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April 23rd, 2008, 7:39 PM
I know this is a weird question but why do you like pokemon???? I like pokemon because... dang i cant even answer my own question... LoL because pokemon is drop dead awesome!! whats a world without pokemon??

April 23rd, 2008, 7:42 PM
I like pokemon because when i was little i always had to watch all of the girly show with my 2 older sisters (like rainbow bright salior moon and stuff like that) and when we watched pokemon we all liked it so ever since then i ve liked everything to to with pokemon so it was kinda like my saviour lol i know it is stupid but it is true

April 23rd, 2008, 9:34 PM
Pokemon is my childhood, its been there for me.

I think its because of the memories I have with Pokemon that keep me loving them.

I used to like EVERYTHING about them, lol I was obsessed, but now its narrowed down to games and toys... They're so cool looking xD Ah, I miss playing the games with my friends, 'twas awesome.

April 24th, 2008, 12:20 AM

Moonlit Umbreon
April 24th, 2008, 12:26 AM
Pokemon are what brought the child within me to without. They are what made my knowledge exceed the limitations that I thought I couldn't achieve. I was brought up with Pokemon. Take them away, then you'd take away my foundation. There would still be a meaning to life, but it wouldn't be even as half as interesting without them. Pokemon bring the love, the joy, and the peace from within. As a soul does dwell inside, so do Pokemon.

Wow. That's deep. O.O

April 24th, 2008, 12:55 AM
I agree with you; the memories of the original games, the cards and the TV show have stuck with me since I was a smal boy, and that has what has made me continue to be a player. I now never watch the show as I have no access to it through my TV, but even if I did I wouldn't watch it. I still have all my old cards but I don't really buy any new ones, although I may buy a booster pack or two to relive the memories (OMG WUT HOLAFOYL AM I GUNA GET?!11one!1). I used to be just a casual player, before I joined this forum and got into competitive battling.

April 24th, 2008, 12:56 AM

April 24th, 2008, 12:59 AM
I like Pokemon because it's awesome. period. It made me realize how to take care of pets. lol. But seriously I like Pokemon because it's the first anime, game, and manga I ever had. <3

April 24th, 2008, 1:12 AM
I like Pokemon because... lol well... I've loved it since I was little! I have so many fond memories attached to the games and the cards and the show...

I like the games because they're fun and never seem to get old... even after a decade, even with the same basic system, they're some of the best games ever...

April 24th, 2008, 5:56 AM
i started playing pokemon since i was 6 years old that's why i like them.so many years of play.....
battle mode:i like those combinations you can make with the moves and the strategies.
so.....i'm a true pokemon fan like you guys are

April 24th, 2008, 8:53 AM
I like pokemon because you get to control teams of monsters to fight other people. Plus the whole concept is just too cool

JX Valentine
April 24th, 2008, 9:02 AM
Mostly, it's the freedom. In many other video game RPGs, you end up being set in a certain character type, playing out a certain storyline. In Pokemon, you get your character, but that character isn't defined by dialogue or the people around them. They're essentially blank sheets that could have any sort of personality you give them. The storylines of the games are linear (well, in that there's no way to say, for example, that you run off and join the evil team instead), but how you finish it is completely different each time you play the game, depending on what you choose for your Pokemon team and how you go about fighting Team X, the Gym Leaders, and the Elite Four. In some cases, you can even earn your badges out of order, so it's easier to create your own story.

The media tends to be diverse as well. Unlike in many other fandoms, you don't see the same cast of characters and the same events in the various manga, the anime, and the games. The base (trainer sets off on a Pokemon journey) tends to be the same, but otherwise, the Pokemon franchise offers hundreds of different, diverse stories to tell its fans.

What this leads to is really a lot of freedom. I write a lot of fanfiction, and where I feel restricted to a certain cast or certain line of events in other fandoms (such as Harry Potter or Good Omens), Pokemon lets me be as creative as I want (without violating the extreme basics of the fandom -- like the six Pokemon rule) because there's no universal canon. It even offers ultimate freedom in diverse character possibilities (breeder, coordinator, researcher) so that I don't even have to write about trainers if I don't want to.

So, really, the openness of the fandom is what keeps me here. The games and other media tend to be addictive too, but my interest in those fades in and out, whereas the fanfiction possibility is really always there.

April 24th, 2008, 9:36 AM
I have always been fascinated by cute creatures with magic power. Plus, the entire universe of the Pokeworld is always changing. Even then, there are mysteries that have yet to be explained, so regardless of the reason, there's plenty of material to write about in the Pokeverse.

April 24th, 2008, 3:14 PM
I've only ever been fond of the games, and that's because... they're games: something specifically designed to entertain. Nothing more I can say...

April 29th, 2008, 8:40 AM
Pokémon was always in my childhood. I really like it, still many years later. It was an amazing idea to make it!

April 29th, 2008, 10:27 AM
i like pokemon for a slightly odd reason.

since i have got into gaming i have always had this wierd obsession where i MUST complete any game i buy without fail.

i have had success on most of the pokemon games, i missed out on 3rd generation, only playing it on my PC via a emulator.

and pokemon is always a nice lil challenge for me :D

that and the gameplay is just plain brilliant, inside its simple exterior is a very complex RPG game that is very underrated

April 29th, 2008, 12:25 PM
I mainly like it for nastolgia with my gold version (even though blue was my first). Though another reason i loved it is cause, even though pokemon is ridiculisly unpopular at my school (being a slummy highschool XD), when i used to go to an after school program (which was a boring 3 hours of time afterschool), almost everyone there had ruby or sapphire, and it was awesome and fun to be able to trade, mix data, and battle with everyone there. The only reason i miss going there, lol.

Another reason i like pokemon is cause a team can tell a lot about the trainer. if they have a wicked powerful team, its clear that thier pretty competitive. If they have a team that seems kinda random, some can even show intrests (for example, i have smeargle in my dream team cause i love art). know what i mean?

April 29th, 2008, 1:26 PM
First and foremost is because I've known it so well for so long. Over half my life. Not liking it would be very unfamiliar. This of course begs the question: why did I like it in the first place? I simply fell in love with the concept: one trainer going out to tame monsters and use them against others in battles. (Of course, if you replace "monsters" with "animals" it puts a rather different spin on it.)

Jax Malcolm also makes a valid point about the freedom of the games: you get to choose from a diverse range of pokemon, and a diverse range of moves (well, for most of them). This allows replay value to be quite phenomenal.

April 29th, 2008, 1:51 PM
most of my freind s had pokemon games i tried it and loved it. thats why i like pokemon

April 29th, 2008, 2:57 PM
I like Pokémon because of the world it presents. It has an amazing history and landscape, not to mention the different people you meet. I don't really play for the glory, but the story...

April 29th, 2008, 3:08 PM
I LOVE Pokemon, probably because I grew up with it. Me and my friends were the
biggest Pokemon masters ever!!!! And like one of you guys said, "what is a world
without Pokemon?"

April 29th, 2008, 3:14 PM
Been watching it since the day it came out 1997 was it ? i was 5 now im 15 lol.
Have a huge pokemon card collection in my loft i feel like sorting them out again soon ;)

April 29th, 2008, 8:15 PM
The reason i LOVE pokemon is becouse it allows mme to escape the world i live in and enter a world where anythign is possible. and one day i wish i could be a real pokemon trainer! and if i was i would be the best of the best!
I may not look it but wiht my pokemon i would be able to beat anyone!
Thats my dream.
And every ngiht ebfor i go to sleep i think of how much happier i would be if i could enter the world of pokemon and live there...

April 30th, 2008, 9:58 AM
I dont know why I like pokemon..... well I guess when I was younger my dad (or mom?) got me Pokemon Blue and a gameboy. I was ecstatic but later traded it with my brother because i prefered Charizard better. When yellow came out I couldn't wait. I immediately bought it. Then silver came, I started loving Pokemon more.... but Crystal, I loved it the most (Best game IMO). I remember going toys 'R' us and getting it at christmas. I remember how happy I was, beating gym leaders and following that Suicune fanatic. I guess I just love it being brought up with it. And to this day I still play with my pokemon friends :)

April 30th, 2008, 2:53 PM
Pokémon has been a huge part of my life and it's why I have so many friends. Even if I stopped liking the anime (except the movies) quite a while ago, I mostly only play the games once they come out and move back to other things, and don't really draw them anymore, I still love the concept of Pokémon because of what it's done for me. It helped introduce and get me addicted to the internet, I've met SO many people through it, both online and in real life and I wouldn't be the same person I am today if it weren't for the series. It sounds rather pathetic when I put it that way, but I'm proud of it so oh well.

I still like the series itself though. What drew me in the first place was the originality of the characters. I liked them so much and I really did just want to "Catch 'Em All". The cards, the anime, the games, the culture--it was all so symbiotic and it worked so well together that I couldn't not like one aspect in favour of another. As the games kept coming and branching out, I kept playing them. I can't think of anything else that still enraptures me from my childhood. I still actively collect Pokémon merchandise even while I'm not playing the games o in the fandom. I get so happy whenever I get another Pichu or Cherrim thing in the mail. The idea of catching them all never happens for me in the games anymore (there are too many to catch and I can't be bothered), nor am I interested in watching Ash & Co. attempt that in the anime, but I still do that my own way.

The original games really pushed the whole trading and battling thing with the link cables. Sharing Pokémon with friends still makes it better to this very day. It doesn't even have to be in a literal fashion (though I was very grateful for Wi-Fi in D/P so I could share with my online friends). I mean, I always hated Nosepass, but my friend and I have an inside joke with it so now? I collect it on and off. I have a Nosepass and Probopass zukan sitting in front of me and I keep laughing whenever I look down at it and it reminds me of my friend who I haven't seen for a while. Not to mention when said friend and I got Diamond and Pearl, we ended up getting everyone else in our group back into Pokémon so lunch time was a whirl of Diamond, Pearl, Emerald, and one friend even broke out the Gameboy Pocket for Blue! We had a lot of fun being dorks in our senior year of high school.

Pokémon just has so many memories for me--both recent and old--and that's really what makes me love it. In the ten years I've been into it (that's over half my life!), it's always kept me interested in some way and it always brings me closer to my friends. That's what I love about it.

Edit: Oh god lol, so tl;dr sorry.

Dustox PM
May 1st, 2008, 4:55 AM
I like it, because it's really awesome anime with great characters.And all the pokemons are so cool :) I watch the anime in my childhood and I still watch it and will watch it to the end! :)

May 1st, 2008, 8:31 AM
I enjoy it becuase it's adventurous, and I love the anime.
Pokemon is cool, and I enjoy it. I haven't found the reason yet...