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Spike Razzor
November 30th, 2003, 12:02 AM
Remember old school Pokemon? When it just came on T.V., and when R/B came out *sniffle*. I remeber kicking everyones arse on my Blue version, and running home everyday to watch it on T.V.. I miss those days. Ash sounding like he just hit puberty (its true, his voice changed), Misty asking about her bike, Brock turning into a fool (he still does). Thats episode when Bulbasaur unleashed its untaped power and used Solar Beam, When Ash battled Lt.Surge, that episode with Scyther and Electabuzz. Thinking of this makes a tear come to my eye *sniffle*.

P.S. Remember in master quest, when Jessie found that Dratini. Its strange that in the Poke'Rap back in '98 there was a scene from that... Wierd...

Frostweaver
November 30th, 2003, 12:05 AM
Actually Pokerap took the picture of Dratini from the banned episode... that banned episode also explains how Ash caught the herd of Tauros too.

(It was banned because it has a deadly weapon that will kill all the kids and turn them into monsters. It is called... a GUN... So let's ban this episode of Pokemon because it has a gun, while we sell Vice City 3 openly to the public!)

I started my craze for Pokemon very late... so this old school time never existed for me ^_^;; (my first pkmn game: GSC, not RBY... that will tell you just how long it took me to fall in love with Pokemon)

Spike Razzor
November 30th, 2003, 12:13 AM
Actually Pokerap took the picture of Dratini from the banned episode... that banned episode also explains how Ash caught the herd of Tauros too.
Ah, I see. Never knew that.

(It was banned because it has a deadly weapon that will kill all the kids and turn them into monsters. It-27s called... a#GUN... So let's ban this episode of Pokemon because it has a gun, while we sell Vice City 3 openly to the public!)
Thats just wrong, alot of shows have guns and noone give. The Bugs Bunny show, Simpsons, Family Guy ect. Why pick on Pokemon? How did he get all those Taurso?

I started my craze for Pokemon very late... so this old school time never existed for me ^_^;; (my first pkmn game: GSC, not RBY... that will tell you just how long it took me to fall in love with Pokemon)
You missed out on alot man. =\

igtica
November 30th, 2003, 03:03 AM
lol yeah it was because not of one gun...but *gasp* more than one. lol Team rocket for you. thinking of banned pokemon eps. *shudders at thought of james in swim wear*Anyways.

What do u mean the old days. This is why it becomes so hard to love pokemon. Just because others around u don't like it so much doesn't mean thats the end. Of course it makes it that much harder to get hold of pokemon merchandise, but take it as a challenge. I still get back from 6th form in time to see pokemon. Sure during the week its an old ep, but it revs ya up for a sparkly new one on Sunday. I still watch pokemon as 'religiously' as when i first saw it. For me it was the eps, not the game, and i was b4 the fad. I remember my first episode of october 98. lol lead me to buy pokemon red :) lol i remember going on holiday to florida a year later (oct 99) and going to a toy store and seeing a lil pokemon bit. It had only a couple of beanies, board games and cards, but i was so jealous. I got my first pokemon toy, a pikachu beanie from there. lol i was so excited when later i found the first pokemon toy in my local supermarket. lol of course i brought it. my lil eevee and flareon figures. I knew the fad would happen and wanted it to, so i could finally talk to people about this thing i loved so much. kinda went wrong when peeps kept telling me they were better than me. Only because it was normally peeps who didn't know the basics like pikachu's pokedex number or bulbasaurs evoultion.

But it was fun to actually be understood. Though i'll never stop being known as a pokefreak around here. I'm glad to keep it up. It's just now over the years i've collected more items and done so much. I just wish that people still had the understanding they used to. So many missed out on new pokemon, even better games, even better eps, even better movies. But hey i guess it's their loss. ;)

Sayuri no Hoshi
November 30th, 2003, 06:00 AM
Remember old school Pokemon? When it just came on T.V., and when R/B came out *sniffle*. I remeber kicking everyones arse on my Blue version, and running home everyday to watch it on T.V.. I miss those days. Ash sounding like he just hit puberty (its true, his voice changed), Misty asking about her bike, Brock turning into a fool (he still does). Thats episode when Bulbasaur unleashed its untaped power and used Solar Beam, When Ash battled Lt.Surge, that episode with Scyther and Electabuzz. Thinking of this makes a tear come to my eye *sniffle*.

P.S. Remember in master quest, when Jessie found that Dratini. Its strange that in the Poke'Rap back in '98 there was a scene from that... Wierd...

Ah, the memories of Indigo. Luckily Cartoon Network still shows the repeats of that season. I miss those days, too, where everyday I'd just HAVE to watch the episode and I remember getting so mad that I missed it because I had a dentist appointment that afternoon...^^;; Heck, I almost cried, lol. I was even more obsessed with it than I kinda am now. I mean, it was just so much more fun back then. My cousin used to help me on the Red/Blue/Yellow versions with me when he would come over and show me his huge binder full of all of his Pokemon cards. It's so...so...*sniffle*...SAD!!!! ;_;

Timbjerr
November 30th, 2003, 07:00 AM
ahh...the good ol' days. back before the annoying things of Ru/Sa and the awesome things of GS came out...Ash was in Kanto and the TCG only had three total sets XD

I actually don't remember much from those days except the bad stuff that drove me away from pokmon for a short while...like when the thugs at my school stole my TCG cards and when they tried to steal my Game Boy so they can steal my Blue Game with 149 pokmon...*shakes fist at the thugs from my middle school...who are probably still in middle school*

punkie90
November 30th, 2003, 07:19 AM
Yes. I miss those days. Becaue every one liked pokemon back then and you and all of your friends could talk about it together! Niw days I don't tell my frineds about it. Because it would ebarress me! But I had yelllow version first! i was so excited when i got it on christmas! I must of played it non stopfor like 10 hours. Then I got more batteries and did the same thing! But I didn't know what i was doing! LOL! Then kids at my day care helped me with it! It was the best days of my whole life!

Kayleigh
November 30th, 2003, 12:31 PM
lol yeah it was because not of one gun...but *gasp* more than one. lol Team rocket for you. thinking of banned pokemon eps. *shudders at thought of james in swim wear*Anyways.

What do u mean the old days. This is why it becomes so hard to love pokemon. Just because others around u don't like it so much doesn't mean thats the end. Of course it makes it that much harder to get hold of pokemon merchandise, but take it as a challenge. I still get back from 6th form in time to see pokemon. Sure during the week its an old ep, but it revs ya up for a sparkly new one on Sunday. I still watch pokemon as 'religiously' as when i first saw it. For me it was the eps, not the game, and i was b4 the fad. I remember my first episode of october 98. lol lead me to buy pokemon red :) lol i remember going on holiday to florida a year later (oct 99) and going to a toy store and seeing a lil pokemon bit. It had only a couple of beanies, board games and cards, but i was so jealous. I got my first pokemon toy, a pikachu beanie from there. lol i was so excited when later i found the first pokemon toy in my local supermarket. lol of course i brought it. my lil eevee and flareon figures. I knew the fad would happen and wanted it to, so i could finally talk to people about this thing i loved so much. kinda went wrong when peeps kept telling me they were better than me. Only because it was normally peeps who didn't know the basics like pikachu's pokedex number or bulbasaurs evoultion.

But it was fun to actually be understood. Though i'll never stop being known as a pokefreak around here. I'm glad to keep it up. It's just now over the years i've collected more items and done so much. I just wish that people still had the understanding they used to. So many missed out on new pokemon, even better games, even better eps, even better movies. But hey i guess it's their loss. ;)
*cries* You understand! T-T Pokmon isn't what's getting worse; it's the people. So many worry about what others think, and as soon as someone stops liking it their friend thinks it's not cool anymore, and does the same. Sooo... it's like dominos, where one person just copies the other until no one likes it except for the true fans. Well, I won't worry about that, because I'll probably never stop liking it. XD There are still a ton of new things going on, so it keeps us loyal fans happy.

Geometric-sama
November 30th, 2003, 02:22 PM
I was a "latey" too, by the time I got into Pokmon all my friends hated it. It was so annoying. One of my best friends lent me her Gameboy and Red for 3 months so I could play (I don't have a Gameboy). But Pokstuff was never on sale, and Mum wouldn't let me get any. Dad gets me some whenever he goes to Japan, though.

AzureFlygon
December 1st, 2003, 01:08 PM
Geez, now that I think of it, I can even remember the first episode I ever saw. I was probably in fith grade or something, and it was the episode where they went on that boat... the S.S. Anne, I think. I was hooked from that moment on. Now I have such an extensive collection of cards its not even funny, and every single game.

Kairi
December 1st, 2003, 02:38 PM
I remember when they had Pokmon all over the news, and it's fans and haters. I believe most people believe its popularity reached its peak in 2000. Really, it made no difference to me. It was always fun, popular or not. Back when Rd and Blue came out, everyone came to me for Pokmon information. I was ten then too. It was fun, but even if that doesn't happen now the game are still deep with online play and magical on the Gameboy.

Fire Master
December 1st, 2003, 04:22 PM
All i remember of the old days was that i wanted the cards. Bad. I didn't have a gameboy them becuasei was 6. My mom got me the Basic set and was amazed! I got a Machoke that was holograpic and i was jumping all over the place. I thought it was ultra mega rare because it was shiney. Turns out that eveyone else hade it. :p

As for the games i got my first on in 2002. I also got a GBA then to. 0_o My mom though GBA where pecies of junk that i didn't need and it took her months of convincing that i could get one. Then i hade to save for it XDI got the Crstyal game. I wanted to get the red/blue versions. I thought that they where still in the stores. :p

As for the T.V show i also wached my first episode in 2002. I have been a fan science

Between the ages of 7-11 i wasn't to big on Pokemon. I knew it was out of there but i just wasn't that intered.....

Spike Razzor
December 1st, 2003, 07:35 PM
Remember how predictable Ash was? "Pikachu! Thunderbolt!". Oh wait, hes still is lololol!

Frostweaver
December 1st, 2003, 07:39 PM
nah... now there's one new move that he'll use occassionally... iron tail... o.o;; (well at least it's now as repetitive with thunderbolt now... plus when iron tail fails it's slightly funny)

shep
December 2nd, 2003, 08:47 PM
I was in eigth grade when pokemon was being previewed in JAPAN and fell in love with the idea, character design (though the sprites were pretty ugly)....I am still a fan and going stong.....a little pathetic but I just enjoy everything about it.....(im eighteen, in college), I love it so much im drawing up a comic book about my character

oh and I hate ash, he doesnt train pokemon like tauros, krabby/kingler, muk and they perform excellently...and pikachu is like some super pikachu that rareley loses. Also the many repeated "electric attack!" and "use a thunderbolt!"....

though i like the old days better than now....

shiny_jiggly
December 3rd, 2003, 02:16 AM
I was a "latey" too, by the time I got into Pokmon all my friends hated it. It was so annoying. One of my best friends lent me her Gameboy and Red for 3 months so I could play (I don't have a Gameboy). But Pokstuff was never on sale, and Mum wouldn't let me get any. Dad gets me some whenever he goes to Japan, though.
I almost was in this category when I became a fan of pokemon.

ChaoX
December 5th, 2003, 08:58 AM
Man those were the days. Every morning i would watch pokemon before i went to elementary school and i would write down what pokemon were in it(so i could remember). I forget how i started to collect the cards, i just know that my first pack was counterfit. The first episode i ever saw was i think the one where Ash's charmeleon evolves and it had Aerodactyl in it. This kid i knew had a gameboy and i was like why is that guy runing around and battling those things. I got the red version because i heard a rumor that the red version was easier. sigh

Porygon
December 10th, 2003, 11:02 AM
(It was banned because it has a deadly weapon that will kill all the kids and turn them into monsters. It is called... a GUN... So let's ban this episode of Pokemon because it has a gun, while we sell Vice City 3 openly to the public!)I agree that that's bull. Makes me wonder why they didn't ban R/B/Y; there was talk about Team Rocket killing Pokmon.

Sleek
December 10th, 2003, 11:39 AM
i was around for those days. they rocked. pokemon cards got banned from my school back then :). i remember, the only badge ash really deserves is the Lt. Surge one. my favorite set of episodes was the ss annes through giant island finishing at the port with the tentacruel. ahh yes. o yes, btw, those episodes you mentioned above (tauros, dratini) werent the only ones banned. there was an episode in japan that got banned in america, because it gave kids seizures. it was about a virus in a computer and ash and friends follow a porygon in to find it. oh, how i wish to see it....

*Downloads episode*
*Begins to move rapidly and froth at mouth*

Greed
December 21st, 2003, 12:00 PM
Ahh, yes.. Those good old days.. The first episode I ever saw was the one where Metapod evolved, then I started watching it ;_;

When I started to dream of a Pikachu, and wanting one BAD ^^;

Yes, I remember those days ^_^

*gets killed by pikachu*

Arore
December 21st, 2003, 12:03 PM
Oh man I ruled at Red! When I got it and Gold for Christmas three years ago, it was all I played! I must have played both about ten times each...seriously! I never got tired of it, either. In no time at all I learned all the secrets that work without Gameshark, like the Missingno. code and teh hidden items, like the Potion in the tree, and I had every single Pokemon as well, thanks to my brother's Blue version. *sigh* Ah, the good old days!

Nickalicious
June 7th, 2006, 06:32 AM
I think the problem that happened to pokemon was, they treat every episode like it was nothin. Not like the good ol' days where Gym Battles were actually exciting like the Brock gym battle and Lt. Surge. My favorite episode was where they were on the S.S. Anne and James got scammed into buying a magikarp. Ahhhh good times. But now all the episodes are is let's love are pokemon not battle. Let's not catch anymore pokemon let's see if they want to come with using there own free will, "well do ya buddy?" and instead of letting Ash win a tournament, disgarding the Orange Island, let's make him lose all the time so we can come up with a bunch of other crap pokemon. I'm Sorry the original 150, 151 if you count Mew, were the best pokemon ever.

The new episodes have takin everything I loved away from the old school pokemon, catching, training, and winning with pokemon. Will Misty ever get her bike back? Will someone ever have the same feelings for Brock that he has for them? Will Ash ever beat Gary and become a pokemon master? Will Ash ever evolve Pikachu? *I doubt it* But those are the things i watched the tv show for with anticipation hoping my questions will be answered.

But alas, I fear a good thing can't go on forever...and now all i have are my memories of the good times I had when I was younger playing the gameboy game trading cards etc..I was a diehard pokemon fan just like all other kids around the nation were and as much as it pains me to say this cuz it was such an impact in my childhood I think they need to let pokemon go down in glory and just stop continuing the series in America.

Sylphiel
June 7th, 2006, 06:34 AM
Please do not revive old threads. ^^; If you want to, just make a new thread based on this idea...but please don't post in threads that are over a month old.

*closed*