Train Pokemon While Walking In Gold/Silver Remakes

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Train Pokemon While Walking In Gold/Silver Remakes

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Speed-walkers and long-distance runners will have a leg up on training their Pokemon in the Gold/Silver remakes coming later this year, as Nintendo is producing a "PokeWalker" pedometer accessory that trains your Pokemon as you walk.

Some of us don't have the kind of free time that it takes to meticulously breed our Pokemon down to the most minute statistic. Some of us don't even have time to breed them period. How many times have I told myself "I'm going to make an entire team of EV-trained Psyducks" only to find that real life gets in the way?

Well, Nintendo has created something of a solution for those of us who need to do their Pokemon training on the go. Bundled with the Gold/Silver remakes due later this year, the PokeWalker is a pedometer shaped like a Pokeball that trains a Pokemon of your choice as you walk.

The way it works is you transfer a single Pokemon to the machine via infrared, then when you hold it as you walk, the PokeWalker will track your steps and dole out experience points as you go. Affection will also build up from the Pokemon selected, and the device also counts how many steps you took, which it'll then convert to "watts" which can be used to catch wild 'Mon and find items.

Useless peripheral designed to jack up the price on an expensive bundle? Or possibly a alever marketing ploy to attract fitness-friendly consumers or, better yet, a way for kids to convince their parents to buy them this game by saying "but look, it'll make me exercise!" Who knows? Expect Japanese public transportation revenues to drop when this comes out, though, as a result of the population's sudden desire to walk everywhere.

[Via Andriasang]

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Holy shit!

Now let's just pray that Beedrill's in the games, and my team of Beedrills will come true! Because just training pokemon as crappy as that is not possible...

At least grinders for this will get healthier instead of getting paler and fatter. Or they can be smart by holding the DS while wagging it everywhere, sitting down of course.

Haha, how many manchildren are already planning their trip to Home Depot to put their little Pokemon pedometers in paint shakers?

Somehow I doubt the fact that I have to walk up hills is going to calculate in, sadly.

Interesting.

somehow this is going to be the most dumb use of technology ever even though it can come in handy for those who play the game I mean CMON

haha walk a kennedy march with that thing on (80km)

Attach it to a model train and after a day your pokemon will be level 100.

I like the idea.

Is it stange? Yes.

But its from japan, so what can we expect.

My guess is that its a type of reward system for exercise. Its will give kids instant gratification for exercise, the more I exercise the more experience my pokemon gets. Also its will make prompting children to exercise that much easyer.

Its not a bad idea... Although learning moves/evolving might be tricky. Also its a bit risky if it breaks with your star Pokemon on it... That would be annoying, imagine, just getting your Metapod (named Penis obviously) that only knows Harden to level 100, for the device to break and you be left Metapod-less.

I'd be more excited about this if I had confirmation that it wouldn't be Japanese-exclusive. As someone who delivers a lot of newspapers in the morning, I would love to be able to grab a pokemon, stick the PokeWalk in my pocket, and maybe gain a level or two while I'm out. Yeah, I'm sure most people are just going to find other ways to shake them (myself included when I'm not out walking) but it'd certainly be nice to have. It would probably make for the easiest way to raise your pokemon since the item duplication glitch of R/B.

That actually seems like a pretty cool idea... makes me look forward to getting the remakes even more.

Put it in a rat running wheel... that should make them level up like hell... unless the rat decided to nibble on it first :P

Nice idea, considering I have to go quite a bit to school every day this should come in handy.

Stupiddddddd.

Interesting idea... I've been meaning to go for jogs for a while now, this should give me a little more incentive. If nothing else, it'd be fun to run out in public dressed as a Pokemon trainer and announce that such is the activity you are partaking in, just for a laugh.

Ferali-army is go!

Walking to School never looked more beneficial. :D

It's too easy... I mean train your pokemon by fighting, if you have to do this you just suck.

First I thought good idea then I thought what if people seen me with it.

Remember in the days of the original Gold/Silver, confiscating Game Boys became a regular practice for teachers. I think this will certainly minimize such problems. I, for one, think this is an absolutely brilliant idea. A way to bring the Pokemon universe even closer to reality for fans.

rockingnic:
It's too easy... I mean train your pokemon by fighting, if you have to do this you just suck.

Seeing as the bigger factor in Any RPG is time, this cuts down on the Time.

It's not meant to replace actual training, it's meant to be used alongside training whenever we go somewhere on Foot. I can easily see mixing and matching for greatest efficiency.

Doing this will probably give your Pokemon terrible stats.

I will raise my Pokemon the old fashion way. Through hours of pointless grinding.

So you get to play the game without actually PLAYING the game... Seems kind of pointless to me.
*raises flame shield*

rockingnic:
It's too easy... I mean train your pokemon by fighting, if you have to do this you just suck.

...or have a life? Seriously, think before you insult.

That would mean that you would have to go outside...Nintendo really is trying to kill us.

not a zaar:
Haha, how many manchildren are already planning their trip to Home Depot to put their little Pokemon pedometers in paint shakers?

I am intrigued by your logical thought processes human...

Fenixhart:

rockingnic:
It's too easy... I mean train your pokemon by fighting, if you have to do this you just suck.

Seeing as the bigger factor in Any RPG is time, this cuts down on the Time.

It's not meant to replace actual training, it's meant to be used alongside training whenever we go somewhere on Foot. I can easily see mixing and matching for greatest efficiency.

But you're taking away the gameplay of the game...

Erana:
Somehow I doubt the fact that I have to walk up hills is going to calculate in, sadly.

Maybe if you told it that you were walking in the snow it would feel sorry for you and give you more exp.

Lazzi:
I like the idea.

Is it stange? Yes.

But its from japan, so what can we expect.

My guess is that its a type of reward system for exercise. Its will give kids instant gratification for exercise, the more I exercise the more experience my pokemon gets. Also its will make prompting children to exercise that much easyer.

Some people seem to be missing the point, unlike this guy. This isn't meant to be something that people see and freak out over because now they just HAVE to get the game, it's something extra that the CEO of Gamestop might feel benevolent enough to provide as a preorder bonus. It's just something extra that lets you play the game when you don't have time to actually play the game. It also provides an immediate reward for exercise, so you don't have to wait for a month before ou get something out of that five mile run every morning.

I think this is a really cool Idea. A lot of people are probably going to abuse it...I probably will too. But if their thinking up things like this who knows what comes next.

Lvl 64 Klutz:

rockingnic:
It's too easy... I mean train your pokemon by fighting, if you have to do this you just suck.

...or have a life? Seriously, think before you insult.

I said "have to" which implies that's it's your only option to do. If you can do other means of training then this doesn't imply to you. Also isn't the training like 1/2 the game? Getting this is like buying an already leveled to the max character in an MMO or a bot for online gaming. This would just take the fun out of the game...

rockingnic:

Lvl 64 Klutz:

rockingnic:
It's too easy... I mean train your pokemon by fighting, if you have to do this you just suck.

...or have a life? Seriously, think before you insult.

I said "have to" which implies that's it's your only option to do. If you can do other means of training then this doesn't imply to you. Also isn't the training like 1/2 the game? Getting this is like buying an already leveled to the max character in an MMO or a bot for online gaming. This would just take the fun out of the game...

Whos's to say you can't do both?

Fenixhart:

rockingnic:

Lvl 64 Klutz:

rockingnic:
It's too easy... I mean train your pokemon by fighting, if you have to do this you just suck.

...or have a life? Seriously, think before you insult.

I said "have to" which implies that's it's your only option to do. If you can do other means of training then this doesn't imply to you. Also isn't the training like 1/2 the game? Getting this is like buying an already leveled to the max character in an MMO or a bot for online gaming. This would just take the fun out of the game...

Whos's to say you can't do both?

I never said you can't do both.

Innovative, and cool.

rockingnic:

Lvl 64 Klutz:

rockingnic:
It's too easy... I mean train your pokemon by fighting, if you have to do this you just suck.

...or have a life? Seriously, think before you insult.

I said "have to" which implies that's it's your only option to do. If you can do other means of training then this doesn't imply to you. Also isn't the training like 1/2 the game? Getting this is like buying an already leveled to the max character in an MMO or a bot for online gaming. This would just take the fun out of the game...

A big part of the game, yes. But the main draw of the game is collection and the social aspect (i.e. battling your friends)

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