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The Fly
September 2nd, 2005, 01:45 AM
The times have changed for me, and they have shown.

Seven years ago, Age 8: Pokemon just came out. I'm beginning to like it...

Five years ago, Age 10: Completely hooked. Can't afford the game, so I spend all my free time borrowing a friend's.

Three years ago, Age 12: Anime...meh, not so much now. Awaiting the new Pokemon games for GBA, I was very eager.

Two years ago, Age 13: Got R/S! I'm hooked, my gaming experience has reached its peak.

18 months ago, Age 14: R/S is beginning to bore me...the anime is pretty much shot now.

12 months ago, Age 14: Maybe FR/LG can rekindle my losing fire...because I don't like Pokemon that much anymore...

6 months ago, Age 15: I don't like Pokemon as nearly as much as I did before, but it's still stuck with me.

Now, age 15: I still have Pokemon as an occasional hobby, but it's not top priority anymore. Sometimes, it's bottom...guess that means I'm growing up...I do plan on getting XD though...maybe it'll rekindle my spirit...

Have you felt the way I do, like you're losing your love of Pokemon gradually, but surely?

Eon-Rider
September 2nd, 2005, 01:48 AM
I used to love it but ever since I lost my FR game, I havent. I lost it a few months ago.

jynx
September 2nd, 2005, 02:37 AM
I'm not as obssessed as when was in primary6.

And I guess obsession is not a good thing anyway

kohei
September 2nd, 2005, 02:59 AM
1996: Play it at cousins house "WOW! This game is great!"

1998: Get a Gameboy, the first game being Pokemon Green version.

1999: Actually pre-order Pokemon Silver while in Japan. Gets it a few months later, and becomes really happy.

2001: Pokemon becomes lame to most people, including me.

- Huge gap -

2004: Looks at a fansite dedicated to Gardevoir. Love for Pokemon ignites again.
Then, buys Emerald two weeks after it's release in Japan.

2005, now: I love Pokemon. I love Gardevoir.
Not much obsessed as in 1998, but still love it.


My obsession definetly died a few years ago, but it revived again XD

Wolf_Goddess
September 2nd, 2005, 05:13 PM
I don't have a timeline, but I'm not AS obsessed as I was when it just came out. (Woah, I was...six!)

But maybe its because where I live, admitting you like Pokemon/Anime/Manga pretty much makes you lose Social Status...

Rated R Superstar
September 2nd, 2005, 05:16 PM
The Anime needs to STOP following the game,stick to a story,and hopefully end it. The Games have also gotten reptitive. I'm tired of looking at new "Pre-evolutions" in the next 6 years,there will be 1,000 pokemon in total.

jynx
September 3rd, 2005, 05:36 AM
1996: Play it at cousins house "WOW! This game is great!"

1998: Get a Gameboy, the first game being Pokemon Green version.

1999: Actually pre-order Pokemon Silver while in Japan. Gets it a few months later, and becomes really happy.

2001: Pokemon becomes lame to most people, including me.

- Huge gap -

2004: Looks at a fansite dedicated to Gardevoir. Love for Pokemon ignites again.
Then, buys Emerald two weeks after it's release in Japan.

2005, now: I love Pokemon. I love Gardevoir.
Not much obsessed as in 1998, but still love it.


My obsession definetly died a few years ago, but it revived again XD
XD
A lot of older Pokemon fans like Pokemon again because of Gardevoir! :D

panghan7
September 3rd, 2005, 05:43 AM
Same here,i lost touch with pokemon from year 2003 and 2004...now 2005 a brand new year i love pokemon again but not as obbessed with pokemon when it was first released(the first gen pokemon ) XD

Kurono
September 3rd, 2005, 06:30 AM
Gah, nothing has changed in my obsession of pokemon, it goes on and off actually..and the only thing that changed is the Anime. I dont like it as much now that the old group(Ash, Misty, And Brock) evolved into subtracting Misty and adding two boring characters. But as I said my losing in "touch" with Pokemon is on and off, like house lights, except without the lights and the house...XD

QFred
September 3rd, 2005, 07:19 AM
I have ever loved Pokmon.

1999: Saw some frinds playing Red and Blue versions. In 2 months I was the best playing it on my school!

2000: I got my first gameboy with Yellow, in 1 month my Pidgeot lv 74

2001: Got Silver, I loved the new Pokmon and I knew the Dex by heart.

2002: Got Crystal, the flame strated to down.

2002-2004: My love for Pokmon was only kept in my search for the 251 Pokmon, which I got on Pokmon Silver. After that it almost finished until...

2004: Everybody in my school, including me, downloaded the rom of Pokmon Ruby and Sapphire. This was where I started to love Mudkip and its evolutions.
I got the real game a month after it came to Portugal and thought was the best Pokmon game I had ever played. (Right now, I think Silver was better). My first register at a Pokmon forum: ZEO and begining to fake.

2005: I got Fire Red and my friend Felips got Leaf Green (we are like Pokmon rivals). I'm trying to collect all 386 pokmon, at the moment I have 315, including Gardevoir.
My flame is getting real low 'cause of my friends pression to me to leave it. The only thing that keep me at it is the Faking and the forums. Register here, at SPPF and at Emerald Islands.

Dragon-Chan
September 3rd, 2005, 07:27 AM
*note: All these dates are approximate

1995: I was born.
1999: First saw Pokemon. Could barely read. Loved it.
2003: Was playing G/S. Became obsessed with Pokemon.
2005: Got Pokemon Ruby and FireRed. Pokemon obsession had pretty mcuh died off by then.
Later in 2005: Became obsessed with Dragons. Saw the ultimate coolness of Dragon-types. Dying embers of Pokemon love burst into flame.

I have Dragons to thank for this XD

Chiru
September 5th, 2005, 11:44 AM
*approximate dates*

1997: Bought Pokemon red so I could have something fun to play on a road trip. Was hooked on it after the first 10 minutes.

1998: Went to go see the first Pokemon movie. Loved it.

2000: Saw the second movie. Loved it.

2000 (holiday season): Bought both gold and silver. Became obsessed with Sneasel.

2002: Stopped watching the anime. Still liked the games.

2003: Bought Sapphire. Loved it. Favorite PKMN site of mine died. Was getting more into other anime. Almost completely lost interest.

2004: Favorite site opened back up. Started liking PKMN quite a bit again. Favorite Pokemon = still Sneasel.

2005: Bought Emerald. Joined PC. Became obsessed with Pokemon again.

...I started to lose touch with it for a while there, but I'm really into it now XD. Meh, as long as they don't do something totally stupid to the new games, I'll probably still be into it until they run out of ideas for pokemon and start messing up the games as much as the anime. Until then, w00t!

AJUST
September 5th, 2005, 11:46 AM
I'm no longer fanatic, but there's something about the Pokemon world that still attracts me.

GodofPH
September 5th, 2005, 12:08 PM
1998- Became interested in the pokemon anime

1999- got the official pokemon handbook, fell in love with pokemon

Late 1999- Got Yellow Version, was completely hooked. (also started my love of video games)

2000: Got Gold and Silver, obcession greater than ever

2001: Got Crystal, obcession still good, but losing speed.

2002: Lost interest in pokemon...until Ruby/Saphhire came out. I was again hooked.

2003-early 2005: Obcession died down until I got Emerald

Mid 2005: Got Fire Red, obcession good

Now: FR and Emerald bore me, losing interest. Waiting for Diamond/Pearl to hook me again.

Charizard_Fire_God
September 6th, 2005, 02:07 AM
Very good thread! O_O
Okay, tch, here's mine...

14: Pkmn comes inta my country, I dunno a thing about it.
2 weeks later: I learn of its existence an' start becomin' hooed ta it, with TCG, GB games an' everything. I'm totally hooked to tha series, learnin' 'bout their abilities, collectin' TCG, etc..

14 1/4: I get Blue an' play on it like there's no tomorrah, tch, I still know most of tha trainer lines even to this day.

14 1/2:Trading cards like mad, playin' on Blue like a junkie, an' watchin' tha series. I'm totally obsessed, Dragonite, Charizard, Mewtwo, Magmar, Ninetales, an' a few others, I also start ta LOVE Charizard an' Ninetales.

14 3/4: Pkmn stops being aired, fad slowly starts ta die, I desperately Struggle ta not let it happen, but it is obviously in vain

15: Pkmn series re-starts from ep 1, freezing pkmn's decline, but not bringing it back. I buy Silver an' play on it like an addict. My first contact with the internet takes place then. I go to an internet cafe for walkthroughs.

3 months later: Hischool takes me apart from pkmn an' my pkmn fan-ish friends, big major crashdown, pkmn series stops being aired, I fall inta a depression that will later on take me tto tha point where I wanna commit suicide.

15 3/4: I long for pkmn, I miss it badly, tha fad is gone, I feel empty and depressed deep inside. Ruby an' Sapphire bring back tha light in my heart, showin' me that out there in other more civillized countries, pkmn lives on, but I still have no pkmn-lovin' friends. All I ever get ta do is look through my dusty cards every now an' then, an' dld pkmn ROMs. My only contact with tha pkmn world is now a crappy dialup internet. Depression worsens.

16: My "birthday present" was Rayquaza. Yeah I caught it a day AFTER my b-day, but a legendary Dragon. ^______^ Depression fades away... for 'bout 3 months.

16 1/2: I discover tha Mew glitch in RBY all by myself an' start re-playin' pkmn Blue for a while. Also tha DragonHeart movie that airs on TV an about tha same time takes away part of my pkmn-avidity depression.

17: Pkmn at its deadest. Ppl've completly forgot about it, it has become only a tiny flicker in my heart. I'm getting over tha depression, but my life remains boring and sucky. I miss it alot. I start thinking that I have ta get over it, but I continue ta refuse ta let go of it all.

17 1/2: Pkmn FR an' LG are tha best thing pkmn games've ever done for me. Bringing back memories of glory, these games are even to this day my favourite pkmn games.
I got myself a GBA an' am tryin' ta eep it alive on it by getting RS an'FR an' LG. Mom sees 3rd movie and FINALLY stops saying "stop watching that crappy show and playing those dumb games", which hurt ALOT.

17 3/4: FR an' LG's magicis half fading. Perhaps tha most important moment in all of my pkmn history. I get interested in fanfics and end up here at PC. One day I start viewing a certain thread and discover Porygon here, with whom I have Draconization in common, fact which I believed to be impossible. Expenses here on dialup are different. Staying online counts in money as much as talking on tha phone, so I only get a few days of 4 hours each here before tha phone bill stops me from visiting it any further.
Great efforts are made to move to a cable connection. PC becomes a mandatory source of pkmn fans with which I must be. I go through hell waiting for the new connection.

2 weeks later: I somehow manage to get on a wireless connection and have an MSN convo with Porygon. Any and all remenants of my longing for pkmn is totally shattered.

2 months later: The connection finally arrives!!!! I get on PC and start posting like mad. Having so many pkmn-loving friends tha fad re-awakens in me more than ever.
18, present day: Pkmn is back an' fully installed in my heart. I've never felt better in my entire life!! ^_^

Pokmon has changed my life in so many ways...

Cybex Mewtwo
September 6th, 2005, 07:30 AM
Ah yes...pokemon...when it came out I was addicted...nwadays the only buzz I get from pokemon is anticipationg Diamond and Pearl...

Sylphiel
September 6th, 2005, 08:57 AM
I know my own obsession with pokemon has died down over time. When I first got into it back in 1998, I tried to make sure I didn't miss an episode of the show, and I played the game (I had blue version at the time) quite a bit back then...

But over the years, I've lost interest in the show, and in the games, though I still try to play the games once every so often. If it weren't for fanart and roleplaying, my liking for pokemon might've died out completely by now...

Crystal Clair
September 6th, 2005, 09:12 AM
The lowest point of my obsession was in my early years of middle school. But then a depression bought back my love.
Honestly, I think I love Pokemon more than I did before 2001, actually I think I love Pokemon 10x more than before. Thank you Cassidy, Misty and Clair THANK YOU!

Munashii
September 7th, 2005, 01:05 AM
I don't really like pokemon that much, even though I get to see the show every saturday. I think that FMA is pulling me away..

Housyasei-san
September 11th, 2005, 02:29 PM
Dates might be a bit off, so feel free to correct me.

Christmas 1998- Red and Blue came out a few months before and I had gotten Red and my sister got Blue. I also started watched the anime.

Early-Mid 2000- I remember I had to go to the bathroom pretty badly while the first episode of Johto came on. I waited until commercials came on. ^^;;

Early 2001- Somehow my interrest in Pokemon dropped steeply and thought the whole thing was dead for some reason.

*2 year gap*

Early 2003- I decided to check up on the Pokemon news out of bordom. I find out about R/S and the new anime series playing. So my interest sparked up again and fell in love with several of the new Pokemon (including the Ralts and Mudkip line).

Presently- My love for Pokemon is winding down, but at a less incline like last time. The anime I once liked was now turned into a predictible, babyish show with special ed kids as writers for the newest season (my opinion, no hating pls). The games look promising as always, but I am/was too poor to buy the countless new consoles and games coming out every year. That's why the most recent game regarding to generations is Pokemon Silver.Silver. I'm moving on to new, and better animes to watch; like One Piece and Bleach (aww heck, maybe throw in Sonic X too! I'm still deciding if that's good or not LAWL).

And that's my Pokemon life story.

John Denver
September 11th, 2005, 06:36 PM
I used to be obssessed with it...cards, game, show, movies...all that good stuff...and then I grew up.

It happens with everything ya know? I mean I remember when I was obssessed with power rangers or muppet babies (WAY back when)

Now that I'm older, I'm not really into pokemon now at all. I do, however, still have all my old cards. And if a passer byer wants to battle, ya know I can't turn em down ;)

Pokemon tr4nr
September 11th, 2005, 07:08 PM
I Have been into pokemon off and on. I think what most did it for me was not being able to see the pokemon show sicne they got rid of Kidswb. I got back into it last Friday restarting my emerald (I got as soon as Best buy opened on the day it came out and when I restarted it I only had 14 hours!). Now I am having so much fun in emerald and the cut screens with the three legendaries and all the new hideouts and clashes is totally turning me onto it. but theres always a downside. I am totally lost in what pokemon I like. I no longer have a favorite pokemon or type and I am just confused. I got 8 badges and all I used is a pikachu and Sceptile. Just got to pass this phase or whatever it is and hopefully my liking of pokemon will have a huge flame.

crystal_mew
September 11th, 2005, 09:10 PM
Man, I've been losing touch all through the years....

Let's see. When I first watched it, I was completly hooked to it. Everything was 'Poke'mon' to me, all the way up to 6th grade. (Neew Anthro and Sonic obsession began.) However, halfway through 6th grade, my interests for Poke'mon fell dramatically. The only thing I've done Poke'mon related was rarely playing the GBA games, every now and then organizing my 2,000+ cards, and being a Mod at a Poke'mon RPG. (Kyushu Region)

Now, 7th Grade came, and I just disliked Poke'mon. I kind of...started to critisize it. I got really tired of the repetitive episodes and I lost my all mighty database of Poke'mon in my head. I still do have my trading cards and the origional talking Pikachu. Inuyasha and Sonic were my main things...now it's Naruto and FMA. (All the way!) :3

Random Plushie
September 11th, 2005, 09:29 PM
Hmm.. I'd say..

1999: Pokemon Cards become popular at my school

1999 - 2000: I am hooked on building up TCG collection

2003: Actually got a GBA and became addicted to R/S

Early 2005: Wh00t for FR/LG

2005: Emerald rox my sox, plus joined PC, which only made my addiction stronger.

I've been a fanatic for like.. ever. o.o

Robo-Arcanine
September 11th, 2005, 09:49 PM
i really dont like pokemon now as i used too. afetr 151 pokemon it satrted to suck VERY BADLY!

jynx
September 12th, 2005, 09:59 AM
The Anime needs to STOP following the game,stick to a story,and hopefully end it. The Games have also gotten reptitive. I'm tired of looking at new "Pre-evolutions" in the next 6 years,there will be 1,000 pokemon in total.
I think for weaknesses and powers, they should stick to the games.

But for plot, NOT follow the games!!!!! =o=|||

The anime is stupid, really IMO

Bayleef
September 12th, 2005, 02:32 PM
Well, I can't say my obbsession was nearly as high as it was back in the days of R/B, but I still love the games, and make a point of buying them. I currently am very excited for D/P. Though my love of the anime is pretty much dead, it just find it so bland and boring now, with its horrible writers and flat cardboard look. Also, once I found out about Netbattle, and how well people are at battling in the games, I've kind of given up on playing the games, and making new teams. I seem to have some strange inner philosophy that if I can't be the best at something such as that, then there is no point in trying. =/

Kayota
September 12th, 2005, 04:17 PM
Now then...

Ages 5-10: I totally LOVE pokemon, even the Anime
11: Now I'm not into so much, but I still watch the movies
12:Still watch movies, but like Yu Gi Oh a lot better. I never touch my Pokemon cards anymore. I have occasional obsession spurts though, as usual. 0.o can't find my yellow or my crystal OR my silver versions. 0.o o.0

Duplica
September 12th, 2005, 04:55 PM
It sems that a lot of people have been through the same thing as me. At first, I was a huge Pokemon fan. But then later, my love for it died out, but recently, I regained it again. I mean, it's not as big as it was (I don't get too hyper when I think of Pokemon), but it seems to have grown in a different way. I seem to focus a lot more on the characters and stories more then I did when I was a tiny kid. Oh well, I guess that's maturity for you!
PS: It's sad though, I haven't even watched a single season or played all of the games, so I don't know as much about Pokemon as other people.

Jack O'Neill
September 12th, 2005, 06:56 PM
I've completely and utterly lost touch with Pokmon.

Back in elementary school, I was one of the most zealous Pokmon followers, but middle school came around, and I was cut off for all intents and purposes. When high school came around, I started trying to get back in touch with Pokmon, only to find that I was now a stranger in a strange land. I've been trying to piece together whatever bits of information I can find, but it's a daunting task for me. I still have my cards and my games, but I don't touch them anymore.

Jeremy
September 12th, 2005, 07:08 PM
Well sweeties, my love for Pokmon is STILL growing. Why? Well, I could probally it's because of these 4 factors:
Nintendo - I'm a HUGE Nintendo fanatic.
The Games - What? They're great!
ROM hacking - Well, ever since I was a little baby, I wanted to make my own games, or make my versions of my favorite games. I remember when the Super Mario World cartoons were aired, and always wanted to make a special version of Super Mario World, based on the events in certain episodes. Samething applies to Pokmon, I want to imploy some of the towns/events/etc. from the anime/manga in my hacks. ^0^

Also, the anime is good...before it gets dubbed. XD But the manga pwnz.
I am aware I'm an adolacent who's a Pokmon fantatic...but so are my friends. X3

Zaikiro
September 12th, 2005, 07:13 PM
For me. I liked pokemon when it came out. It increased during the years. I don't look into it much anymore. But I still like the theme. I used to like the show. I still do. But I am into the TCG series more and the manga. The rest. I don't really pay attention much to. But I still like it overall.

Datriot
September 13th, 2005, 11:16 AM
I think I'm losing my love for making, just about a month ago I was making a Pokemon game, making fkae cards, talking on this forum constantly, checking up on all the latest Pokemon new, but, I dunno, it seems to be losing it's appeal......like The Fly maybe XD will rekindle my Pokemon spirit.

Zapchu
September 14th, 2005, 02:50 AM
I don't like it as much as before...but I still like it enough to buy the games and attend Pokemon Rocks! event. Also cosplaying is my hobby. I've lost touch with the anime though...it's repetitive.

I still love the manga dearly, Pokemon Special and Toshiro Onos drawings. I still play my Leaf Green game every night before bed. (=_=); And I attend Pokemon Rocks at all costs!! >_> Even a 2hour plane fight 2 states away and staying at a hotel!

Kylie-chan
September 14th, 2005, 03:25 AM
I agree, the anim is very formulaic. ._.;;;; However, I still collect the TCG and play the games, and if the shop gets any Pokmon manga in I'll be sure to buy it~

eX.A.K.R.
September 14th, 2005, 03:27 AM
1996: Play it at cousins house "WOW! This game is great!"

1998: Get a Gameboy, the first game being Pokemon Green version.

1999: Actually pre-order Pokemon Silver while in Japan. Gets it a few months later, and becomes really happy.

2001: Pokemon becomes lame to most people, including me.

- Huge gap -

2004: Looks at a fansite dedicated to Gardevoir. Love for Pokemon ignites again.
Then, buys Emerald two weeks after it's release in Japan.

2005, now: I love Pokemon. I love Gardevoir.
Not much obsessed as in 1998, but still love it.


My obsession definetly died a few years ago, but it revived again XD
The way your obsession dies off and then comes back sounds somewhat supiciously like mine's. I remember starting to diss Pokmon around the time A.G. came out (more precisely, around the time when the fifth movie, along with the details, was already announced, but I don't think it was shown even in Japan yet), for multiple reasons (maturity and Digimon (-_-;) was part of it) In 2004, I finally got a new computer (I had my old computer since the Windows 95 days, and it was never upgraded O_O) and the internet. I can't exactly remember the details, but I do recall somehow coming across this Pokmon fansite called H***********'s **** (can't reveal the full name or the address) and seeing the Anti-Anti-Pokmon section. I was rather shocked and disturbed by how people could hate something that is rather harmless to the point of passionate, and making up lies and associating it with things like Satanism, using violent and immature ways, and/or forcing people to believe in one side of view. At almost the same time, I came across deviantART (for completely different reasons though), and I discovered a huge community of Pokmon and Sonic fanartists. Those two events reignited my interest for Pokmon, although I try not to go overboard, like before.

kohei
September 14th, 2005, 05:24 AM
The way your obsession dies off and then comes back sounds somewhat supiciously like mine's. I remember starting to diss Pokmon around the time A.G. came out (more precisely, around the time when the fifth movie, along with the details, was already announced, but I don't think it was shown even in Japan yet), for multiple reasons (maturity and Digimon (-_-;) was part of it) In 2004, I finally got a new computer (I had my old computer since the Windows 95 days, and it was never upgraded O_O) and the internet. I can't exactly remember the details, but I do recall somehow coming across this Pokmon fansite called H***********'s **** (can't reveal the full name or the address) and seeing the Anti-Anti-Pokmon section. I was rather shocked and disturbed by how people could hate something that is rather harmless to the point of passionate, and making up lies and associating it with things like Satanism, using violent and immature ways, and/or forcing people to believe in one side of view. At almost the same time, I came across deviantART (for completely different reasons though), and I discovered a huge community of Pokmon and Sonic fanartists. Those two events reignited my interest for Pokmon, although I try not to go overboard, like before.Man, your case is similar to mine, minus the Anti-site though.

Loyal Arcanine
September 14th, 2005, 06:48 AM
I have kinda finished with the games and animes, and on forums like this I mostly post on other subjects. But I do still participate in a Pokemon RPG on another forum, and I also Netbattle occasionaly.

Jordan
September 17th, 2005, 09:19 AM
A long time ago : Saw the first episode of Pokemon. I've found happyness.
2003 : Got R&S. Never been so hooked up on pokemon.
2004 : Got Leafgreen. Not nearly as much fun like I used to have.
2005 : Got Emerald. Beginning to like it again.
Now : Never have I been so bored with Pokemon. One step away from hating it.

Clow
September 20th, 2005, 09:30 AM
Well about 6 month or 10 months ago some were around that, it was a small Ember, just about to go out then you through PC in mix it with fire red and you got a revived love for pokemon lol.

Alter Ego
September 20th, 2005, 09:48 AM
Well...I started of thinking that pokmon was just weird. That is, until a friend of mine let me play on his copy of Pokmon Blue. The graphics were horrible and the game speed sluggish of course, but it was still enough to get me to nag my parents into letting me get my own copy of pokmon Red. (Because I already favoured Fire types over Water types and there was this neat Charizard on the cover so I kind of figured...) Anyway, I soon got into the Trading Card game as well (Still got a good bunch of them, played against Arty yesterday and beat him every time. Arty, if you're reading this let me tell you something; your deck seriously needs rethinking. XP). Anyway, then the 2nd generation games came along and I was hooked once more.

Then came a low point, the popularity of pokmon around here died down quite a bit and those of us who still liked it went into hiding to avoid getting laughed out by the ignorant masses. There were no new games in sight and I gradually drifted away from Pokmon and towards RPGs like the Baldur's Gate and Final Fantasy series. However, one day when I came home from school I found Arty playing Pokmon Ruby on his brand new GBA and...well, I think you can guess what happened. XD

Well, I made my way through Ruby, more or less, and was getting kind of bored again when I caught Arty messing about with some game sprites, making fusions and such. It looke fun so I started doing that as well and when I had completed a few Arty suggested that I'd post them at...you guessed it, PC. He had his own sprite shop over at the Art Gallery at that time and I was allowed to take some of the requests as well. Well, bussiness was pretty slow, so I started poking around the other threads; First the GB strategies and Movesets and finally the RP thread. Once I had gotten myself signed up for my few first RPs and started posting into them I was hooked for good...which leads me to where I am now. ^^

So yeah, I think that a liking for pokmon, or any other thing really, can have its downpoints and still rise up again, strong as ever. I know it did for me...^^

Smarties-chan
September 20th, 2005, 10:00 AM
Well just like ego I started of thinking pokemon was just weird, but when I saw my friends play their copys of pokemon blue and red and showing of their trading cards I began watching the anime pretty soon after that I got my copy of pokemon blue at that point I didn't understand much english, but I still enjoyed playing the game and it actually thought me the bases of english and after that my interest for pokemon began slowly fading away I was still a pokemon fan, but only part time (unlike now right now I'm a whole time poke maniac and proud of it), but when I got my pokemon ruby my interest for pokemon was rekindled and one faithful day I stumbled across the pokecommunity I started of just checking out the hacks showcase then I decided to join to tell blueguy (unfortunately he has canceled his hack and apparently quite the pokecommunity) how much I admired his work, then I decided to check out the rest of the forums and now I got more than 1000 post s :D. I have to admit I pretty much lost my interest for pokemon, but once I joined the pc my interest for pokemon began rising and now my interest for pokemon is higher than ever and it's still rising.
And ego about the tcg thingy could your 'naughty magmar deck' against my grass psychic deck have something to do with me loosing all the time? Even the coin was against me somehow you always managed to get heads while I always got tails if I remember right I got only 5 heads yesterday and you got about 7 tails.

Alter Ego
September 20th, 2005, 10:04 AM
Don't be a sore looser Arty, my deck was half-fighting as I'm sure you will recall so the type disadvantages evened each other out, and there seemed to be no end of heads for you when your Oddish trashed my Magmar.-_- Plus, I had like 4 Charmeleons in my deck and they were about the toughest fire types I had whereas you, in case I need to remind you, have a Venusaur and several other tough pokmon in yours. But really, let's not turn this into a TCG debate, alright? Can't help it if I always win, can I?

Oh, and people. Don't even ask why it's called the 'Naughty Magmar Deck'

Trust me, you're better of not knowing.

Light_Azumarill
September 20th, 2005, 10:17 AM
Uh-oh! Sibling rivalry!!! XD

For me, the biggest and enduring appeal to Pokemon has got to be the pokemon themselves. I am a big lover of animals, and the interesting style and designs of the pokemon keep me interested. I love drawing them, and I love making up personalities for them (hence why I like the RPs).

When I first heard of pokemon, it was because my brother and I read about it in the Nintendo Power magazine. I didn't like it because I thought it looked awful to put such cute creatures in fights with one another (see? Animal lover through and through).

However, it was watching the anime that got me hooked on it. I think the episode I actually watched full through was "Holy Matrimony!", the one with James' fiancee. Probably why I like that guy *look at my sig*. ^___^

I get pretty obsessive about the stuff I like. You should see my room... pokemon, Harry Potter, Yugioh, Mulan (my favorite Disney movie) and Digimon. I swear, my room looks like a ten-year-old's room. -_- I bought stickers, the movies, toys, the figures, candy, that really awful tasting gum, the TCG, anything and everything pokemon. Anyway, yeah, I liked it a whole bunch all the way until...

Johto, and then AG. Um, Misty was my favorite character, and taking her away was a BIG turn-off. I'm a bit better about it now though, and the show's okay. Not to mention that the show began to have cookie-cutter episodes about stupid trainers with pokemon problems. If I have to hear about one more kid who is 'afraid of pokemon' or something I'm gonna barf.

Anyway, the show's alright, but I still love to RP and draw, and talk about the anime and how it has its problems and good things.

Narakuandsessy
September 20th, 2005, 03:07 PM
1997 (somewhere around that time): I live in Saudi Arabia...friends there are obsessed with Pokemon and bought tapes all the way from America. One day I go there, and start watching the tapes.

Me and my older sister go to their house to sleep over. We have watched Pokemon before, and like it mildly. Then at like midnight, I start watching the many Pokemon tapes they have, and instantly get hooked. Both of us literally stay up the whole night with out even noticing, watching Pokemon.

After that, whenever we go over to their house, which is almost everyday, we play Pokemon Colliseum, on their Nintedo 64, and Pokemon Snap!. We absolutely love both of those games, and play them almost the whole time were there.

Then, for the rest of the years I lived in Saudi Arabia, I was obsessed with Pokemon...

2000: I move to America, and get in to Dragonball Z and forget about Pokemon...

I have no idea what year, or if it was the same year, but I shortly start remembering Pokemon again and start watching...

2003: We take a 3 week trip to Saudi Arabia, and my father buys me and my brother a Game Boy. The same day he buys us a GameBoy, he buys us each our first Pokemon Game. ((I think I got Red and my brother got Blue))

2004: We buy a GameBoy Advance, and buy Pokemon Saphire.

2005: I get less interested in Pokemon, mainly because the new episodes they are making are crap. But I still like to right Pokemon Fan Fics, look at Pokemon Websites, watch the older episodes, and go on Forums.

Kinzu_kiwi
October 7th, 2005, 09:44 AM
I'm not really too much into pokemon anymore, unless we involve cute little pikachus...nihihihihihihihihi... Also, I like going around the pokecommunity, since pokemon's not the only topic. I'm still a slight bit into pokemon, but now I'm more into things like ed edd n eddy, bro town, and lilo and stitch the series.

Agent9
October 7th, 2005, 10:00 AM
Sorta....the only reason why is because I don't want to restart my Firered game with all my frinds pokemon in it. so i have to wait for a link and another gameboy. so i can trade then start over.

Himawarii
October 7th, 2005, 12:17 PM
I remember when i first saw pokemon.I remember how all the boys in my first grade class talked about it.i really hated the show,everyone BUT jigglypuff.But as i grew older and discovered other things about it,i statred to grow to like it.The anime was getting really sucky for me for 2 reasons really:They took out Misty,my first favorite pokemon trainer.thoigh i like May,i'm a bigger Blue fan,ya know.

most episodes dealt with the gang helping other people.it becomes very repetitive.The only thing in the anime i really like is the gym battles cuz i like the gym leaders.i lost interest in the anime after Johto because of what i said above.However,i do watch it from time to time only to watch the battles,and to see if FR/LG girl will ever be made into a character on tv.I still however love pokemon manga,and games and TCG^^so i don't hate it,it's just so repetitive it's annoying.

despite all i said,i will always like pokemon no matter unpopular it might be.why?because this series has suffered a little too much.I personally don't like Yu-Gi-oh alot,but i do like it.but it's nobody's fault that Pokemon is not as popular as it used to be.it's just getting sort of old,and i'll like it like i like Ranma,who's been around since the 80's.I will stand for Pokemon,and that's all i can say,and i'll never grow old of it^^

Hinoshi-chan
October 7th, 2005, 12:34 PM
Cool thread! yeah, ok, heres my list lol , (not exact, i think )
1998- watched pokemon the first time, kinda liked it
1999 ( 2000 ) got pokemon yellow- hooked like crazy =3
2000 - got gold, hooked again
2001 - got pokemon crystal, still love it this very day - just got back into the anime
2002 - totally went off pokemon anime, and the games a bit as well
2003- got pokemon Ruby , loved it, got back into anime a lil as well
2004- got Fire red, loved the games, hated the anime
2005- meh, need xd, i still like fire red... i dont like the anime ( cept chronicles a little though ) ..diamond and pearl better be werth it, new pokemon seem ok
.... though i have better things to do --__--

MistMermaid
October 7th, 2005, 11:15 PM
umm u r right i didnt like pokemon all over me life !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NiNGi's Worst Nightmare
October 8th, 2005, 02:37 PM
Can't remember the years, but I still love it as much as I did when I got my Blue version years ago. Slowly, my love for the games increased, and my love for the cards and anime decreased. Now I don't have a single card and I will ocassionally watch the anime.

Slowly, my favorite Pokemon changed from Bulbasaur to Tauros, Eevee, and Altaria. Strange, huh?

Charaxes
October 8th, 2005, 02:45 PM
Tauros and Eevee, not so much, because they do have a male appeal or a cool appeal in Eevee's case. Now the Altaria makes me wonder and arched an eyebrow as that's not a typical Pokemon a male could like.

May I ask how you came to that conclusion?

Shining Lericon
October 10th, 2005, 07:40 AM
I'm not sure if this is correct(especially the earlier dates before mid-2003), but it's close:

1998(Age 7): Pokemon comes out. I am intrigued by Pokemon, and it stays that way for a few years.
About 2001(Age 10): I begin to lose interest in Pokemon.
2003(Ages 11 and 12): I begin to regain interest in Pokemon.
Mid-Late 2003(Age 12): I get Pokemon Ruby.
2004(Ages 12 and 13): I get interested in Pokemon NetBattle, EV Training, IVs, and Natures. I get Pokemon Colosseum and FireRed version.
Early-Mid 2005(Ages 13 and 14): My interest in the Pokemon Anime decreases. I get Pokemon Emerald Version. I quit Pokemon NetBattle.
Present(Late 2005, age 14): I play the Pokemon video games sometimes. I sometimes go on Pokemon NetBattle.

Suicune Frost
October 11th, 2005, 09:39 AM
My love for pokemon shall never end. that goes for my bros too.

Ziggy
October 11th, 2005, 10:39 AM
I have always loved as soon as it came out in England my dad bought it (yes my dad and he still plays it *slaps head* such an embarisment) then I got it the week later and well ..... eversince really I'm 14 now and I think I'll always be playing the game and I will alwasys openally say I love smeargle in the middle of town!!

.::Tsunami::.
October 15th, 2005, 03:46 AM
i Still Like It But Not As Much AS Before

Onslaught
October 16th, 2005, 01:15 PM
I started playing it at my friends house, and I got hooked. I was so hooked, he actually had to hide his gameboy after a few weeks or so.

Later that month, after a few complications, I finally got my own Gameboy and PKMN blue (he had red). At the same time I went out and got a link cable, and I beat the game in 1 week :P

Later, I would cetch all 151 (mew) and me and my friend would form our own pokemon team.. we called ourselves the "MEW-TWO" (TM) !! (Seeing as how there are 2 of us) ...
We than made our own trainer cards, and I was the expert in water pkmn, and he; the expert in grass!! (even more so now than ever -_-; )

After countless victories and battles, I was at the peak of performance. My team was indestructable... and nothing could faulter my path towards righteousness! I was an avid/crazy pkmn fan all through out the 6th grade, and on until sophmore in highschool.

My time came though on the day of defeat. I was in the 8th grade, and I still had my lvl 99 mew... which I didnt play with a whole lot. My friend and I decided that I could just use the "clone hack", and clone him a copy of mew.. so we started. After the process was complete... the words "All Current Data Lost!" appeared.......... !!!!

All of my hard work, the blood sweat and tears.. and the months and years I had spent.. all gone....

I even had Missing.no captured, and was contained in one of my boxes securely without any glitches or problems following it's capture. (Although there was one thing that would happen, my "trophy room", which showed the last victory pkmn of the elite 4 battle, would play this really eerie music, really high pitched and odd). But all in all, the missingno was level 142.. so who could blame me :P ... plus, sometimes it would turn into a poke-ball.. and other times, a rattata..

a few days later his data was lost as well.. the traveling virus would not give in to conformity!

well anyways, thats when I was dropped from a POKe-PROF... TO A GIRL-SCOUT LAS!!!

:sleeping:

Dragonfree
October 16th, 2005, 01:51 PM
I'm as obsessed as ever. The interest fades a bit after you beat a game and have nothing more to do, but as soon as there's a new game it rushes right up again. And I'm always into writing my fic.

I'll be a Pokmon fan for life. I've put too much effort into my site, my fic and my games to just lose interest in it.

Linoone
October 16th, 2005, 01:56 PM
I ceased to like it a bit for 98-03, but since 2003, I've liked it a lot more than i previously did*faints*

Samurai X
October 16th, 2005, 02:10 PM
1998: i hear of pokemon for the first time and i am a non-believer.2 weeks later i play blue version on my friend's gameboy and i love it.finally get red version and a gameboy and start playing like mad, after that I am obsessed with everything pokemon.

2000: I get silver version and I'm loving pokemon even more. the anime is still alive and kickin in my heart.at that point my brother is also hooked.

2003: I get my hands on Ruby and my love for pokemon games is as high as ever but i am starting to lose interest in everything else

2004: I get Fire Red at Wal-Mart the first day it comes out and start playing right away, still love the games but anime is pretty much over for me except on rare occasions.

2005: I get Minish Cap and Resident Evil 4 and Pokemon takes a direct hit to its playing time.

Present day: Pokemon love is starting to rekindle and can't wait for Diamond/Pearl to come out.

devilicious
October 16th, 2005, 02:38 PM
1996: Got introduced to the game by a magazine. Also got to know the Anime.
1997: Total pwning with my GBC and Red/Blue/Yellow. Also watching the Anime.
1998: Still playing Gameboy, along with Pokmon Stadium and watching the Anime.
2000: Got Silver version. Didn't like the new Generation much, but enjoyed the game.
2001: Still playing Silver, and watching the Anime. TCG was my new obsession.
2002: Most people stop liking Pokmon. I dont, and continue to watch and play.
2003: Got Ruby version. Stopped to watch the Anime. Still on TCG.
2004: Mostly TCG. Still playing Ruby Version. Got FireRed, but not much intersted.
2005: Still like a bit of the TCG. Doesnt play GB version anymore.

Im not going to buy XD. From the review I read, it seemed pretty boring.
Though, Im looking forward to Diamond/Pearl and that Ranger thingy.

crc31789
October 16th, 2005, 05:04 PM
Yeah, I feel the same way. I learned about pokemon when I was in fifth grade. I started collecting the cards and I saw the show for the first time (I still remember, it was the one where Ash rode the ponyta in the race). My friends had red and blue and I was obsessed, I've never enjoyed anything (before or since) as I did back then. When we got Gold (and later Crystal) I was almost hooked. At one point I started to believe all the people who say that Pokemon is.. bad and through away all my cards :( and stopped watching the show and playing the games (although I kept the games). Well, eventually I decided that I didn't really think Pokemon was "bad" and started getting back into it. My interest has never rekindled to that extent again. I started watching the show again, but now I've stopped. They kicked Misty off the show and I"m bored to tears with it. So :P I'm going to start a Pokemon RP site and I still play the games. That's the extent of my pokemon love.

.::Tsunami::.
October 16th, 2005, 07:37 PM
yeah iguess i like dragons now

Recknin
October 21st, 2005, 01:44 PM
its getting realy anoying and babyish

PichuSecretBase
October 21st, 2005, 02:01 PM
I'm no longer obsessive. I think its cute and that's that.