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No GTS, how do you feel?

It's fine 0 0%
 
Don't care 7 25.93%
 
I'll miss it 6 22.22%
 
Unacceptable 13 48.15%
 
I'm glad it's gone 1 3.70%
 
Total:27

I don't generally trade online so for me it's really irrelevant, but removing such a useful and popular feature for no apparent good reason is ridiculous. Hopefully they have something similar in place of it, otherwise this is going to be the next PR disaster...



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From what I read we won't need it because all the Pokemon can be caught on either version and since they aren't compatible with prior games we don't need the GTS. The sequel to this game will need GTS, but not this one.

Now, if you just don't want to have to deal with trying and succeeding in catching them all and the GTS was your way out, I can understand your frustrations. Personally I've never cared about catching them all, I just go after the ones I want to use and ignore the rest. Well that was until Let's Go because you could level up by catching haha.



Dulfite said:
From what I read we won't need it because all the Pokemon can be caught on either version and since they aren't compatible with prior games we don't need the GTS. The sequel to this game will need GTS, but not this one.

Now, if you just don't want to have to deal with trying and succeeding in catching them all and the GTS was your way out, I can understand your frustrations. Personally I've never cared about catching them all, I just go after the ones I want to use and ignore the rest. Well that was until Let's Go because you could level up by catching haha.

But you still need someone else to trade, and that will be an issue.

What about gengar, machamp, rhyperior, accelgor, excavalier...? All of those pokemon evolve through trade, if you don't have anyone to trade with, you won't be able to get them. The GTS was the perfect answer for this, and it's gone now...



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Maybe they integrated it with Pokemon Home.



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Is it me, or the game seems more and more like it is being rushed a bit? It will probably review well enough and seel a tremendous amount, but maybe they should have released this one next year.



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hunter_alien said:
Is it me, or the game seems more and more like it is being rushed a bit? It will probably review well enough and seel a tremendous amount, but maybe they should have released this one next year.

Rushed seems to be an understatement. Considering they've been releasing pokemon games annually since Sun/Moon, and they have to suddenly make an HD game (alongside Let's Go and Town), without the chance of delay due to corporate mandate. Yeah, it's being pushed allright.



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Is this to say there is no way to trade Pokemon with people online? I would like to think that the lack of the string "GTS" appearing in game code is not enough evidence to warrant such a claim, but maybe people have done their research. What if there is a new way to network with people in game?

They used to have a way to connect online even when you were just playing the game (not trading), and by doing so you would get virtual Pokemon to roam around and give treats and stuff on the bottom screen. I liked this. Also, you could sync your achievements to the Pokemon Global website, or whatever it was called.

I still find it hard to believe that there wouldn't be a way to trade Pokemon over the net, but I really hope they have a good way to battle others. I never got into it myself, but I always liked the idea of being able to get into it if I so desired. Just because I don't use a feature doesn't mean I'm not glad it's there :P



Im pretty sure Pokemon Home is going to replace GTS.



Is this the system where you blind trade? Like I can give someone a level 1 Pidgey and get a Mewtwo in return?



think-man said:
Is this the system where you blind trade? Like I can give someone a level 1 Pidgey and get a Mewtwo in return?

Yes. Got my first celebi that way.