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Ash_Love
May 25th, 2007, 06:12 PM
im in high school
and all i talk about to the guys is pokemon pokemon pokemon
i havent met a girl thats liked it yet

any way all the guys are scared that the other ppl will find out and i think thats soo dumb



y do u think ppl will care?

POST

TheRazor375
May 25th, 2007, 06:17 PM
Lol at my school, everyone will make fun of you so I keep it a secret. Btw my sis is a girl who likes it and her friend does too. :P I guess the anime made pokemon seem gay but the game rocks and it's fun. Don't listen to those losers. They're just jealous cause they could never get a Mew in R/B.

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
May 25th, 2007, 06:20 PM
I'm a girl that loves Pokemon and everyone knows it and they dont care, because the people I hang out with aren't jerks


:t354:tatsujin gosuto

Pkmn Trainer Alex
May 25th, 2007, 06:25 PM
I blame it heavily on how it was marketed in America. 4kids, who I have a very long-standing hatred for, took something and only aimed at the demographic of the young, hyperactive children who are into cartoons of any kind (which is why most anime under 4kids suffers). Not saying that Pokémon isn't kid-friendly, it's probably one of the few anime 4kids got that was safe for kids. But just because it's safe for kids shouldn't mean it's meant just for kids. -.- I guess you could also partly blame this on Nintendo's family-oriented-ness, but they aren't the ones editing out guns and full episodes...er, what was the question again?

Star★Seeker
May 25th, 2007, 06:27 PM
In my Christian College my friends know it, but they say is satanic, still there are 4 guys that like it(In other grades).And a friend of mine(he's an annoying bible freak that says that Scooby Doo and Hello kitty are satanic)ripped it for his "movie" Kitty Foilet and called them Kitpet.

Ash_Love
May 25th, 2007, 06:41 PM
Thank you all for ur opinions

Clow
May 25th, 2007, 06:45 PM
The Anima hurt the franchise a lot. But the games are getting more difficult and complex, soon pokemon may completely lose it’s bad rap, and the show has gotten a bet better, not worth watching when there’s something better on for me ay least, but still, improvement is everything ^_^. Personally, my friends don’t care, they don’t act enthusiastic, but they’ve already realized there are much worse games out there.

Sir~Suddeath
May 25th, 2007, 07:13 PM
The Anime is for kids. The games arent so much...

Mr.Altosax
May 25th, 2007, 07:46 PM
Yep, as it's been said the anime is to blame. It is made and HEAVILY marketed for wee tykes...And it has been the death of us all, with all of the little toys. No one realizes how amazing the games are because they don't try it since it's "for little kids".

ShadowTails
May 25th, 2007, 07:53 PM
I love Pokemon, always have... I think people just have their opinions, simply because no one is nice enough to accept what others think. Besides, most people downsize Nintendo left and right, Nintendo is what made video games what they are today, don't believe that statement? check out the video game crash in the 80's Super Mario Bros. saved the industry.

blazedsoldier
May 25th, 2007, 10:32 PM
I'm 17 years old, almost 18. I'm headin off to college next year, and I play pokemon because it's a great game. I loved it ever since it came out, so not only does it bring back memories, but it also keeps me occupied for hours. It's no different than any other game, and if you have fun playing it, then it shouldn't matter what other people have to say about it. The only people that would criticize you are ones that you don't like anyway I assume, and if they have to belittle other people just to make themselves feel better, that's pathetic. Anyway, pokemon rocks! For the fun aspect of it, and everything else.

A Psychic Espeon
May 26th, 2007, 01:50 AM
I've played Pokemon since before I could read (Yeah i know my parents are retards getting me a game i couldn't freaking read) and I clearly am still into it. I used to like the Anime but quite frankly i HATE the new dub(Hoenn was the best series imo). When i got diamond i played it at school, when peeps found out what me and my friend were playing it was cool. But now they use it for insults. Bad insults. Who in their right minds would rape a pikachu? And if they hate Pokemon then why the hell do they know what a zapdos is?!? At least my friends don't care that me and my other friend like pokemon. I don't care what the other peeps think.

Phanima
May 26th, 2007, 03:10 AM
Most of friends like it, but I don't really talk about it to anyone else that I'm not on really good/familiar terms with. Even the friends that hate Pokemon still accept that I like it, and I'm fine with that, but they do often poke fun at the fact I'm still playing it. I also know a lot of girls who are also into the whole anime and games thing but I'm still not too sure I should break the ice with; "Have you played Pokemon Diamond and Pearl yet? It's fantastic! Here, you can watch me play mine now!". I won't be too comfortable with that, well, not until they admit they like it too.

Psi Yamaneko
May 26th, 2007, 03:16 AM
Most of my friends like it, both boys and girls, and we admit to it without shame, which leads to some real comedy sometimes.

Ash_Love
May 26th, 2007, 03:45 AM
I'm 17 years old, almost 18. I'm headin off to college next year, and I play pokemon because it's a great game. I loved it ever since it came out, so not only does it bring back memories, but it also keeps me occupied for hours. It's no different than any other game, and if you have fun playing it, then it shouldn't matter what other people have to say about it. The only people that would criticize you are ones that you don't like anyway I assume, and if they have to belittle other people just to make themselves feel better, that's pathetic. Anyway, pokemon rocks! For the fun aspect of it, and everything else.

Amen

im only 15
but ive been watching/playing pokemon since 98 when it came out
i had all the cards all the games and every episode on tape...(and still do)

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
May 26th, 2007, 03:59 AM
im only 15
but ive been watching/playing pokemon since 96 when it came out
i had all the cards all the games and every episode on tape...(and still do)



how were you watching Pokemon ever since 96 if it came out in 98 in the U.S, unless you were in Japan at the time I mean


:t354:tatsujin gosuto

Ash_Love
May 26th, 2007, 04:05 AM
how were you watching Pokemon ever since 96 if it came out in 98 in the U.S, unless you were in Japan at the time I mean


:t354:tatsujin gosuto


same dif i was young

idk what year i knew it was in the 90's

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
May 26th, 2007, 04:06 AM
it started september 8th 1998, I remember watching the 1st episode


:t354:tatsujin gosuto

Ash_Love
May 26th, 2007, 04:11 AM
it started september 8th 1998, I remember watching the 1st episode


:t354:tatsujin gosuto

ok
well sorry for being off

u gonna watch it june 4?

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
May 26th, 2007, 04:26 AM
its alright and yea I'm going to watch it


:t354:tatsujin gosuto

Ash_Love
May 26th, 2007, 04:41 AM
its alright and yea I'm going to watch it


:t354:tatsujin gosuto

hah yeeea me too

its gonna be awesome

usami
May 26th, 2007, 05:23 AM
Lol at my school, everyone will make fun of you so I keep it a secret. Btw my sis is a girl who likes it and her friend does too. :P I guess the anime made pokemon seem gay but the game rocks and it's fun. Don't listen to those losers. They're just jealous cause they could never get a Mew in R/B.
TheRazor375, as it states in the rules, do not use gay in a derogatory manor. Thanks.

Thank you all for ur opinions
Ash_Love, please add a little bit more to your posts in the future. ^^;

Ash_Love
May 26th, 2007, 05:46 AM
Everyone at my school knows that I like pokemon. I will openly atmit i do. Some of the friends I have still play the games but hate the series. I still watch the series and play the games but the tv shows are starting to go down hill. Not many girls like it but there are a few that do. I know that other people like it but don't want to admit they do which really annoys me.
My old girlfriend always madew comments about me liking it but when i took my GBA and pokemon round there for her little brother to play. It was acctually her that wanted to play it.


tee hee yea

i always play with the 9 year old kids at church
they help me out alot

Dawg 2005
May 26th, 2007, 05:51 AM
I think people think it's dorky because it's something pretty much all of us played in our childhood.

I got a friend who still plays (and I need to pay him a visit for the 32 underground visits. ;D), and we talk about it sometimes, we don't care what people think.

Razer302
May 26th, 2007, 05:53 AM
I am trying to get my 5 year old cousin to start watching and playing it so he can start a whole new generaion of pokemon fans.
That would be good because then I will have lots of new people to play against and hopefully someone can get good enough to beat my 100% record.

Ash_Love
May 26th, 2007, 05:55 AM
I think people think it's dorky because it's something pretty much all of us played in our childhood.

I got a friend who still plays (and I need to pay him a visit for the 32 underground visits. ;D), and we talk about it sometimes, we don't care what people think.

way to go

i dont care what ppl think either

Raichu Guardian
May 26th, 2007, 06:14 AM
I'm 16 and I play pokemon basically every free block I get in my school and people really don't care. Besides they actually try to understand all the stuff now. And besides my friends and myself have our little table where we actually get into debates about Pokemon and people can hear it all around. o.o

SilverDragon
May 27th, 2007, 05:13 PM
I dont care what other people's thought are about pokemon, they cant tell you what your supposed to like or dislike anyways.

Hazuki
May 28th, 2007, 05:21 PM
I've been liking Pokemon ever since I was a child. I remember when I was in pre-school, everyone loved Pokemon and I mean love it. They all hate it now because they want to grow up fast and become adults. They all think Pokemon is old and is for children. In my opinion, Pokemon is right for everyone, young and old.

:)

Chibi-chan
May 28th, 2007, 06:00 PM
Pokemon is dorky XD Then again, I'm a dork. We fit well.

Ayusuke
May 28th, 2007, 06:35 PM
I agree that it's pretty odd when people start criticizing Pokemon and how it's lame or etc when they know the names. What disturbs me in some cases is that either people slander it or pick it up as a fad. Around my school, I see people who wouldn't even touch Pokemon with a ten foot pole, going out and playing it again, calling Hoot-Hoots, "Ho Hos".

PkMn Trainer Dubers
May 29th, 2007, 05:32 AM
im 21 and i still play it. i sit on the bus and play it, i go to work on my days off to get a lift to my mates and sit playing it in the staffroom whilst im waiting and ive just convinced my 26 year old mate to buy a ds with pokemon diamond.

also my sister is 11 this july and im gonna buy her a copy for her birthday since she loves anything like that.

i was never part of the "cool" gang in school. i listened to rock music and played pokemon rather than smoking behind the bikeshed and fighting. i used to just ignore the comments made by chavs and jocks. the only reason they do it is because they've got nothing better to do with their sad lives other than start fights and pick on people.

at the end of the day, im the one with a career in catering and they've all ended up on benefits or in jail. i guess i won in the end! :)

I LIEK MUDKIPZ 4chan
May 29th, 2007, 07:10 AM
because it is nerdy you 6 year old:'(

PkMn Trainer Dubers
May 30th, 2007, 01:55 AM
wild i liek mudkipz 4chan used insult.
it's not very effective.
moderator used ban.
it's super effective!
wild i liek mudkipz 4chan fainted.
moderator gained 1024 exp. points.
moderator grew to lv.79.

Juliette♥
May 30th, 2007, 03:56 AM
Because of the American dub. It obviously tried to start appealing to kids. People think it's "dorky" because most of them haven't played the games, and the clever people generally think it's more of a girl game.

I know loads of people who like it. People who are too scared to say that they like it obviously aren't a true fan and are cowards.

kohei
May 31st, 2007, 02:23 AM
because it is nerdy you 6 year old:'(
i herd u liek mudkips.

No really, your name sorta indicates it.

PikaRom
May 31st, 2007, 11:29 AM
I would say that people think Pokémon is dorky because it's something they played and watched in their childhood. Others say that I should've grown out of Pokémon a few years ago, which isn't happening. It's why I hang around with people who say, "It doesn't matter, it's just a TV show/video game. I'd also blame 4Kids's way of presenting it to the public (one of the wonderful reasons why I hate 4Kids down to their core). It's sort of how Gundam was ruined, except that it wasn't just novelty and stuff, it was more like how people reject how "kiddy-ish" Pokémon looks. In Japan, it was designed for pre-teens to young adults (11-23 or something like that) while after 4Kids screwed it over, it made it look as if it was designed for 5-year olds. I almost never watch an American episode of Pokémon anymore, I watch Japanese versions (thankfully, I can understand Japanese just fine, a lot of the episodes I download aren't subbed).

Seriously though, this question has been asked for the umpteenth time, try searching before posting.

Sparks
May 31st, 2007, 06:11 PM
I'm 18, going on 19 and I am still in love with pokemon. I've been watching the anime*even when it gets awful, which was alot in season 9* and playing the games since they came out. Though once I got into high school people started making fun of me and my groups of friends who were playing R/S during lunch periods. Of course they were all the jock type, and thought they could annoy us. Thing is when asked if they thought it was for little kids then why did they know so much about it, they backed off. People need to put up or shut up nowadays.

Fact is, the anime was murdered and the marketing really hurt the whole series. Trust america to ruin a good thing though. The games are getting alot better which is a good sign. People nowadays just really need to get out of this "manly-man" - "Anime is dorky" phase, especially since we're taking more and more things from asian cultures.

Cassino
June 1st, 2007, 06:46 AM
Everything in this world is like Marmite: You either love it or hate it.

That's gonna be my motto now. xD

Vulpix-trainer K
June 2nd, 2007, 12:07 PM
I share the same hatred for 4Kids believe me. They ruined One Piece and pokemon totally.
But I think you should be proud of the fact that your a Pokemon fan. This doesn't mean that you must go to the middle of the schoolyard and yell out you just love pokemon but don't be ashamed for it.
I'm 16 and I am a pokemon fan ever since the first day I saw it on TV, later I became more attached to the games thought.

Diaboromon
June 3rd, 2007, 08:37 PM
People think pokemon is dorky because its fans spell thread titles like that.

Forest Grovyle
June 4th, 2007, 03:22 AM
Diaboromon, don't make comments like that. It's irrelevant to the topic and serves no purpose except to insult another member. One of our rules here at PC is to respect all members, so I suggest you read them before posting again.

--FG

Shiny Umbreon
June 4th, 2007, 02:15 PM
Apart from one friend, I haven't met anyone my age that likes or have liked Pokémon (apart from the anime for a short time). The anime is now crap and I must admit the only remaining good thing about Pokémon are the games. Really, I don't know why guys in my school only like to play Winning Eleven.

Apart from the friend that plays Pókémon, there's only one else that likes video games but doesn't like Pokémon and doesn't have new consoles. I still don't feel like a jerk, I admit I like games and Pokémon even if nobody does. With girls is even worse: they don't like anything.

Timbjerr
June 8th, 2007, 09:41 PM
America, and most of the Western world for that matter, tend to not think...at all. So they make all of their judgements on everything based on what the Alpha Person of their clique says. When Pokémon came out, most people saw the bright colors, cute faces, and horrible American marketing and thought, "...must be for kids only...", and passed it up, spreading their opinion to the less informed until most of the populus was ingrained with the fact that Pokémon is for kids.

Fortunately, there are still people in the world that not only have the capability to think on their own, but practice it everyday. I'm personally glad I fall into that category, and a good chunk of the PC populus should be proud of themselves too for sharing this trait wit hme.

Wolfius
June 10th, 2007, 12:36 AM
No one I know plays Pokemon; and everyone I know would ridicule someone that plays Pokemon in my high school. It may seem pretty stupid that I care about what other people think, but that's just me.

ConcernedOutsider
June 10th, 2007, 10:59 PM
Ash_Love, please add a little bit more to your posts in the future. ^^;

Firstly, don't the forum rules state that a post need only contain 4 words...

Secondly, the real reason that I've decided to join this community is that I am someone who feels that Pokemon IS dorky and I'd like to listen to what fans like yourselves have to say. I am in no way intending to be a nuisance (although I do expect some sort of response), to flame, or to bully anyone because I'd know that'd be against your policy on the forum. Here are my thoughts...

I'd argue that Pokemon as a concept is reaching its used by date, I played this game (as version Red) as a little child and I feel that the storyline as well as the general structure and gameplay of the game would have worn out its appeal by the time I was 18 years old. At a time when your watching MA rated movies and reading thick books with complicated storyline's that can grab your interest on multiple levels I'd have to say that pokemon is a striking contrast and a distant comparison in terms of narrative depth. It is simplistic game that I would let a child interest himself or herself with, not a growing man.

Furthermore, Pokemon as a game and a cartoon BOTH have a youth target market, the marketing of the entire pokemon product range would be unfocused and weak if it didn't. If anything I'm positive that the target fan's age doesn't extend to that of adults or even people in their late teens, and logically I'd argue that anyone of this age range is a "dork" simply because of their lack of knowledge of other social trends that might apply to their age group, at the very least I'm suggesting they experiment with ANOTHER game.

Also, I find that the time that is spent devoted to this game (particularly that of fans that I've seen on this forum who are searching for SHINY Pokemon) is absolutely astonishing. A member stated in another thread that he played Pokemon for up to 500+ hours, and some claimed that they'd used their time to find EVERY SHINY Pokemon in the game (of which I've heard each is a 1/8000 chance- unobtainable odds I could assume yes?). Now exactly how can you justify being this obsessive? Catching all 150 original Pokemon in red version meant you were a MASTER trainer, if not someone who had WAY to much time on their hands; this obsessiveness is also suggesting that they have something to prove, or that they are unhealthily competitive? (of which I've heard each is a 1/8000 chance- unobtainable odds I could assume yes?)

At high school if I was to hear someone talking about Pokemon ( never has happened though) I'd be offended. Why? Simply because of the fact that they'd be belittling me, the same as if I were to talk to anyone else about a kids television show and expect that they'd be as obsessed about it as I am.

And to all the people who have made up their mind about me, let me just say that my knowledge about Pokemon isn't sparse, I DO have a little brother who loves Pokemon and loves to talk about the latest glitches that people have discovered- another thing I find to be a waste of time, as well as "cheating". I also watched the first Pokemon series, bought the little plastic toys and played the game, but that "FAD" ended quite early.

Sorry to type such a long message but I'm sure that I'm the one and only person on this forum who is going to let you all know how the "people who don't like Pokemon" feel.

Melody
June 10th, 2007, 11:17 PM
America, and most of the Western world for that matter, tend to not think...at all. So they make all of their judgements on everything based on what the Alpha Person of their clique says. When Pokémon came out, most people saw the bright colors, cute faces, and horrible American marketing and thought, "...must be for kids only...", and passed it up, spreading their opinion to the less informed until most of the populus was ingrained with the fact that Pokémon is for kids.

Fortunately, there are still people in the world that not only have the capability to think on their own, but practice it everyday. I'm personally glad I fall into that category, and a good chunk of the PC populus should be proud of themselves too for sharing this trait with me.
Me too!
It bugs me to see people follow someone brainlessly like that...
And the only reason that people hate pokemon is because, Like Tmbjr said, they only looked at it's surface...they never look in to it before writing it off as a cheesy spinoff of barney for 10 year olds......Only us, the inteligent people who like pokemon really see it's true meaning and message...We recognize it as a game of strategy and of great simplicity. It's kid friendly outside keeps a fresh stream of new fans coming in so that we veterans always have someone to battle or trade with or even mentor....Pokemon has brought the world together in more ways than one...Look at this community! We are united as a community because of pokemon. IMO if pokemon actually existed there would be world peace....

ConcernedOutsider
June 11th, 2007, 12:05 AM
IMO if Pokemon actually existed there would be world peace....

IMO, a world of real Pokemon would mean a lot of calls to the RSPCA regarding the free will of animals, as well as animal slavery and animal cruelty. And don't assume everyone who plays Pokemon is intelligent and that everyone who doesn't play it isn't...

Smarties-chan
June 11th, 2007, 12:21 AM
Firstly, don't the forum rules state that a post need only contain 4 words...

Secondly, the real reason that I've decided to join this community is that I am someone who feels that Pokemon IS dorky and I'd like to listen to what fans like yourselves have to say. I am in no way intending to be a nuisance (although I do expect some sort of response), to flame, or to bully anyone because I'd know that'd be against your policy on the forum. Here are my thoughts...

I'd argue that Pokemon as a concept is reaching its used by date, I played this game (as version Red) as a little child and I feel that the storyline as well as the general structure and gameplay of the game would have worn out its appeal by the time I was 18 years old. At a time when your watching MA rated movies and reading thick books with complicated storyline's that can grab your interest on multiple levels I'd have to say that pokemon is a striking contrast and a distant comparison in terms of narrative depth. It is simplistic game that I would let a child interest himself or herself with, not a growing man.

Furthermore, Pokemon as a game and a cartoon BOTH have a youth target market, the marketing of the entire pokemon product range would be unfocused and weak if it didn't. If anything I'm positive that the target fan's age doesn't extend to that of adults or even people in their late teens, and logically I'd argue that anyone of this age range is a "dork" simply because of their lack of knowledge of other social trends that might apply to their age group, at the very least I'm suggesting they experiment with ANOTHER game.

Also, I find that the time that is spent devoted to this game (particularly that of fans that I've seen on this forum who are searching for SHINY Pokemon) is absolutely astonishing. A member stated in another thread that he played Pokemon for up to 500+ hours, and some claimed that they'd used their time to find EVERY SHINY Pokemon in the game (of which I've heard each is a 1/8000 chance- unobtainable odds I could assume yes?). Now exactly how can you justify being this obsessive? Catching all 150 original Pokemon in red version meant you were a MASTER trainer, if not someone who had WAY to much time on their hands; this obsessiveness is also suggesting that they have something to prove, or that they are unhealthily competitive? (of which I've heard each is a 1/8000 chance- unobtainable odds I could assume yes?)

At high school if I was to hear someone talking about Pokemon ( never has happened though) I'd be offended. Why? Simply because of the fact that they'd be belittling me, the same as if I were to talk to anyone else about a kids television show and expect that they'd be as obsessed about it as I am.

And to all the people who have made up their mind about me, let me just say that my knowledge about Pokemon isn't sparse, I DO have a little brother who loves Pokemon and loves to talk about the latest glitches that people have discovered- another thing I find to be a waste of time, as well as "cheating". I also watched the first Pokemon series, bought the little plastic toys and played the game, but that "FAD" ended quite early.

Sorry to type such a long message but I'm sure that I'm the one and only person on this forum who is going to let you all know how the "people who don't like Pokemon" feel.
I think it's quite obvious that forums don't allow posts that don't contribute to the topic in any way. How is ''Thanks for your replies'' related to the topic in any way?

And the storyline in Pokémon isn't, never has been and never will be what's so appealing about Pokémon. At least that's not the case for me, nor do I spend hours and hours searching for shiny Pokémon because it just isn't worth the effort. Sure having a shiny would be nice, but they're nothing I would do anything for. Also, in your post you only mentioned one typical Pokémon stereotype. There are many others like me who play Pokémon to battle against other players, which brings out the strategic elements in the game; something completely unnecessary while playing against the AI because their movesets suck and everything needed to beat the AI is to pick the moves with the most power and just attacking, which, I assure you, will most definitely lead to a loss against any good player. In the original Red and Blue (or Green as it was in Japan) versions, however, the concept was still in the very early stages and the game has improved quite alot of from what it was in before, adding much more strategy to the games. So in conclusion I'd say you've only scratched the surface if you've only played Pokémon Red and Blue.

Also, what makes you think Pokémon players only play Pokémon? I myself am quite offended of the fact that you think every Pokémon player's life revolves around Pokémon. I, and most other Pokémon fans also enjoy other games and the fact that you think Pokémon is everything in our lives just shows how shallow minded you are. I play every kind of game excluding sport games, racing games and MMORPGs, but that doesn't stop me from playing Pokémon too. And before you start saying I'm probably a nerd who just sits at home playing video games all the time, I'll let you know that I have a social life too.

Furthermore, I don't see why you should be offended if you hear some one talking about Pokémon unless that person comes up to you and starts talking like you'd like Pokémon as well. I couldn't care less about soccer, but if I hear some one talking about it with some one else I don't see why I should care.
IMO, a world of real Pokemon would mean a lot of calls to the RSPCA regarding the free will of animals, as well as animal slavery and animal cruelty. And don't assume everyone who plays Pokemon is intelligent and that everyone who doesn't play it isn't...
And you shouldn't assume every one who likes Pokémon is a geek and everyone who doesn't isn't. And don't think I'm one of those who wants Pokémon to be real. Not only is that an unrealistic thought, but you already pointed out why it wouldn't work.

ConcernedOutsider
June 11th, 2007, 12:54 AM
Well thank you for a well thought response.

I think it's quite obvious that forums don't allow posts that don't contribute to the topic in any way. How is ''Thanks for your replies'' related to the topic in any way?

True, it might not be related, but I'm sure the poster simply would've wanted to revive interest in her thread and show that she hasn't gone to sleep and is still active in the discussion. I found it nice that someone spent their time valuing the community's thoughts by saying thanks. Warning someone to say something better or get out really does seem unnecessary in that situation.

I loved the part where you talked about strategy, at least I understand where the interest comes from now. But despite an interesting post you did happen to say this:

Also, what makes you think Pokémon players only play Pokémon? I myself am quite offended of the fact that you think every Pokémon player's life revolves around Pokémon. I, and most other Pokémon fans also enjoy other games and the fact that you think Pokémon is everything in our lives just shows how shallow minded you are.

Shallow minded... thanks, but isn't it at all reasonable to assume that if anything your mammoth post count on a Pokemon website would indicate that your life does revolve somewhat around pokemon.

Smarties-chan
June 11th, 2007, 01:13 AM
Well thank you for a well thought response.



True, it might not be related, but I'm sure the poster simply would've wanted to revive interest in her thread and show that she hasn't gone to sleep and is still active in the discussion. I found it nice that someone spent their time valuing the community's thoughts by saying thanks. Warning someone to say something better or get out really does seem unnecessary in that situation.

I loved the part where you talked about strategy, at least I understand where the interest comes from now. But despite an interesting post you did happen to say this:



Shallow minded... thanks, but isn't it at all reasonable to assume that if anything your mammoth post count on a Pokemon website would indicate that your life does revolve somewhat around pokemon.
More than 2000 of those posts come from my n00b days when I would post just about anywhere just for the sake of posting and my social life was inexistent, which obviously isn't the case for me anymore. And I apologize for being rude and blunt, but certain parts of your post were somewhat offending because you were talking about all Pokémon fans as if they'd all be geeks who have nothing better to do. For certain people Pokémon might just be a hobby.

ConcernedOutsider
June 11th, 2007, 01:19 AM
Fair enough, and I'd just like to point out that every time someone thinks I generalize about the term nerds and geeks, I equally hear someone easily use the term "jock" in a derogatory way.

Nattydee
June 12th, 2007, 04:46 PM
Kids in my school actually like it.

I was doodling Meowth when suddenly, a girl goes "..You like POKEMON?" The ENTIRE classroom says things like, "What's wrong with Pokemon?!" "Dude, I LOVE those things!" and so on. I think it's slowly coming back to life.

RangerLunick
June 15th, 2007, 12:25 PM
im in high school
and all i talk about to the guys is pokemon pokemon pokemon
i havent met a girl thats liked it yet

any way all the guys are scared that the other ppl will find out and i think thats soo dumb



y do u think ppl will care?

POST

Same with me and my mates all through high school, only our closest friends know to this day! Loads of girls seem to like it though

Timbjerr
June 15th, 2007, 09:40 PM
Me too!
It bugs me to see people follow someone brainlessly like that...
And the only reason that people hate pokemon is because, Like Tmbjr said, they only looked at it's surface...they never look in to it before writing it off as a cheesy spinoff of barney for 10 year olds......Only us, the inteligent people who like pokemon really see it's true meaning and message...We recognize it as a game of strategy and of great simplicity.
See, this is what's called taking my comments and making them rather radical. It's possible to rise above the sphere of immature influence, but still not like Pokémon. I know a lot of free-thinkers who don't associate themselves with Pokémon simply because they're not fans of video games or animé like I am. Inversely, there are sheep people who get into Pokémon games simply because others around them do and they want to be part of the crowd. It's never fair to judge an entire group based on an observational generalization.

It's kid friendly outside keeps a fresh stream of new fans coming in so that we veterans always have someone to battle or trade with or even mentor....Pokemon has brought the world together in more ways than one...Look at this community! We are united as a community because of pokemon. IMO if pokemon actually existed there would be world peace....

heh...World Peace is something that is perpetually unobtainable, whether or not Pokémon existed...but that's a debate for another day.

As for ConcernedOutsider...See all the space between my last post in this thread and this post? That is a good-sized break in time in which I execute not only my work, school, and gaming lives, but my healthy social life as well. I rarely log onto the Internet anymore because of everything I have going on. Sure, I may fit into your rather loose definition of a nerd, but know this, there are the type of pokéfans like the one you observed around here (the kind I affectionately refer to as a n00b), and then there are people like me, who turn on a Pokémon game for entertainment value. It may not have the most epic story in a video game , but it does have some good solid RPG gameplay that is easy to pick up for a good hour or so of fun. I have a minute presence in the Netbattle scene (and I'm hardly any good either...), but that's about the extent of my Pokénerdness...

To recall what I said earlier...it's never fair to judge an entire group based on an observational generalization.

Chikara
June 15th, 2007, 09:53 PM
Well because it is dorky. Just like World of Warcraft. It's awesome, but dorky. That's the thing I hate about things like this. People let it get to them that the things they like are dorky. I seem to find joy in killing pokemon in my gameboy, but I don't talk to people at school about it.

Archer
June 15th, 2007, 10:33 PM
I think the main reason the majority of people hate Pokemon is all the anime, cards, toys and that the most well-known pokemon was pikachu.
imagine if the pokemon mascot was a metagross or rayquaza...
The entire reputation of pokemon has been severely damaged due to pikachu and the stupid "children's" section of pokemon.
Most people fail to see the cool side of pokemon due to the way it is portrayed.

Another reason so many people reject it is that they are afraid to become the "pokegeek" stereotype that has been created.
The majority of people on this forum are smart for three main reasons.
1) they understand ev's, iv's etc. eg. i know the base stats of most the pokemon from 1-400.
2) The people that are not academics are usually popular people and will not do anything that is not socially accepted. it is the people that are outcast for their intellect are the ones that play pokemon.
3) Lastly, we are intelligent enough to realise that just because someone thinks something about you, doesnt make it true. We are not making ourselves unhappy to conform with the stencil of society.
I rest my case

Sr E
June 16th, 2007, 10:25 AM
Pokemon is not necessarily dorky. I kind of think of it as a more "underground" thing. People see it as being dorky due to the way that it is portrayed on T.V. and because a lot of the people that openly play it are, at least at my school, uber-nerds.

Ryo
June 16th, 2007, 10:33 AM
Everytime I've said "I like Pokemon", my friends always take it as a joke...XD
Could be worse, I suppose.