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View Poll Results: At what age?
10+ 1 0.94%
20+ 4 3.77%
30+ 3 2.83%
40+ 1 0.94%
50+ 0 0%
'Til death 64 60.38%
Not at a specific age, etc. 33 31.13%
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Old November 24th, 2012, 02:57 PM
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I did already, sorta, out of repetitiveness. Already what, like, 9 games on the DS using the same goddamn engine (or 5 if you do not count version polar opposites). I didn't even bother with White 2 (might get it in the near future, though.) The formula is too perfected to change most likely, but with most games nowadays being action games (Mario, Zelda, etc... Heck Wii Sports) I think there should be some ARPG spinoffs. That's why I liked Pokemon Rumble Blast, screw the reviews.

I also hate how the veteran fans get no love, and they are mostly focusing on the little kids when it comes to marketing/advertising material. They release every single game to be E for Everyone to stay on the safe side and have all the kids buy it, and anyone who wants to play a bit of a non-child friendly Pokemon can go to hell (And they made our favorite characters disappear in favor of others in the anime). I see this as a "Thank you guys for your money, we don't need you anymore."

So, yeah, if touching Pokemon SoulSilver or White once in a blue moon doesn't count, I stopped Pokemon.

Please don't direct hate at me, but's that's how I see it.
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Old November 24th, 2012, 03:36 PM
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either when i grown out of pokemon
or until i'm dead
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Old November 25th, 2012, 11:54 AM
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I did quit for awhile, but I'm not sure when I'll quit again. It's just one of those things where you lose interest all of a sudden, with no reasonable explanation. Not sure when it'll happen again, but I can't think it'll be in the near future.
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Old November 30th, 2012, 09:34 AM
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I've been playing Pokemon for 13 years and I guess, I will never stop. Of course, there are times when I don't have much time or when there are games that I'm more into than Pokemon but I always come back to Pokemon after a while
Black 2/White 2 just proved to me that it will never get old.
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Old November 30th, 2012, 11:33 AM
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i started out with gold since then i didn't stop playing until black and white came graphics were good but it was never like gold or ruby so i stopped for a while then my friend told me about black and white 2 now im playing Pokemon a little more now,

AND since i found out about ROM hacking know that's my new hobby
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Old November 30th, 2012, 11:47 AM
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I will never ever stop Playing, Pokemon has been a part of my whole life and it would be sad to ever have to let it go.
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Old December 7th, 2012, 10:14 PM
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I probably won't stop playing. Not in this lifetime. Haha.
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Old December 8th, 2012, 05:54 AM
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Pokemon was the first game I ever touched. It opened something up for me. It was the best introduction to video games I ever needed.
I think I'll keep it with me for as long as I can.
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Old December 10th, 2012, 01:16 PM
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I doubt I'll ever stop, it's one of the few things that I really enjoy doing no matter what the situation is. I'll likely play it until I don't have a system to play it on anymore, haha.
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Old December 11th, 2012, 05:46 AM
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I play it less and less as time goes on but I think I still have a few more years left in me. Plus, I still gotta wait for the RSE remakes.
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Old December 14th, 2012, 05:22 PM
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I'll play it in my grave. I have never not liked Pokemon.
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Old December 16th, 2012, 12:09 PM
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I don't plan on quitting Pokemon. MapleStory? As soon as I get my mains to max level (Level 200,) but Pokemon? Well even though there might be games I won't play due to bad decision making, I will still play older generations.
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Old December 16th, 2012, 05:25 PM
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Yikes. Too late. :X Also...

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A lot of the posts in here are over-exaggerating, but to be fair it's not really possible to give an accurate or proper response to this topic. You never know when you'll quit something, so all the "'til death" posts...they could end up quitting the franchise as early as next year.

I didn't think I'd quit early myself, especially since I was hooked with competitive battling, but it happened, and it was for the best. A cousin who's in college planned to stop before B/W's announcement but ended up getting the game anyway. (Though I think he stopped for good now. lol)

Honestly, and forgive me for saying this, but I think it's a bit silly to believe you won't quit at an early age, or ever, given that it's almost guaranteed you'd be busy with far more important things the more you grow up...well unless you're that gullible. And when you think about it, it's for the best. It's only natural as well, it's in the human nature to change interest and move on.

Basically, it's impossible to predict when you'll quit. However, I think a good question will be...should you lose interest or take a break, would you come back to it? That's something that's worth wondering about.
Quoted for truth. Not that anyone'll probably give it a second thought, but it's what happened to me. Except a lot earlier. Basically for reasons NatureKeeper said, but with a lot less perceived bitterness (I'd probably feel exactly the same a generation ago, though).

"Then why are you here, man?"

As a franchise, I'm done, I've been done, and I'm happy that I moved on. There's nothing that can pull me back into Pokemon as a franchise, because I just can't keep up, and I just don't care. As a meaningful part of culture, and shaping my childhood? I cannot ignore that.

For me, Pokemon isn't about the newest games, cards, anime, whatever. It's the interpretations of the Pokemon by others who were also shaped by it. There's a connection there. Pokemon as mascots have no value. In fact, they're bland by mascot standards (even Mickey Mouse has more personality than Pikachu). Pokemon as characters, and in a sense as an expression of that person's interests, sense of humor, and other things? I eat that stuff up.

Fan art, anecdotal blogs, comic strips, light hearted parodies*, non serious fan comics and animations, all that stuff. That's why I still love Pokemon. It doesn't matter if you stopped playing after Black and White or Red and Blue, fact of the matter is, if you let it, it's shaped a part of who you are, and that's why you'll always have fond memories of it, and want to share those with other people (who may just think like you do. Bonus, eh?).

*I cannot get behind the idea some people have that Pokemon + blue humor = entertainment. Learn to write better material, or look over some 4 panel comics at the very least so you know how to create a meaningful punchline. A Pokemon or trainer swearing is not funny in and of itself.
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Old December 18th, 2012, 07:30 AM
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Until the Pokemon Company stops making Pokemon related stuff. So if they keep making them as I approach my last years of life, then I would continue to play the games. Next month I will be 21 years old and I still see myself loving Pokemon.


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Old December 26th, 2012, 11:10 AM
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I first found out about Pokemon when I was four or five years old, when I saw an episode at my friend's house. All I remember was that it involved a fiery bird (which I presume was Moltres) and Meowth tickling Ash to get something from him. I thought Pokemon was kind of stupid at the time, and I didn't really start getting into it until about three years later when I got some Pokemon cards in a goodie bag at a friend's birthday party and everyone there compared cards. I just went from there and haven't stopped since.

Lately, though, I've noticed myself not caring that much about Pokemon.

The cards were the first to go. I still have them around, but in fifth grade I stopped caring. Build a fairly balanced deck with enough energy cards and keep up with the new sets (because the Pokemon themselves seem to be getting stronger) and you'll be fine. Then came the show, movies, and manga; the plots just stopped interesting me and I didn't like the then-new voice actors. Now, the games are losing their touch. It's a little sad. I still do enjoy the games, for the most part; they just don't have the spark they once did. The concept will never again be new to me. About a year ago, I dusted off my old cards, made a couple of new decks, and battled with my friends. It was fun, but it just felt like an unnecessary retreading of old ground.

Now, I'm a high school senior and am preparing to leave for college. I've gotten accepted to two colleges and have applied to a few more since (including Brown University last night). College is, of course, not incompatible with gaming, assuming I get work done efficiently, and I do plan to bring at least some of my Pokemon games with me, but I see myself losing interest around my sophomore or junior year. Even that much may be a stretch.

Pokemon's been good to me, but unless something comes out to make the franchise a lot more interesting, I don't see it lasting me much past 20. I chose 20+.
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Old December 30th, 2012, 07:24 PM
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i will keep playing the games even when i am dead. i will find ways.
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