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Pokémon Gaming Central For topics that aren't necessarily restricted to one game, Pokémon Gaming Central ranges from comparing and contrasting the differences in the gaming generations to discussing the gaming franchise as a whole.

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Old July 13th, 2013, 06:33 AM
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I am new to the forums (this is my first post) and I was wondering when everyone started playing. I started playing the pokemon series when red and blue first released on the fat gameboy. I then moved onto yellow (probably one of my favorites because pikachu got to follow me around which was amazing). I then got a pen pal in school and she would send me all of these cool pokemon that werent out here like pichu about 4 months before he made an appearance here.

Anyway back on topic (lol im a little ADD), i then got gold and silver then i got crystal as well. i played ruby and sapphire and that is where i took a leave of absence for a long time because i had a psp and didnt get a ds until christmas and i got a 3ds xl on sale. I bought pokemon white 2 and played it and recently bought heart gold diamond and platinum.

When i was younger my house burned and i lost all 5000+ cards I had. I had over 120 holographic
ones . I was/am such a huge pokemon fan it isnt funny.

Thanks for having me here I look forward to getting caught up on the generations i missed in pokemon.

I started the week pokemon came out in the US. I saved my birthday money to get blue (i got it first)

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Old July 13th, 2013, 08:18 AM
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Glad you've found your way to PC! Since this question is asking a question about the games (despite some other stories thrown in), I'm going to move this thread over to Pokemon Gaming Central.

I can say that, despite being a Pokemon fan from the beginning, I didn't actually get into the games until a few years after they came out. I borrowed Yellow for a while from my cousin, but I didn't actually one a game of my own until Gold, which I got for my 10th birthday.

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Old July 13th, 2013, 08:22 AM
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I miss the red and blue days. I remember getting my mew through my friends gameshark to complete the pokedex. I bragged about it for months lol. I was the first one to complete the pokedex of all my friends.
Old July 13th, 2013, 09:01 AM
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I've played around 15k+ hours by now I guess. Considering the last time I checked was a few years ago, when I stopped (to play more non-pokemon games, lol). I had 10k+ hours back then. Ah~ my childhood was rich with pokemon.
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Old July 13th, 2013, 09:17 AM
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I've been playing for about 8-9 years, since Pokemon Sapphire and Colosseum. I've racked up 1100 hours of Battlefield 3 playtime in just under 2 years, so I have the capability to play a game lots. With Pokemon, about 10,000 hours, maybe more. I used to play every day for ages as a kid and that's a lot of years to rack up playtime.
Old July 13th, 2013, 09:19 AM
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Despite being a fan of pokémon since the anime came out in my country around 1999 (I was like 4 years old), I didn't own (or played for that matter) a game of the franchise until 2008 when I traded my Super Mario Bros 3 of GBA for a Pokémon Blue. Few months later I got FireRed which till this day is my favorite of all the pokemon games.

I don't have my Game Boy anymore but I'm playing FireRed (Ultra Violet actually), Emerald, Red, Crystal and a few hacks in my cellphone thanks to an emulator.

I don't play much the DS games but I still catch up with the news of the franchise.
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Old July 13th, 2013, 09:34 AM
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I started playing Pokemon around the time Gold and Silver were just being released. I loved watching the anime at the daycare I was at, and learned there were also Pokemon games from friends who already owned a Game Boy. My godmother felt bad that I didn't have a Game Boy yet, so she got me one. My first game was actually the TGC game for the Game Boy Color. Then I got all three Gen 1 games for Christmas that year, and Gold Version the following one.

I've been playing Pokemon games ever since, and most likely won't stop.
Old July 13th, 2013, 09:35 AM
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When I was younger, I had no idea there were games. I saw the TV show first, and after some time I bought a guide for Red/Blue (yet it still didn't click that they might be games until much later, since I was about five or six and incredibly stupid). I was constantly reading the game, and one day my mom suggested we get some game systems. My first systems were a PS2 and a GBA SP. My first Pokemon game was Pokemon Silver.

I didn't really understand the Pokemon mechanics fully until Ruby and Sapphire.
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Old July 13th, 2013, 09:50 AM
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I started playing around the time Yellow was the latest release.
I would of been like 11 I think. so that would be 10 years ?
Old July 13th, 2013, 10:10 AM
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Im 23 now. My mom owned a day care center back then and so the after school kids that came would all play it for the 3 hours until we closed. It was epic back then. Sadly none of the people i used to play with back then have kept in touch . I got a friend i graduated high school with that has the pikachu 3ds xl (it is amazing i want one so bad) and we still talk about it quite a bit.
Old July 13th, 2013, 10:38 AM
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I started right when Blue was released so I was like 7 or so? I don't remember exactly, but I have played since the beginning!

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Old July 13th, 2013, 10:38 AM
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I was introduced to the series in 2006 with the first Mystery Dungeon, which springboarded me to the franchise. So, about 7-8 years?

I've mostly played the DS games, due to it being my most played console, although I am partial to the GBA games. The DS games (Pokémon Pearl to be more precise) was when I really got into the series.

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Old July 13th, 2013, 11:09 AM
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I started right when Blue was released so I was like 7 or so? I don't remember exactly, but I have played since the beginning!
Thats awesome! you started when I did! I am 23 now and it came out right after my birthday (I was born in late august and it came out in september). What starter did you start with?
Old July 13th, 2013, 04:55 PM
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I got into pokemon at age 6, with the anime, but my first game wasn't until Pokemon Stadium, which I got waaaay late, way after Pokemon Stadium 2 was already released. I never owned a Gameboy, GBA, or GC, so my first handheld version of pokemon was Pokemon Diamond.
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Old July 14th, 2013, 06:41 PM
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I got into pokemon at age 6, with the anime, but my first game wasn't until Pokemon Stadium, which I got waaaay late, way after Pokemon Stadium 2 was already released. I never owned a Gameboy, GBA, or GC, so my first handheld version of pokemon was Pokemon Diamond.
I played pokemon stadium on my N64 back in the day too. It was awesome. I loved my N64. I miss it.
Old July 14th, 2013, 07:28 PM
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I played the GameBoy Color and Nintendo 64 games from 1998-2008. I have Yellow, Blue, Silver and Crystal. I had Gold but it was stolen. I also have Pokémon Stadium 2 and a few other N64 games like Pokémon Snap and Pokémon Puzzle League, but I seem to have misplaced those. I stopped playing the games when my Crystal dried up and then found out the other GameBoy ones did too. Not sure when I'll play them again.
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Old July 14th, 2013, 07:51 PM
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I started playing when Silver version came out. (Think it was the year 2000? Oh well I know it's close to that.) and haven't stopped ever since.
Old July 14th, 2013, 08:16 PM
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I played when Red/Blue game out. I got blue and got Miss No and all that
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Old July 14th, 2013, 10:14 PM
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I am glad to see that I am not the only one that started with the orig. versions.
Old July 14th, 2013, 11:04 PM
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played red/blue/yellow n silver from bout '98 to 2001 or so

then i quit

now im playin all my old cartridges again on GB

i would get intot ha new 1's but they look alot mo complicated
Old July 15th, 2013, 02:40 AM
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My mom me bought Blue Version a year after it's release when I was 7 and I've been hooked ever since.

I never played any of the crap-tastic spin-off games like Ranger or Mystery Dungeons. I stuck to the turn-based games and all their variations. Stuff like Stadium.
Old July 15th, 2013, 05:11 AM
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I can't say exactly when, I think it was around 1999, my cousin gave me Pokemon Yellow to borrow. Immediately hooked within 5 minutes! I was only 4 at the time, it was such a memorable game though... Maybe because I had good memories with it... :')
Old July 15th, 2013, 08:59 AM
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The first Pokemon game I played was Silver version, which belonged to one of my cousins. I enjoyed it, though seeing how it belonged to him and how he had already beaten it, all I really did was run around through a few towns and routes. Eventually, he even let me borrow it.

The next games I played were the Stadium games, due to my best friend when I was a kid having an N64, though I think we played more of the mini-games than we did actual battling.

I finally decided to buy one of the Pokemon games when Leaf Green came out, and I absolutely loved it, and this caused me to buy Emerald, which I also loved.

So I've been playing since I was a little kid, even though I didn't actually own one of the games until a bit later.
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Old July 15th, 2013, 09:32 AM
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I got Yellow when I turned 7, so I've been playing since then. You can do that math, haha. Though that was the only main game I had til Sapphire and I didn't beat it. Most of my Pokemon gaming before gen III was through spin offs like Snap and Stadium (2). But hey, Stadium 2 taught me how to battle and taught me why I never beat Brock in Yellow haha.

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Old July 16th, 2013, 06:13 PM
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When I was 5 my cousin let me play his Pokémon games. My first was Gold. When I was five I had no idea how to play, I used to think that the bike was a motorcycle. After that I played Pokémon Stadium. Then I got my first Pokémon game Diamond. Then I got SoulSilver when I was 10 and got my Typhlosion. Then I got Platinum and so on. So I have been playing Pokémon for 8 years.
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