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Old August 27th, 2014 (10:06 PM).
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Big things come in Nice packages.
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Mississippi
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Ever since my 3ds got stolen during high school I've had quite a break on it. it had my White 2 in there and a load of EV trained pokes,so i didn't play till the rest of the junior year,and sometime during my senior year. But then i found this forum,did some Challenges,when afk for a while,and now i'm back!
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Old August 27th, 2014 (10:27 PM).
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Ephemeral Euphoria
Death Follows Me
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Wherever the wind takes me.
Nature: Quiet
For me, it was when these particular moments in life happened. In order of course.

1 - Losing my copy of Silver in a fire.
2 - Having my DS and Pokémon games stolen.
3 - Getting so frustrated with Platinum that I started to think that playing Pokémon in general was doing more harm than good when it came to relaxing.
I make my own luck.
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Old August 27th, 2014 (11:02 PM).
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Vinny Vidi Vici
Leave Luck To Heaven
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Melbourne
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Nature: Quirky
I was really disappointed by gen 3, so from about 2004 to 2008, I didn't play pokemon much at all. It's hard to say I was complete out though, as I despite not wanting it, I actually got Emerald for Christmas one year and would play it every so often. If Emerald didn't have a good postgame, I think there's every chance I wouldn't be a pokemon fan right now. I think my Mum might regret getting me Emerald for Christmas now, and I think my brother suggested she get it for me as a practical joke
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Old August 27th, 2014 (11:38 PM).
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Join Date: Sep 2012
Age: 21
Gender: Female
Nature: Sassy
If I did, it was either very short-lived or I was only playing it really, really sparingly. I think for a month or two I wasn't playing it, when I had reset my ACNL village and after I beat the Elite Four, but before Pokémon Bank was released.

Honestly that's a question I never asked myself but I guess it would be no, I haven't really taken a serious break from Pokémon!
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Old August 28th, 2014 (07:27 AM).
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Join Date: May 2008
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
I've never taken a break from Pokemon and I don't have any intention to.

Admitedly I don't really breed or battle competitively, so there's usually downtime where the most I do is trade pokemon.
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Old August 28th, 2014 (10:22 AM).
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Lie Ren
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Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Kansas, USA
Gender: Female
Nature: Brave
Yeah, all the way back during Johto.

That series / region didn't hold my interest much, and I fell out of it until Hoenn came along.

Not since then, though.

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Old August 28th, 2014 (11:19 AM).
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Behold, my internet "persona"!
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Gender: Male
Nature: Modest
I took a break during Gen V because Pokemon was deemed childish by my brother, and I was tired of getting made fun of. Emulators allowed me to catch up on BW/BW2 and I'm glad I could.

He still doesn't know
Fire Monotype "Ultimate" Challenge Red
Gold Emerald(8/8 @Pokemon League)
Diamond Black 2

I suppose I've taken a break from Pokemon and therefore, am less active on the Forums than usual. I'll come back refreshed and excited to do more Challenges!
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Old August 28th, 2014 (12:05 PM).
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Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Lootin' Your Poké's
Gender: Male
Nature: Bold
I haven't played any of the Pokemon games since around the beginning of February. I guess some would call that a break.
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Old August 29th, 2014 (06:27 PM).
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Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: In the cardboard box in front of your house.
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Nature: Hardy
I took a break in high school, starting in my freshman year. Didn't get back into it till last summer when I nabbed a 3DS & the 5th gen games to reacquaint me with the series before X/Y launched last October.
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Old August 30th, 2014 (01:07 PM).
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Join Date: May 2013
Location: Florida
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Nature: Relaxed
When I was a kid, my mother refused to buy ruby/sapphire for me because she said Pokemon was a toxic influence, so I stopped playing for two gens because of that. She was convinced that Pokemon was a huge time-waster, and I was one of those over-achievers so she didn't want anything to get in the way of that.

Didn't get back into Pokemon until Black/White came out. I took quite a break!
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Old August 30th, 2014 (08:57 PM).
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Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: The Great State of Texas
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Nature: Lonely
I remember skipping Gen 4 and 5.
It was a big break for me to take since the previous gen before (Gen 3) was my favorite gen (And still is btw)
I took the break thinking nothing would top gen 3 and it still hasn't.
But when I looked back on it when buying my 3ds, I thought it was a stupid reason all together.
I've gone back and played both 4 and 5, and 5 is probably my #3 gen now.
#4 is still the worst to me due to bias opinion though.
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Old September 4th, 2014 (06:30 PM).
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Fictionally Destructive
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Where ever my master takes me
Nature: Relaxed
Currently on break from Pokemon. I preordered my boyfriend his copy of Omega Sapphire, but didn't get mine. This past gen kinda upset me a bit. Don't get me wrong, they were great games, even if the Mega Evolution and Fairy-type additions seems a bit rushed, but that's not what made me take a break.

What did it was the blatant exclusion from most events. To me, it seems like with the state of technology these days, doing global events should be the norm, but instead, there were more exclusive events for Japan than the rest of the world combined, because not only did they get what we got, but they also received more special events than any other country as well. I know they have Pokemon Centres, but that does not stop GameFreak from using GameStop, as they have in the past, to release events over in the US, or EB Games in the UK.

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Old September 6th, 2014 (08:49 AM).
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Location: South-East America
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Nature: Quiet
I've never taken a complete break from the games but I did slow down a lot after gen 3. Outside of slowing down, I don't usually play the older games more than a few times. I've only went though gen 4 games 1-2 times before I stopped playing them and I haven't beaten White 2/Black 2.

I stopped watching the anime and collecting cards after gen 2. The anime didn't really hold my interest and I didn't have enough money to buy cards.

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Old September 7th, 2014 (07:40 AM).
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Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Indiana
Gender: Male
Nature: Gentle
I have never taken a break from the Pokemon games or the anime really. I can say that SoulSilver and HeartGold were some of my least favorites. I plan on attempting SS again, so hopefully that will change. I usually take a break between games and anime seasons. Unfortunately, I finish the game quickly after the release date. This makes it difficult for me to enjoy playing after I beat the Elite Four and such because, frankly, I don't know what to do! That's what happened in X especially. I'm also just so busy with school, work, sports, social life, etc. that Pokemon takes a back seat in my life at times. It's upsetting, but that's life! I'm really excited for ORAS though as Hoenn is my favorite region. Hopefully I get back into it like I did when White came out!!

Sometimes I wish I could just have no obligations and sit on my butt and play Pokemon all the time.

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Old September 16th, 2014 (03:21 PM).
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La Espada
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Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: New Mexico
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Nature: Quiet
I lost interest during gen 4 which was right around the time I started high school. I didn't lose interest because I thought I was getting too old it's just that the series was getting redundant to me. I initially skipped out on gen 5 entirely until X & Y got me back into the series. After that I went back and played Black and White 2 for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed those.

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Old September 17th, 2014 (04:56 AM).
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Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Tennessee
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Nature: Relaxed
Inbetween 2010 and 2012 I kind of took a break from Pokémon. I never really said I'm quitting Pokémon, it just fell on my priority list and I didn't really care about it all that much. But later on in late 2012 I started collecting the trading cards, bought White 2, and got back into the franchise altogether and it has stuck since then.

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Old September 18th, 2014 (04:25 AM).
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Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Sweden
Gender: Male
Nature: Modest
I have almost only played League of Legends the past year, but now I have started to bring back my interest in Pokemon again! Escpeccially in card making, which I publish on Deviantart Check out my site! :D
You can find the link on my profile
Working with a Mega Shiny EX pokemon project right now ;3
My Mega SHiny Pokemon EX project Check it out!
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Old September 18th, 2014 (06:08 PM).
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Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Deep in the Heart of Texas
Gender: Female
Nature: Sassy
I've never taken a serious break, but I've gone a few months without playing any of the games from time to time. I've always come back to it though.
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