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Zeffy
April 25th, 2011, 08:57 PM
Have you ever had a moment where you want to stop Pokemon? Anything Pokemon, like collecting and/or playing the Pokemon TCG or playing a Pokemon game or watching the anime or reading the manga? Have you successfully made yourself stop? If yes, will you give Pokemon another chance?

I've had times when I wanted to quit the game, but I just can't get away from Pokemon. It always calls me back. I've managed to completely stop playing the TCG and watching the anime though, but when it comes to the games I'm a complete nutter. I don't think I'd give the anime and TCG another chance. They've already disappointed me lots of times, I'm not going to make it happen again. And I'm not one who likes to read manga, so the I haven't read the Pokemon manga yet.

MegaSlowBro.
April 25th, 2011, 09:06 PM
I've wanted to quit the game a few times, but I'm always looking forward to the next release and see if it sparks my interest.

I'm still playing. :D

The anime and TCG slowly lost me when I realized it was the going to be the same thing over and over. I stopped watching around the time Ash arrived in Johto. :P I'm probably not going to look at the new episodes, but the TCG seems to be calling me back this year. I might check it out with a friend and see if I get into it. >.<

jigglyppuff8
April 25th, 2011, 09:06 PM
Pokemon Platinum's release. The vast improvement of the overall game plus all the MAJOR tweaks to the metagame made it really hard to be competitive with just Pearl. Plus, I was already taxed from the enormous amount of effort to breed for good Pokes in Pearl. I just stopped after losing, having my efforts go to waste, and falling way behind the curve.

Then HG/SS came out with its miracle Power Item breeding method and all was well in the world. Then Black and White came out with infinite TMs and yeah.

Drew
April 25th, 2011, 09:16 PM
I did.. >_> For a couple of years, when Johto was popular.

I became uninterested in the anime, until the whole 'Master Quest' bit which was.. the end of Johto, basically, so.. xD; I also never beat Silver or Crystal, when I owned both. They just set there. So I was really out of the Pokemon loop for two or three years (aside from seeing the movies), until R/S/E and Advanced Generation released.

I guess that wasn't really me rage-quitting, as this thread title implies, but I still lost a ton of interest.


Since then, I've loved Pokemon, and most of the time I think about how I want to stick with it, rather than wanting to quit.

Chillout
April 25th, 2011, 09:19 PM
After Pokemon Crystals Release and before Ruby ans Sapphire i had kind of given up I had finished Crystal so many times. I thought i was done than one day my aunt came to visit with a pokemon Ruby she won at some party and my cousins both already had a ruby and a sapphire so she gave it to me, and i never looked back. My pokemon love was reborn.

countryemo
April 25th, 2011, 09:46 PM
I pretty much quit the games, i still get them and all that. I just cant really seem to play video games, even Pokemon.
I quit the TCG, or I should. I dont always buy them, and they just pretty much sit there. so its a bit of waste of money. espc since I dont always get money /needs a job
I still love the anime, from start to now. I sorta stopped during johto and sinnoh, but now i watch those episodes.

King Gumball
April 25th, 2011, 09:49 PM
I got bored of pokemon and stopped playing for a while, but the adoptable site got me back into the pokemon games i like the site more than the games . I guess the only thing that turns me away from pokemon is when I finish the game and get bored of it. I dont have much time to watch the Anime, but the Anime gives me motivation to play sometimes as well.

Zeffy
April 25th, 2011, 11:25 PM
I guess that wasn't really me rage-quitting, as this thread title implies, but I still lost a ton of interest.
I ragequitted on the TCG tbh. It made me so furious that I never even got a hold of one card ever since.

Sabrewulf238
April 26th, 2011, 01:00 AM
I've never felt like quitting pokemon...

Now one game I do go back and forth on is the Sims 3. It has lot's of bugs so it drives me mad I want to quit forever but I always end up coming back. :/

Rionix
April 26th, 2011, 01:14 AM
I always quit pokemon. In fact, I quit playing it almost every other day from the time I played it. Its because I need to practice and sharpen my drawing skills so I need to stop gaming for awhile, then BACK AGAIN !!! XD

Nutella
April 26th, 2011, 01:55 AM
Games: I get frustrated and turn it off, but I come crawling back an hour or so later, haha...

Manga: I didn't really give it a chance, to be honest. I've read bits and pieces of the various generations, but you could say I quit anyway because I didn't stick around. I thought I'd like it more because of the maturer themes, but still, only the games keep me hooked.

Anime: I gave up on it for years since the middle of Johto (or the end, can't remember). I'm watching Best Wishes on and off, only because of Dent, and the fact that I really like the Unova Pokemon. Very sad, I know. The Iris focus has made me want to quit a few times.

PlatinumDude
April 26th, 2011, 02:39 AM
I don't ever want to quit Pokemon, but there are times in the games when I want to quit, like losing against the Battle *insert facility here* too many times in a row.

Dark Piplup
April 26th, 2011, 01:19 PM
Well not really Pokemon in general but maybe a certain game. Like I just can't train my team to be strong enough. Then I may feel like quitting the game but not Pokemon in general.

Toshiro.
April 26th, 2011, 01:19 PM
I lost interest in the Pokemon franchise when R/S/E came out, mainly because I really didn't like them. I also stopped watching the R/S/E based anime, it was so bad in my opinion.

I started up again though with D/P/P, I enjoyed them. Still don't watch the anime though.

shengar
April 27th, 2011, 08:06 AM
I'm kinda went to hiatus after my Firered and Leafgreen data suddenly lost. Then somehow in middle of 2007, I'm started playing pokemon again and still continue up to this day.

Mr Cat Dog
April 27th, 2011, 11:18 AM
Had a massive hiatus from the games of about 5-6 years. After Sapphire, I didn't play one until SoulSilver, and even then it was a good couple of months after it came out that I even considered playing it. Maybe it was just teenage hormones or something similar, but at that time, I didn't think about Pokemon or playing the games or anything like that.

The only other Poke-related stuff I took part in was watching the anime, but I forgot about that a year into watching it... so I must have been about 11/12. Even more time ago!

Boomburst
April 27th, 2011, 11:54 AM
I left the series for about a year after loosing my copy of Pokemon Pearl. Getting Platinum was what brought me back to the series.

luf100
April 27th, 2011, 01:23 PM
Lol I don't know if this even counts, but I loved Pokemon when I was little (really only watched the anime though) and then I just sort of grew out of it for a few years, I think I stopped watching the anime during Master Quest, or even a bit before. Then I bought Ruby (my first Pokemon game) and FireRed a few years later, and after beating those I didn't have anything to do with Pokemon for a long, long, long time.

Then I heard about D/P/Pl and decided to buy Platinum, and then I found the first episode of Pokemon on YouTube and watched it and just sort of never stopped watching the anime online. It took me like a year and a half to catch up with the anime, lmao.

So now, like, over 10 years after my initial Pokemon obsession, I'm completely back into the fandom. I play the games and watch the anime online (no TCG or manga though, but I never played/read those) and keep up with it.

I've never really RAGE!quit though, although it has come to where I would put one of the games away for months without playing it just because I couldn't get past a certain point or something.

Zayin
April 27th, 2011, 01:40 PM
Nope, never... In fact, I've always been playing the games actively when they came out. However, I'm not a big Pokefan all the time. It comes and go, so I never officially quit.

Aafi
April 27th, 2011, 04:52 PM
I've never reached the point where I was like, "OKAY. I'M GOING TO QUIT PLAYING. THIS IS ENOUGH." or anything. xD; However, a lot of times I drifted away from Pokemon, mostly because I was bored with it. After a new release, I always came back. c;

NamelessGuy
April 27th, 2011, 05:27 PM
It's always been an on and off relationship for me. This time, however, I think I'll stay interested for a while.

Cooker
April 27th, 2011, 05:29 PM
Yeah that happens to me like every other year lol. But it also happened with the manga...I loved up through the Yellow series, but then G/S got so...boring that I've just given up on reading it all. Except I still check up on the B/W ones.

2Cool4Mewtwo
April 27th, 2011, 05:31 PM
In 2005 I actually did quit because the games were boring and watching animes didn't help either (anime I did quit watching regularly on a permanent basis, but I watched BW episode couple days ago), but with the emergence of HGSS I started playing pokemon games and I don't feel like stopping :)

The Noob Hacker
April 27th, 2011, 07:09 PM
I didn't really want to quit, but I faded out from about the time of D/P to a couple months after HG/SS came out. I ended up buying HG because I only had my DS on me, no new games, and was bored out of my mind.

Chiar
April 28th, 2011, 05:41 AM
Never. Since I heard about Pokemon, I never tried to stop liking the games.
Nothing like that came to my mind, as I'm really addicted to it. ^_^;

Shut Up Tyranitar
April 28th, 2011, 06:12 AM
I quit liking it in High School, simply because everyone who so damn close minded that you would be treated as the weird kid with no friends if you liked Pokemon or Yu-Gi-Oh. I eventually got back into the games and played it on the quiet, everyone still thinks I quit it awhile ago and taunts me about it though.

Poke-geek
April 28th, 2011, 06:52 AM
I still play Pokemon yellow up to the moment... And Im still feeling Thrilled and excited.

Seeds Horizon
April 28th, 2011, 07:21 AM
Have you ever had a moment where you want to stop Pokemon? Anything Pokemon, like collecting and/or playing the Pokemon TCG or playing a Pokemon game or watching the anime or reading the manga? Have you successfully made yourself stop? If yes, will you give Pokemon another chance?

I've had times when I wanted to quit the game, but I just can't get away from Pokemon. It always calls me back. I've managed to completely stop playing the TCG and watching the anime though, but when it comes to the games I'm a complete nutter. I don't think I'd give the anime and TCG another chance. They've already disappointed me lots of times, I'm not going to make it happen again. And I'm not one who likes to read manga, so the I haven't read the Pokemon manga yet.


Ive long since quit the TCG, the rules just didnt make sense to me. I also have quit the anime since around the middle of the Hoenn region, then watched it every now and again, and then stopped altogether. With the outcoming of the Unova region anime though, thinking about watching all 500 or so episodes and see how long it takes me ^_^. I had quit the games around the time D/P came out, since I thought that it sucked...Yet picked it up again not soon after...Then quit again. Now ive come back with B/W and just bought SS yesterday XD.

Ninjutsu95
April 28th, 2011, 07:36 AM
i like to read manga, and watch the originals not the crappy new ones. And im like you. (i guess), one month i am like, naw- i am growing out of pokemon. then the next 11 months, i am like I NEED POKEMON! GIMME GIMME GIMME!
rinse and repeat a couple of times.

Haowakeorden
April 29th, 2011, 07:21 PM
When I found that Generation III was only for Game Boy Advance (my parents wouldn't let me get one), and that they didn't have any compatibility with my Generation I and II games, I simply dropped Pokémon right there. It was late 2002, I believe, and as I'm writing this I'm surprised how early I actually used Pokémon fan sites to get information on Pokémon games before they're even released in Japan.

I had already stopped watching the anime and I hadn't even bought any TCG cards for years, so after that it seemed like Pokémon was out of my life forever... until I got back into it in the summer of 2006. But that's another thread.

imevil
April 29th, 2011, 07:45 PM
i still play and watch the animie, but the tcg is easilly ignored by me. Not really appealing to me.

BenjiTheKid
April 29th, 2011, 08:17 PM
I quit Pokemon for a really long time, actually. After playing R/S, I just started to lose interest. It's not that I *wanted* to quit, per se... but I wasn't a big fan of Hoenn and decided that from there, it probably wouldn't get better. I was wrong, of course, but I didn't know back then. I... I don't even know why I started playing again. To give me something to do, I guess. I started again with Platinum and Emerald and my collection has grown since.

ETA: I've quit the TCG on and off, too. I now collect them (have a hidden stash in my desk drawer) but I don't really play the card game or anything. I just mostly collect them for looks.

solarowl
April 30th, 2011, 01:09 AM
I've stopped the TCG. I got WAAAY bored of that. Anime got really stupid as well. But I can NEVER quit the Video Games. I just LOVE them. Though there are times when I don't play for a while, but that's usually because of School.

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
April 30th, 2011, 12:01 PM
I gave up the anime halfway through Johto, as I was getting more and more annoyed at the sheer stupidity of the main characters.

I almost gave up on B/W after seeing the female trainer's design, but after hearing more about the games, I finally (like a week before they came out) to bite the bullet and buy them.

hyperblast81
April 30th, 2011, 12:05 PM
I quit before.. for like 7 or 8 months. Then a friend and I were bored and we decided to pick it back up and try the franchise again. (This was a few weeks after HG/SS's release)

Unknown#
April 30th, 2011, 12:10 PM
I stopped watching the anime after Johto, never gave the tcg (or any type of trading card game) a chance, and though I've always like the games sometimes I take long breaks from gaming. (Though those breaks have recently become rare)