View Full Version : Do Your Friends Know You Like Pokemon?

May 31st, 2006, 4:21 PM
Yes, I did base this off of the anime question in Japanese entertainment but...

do your friends know you like Pokemon? Mine sure don't, they'd laugh there hearts out and make fun of me forever.

May 31st, 2006, 4:23 PM
The majority do. In the past they ridiculed me for it, but now we don't even bring it up.

May 31st, 2006, 4:56 PM
There is a topic on this already, thats where the idea for the anime topic came from =-o


it may not be, asking the same question. But its similar. Yes my friends know, I dont go overboard with like shirts and stuff. But they know I play the games, and still make fun of me for it. I remember I bought a poliwhirl plushie for a girl one time.

They thought it was mine, and made fun of me forever. But it was for this girl who also liked pokemon. It was her birthday. ALthough that wasnt the only present I gave her.

May 31st, 2006, 5:42 PM
I tell my friends that i dont like Pokemon, but i really do! It imbarasing. I dont insult people who like pokemon with my friends cuz i know sum, and, i am one! But i tell them that you may hate pokemon, but you like baseball or basketball! Everyone likes different things. Like, im a straight A student in 6th grade, i like Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, computers, and sports! I bet all you guys may like some of the same stuff, but you may also like different things or not like the things i like!

June 1st, 2006, 6:38 AM
Yes, they sure do, and some of them like it too. :} (My friends know a LOT of my obsessions, but even if they think they're silly, they don't dare insult them...!)

June 1st, 2006, 10:59 AM
I said it to a reliable friend. But to other no.. They consider the Pokemons a thing of children, even if I (seen that I am here) do not agree. But I love them too much, what I must do? However I think that everybody must follow the things which loves, without taking care of the comments or the thoughts of the others. What do I care if they laugh about me?The important is that following the Pokemons I enjoy and pass my time as I want.

June 1st, 2006, 1:51 PM
Nope, I'd be too embarrased to. But I have heard a few people talking about pokemon now and then randomly...but I don't think I'd tell them I like it.

Pandoras Box
June 1st, 2006, 2:10 PM
mine dont and never will theyd embarrasss me forever

June 1st, 2006, 2:12 PM
They know I like the games, but nothing else. In fact we all agree that pokemon games are awesome...

June 1st, 2006, 6:42 PM
Yeah, they know, and I don't care. Back when I was in 8th grade or so, I tried to tell people I didn't like it, but really I did. It was a bad time for me in terms of self-esteem.

My boyfriend makes fun of me sometimes, though.

June 1st, 2006, 7:37 PM
My girlfriend doesnt like pokemon. She makes fun of me too. We live in a small world

June 2nd, 2006, 10:26 AM
My girlfriend doesnt like pokemon. She makes fun of me too. We live in a small world

Hei! I do not know because, but your sentence seems very wise to me!

However repeat what I said in my precedent post: you do what you like, because you like it and enjoy you to do it.

Willow's Tara
June 2nd, 2006, 11:08 PM
Um not really, they don't laugh if I am here, bascially no one cares and I am good with that..

June 3rd, 2006, 2:38 AM
I lost interest in Pokémon over four years ago; I only visit the communities nowadays, really. So it's safe to assume I have nothing to lie about to my friends, as I pretty much despise the whole craze.

Fangking Omega
June 3rd, 2006, 11:58 AM
Very few people know I still am so close to the franchise, as my contribution has been completely minimal in the real world. Stopped buying the cards after Neo Revelation came out, haven't seen the anime anime in years, and I stopped getting the games a long time ago. My era was GSC and I bypassed RS. Yet I still consider myself a Pokémon fan, and I actually directly involved myself with it for years after with the fake card arena that I loved so much and also the Pokémon game making thing that is my priority these days. And two of my friends knows because I showed them my work, and they don't take the mick. Then two others discovered my secret affinity for Pokémon when they searched for the Javiscone in google (this is a mysterious sandwich of the universe btw) and they found it attached to several Pokémon related boards :P

They didn't take the mick either. But I keep it hushed. What a shame :( I'm less quiet about my Sonic obsession.

The Fallen
June 3rd, 2006, 12:08 PM
My close friends know I go on a board dedicated to one, but they know I'm not into pokemon anymore. At least not like I used to be.

June 3rd, 2006, 1:34 PM
My close friends know and don't care. My anime friends know and either like it too or don't care. My other friends don't know, and they'd laugh their heads off.

June 3rd, 2006, 2:35 PM
Most of my friends don't, some do, and some kind of know O.o. But no one really knows ^^!

June 3rd, 2006, 3:01 PM
NEVER. lol none of them kno, if they did theyd laugh and abandon me... lol they knew in 4th grade maybe, but here i am 6 yrs later, still obsessed with the games haha.

June 3rd, 2006, 4:11 PM
Not really. In the 5th grade at Martin Dies, I brought my GBA and they saw my Pokemon games but they didn't make fun of me or laugh. One of my friends even played Pokemon RS Pinball. But this year they didn't say anything and only Victoria knows.

... Actually I just told her I played the games when I felt like it which is true. She said she played her friend's Pokemon game before.

June 3rd, 2006, 6:21 PM
me and 3 other friends of mine do, we just like the games

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
June 4th, 2006, 5:25 AM
Yeah they know but most of them don't really care. some of my friends like Pokemon also.

:t093:~*!*~QUeen Boo~*!*~

June 4th, 2006, 12:59 PM
everyone in my year does, they laughed at me for about a month then they forgot but my friends don't care what i like

Neo Daedalus
June 4th, 2006, 1:10 PM
none of my friends knows it, because i startet to play pokemon again not more than a few weeks ago

June 4th, 2006, 1:16 PM
Well, my best friend knows I like Pokemon. She'd never make fun of me for it though. Afterall, why would a real friend laugh at something you like? That's just silly IMO. ;/


June 4th, 2006, 3:06 PM
Almost everyone knows I like Pokémon, I also have the games and they know, I know a lot of Pokémon things and they know about it, I chat with some friends but some people that don't like me laugh and talk that it's too childish for my age (11 years old).

June 6th, 2006, 5:09 AM
My friends know, because they like pokemon too ^_^

June 6th, 2006, 7:33 AM
No and No. For starters, if I tell any of my friends, a good chance is that someone will tell some other guy, and so on. I am never going to wear a pokemon shirt ever or by the toys. Im just mainly a fan for the games.

June 6th, 2006, 12:11 PM
Oddly enough, I didn't think any of my friends knew (I know some of them still don't), but then one of them suddenly blurted, "Okay, so I hear the next Pokemon game (referring to Diamond and Pearl) is gonna be online... Let's face it," there were six of us there, all highschool juniors, "we're buying this game, and we're gonna crush everyone we encounter online."

And thus I realized, I wasn't alone.

June 7th, 2006, 11:46 AM
The only people outside of my home that know that I like pokemon, are the ones that like pokemon themselves.

Green Bulbasaur
June 7th, 2006, 12:58 PM
Me and about 5 of my friends are into the games alot. Were not into collecting cards anymore, and we only watch the show once in awhile.

June 7th, 2006, 2:15 PM
mine know, some of them like pokemon too so im cool with anyone who likes pokemon

June 11th, 2006, 1:15 PM
Yes, they do, but unfortunately they don't like it, I can say they hate Pokémon...=/

Miss Pika
June 11th, 2006, 1:41 PM
Some of my friends know. They think Pokemon is stupid, but honestly, I think that they don't even get the picture. Most people only say Pokemon is stupid, because everyone else does, and you aren't "cool" if you like Pokemon. Which makes no sense, because everyone has different things they like and you shouldn't be criticized for something you enjoy. I don't care what people think, but all of my friends who know, they don't really care.

June 11th, 2006, 1:52 PM
some of them do.
2 of my best friends still play.
one has started to play blue again =P
the rest may know, or probably don't care
now, as for my PEERS who aren't necisarily my friends, i'l probably never hear the end of it from them..

June 11th, 2006, 11:34 PM
Some people do. If they ask or mention it, I'll tell them. I'm not really afraid to. Most people I know don't have any issues with it, so there's no reason to hide it. ^^;
If not, they won't know. They didn't want to know, so I won't tell them. Simple as that. :/

June 12th, 2006, 3:39 PM
Yes, my friends like Pokemon.

June 12th, 2006, 4:53 PM
about,7 freinds at the ymca that know and like it too.i try to trade wwith them,but our link cables never work XD

June 12th, 2006, 5:57 PM
haha I mentioned it once to my friends but I think they thought I was joking. lol~
but even if they found out I was serious they would just laugh and it wouldnt be a big deal at all.