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November 5th, 2005, 6:02 AM
just because i'm curious why and when did you became a pokemon fan (assuming that you are a fan)i just want to know? i was a fan when i heard of pokemon (late 2001) if i heard of pokemon ealyer i'd become a fan but i dont get out much then.my freinds played the games and since pokemon was so pouler the teacher let us play the pokemon vidio games

The Dash
November 5th, 2005, 7:03 AM
1996 I think when I got a Pokémon red game for my gameboy.
Iv'e loved Pokémon ever since.

viridian doubletongue
November 5th, 2005, 8:03 AM
I saw the anime on Sky One. I didn't think it was a big deal until I got the game & found out how amazing it was.

November 5th, 2005, 8:07 AM
I saw the anime on Sky One. I didn't think it was a big deal until I got the game & found out how amazing it was.
:P and you see..that is the EXCACT WAY I found it out as well ^^;;

November 5th, 2005, 8:36 AM
I first became a Pokemon fan in...I want to say 1998. <.< I first caught wind of it when I saw an episode of it on TV. X3 I think it was the one where the whole group got stuck on an island with all those giant robotic Pokemon. :33 After that, I was totally hooked. XD

I began collecting and trading cards with kids in my class, then I got my very first Pokemon game - Pokemon Silver. =3 And to this day I still have my cards, although I don't do anything with them. XD; And I still have all my Pokemon games as well. :33

The only thing I've really grown out of is the anime. It's just a bit too repetitive to keep me interested. ^^;


November 5th, 2005, 10:33 AM
Well, I forgot the exact year I first became a fan (It was that long ago)...
One year for Christmas, my stepbrother recieved Red as a present, and something so he could play it on the SNES. So, I would watch him (when he let me), and I thought it was so awesome. I always wanted to play, but I couldn't. So a year or so after that, on my birthday, I got a Gameboy Color (yellow), Yellow, and Blue. I've been hooked on the games since ^^

As for the anime, I first got into it...I forgot o_o; I saw it on TV and liked it, so I started watching it on a regular basis. I haven't really stopped watching it.

November 5th, 2005, 11:23 AM
It's the same for me also. When Pokemon first came out, I went and bought Blue version. Oh my god it was weird at first but now I'm so interested in it. I still play the cards at school with some friends. I have every version except Crystal and Leafgreen. It's funny how I was always the center of attention when it came down to pokemon. guess that's what happens when your a nerd in pokemon.

November 5th, 2005, 3:15 PM
In '97, my brother started playing the game, and when he showed me his book of pokmon, I became interested in them. When my friends at school began trading cards, I got hooked on those for a while too.:D

November 5th, 2005, 10:44 PM
1996, after playing Red version on my cousins GB.

November 6th, 2005, 12:16 PM
I became a fan because I found the battle music coola nd the Pokemon Jigglypuff(Purin)was the most kawaii thing in the world and Silver(he was like hawt hawt hawt,it was a burden XDDD)

November 6th, 2005, 12:20 PM
yah i lik the music(most of it) somtiems i put the gameboy on my ear to listion

November 6th, 2005, 1:05 PM
Hmm... I saw an ad of it in a magazine, wanted to know how it was, and was immediately hooked. I'm not as obsessed with it as I used to be... besides Flannery, of course. =O

November 6th, 2005, 1:07 PM
hmmmmmmm.....Well, I started to like it when I just started to play my Blue Version. Nothing else really ^^;; Just...randomly got the game, played it, loved it, got hooked!

November 6th, 2005, 2:00 PM
well i can't remeber exactly when but it was about 1991 or 98 when i first got the early games RED and BLUE since then ive been quite a fanatic, i was really excited when the series statered and i have been striving to get al the games, also i collected the cards and stuff ( i know some of its a bit off topic im sorry for that)

Nedrag Terces12
November 6th, 2005, 3:34 PM
I got caught into it because everything happened at once. I saw the show, then a few days later played the game, then a few days later i saw people with the cards, so i got hooked. I think this was uhhh 3rd-4th grade mabye?

November 6th, 2005, 4:19 PM
i got into it because a japanese student who moved here told us about it just as it was airing here. Omg, it was so nice to the advance knowledge. And every single guy played the game. We use to have lunch battles too. *glomps my blastoise* and and during recess, we would pretend to be pokemon. teehee.. it was good times.

i guess this was around.. 2000? *doesn't know*

Bluestar Jet
November 6th, 2005, 6:12 PM
My friend started playing in like 1997, then got me hooked. Quite easily :)

November 6th, 2005, 7:34 PM
I used to like it when it first started. Then I forgot about it. But when the GBA games started coming out, my friend was playing with it and she got me addicted to it now.

Samurai X
November 6th, 2005, 9:21 PM
Ah, the memories.

I first got into Pokemon when I played my friend's Blue version on a school field trip to Monterey, after that its history.

Mario The World Champion
November 6th, 2005, 10:13 PM
Well, I first got hooked on Pokemon by reading about it in Nintendo Power. Then, I got this little walkthrough booklet in the magazine and I was sold.

November 6th, 2005, 11:08 PM
I had a friend who was really into it. I don't know how he knew so much about it, but I assume that he watched the anime or played the game in Japanese, because he was all excited for the US release of Red and Blue. He told me that I should get Blue, because he was getting Red. On the day it came out, he bought Red and let me play it. I got really excited, and went out to buy Blue later that week. So, I've been a Pokemon fan since its US beginning.

November 7th, 2005, 3:50 AM
I think it was 98' when I saw me first anime epi.
It was quite entertaining at first,so I continued watching.
Then,I figured that I might as well try out the darn new games that all the boys in class were hooked onto,bought Yellow Version,loved it,and been a fan ever since!^^

November 7th, 2005, 8:49 AM
When I saw the ad on tv for the Red and Blue versions of the games I just knew I had to play it because I have never seen anything like it before and when the anime came out it became a habbit to watch it as soon as I got home from school, when the cards came out I went and bought the starter deck.

November 7th, 2005, 10:33 AM
It started of when I was at the age of 6 when the anim came out, first I thought it was a little weird and pointless, but I didn't have anything better to do on sunday mornings so I got hooked and watching pokemon became a habit for me, then I heard about the pokemon gameboy games and of course I went and bought pokemon blue ^_^ That's how it all started.

Hikari no Satoshi
November 7th, 2005, 10:47 AM
I became a pokmon fan when my uncle gave me a Pokmon Gold for my birthday.
I was about 6-7 years old. The anime was on for months when I watched it. I started watching it every Saturday for the rest of my life. (I am in Florida)

November 7th, 2005, 11:06 AM
Well, I saw the first episode and initially dismissed it as a 'kiddie' show. Then I saw Pikachu start electrocuting people and I was probably hooked after that. What really hooked me was the island episode (with the robot Pokemon). That also gave me the idea for the Pokemon-themed sub-quests.

November 7th, 2005, 11:12 AM
I got Blue in '96 and the eventually got Red and then I got Yellow on my birthday which was just after it came out. Then I gold Gold, Silver, Crystal, Sapphire (before it came out in the UK :P), Ruby, Fire Red and never owned Leaf Green or Emerald yet. But sadly I no longer own any of my GBA games or my GBA....:( I NEED TO BUY A NEW ONE!

But er....Hurray for being a fan for 9 years and counting!!!

November 7th, 2005, 1:50 PM
It started of when I was at the age of 6 when the anim came out, first I thought it was a little weird and pointless, but I didn't have anything better to do on sunday mornings so I got hooked and watching pokemon became a habit for me, then I heard about the pokemon gameboy games and of course I went and bought pokemon blue ^_^ That's how it all started. yes pokemon may be a little "weirrd and pointless"
but you can't just help but to love it

PS:wow this thread is populer (nobody ansers my threads)

November 8th, 2005, 10:01 PM
I was around... 10 I think.

There was just a huge uproar for Pokemon at my small school and within a week, everyone was trading cards and playing Pokemon Blue and Red in the scool yard. Sorta miss being that young :(.

November 9th, 2005, 12:00 AM
Well one day my Brother told me about the trading cards and showed me one of Gastly, then one day my mum decided to buy me a game boy colour and she bought pokemon blue with it, I played on it for a bit then I got addicted to it, my bro ended up getting red version. From then on I allways bought the games as soon as they came out, I also collected the cards for a while too ^^

November 9th, 2005, 1:24 AM
Anyway, the Pokmon fad erupted amongst the boys in my Year One class. I heard them talking about it, and then I got up early one day. x.x I sat through this aerobics thing - actually, that became a habit! Get up early, watch aerobics at 6:30 AM for no reason, and then watch Pokmon :3 - and then it came on... and... I thought "Wow, Pikachu's so cute!" And then I just was always up then, so it became a habit to watch it. And Pikachu's uber cuteness hooked me. X3;;;

November 9th, 2005, 6:05 AM
I got a wierd one, My mum was doing volinteer work in the school canteen, and one of the other mums, who was one of my mums friends was always playing a red cart, so I asked what it was. She let me have a go training, and the next week I bought blue and red

November 9th, 2005, 6:41 AM
Well.. I can't say for sure I liked Pokemon from the start.. I used to hate Pokemon alot.. and it's solely because of the anime.. But after I started playing the video games.. I got pretty interested in it... If you want to know when all the addiction started.. It was probably when Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire version was released.. I went crazy over it and spent lotsa time on playing the GBA..

November 9th, 2005, 8:19 AM
Let's see, I got hooked on Pokemon why back in 1997 when i saw the comercial for the first two games and saw Pikachu for the first time. The next day me and some firends were talking about the comercial and how cool it was and we were hooked.

November 9th, 2005, 5:25 PM
My nieghbor gave me my first couple of cards

November 9th, 2005, 6:17 PM
Two cards i cant beleved that got you hooked

November 9th, 2005, 6:31 PM
I played games and watched the anime, and everyone at school watched too, then everyone left and I didn't know why, but i remained liking it, and re-boosted my obsession when i saw Linoone^^and I think it will remain boosted forever*faints*