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mitchell_m
April 22nd, 2013, 09:22 AM
Hi everyone! My name's Mitchell (as evidenced by my username ;) ), and I've been an avid fan of Pokemon for over 10 years now. Strangely, I only actually found out about this forum today, and immediately jumped at the opportunity to join this community.

I started playing Pokemon when Ruby and Sapphire first came out, and have played every game up until Platinum (I eventually went back and played the very first games as well, just for that sense of completion). After that, I kinda fell off the track, and haven't properly played Pokemon for about two years now (society'll do that to you :\ ). However, by joining what seems to be a really great community of Pokemon fans, I hope that I'll be able to get back into stride and play a few of the newer games, too.

Have a good day everyone!

~Mitchell

Sheep
April 22nd, 2013, 10:21 AM
Hey Mitchell! :3 Welcome to PC, good to meet you!

Well, it's better late than never to join up, right? I'm just glad to finally see you here. :D You'll settle riiiight in - a lot of us have been Pokefans for a long time, myself included. Been around.. fourteen years now?! Gosh, time sure does fly. Looks like a lot of our members start with Ruby and Sapphire, too; they're amazing games to start with and some of my favorites. It's great that you went back and played some of the older games since, despite the dated graphics, they're still really great and addicting.

Indeed though, society does make some people fall out of wanting to play Pokemon, but a good chunk of them seem to come back to the franchise, which is amazing. After all, it's just too addicting to give up completely, right? You're going to love B/W and B/W2 - those games brought so many new things to the table and the moving sprites were really, really nice. There's also X and Y to look forward to so here's hoping you've already heard about those. If not, drop by Serebii or read through our X & Y board (http://www.pokecommunity.com/forumdisplay.php?f=256). Prepare to be impressed, hehe.

Outside the Pokemon games, do you have anything else you're interested in when it comes to Pokemon? How about other interests outside the series?

Enjoy your stay on PC and may you make many friends! I'm always around to talk if you'd like, so drop off a message anytime. See you around. <3;

Doppelgänger
April 22nd, 2013, 11:54 AM
Welcome to PC! Glad to see that your interest in Pokemon has been revived. PC is the best Pokemon forum around, so you made the right choice in signing up. I've been a fan since the days of Red and Blue. No shame in liking Pokemon! Enjoy your time here.

Cid
April 22nd, 2013, 09:13 PM
Hey there, Mitchell! It's quite strange to only recently come across a forum that immediately drew you in, but then again, the Internet is a huge enough place to hide those little gems, eh? I certainly hope you've been enchanted enough by what you've seen, and that you can find even more great things to see here at PC. :)

I'm actually a really old fan of the series too. :o It doesn't matter which game you start with, I think. The entire experience is there regardless; except for some you get a few extra perks like night and day (+ radios!) for Gold and Silver or Pokémon Contests and double battles for Ruby and Sapphire. To backtrack and play all the old games is exceptional though! I don't think I would have had the patience to do that had I not started with an early game like Yellow. XD But yeah, patience aside, the franchise does get a bit hard to consistently obsess over, so I can understand that much absence you've experienced. I certainly hope that you do get a chance to ignite a new flame of interest in it! X and Y look like good games to do that, too.

Thanks for wishing me a good day, by the way! Welcome to our forums, and I hope you continue to like your stay here for the days to come. <3

Hikamaru
April 22nd, 2013, 09:40 PM
Hello Mitchell, nice to meet ya!

Nice to see you joined PC, we are one of the best communities for Pokemon fans to interact and I'm sure you'll love it here, because we have so many topics to discuss, Pokemon or not. I've been a long-time Pokemon fan as well, although I started a bit late with the games (Ruby was my first game) I have enjoyed the Pokemon franchise a lot and I don't plan on leaving my first love behind. And yeah I started with Ruby & Sapphire just like you did!

However, I didn't play anything before 3rd Gen, but I did play all of 4th and 5th Gen. 5th Gen was my fave because I love the Unova region as a whole, and the awesome story of Black/White combined with the features in Black 2/White 2 made me hooked on those games for ages. Pokemon X & Y are coming out later this year, beginning the 6th Generation and while I'm sad my fave generation is ending, I hope that X & Y bring out even better Pokemon. I'm already a big fan of Chespin, Fennekin, Froakie and Sylveon so I guess the games will be awesome.

And thanks for saying good day to me as well, it's part of a common slang word said by Australians like myself. Have fun here and feel free to talk to me anytime, or ask a moderator if you need help!

- Hikari10