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I'm at the Great Marsh in my Platinum Nuzlocke, and I have a dilemma. If I were to go to the balcony and look out the binoculars and see a Pokémon, does that count as the Pokémon I have to catch for the Great Marsh? Because I sure would like to nail that Drapion…

I had that problem to so I decided that Safari Zones  like the Great Marsh don't count.

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No, because you have not encountered it in battle. You can look through the telescope all you want, but as soon as a battle occurs, that's your encounter to catch (making account for dupes/ shiny clause etc.).

You could get a new encounter every area as well, but that's up to you how you want to handle that.

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