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Why do they release paired versions? isnt one enough?

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i mean, really, it makes it so much harder to do certain stuff
(version-exclusive Pokemon, good example)

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To get more money off you.

Isn't it obvious?

If you want the non-cynical answer, it's to make more games in the same generation that give variations to game play so you have more choice as a customer.

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The reason there are version exclusives and such is to promote trading and playing with other Pokemon fans. Since one of the main themes of Pokemon is friendship, the different versions encourage the actual player base to seek out and make new friends.

Making more money was possibly a large part of it, too. :)

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if money was part of it, then we woudn't have trading and all that good stuff
you'd need to buy the game in order to get stuff like version-exclusives.