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You know what? I like growing berries for my pokemon. Which is strange because I don't usually like farming simulators. But it's nice to be able to save the pokemoney on antidotes and status-removers by spending a little time gardening. They work just as good, plus my pokemon seem to like them.

But that got me thinking. I mostly use berries to heal status effects. And I mostly use MooMooMilks and Lava Cookies to heal my pokemon. I'm using home remedies instead of scientific medicine. ...Am I the Pokemon World's equivalent of a hippy?


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I quite liked growing berries too! I think the appeal for me was being able to create more items for free, so I would usually focus on planting berries I had the least of.
Also, a hippie in the Pokemon world is an interesting concept! We have the trainer type equivalent of goths with Hex Maniacs specialising in ghost and dark Pokemon, so a trainer type equivalent of hippies could specialise in grass Pokemon.



I always like growing things in games. Not full on dedicated farm simulators, mind, but, easy processes where I can mostly just abandon it and come back after a while to get whatever comes from it.
Wurm farming is quite enjoyable, though when you get big farm fields it's a tad rough.


Most berries in pokemon take a real-world 24 hours to grow. So it's pretty easy to just check on them once a day considering they're on a portable system.


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I wonder if humans evolved to like farming-type activities.  Our species was agrarian for a long enough time for evolution to happen, and the consequences for failing to farm successfully were severe enough to weed out humans who didn't farm well.


Real farming suuuuuuucks thought. Very tedious and boring.


>Very tedious and boring.
Isn't it the same for farming games? And don't lots of people enjoy gardening in their backyard?


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I only heal at pokemon centers because I'm a drain on the system.


Depends on the game.


Yes, which is why I don't like farming games either. And some people do farm in their own gardens, but that's usually because they find the work rewarding.

Pokemon Centers are free. Pokemon society has universal free health care.


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I'm the same, by virtue of being too much a cheapskate and also too paranoid to use my items.
It's like grenades in Halo. Always save them until the end of the level you need them.


Money isn't exactly hard to come by in Pokemon games. It's nearly impossible not to end the game a gazillionaire. Especially if you grow your own antidotes like I do.


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Doesn't stop me from being a money pincher.


Super Repels are more cost effective than Max Repels. Super repels cost 500 and repel wild pokemon for 200 steps. 2.5 pokemoney per step. Max repels cost 700, and repel pokemon for 250. 2.8 pokemoney per step.

Also, Full Heals cost 600, while Lava Cookies only cost 200 and work identically. Or you could grow some Lum Berries, which are free, but take 48 hours to fruit.

One thing I do like about Pokemon is that you can sell almost anything you find back to the Pokemart if you need cash.


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Well someone has to pay for them, it just isn't me.  And since they don't cost me anything, I only heal there rather than spend my enormous amount of cash.


No, no one has to pay for them. They are free to all Pokemon Trainers, not just you.

And what about when you're traveling between towns, or when you're in the middle of a battle? You still need pokemon medicine for those times.


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If it's a government lot, then, obviously, it's paid for by taxes.
If it's a charity, then most likely it'd be paid for by donors, though. But, since they never ask you to donate, I doubt that.


In Places like Unova and Kalos, the Poke-Mart is inside the Pokemon Center, so it is probably funded through sales.

In other places, they are probably run by the Pokémon Association, the governing body of the Pokemon League and Gyms.


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And in either case, I am putting no money into the system.  I am only utilizing their free services while hoarding wealth.

>And what about when you're traveling between towns, or when you're in the middle of a battle? You still need pokemon medicine for those times.

I don't use items in combat, it feels like I'm cheating if I do that.  In the wilderness I just rough it out, things usually aren't too challenging.


There's really no reason to do that. Money is for spending, after all. What good is a pile of money in and of itself if not to exchange for things?


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Well at that point I have to admit defeat, there isn't a point to it at all.  I'm not really sure what there even is to spend money on in games anymore.  I remember I bought clothes for myself in X/Y.  But like I said, I don't really use healing items, or feel any reason to start using healing items.  Beyond that there's...TMs, maybe?


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To have a pile of wealth, obviously.


Money in and of itself is useless. You're supposed to exchange money for other things.


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You'll never put together a quality hoard with an attitude like that!


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Nothing wrong with being a hippy


it only works in pokemon where home remedies are just as effective as modern medicine. Which makes me wonder why anyone buys pokemon medicine in the first place.


To be fair, a lot of home remedies do work pretty well.


Maybe for a cold. Not so much for a bullet wound.


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I dunno, physical damage isn't really that complex, depending largely on what it hits.
It's not like the doc gives you some fancy pill that stiches things up instantly.


If I get shot, I'm going to a doctor. With modern antiseptics and pain killers and sterile tools. If someone tried to rub some home-made wheat grass on the wound, I'd... protest loudly because I've been shot and probably couldn't fight them off.


Sure, but, it isn't like what they're using is that fancy. It's mostly just the painkiller that makes the big difference. Otherwise, it's string and tools and a bit of cloth.


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Maybe my pokemon are mad at me. It's like, they just took a fireball to the face. Fur singed, 2nd and 3rd degree burns on their body and I'm like "Here, eat this blue berry."


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Aloe vera works wonders on burns, so, assuming the blue berry works that way, hey, you never know!


I never considered the berry might be applied topically. Nothing says they eat it. But the fact that pokemon can use berries of their own accord seems to suggest it's taken orally.

The strangest one is the berry that can un-freeze a pokemon. Like, how does that work?


>The strangest one is the berry that can un-freeze a pokemon. Like, how does that work?
How does a glaceon unfreeze w/o a berry?


Glaceon resists ice type attacks, so its doesnt freeze often.


I thought a.glaxeon could control its body temperature at will?


It can, but can't unfreeze itself. Chalk it up to ludo-narrative disonance.


Or maybe the enthalpy of fusion?


the what now?


I like farming simulators


But they're so boring.


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Let the guy named Wheat farm his wheat.


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Are we talking Star dew valley type simulation?

Or like you can drive a tractor around farming simulators?

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