand still

There are ones who turn around, and those who walk around. The most annoying are those who STAND STILL! You have to battle with them. It's SO ANNOYING!

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

8 HM moves can't be forgotten

This is SO annoying. My Gyarados was about to learn Hyper Beam when I forgot that it had Surf, Dive, Waterfall, and Strength.

9 You keep encountering the same Pokémon in any grass
10 Fighting a trainer's Ditto with your Ditto
The Contenders
11 Catching a useless Pokémon

Say you caught a Metapod and it can only use Harden. Weak!

12 Battling an annoying Pokémon

Example for all you people who battle Whitney in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver: she has an annoying Miltank that keeps healing itself and rolls you over like a steamroller. That's ANNOYING!

Seel and Dewgong are so annoying! They use Rest and restore HP. Then they wake up at half HP and use Rest again!

13 You can't catch starters in the wild

All I need to complete the Pokédex in White 2 are Tepig and Emboar. No one uses them in-game. GTS is full of idiots, so it's impossible to trade. I just want the damn shiny Haxorus!

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

It's so annoying! In the game, the professor always has the starters. Why can't we catch them in the wild? Ugh!

14 Status effects

Say you're 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. Your turn is wasted, and what happens next? Slowpoke used Confusion. You're confused again! It's like a never-ending cycle of frustration!

15 Unable to run away from a wild encounter

Couldn't get away! Uses Slash! Gets you to 2/3 of your HP. Couldn't get away! Uses another attack! Gets you into the red zone. RUN! Couldn't get away! Knocks out your lead Pokemon. Use Next Pokemon? RUN! Couldn't get away! Send in a Pokemon of the same level. Got away safely! Frustrated

I know it has to do with your Pokemon's speed, but I keep ending up wasting Revives because of being stuck in an encounter with a Bug type!

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.

16 Victory Road

Why is there a Victory Road anyways? It's stupid!

17 Move spamming
18 The Elite Four and Champion

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

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

19 Swarms
20 Knowing how and when a Pokémon evolves in the Pokédex

When you catch a Pokémon, shouldn't it have a "This Pokémon evolves at (27 or by a water stone)" so you don't have to go on the internet? And so you're not stuck leveling up your Pokémon to find out all you needed was a stone... *grumble*

21 More Eeveelutions

We have Jolteon, Flareon, Vaporeon, Umbreon, Espeon, Glaceon, Leafeon, and Sylveon. Why does there have to be more Eeveelutions after one or two generations? I swear to goodness, if there is another one named Steameon, I'm going to kill Nintendo.

Three words: Eevee is overrated.

22 Youngster Joey and his Rattata
23 Running out of money after you beat the game (and collected every item)
24 Trainers battle while you're trying to save the world in Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire
25 Waiting for summer to catch Victini

I hate this event. I was playing Black at the time that the Victini event happened, and I went to the island without the pass (some kind of glitch, keep in mind I don't hack)
And I walked into the room where Victini is supposed to be... Lo and behold, no Victini for me.

I hate that event so much.

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