Hello there, I'm Jin Of The Gale. I'm 17 years old and I've been playing Pokemon ever since 1998. The first game I played was Red version and Charizard has been my favourite Pokemon ever since generation 1. I started playing Pokemon competitively in 2005 at the age of 10 in a simulator called Pokemon Netbattle during the Advance (R/S/E) era. I slowly started losing interest in Pokemon after Diamond and Pearl versions were released in English. This was when the users of Netbattle slowly migrated to Shoddy Battle which was the only simulator that supported generation 4 (D/P/Pt) back then in 2007.
3 years later, I decided to play Pokemon again after one of my old friends from Netbattle told me about Pokemon Online. The simulator was visually appealing and I could not quit it as I had the chance to spend more time with my old friends again. I was very bad at battling at that time because it was the first time I was playing with D/P/Pt Pokemon. But eventually, I got better with the help of my friends. I left Pokemon Online for a couple of months and returned when generation 5 (B/W) was implemented. I found it boring because the metagame was unbalanced, unlike generation 3, and there were a lot of Pokemon to choose from while making teams.
So I decided to stay around and spend more time in the community. After staying there for a year and a half, I was promoted to a moderator on the server in January 2012. I got the opportunity to meet a lot of people and make new friends. I became quite popular on the server and the community too. After one of our administrators left Pokemon Online because he had to deal with issues in real life, I was chosen to take his place.
I think I've said too much about my competitive Pokemon career. My hobbies in real life are listening to music, playing old games on my PS2/Gameboy, playing instruments, hanging out with friends, playing soccer, etc. I've been a huge fan of Michal Jackson ever since 1999 and I like wrestling even thought it's scripted/fake.
Anyway, it's nice to meet you all.