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Maple Leaf
May 8th, 2011, 12:12 PM
Just as the title says:
How long have you liked Pokémon for?
When did you find out about Pokémon?
Why did you initially like Pokémon, and why do you like it now?

EDIT: Regarding the second question, let's say that "How" and "When" are interchangeable.

Owl
May 8th, 2011, 04:23 PM
About 11 years I've been a fan of Pokemon :x
I found out about it from my older cousin, he was into it back then and he introduced me to it when I was around 5.
I liked it because....I don't really remember why I liked it, but I'm thankful I did! I like it now because it brings back good memories :D

Seeds Horizon
May 8th, 2011, 04:50 PM
How long have you liked Pokémon for? Lets see.. Add the one, carry the two...Divide by 7 squared...Since it began XD.
When did you find out about Pokémon? About the time of Yellow
Why did you initially like Pokémon, and why do you like it now? Because, it was my first video game..Ever. I still play it because I just love the feel of it, its so unique~

Zayin
May 8th, 2011, 05:18 PM
How long have you liked Pokémon for? I think I've been liking it for 12 years now.

When did you find out about Pokémon? When I received Pokemon Blue for Christmas, but also when the anime started the next Spring I believe.

Why did you initially like Pokémon, and why do you like it now? I liked it because it was so magical, interesting and fun for the kid I was. Now I watch the anime mostly for Team Rocket, but also because it's cute, and I play the games because they're fun.

Nelauk
May 8th, 2011, 06:31 PM
i believe i've liked pokemon since...2007, i think? which makes it...four years, i think. i've liked it since the fourth gen came out.
i knew what pokemon was before i even got into it. but i soon started liking it when we got these bookmarks in the school library.
initially i liked it because i thought it was cool. i still like it because of that.

god i feel so young among you people

Axeliira
May 8th, 2011, 06:47 PM
How long have you liked Pokémon for?
Wow... let's see... I've been a fan of it since I was 8 or 9 years old. I'm 20, so I've been a fan of it for 12 years.

When did you find out about Pokémon?
I guess the better question to ask is "how did I find out", because I don't really know the exact date of when I found out. xD Anyways, I found out about Pokemon by watching the first episode when it first debuted.
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Why did you initially like Pokémon, and why do you like it now?
I initially liked Pokemon mainly because of Misty. It shows that even girls can get into Pokemon as much as guys can. Plus, I was a huge fan of Pikachu back then.

Zeffy
May 8th, 2011, 08:45 PM
I experienced Pokemon for about 12 years now, but I only liked it when Gen III came out. So I've been liking Pokemon for 8 years now. :)

TheGr8
May 8th, 2011, 09:01 PM
How long have you liked Pokémon for?
Hmm, I watched the first episode aired in the US, so you can say from the start :)

When did you find out about Pokémon?
I saw the episode, collected cards, played the games. I was addicted

Why did you initially like Pokémon, and why do you like it now?
I liked them, because everyone was playing, and I still like the show, and mainly the games. I dropped from the TCG a long time ago. I still like it because I shiny hunt and play competitively which is fun to me.

Kirbychu
May 8th, 2011, 09:35 PM
How long have you liked Pokémon for?
I dunno, like 12 or 13 years?

When did you find out about Pokémon?
I remember sitting on my parent's bed doing something when suddenly a commercial advertising the upcoming phenomenon came on. I thought it looked pretty weird at first, but once I saw one of my older sisters watching the episodes I was hooked.

Why did you initially like Pokémon, and why do you like it now?
Isn't it obvious?Who doesn't love mutant animals running around blowing stuff up with lasers? I've always loved animals and adventure and luckily for me, Pokemon has just that.

Lie Ren
May 8th, 2011, 09:49 PM
How long have you liked Pokémon for? 13 years. :D

When did you find out about Pokémon? It was shortly before the anime released in the USA. My best friend back then was Japanese, and her family has some imported Pokemon VHS tapes. I enjoyed the idea of them, even if I didn't know what was happening. xD;

Why did you initially like Pokémon, and why do you like it now? Yulie and her sisters had a Pokemon coloring book with the original 150 in it, and I saw the page with Ninetales. I loved the design of that Pokemon, and it's kinda what made me interested in all the rest of them. Initially, I just liked some of the Pokemon, and found the game / anime story interesting. Back then, I didn't care much for the human characters.

PlatinumDude
May 9th, 2011, 01:12 AM
How long have you liked Pokémon for?: Around 10+ years
When did you find out about Pokémon?: I found out the games came before the anime and TCG.
Why did you initially like Pokémon, and why do you like it now?: I liked it for the TCG and anime at first, but now I like it because of the games. I still watch the show, though

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
May 11th, 2011, 07:56 AM
I've been a fan for 12 or 13 years now. I first discovered in via Nintendo Power magazine and their big promotion of Red and Blue leading up to the games' release. I was intrigued by the gameplay style, as it was the first RPG game I had really seen, and the concept of controlling my own creatures to gain the fear and respect of the masses really interested me.

Timbjerr
May 12th, 2011, 06:33 PM
- Since shortly after Red/Blue's release in 1998, so twelve years now? XD
- I saw an ad for Red/Blue's release in a magazine when I was 11 and I pestered my dad into buying it. He bought Red for my brother's birthday that October and I got Blue that Christmas.
- Even though I expected it to be a platformer like every video game I had played up until that point, I was drawn into it because of the adventure aspects of it. I'm still in the fandom because it's an adventure RPG and I like adventure RPGs, and I'm also in it because of the battle system. XD

Eпvy
May 12th, 2011, 08:17 PM
How long have you liked Pokémon for?
Late summer of 1999. So it's been almost 12 years.

When did you find out about Pokémon?
I found out about it around that same time. Funny thing was it was on a camping trip that my parents dragged me out to. There was a kid there that had already gotten into the Pokemon craze, and I decided that I should give the games a try as well. (Even though I had no idea what they were. I thought they were side-scrolling platformers and was shocked when I got Red and it wasn't like that, but it was way more fun than the platformers I had on the GB, so it didn't matter. lol)

However, seeing how long ago that was I don't really remember whether I experienced the anime or the games first.

...I can't believe how long ago that was. 12 years... My gosh... I feel old. It's more of a vague memory in my head now...

Why did you initially like Pokémon, and why do you like it now?
Why? Good question. I believe what really got me into it was the game, Pokemon Red. It was the first time I really got addicted to an Gameboy game. I liked and watched the anime as well, but I remember it really being the game.

I like it now due to the games still being good.

Osha_say_wott?!
May 13th, 2011, 02:59 AM
I've liked Pokémon since Red and Blue debuted. So.. nearly 13 years. I found out about it right before the games came out in September 1998. I saw the commercials for them and for some reason was drawn to the game. I didn't even know what kinda a game it was. xD Whether it was a fighting fame, a platform, action, racing, etc. All I knew there were a lot of these little monsters in the game with the slogan; Gotta Catch 'Em All. I guess I initially liked Pokémon because I was so intrigued with all the different and colorful Pokémons. I still like it now because of how fun it is to play. How fun it is capturing these monsters and leveling them up so you can battle with other Pokémons.^^

miju-kun
May 13th, 2011, 05:27 AM
How long have you liked Pokémon for?
2 years D:
When did you find out about Pokémon?
Actually, I watched Pokémon somewhere around 2005 or something but I didn't become a fan until 2 years ago. Shame xDDD
Why did you initially like Pokémon, and why do you like it now?
It's awesome. xDDD

daf
May 13th, 2011, 07:27 AM
On and off for 12, going on 13 years. I was 8 at the time, and my favorite show was 101 Dalmatians...which 4Kids replaced with Pokemon (jerks). I hated it on principle alone for about 3 months and refused to watch it because it looked dumb. Then I got sick for a few days and had nothing better to do, so I watched several episodes and became hooked.

The cards and related merchandise were banned in my school district, so I didn't get into it obsessively until the following Christmas when my parents bought me the super-special Pokemon Yellow GameBoy and game. Shortly after RES came out, I stopped playing, and didn't really pick it up again until SS, despite having owned Ruby, Diamond, and Platinum.

Darkrai::.
May 13th, 2011, 09:49 AM
5 years, 35% of my life lol

I found out 5 years ago when my elder cousins began playing it, i started off with yellow, and then without playing much, bought Gold. and again, without spending another 3 months, bought Emerald. 3 years later, bought platinum. spent another 2 years playing that, and tomorrow im getting pokemon black ^.^

I dunno, i just like it lol

Calamity
May 13th, 2011, 09:57 AM
10 coming on 11 years I think. Long time now I think about it lol. I can't remember exactly how I got into it, I think I got a poster with all 151 pokemon on it and it just. Grew on me. 0_0 I also can't remember what made me love it so much, maybe the fact that I had all these awesome new creatures to look up which made real life animals look boring haha.

Ferny
May 15th, 2011, 05:47 AM
I've liked it as long as I can remember... I'm thinking since I was about 4, which would make me a fan for twelve years. c:
I think I found it by just randomly finding the anime on TV one day.
I remember initially liking it because I thought Charmander was adorable. xD I still like it because of the Pokémon themselves, and just... well, everything! The plot, the concept, everything.

SuperSaiyanII
May 15th, 2011, 06:03 AM
I think it's been about 11-12 years now because I remember getting Red around the time it first came out but it might have actually been a year later after I watched the anime for the first time.

adventure
May 15th, 2011, 09:40 AM
How long have you liked Pokémon for?
Probably... 12 years now :3

When did you find out about Pokémon?
In third grade, when everybody ran around with the TCG, even the girls. We wanted to have the most shiny and cute pokémon cards and couldn't care less about Trainer cards and Energy ^^' Then I started playing the TCG and realized I needed those as well.

Why did you initially like Pokémon, and why do you like it now?
Because the TCG was appealing. Nowadays I like pokémon as a concept (and because they're fun to roleplay with!). I've yet to see such an imaginative and addicting world, with a more fun and great fanbase. I admit though, if it wasn't for PokéCommunity, I wouldn't care much about pokémon anymore.

BattleBeard
May 15th, 2011, 10:06 AM
How long have you liked Pokémon for?
For...well, ever since I was a baby. 13 years then.

When did you find out about Pokémon?
I always watched the anime as a 2 year old, but, parents then got my Pokemon edition N64 (I still play it) with Pokemon Stadium! The love was fueled even more after I played Pokemon Red on a gameboy when I was 8 years old, the landowner's tomboy daughter of our rented house let me play it. I also played my first Zelda game on it.

Why did you initially like Pokémon, and why do you like it now?

The anime (which I ironically don't like now, past Advanced Battle), but the games are all great.

Hikamaru
May 15th, 2011, 03:01 PM
I have loved Pokemon since the whole franchise begun. I was only 3 or 4 at the time Pokemon made its debut and my fave Pokemon back then was Pikachu. I even had a keyring and plush toy of the little guy. I got more loved into Pokemon when Generation II came out, cuter Pokemon there.

And eventually when Generation III came, I played my first Pokemon game (Ruby) and I became Champion on that game and had a massive collection. I eventually also played Sapphire & Emerald.

In 2008, the second year of Generation IV (3rd year of Gen IV in Japan) my brother got Diamond and played it with me, and soon eventually I started my own Sinnoh journey when I got Pearl. Then the following year, I played Platinum. And then in 2010, my brother (antho007911) got HeartGold and chose Totodile as his starter. Then, I got SoulSilver and chose Cyndaquil. Now I'm Champion in SS and currently I have collected 403 Pokemon in the National Dex!

When my birthday in October comes around, antho007911 will play White and I will be playing Black, eventually. I wonder if my Unova journey will be just as good as Johto, Kanto, Hoenn and Sinnoh. I'm going to choose Oshawott as my Black starter cos it's so adorable!

Anime-wise the first episode I watched was EP001: Pokemon I Choose You! and I have been watching the anime since then. I still remember that moment when Ash received his Pikachu.

BlueShadow V 2.0
May 15th, 2011, 04:03 PM
How long have you liked Pokémon for? For About 13-14 years
When did you find out about Pokémon? When I was 5 or 6 years old. I just randomly started watching the anime
Why did you initially like Pokémon, and why do you like it now? I just loved the plot. It was fresh and original at that time. Now, I like it because of all the different pokemons they create every gen.

Toshiro.
May 16th, 2011, 01:24 PM
Since the days of Red/Blue.

I first stumbled upon pokemon when watching tv. The anime was on, (squirtile squad episode :3), and that got me to buy the game.

XtinaIsMeLuvinWWE
May 17th, 2011, 10:55 AM
How long have you liked Pokémon for? Since it began really :)
When did you find out about Pokémon? The anime, the trading card game, people talking about it in school, the games etc lol :)
Why did you initially like Pokémon, and why do you like it now? It was something completely different and unlike anything out there - I still feel the same attachment towards pokémon now that I did then :)