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January 22nd, 2007, 11:40 AM
what is it that you like about pokemon???

January 22nd, 2007, 2:06 PM
Personally, I only like Pokemon for it's games (and hacks =P), and partially because of it's TCG. I despise every other part of it. Escpecially the anime.

January 22nd, 2007, 2:39 PM
Because the main games are brilliant examples of RPG and strategy battle elements

January 22nd, 2007, 4:32 PM
Well... I won't lie: I first got into Pokemon because y'know, all the cool kids were doing it, but these days, I like it both because of the addictive gameplay and because I just love the little critters themselves.
They're just so loveable, y'know? I'm not exactly sure why, but they are. :P

January 22nd, 2007, 6:58 PM
Personally, I only like Pokemon for it's games (and hacks =P), and partially because of it's TCG. I despise every other part of it. Escpecially the anime.

OMG!!! ME 2! I really only like the games. I do not like the anime AT ALL, only because of Team Rocket! OMG!!! I HHHHAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTEEEEEEEE team rocket. They bug the ____ out of me!!!!!!!!! TEAM ROCKET MUST DIE, argh!

(well, i do like pokemon chronials, only because of NO FREAKIN JESSE AND JAMES)

My fav is pokemon mystery doungon, because they're no humans. I don't like the humans, only the pokmon. The humans annoy me, lol!

The pokemon are also SOOO cute (well some of them), and it is really interesting to learn about them, because they can do things that humans can not do =)!

I wanna be an animal resercher when I grow up, so I study pokemon for practice, lol, XD!!!!

January 22nd, 2007, 7:50 PM
Because the main games are brilliant examples of RPG and strategy battle elements

I would also like to add that this game is unique, the fact that Pokemon don't actually kill each other but rather make each other faint. I enjoy my diet of bloody violent games, but Pokemon is a nice change-up if you will, despite their extreme attacks!

And most of the legends in the game are pretty cool looking! I have a thing for legendary Pokemon!

January 23rd, 2007, 5:44 AM
Well, I had this Game Boy Color that my aunt gave me, and I didn't have any games for it, so my mom bought me a snazzy Yellow version. o.o

January 23rd, 2007, 12:04 PM
I like it because the idea is so unique. Pokemon was one of the first to have the idea of little monsters you capture.

I like pretty much every part, but my favorite is the anime. I've watched almost all the anime, and my favorite characters are Jessie, James, Meowth, and May.

The manga is pretty good, but it's to hard to get a hold of, having to order it and all. I prefer to stick to the games, TCG, and anime.

January 23rd, 2007, 12:27 PM
I... don't know if I can explain it well. I think it's just everything about it. :D I'll just talk about the games, since that's the only thing I'm really into these days.

First, the Pokémon themselves. They're really neat, and I like most of their designs. ^^ The whole trainer thing is pretty appealing to me as well, and gyms? Awesome. Then, there's the regions, I think they're all pretty well-done. The moves and types are nice. It has decent replay value; the story may be the same, but most likely, your team will not be. Finally, the games are always changing and adding something new to every generation. I think it's cool. ^^

January 23rd, 2007, 1:57 PM
I loved the TV show when it first came out, it was the best(and first) anime I had ever seen, then I got my first pkmn game, and well the rest is history...

January 23rd, 2007, 2:51 PM
I think that for me its just the fact that the anime has developed into so much more than just the T.V shows, as from the anime has come Pokemon TCG trading cards and battling, games varying from way back to the nintendo 64 which had the priviligde of games like Pokemon Snap and the first Pokemon Stadium right through to the Nintendo Wii and DS with its new Pokemon games Battle evolution and D/P. Another thing as to why i probably have always liked pokemon is because of its ever lasting seasons, each new season bringing different storylines to the show and characters. I guess ive become attatchedto pokemon from a young age and just still seem to like it very much today.


Goku Goku
January 23rd, 2007, 6:26 PM
Well, I like for it's concept of capturing creatures and raising them, and their designs. The game is what I like about Pokemon the most. It's unique I guess, though many others have tried to copy it (or vice versa)... :\

January 30th, 2007, 10:50 AM
Like said before by others.. because of the concept of catching pkmn and training them.. I've imagined a lot of times that I'm a real pkmn trainer. Oh to just go on a pkmn journey.. leave this f*****g school >_< and have tons and tons of adventure.. And besides pkmn as creatures are just so amazing!! They can be cute, tough, beautiful, mysterious.. @[email protected]

February 4th, 2007, 11:54 PM
I like pokemon because the are so cute they are very good!

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
February 10th, 2007, 11:51 AM
I really don't know why I like it. I started watching it 7 years ago and I hooked on it

:t354:~*!*~Queen Boo~*!*~

February 11th, 2007, 12:02 PM
Meh, I got into Pokemon way back when everyone liked it; I was about 7 or 8 years old...

My friend brought over the little talking Pikachu, and I thought it was the cutest little thing, then he introduced me to the games, and I quickley became hooked.

I watched the show, but never really got too into it, It was mainly a last-resort show I'd watch if nothing else was on (Aand still is).

Anyways, once everyone else in my school started to grow out of the obsession, I kinda...didnn't, and still haven't, even at 14 years old...

That might explain why I don't have a girlfriend xD

February 17th, 2007, 5:37 AM
I got into Pokemon when I first saw the Anime, although I don't watch it any more. It's mainly the games that appeal to me.
I like the Pokemon themselves, some of the memorable places in Kanto and some of the Trainers (Gym Leader Brock is my fave).

February 17th, 2007, 5:48 AM
I've always been fascinated with magical creatures and super powers...so it made a perfect fit for me.

Rena Ryuugu
February 17th, 2007, 8:13 AM
The theme song! Duuurr!!

I like the very concept of the series. And the characters are very cute (except May *hiss*) and the show itself is very infectious. I like the show a little better than the games because you don't have to use your hands while you're watching TV. *lazy* 8D

February 17th, 2007, 12:01 PM
I used to like it becaues I was a child.

but now,I'm not so sure...but I think it's cuz I'm hoping that one day,it'll get a little more serious...like the shadow the hedghog game.

not to mention that I took it upon myself to remember all of the first 150 pokemon,when I was a child...now it's burned into my mind forever...lol...plus some pokemon are just too cool to pass up..*ahem*....>.>...*looks at lvl.97 Blazer,my first Charizard&pokemon ever*

February 18th, 2007, 1:42 PM
Pokemon got me into video games. It is like the best gaming series EVER(well next to smash bros.)

February 18th, 2007, 1:46 PM
because of the pokemon themselves mostly, I like both games an show, and if they sold the TCG over here, I'm sure I'd like it o!o

February 19th, 2007, 6:47 AM
Why do i like pokémon ey?..

well i'll tell ya! ^^ back in 1999/2000 i was not into it but my younger cousins came and told me one day that they want me to tape every pokémon episode so they can watch it cause they didnt have the TV channel that shows it.
so when i started watching it from the 1st ever episode i was hooked....then i went to see the 1st movie, 2nd and so on i was impressed, i thought this was the best anime i've seen...(at the time) i am not into the games much cause i could never afford to buy game boy and all the games, but i did have a N64 at the time and i brought colisium(however u spell it) i liked that but i never played the recent games, dnt get me wrong i love games in general but i dont have the time or money to buy them...i got too many bills...so from there i've explored other anime's and thereforth...
my first animé was samurai pizza cats back in the day when i was young ^^;

February 19th, 2007, 8:47 AM
I started to like Pokemon because of the Anime (like I knew that it was called anime O.O"). I started watching it during the first half of Kanto. Then watched the first episodes at Video. I liked the way it was drawn, so different from the other shows I watched. I like the creatures itself.
It's storyline is(was -sigh-) unique and that's why everyone liked it, but then those other anime came and pulled Pokemon out of it's place. -sob-

I still like Pokemon. I regularly play the games, where the basic thing is NOT bloody fights and stuff like that. It's been a while since I last watched the anime at TV since they always show the same episodes. But I sometimes download the newer ones.

February 19th, 2007, 3:55 PM
I only like Pokemon for its games and for hacking the games! I also think a lot them look cool. I used to watch the anime, but that was from when I was 5 up until I was 11. Now I realize how bad the anime has gotten.

February 19th, 2007, 4:18 PM
Yea i agree with you .... now i watch the anime if there is nothing on. the anime got stupid over the years *sigh* its said i loved the anime(then they had to go and change the voice of ash, which is F*@&ed up), but now i just play the games cuz there fun...some times i think if pokemon was real would i be out there just like that.

February 19th, 2007, 4:31 PM
I like shiny pokemon XP . why you ask ? because I have alot of them and one day I hope to have more legit self caught ( none from trades and nintendo events) than anyone else .

I also love misty MUAHAHAHA don't hate on her and her suspenders otherwise she'll have to hydro pump ya to the moon with team rocket .

to the post above mine they "fakemon" in your sig look like digimon XP

February 19th, 2007, 4:48 PM
I have absolutely no idea why I love it so much, I guess it's the amazing feel of training your pokemon up, that and I;m a RPG addict XD

February 19th, 2007, 6:03 PM
The easy answer to the question: I freaking grew up on the stuff.

Like, since the beginning of the whole ridiculous phenomenon, I was with it. I still lubbed it up until after the first Gameboy Advance Pokemon games came out, then I started to become indifferent to it. But it wasn't very long afterwards that I realized that it's still awesome. But I don't even /try/ to keep up with the newer Pokemon. I just stick the original 150.

I feel so lame now. D:

February 19th, 2007, 9:31 PM
Ehhhh... I guess it's because I like RPG's, or it could be because I had Pokemon around when I was younger, so I'm used to it. >_>

February 19th, 2007, 9:56 PM
I don't really know why. I watched the anime; it didn't really click on me. But when I started playing the game, I practically got hooked. I don't really know why I like it... I guess it's because of the games, and the fact that they're RPG's make them even better for me.

Dee Trier
February 19th, 2007, 11:08 PM
Because it one of things that make me get friend or make me closer to my friend. And I believe pokemon is the only rpg game which you can have 300+ usable character while also have 300+ enemy. Many enemy in rpg just have different color or detail and level, but pokemon not.

Captain Arcane
February 24th, 2007, 8:12 PM
I like Pokemon because I grew up with it. I played it since the first games (red,blue, green)! And I have never seen any reason to stop liking it. So, I guess Pokemon is a part of me, in a way. So thats why I like Pokemon.................exspecialy Gyarados ^_^

Shiny Umbreon
February 24th, 2007, 8:23 PM
I used to watch the anime, but after Kanto it started to be crap. If it weren't because I started playing the games, I would have abandoned Pokémon long ago.

About the games, I like them mainly because of the diversity of possible metagame strategies. (Will love D/P because of WiFi)

I also like the Pokémon world in general, though sometimes I hate when in the game unreal things happen or when it shows the world goes around you.

Iron Mankey
February 25th, 2007, 12:53 AM
All the l'il critters of course, gotta love the l'il dudes. The anime is mildly entertaining, although much too childish and lacking in a solid storyline. The movies are somewhat better.

But, yeah- it's really the Pokemon themselves that hooked me.

QT Plusle
February 25th, 2007, 1:45 AM
I love pokemon because:

A) the games rock!
B) All the pokemon are such QTs!
C) What a great idea! I could never have thought of all the different characters and pokemon XD

February 25th, 2007, 5:55 AM
I really don't know. I suppose since it was something brought up in the past, and then I was given a collection of cards to look after. From there I started my own. Since my interest started with the cards, I was almost completely out of touch with the games for several years — and that explains why I can't build a decent team these days.

Ichigo Flash
February 25th, 2007, 6:03 AM
Probably because of how the games are totally amazing and the animé still makes me laugh years after I first started watching it

February 25th, 2007, 6:23 AM
I like it because i grew up with it always being talked about and on television. But now most of my freinds dont like it but i never really grew out of it. I like the games and some of the anime.

Death Rogers
February 25th, 2007, 7:52 AM
I like Pokemon for it's whole concept of capturing animals in little spheres and battling them. The games awesome. I'm not very into the cards or anime, though.

February 25th, 2007, 8:20 AM
I like it because one of my cousins gave me his game boy pocket. And asl o he gave me Pokemon special edition yellow. I think the reason i loved the game so much was because it was the only thing i had to play O.o Then i got my other cousins gameboy color, and went to gamestop and got pokemon red, and i got blue from a friend. And then after a little while of saving i went to gamestop again and i asked the guy for pokemon sappire because blue if my favorite color, and he said they were all out of sappire but he had emerald, and ruby. I had to go with emerald because i don't like red that much. And it turned out that i got a good deal. Then that cristmas my sis got me a nintendo ds, and then took it back. *tear* Then i saved up money and bought myself a nintendo ds lite, and now i'm waiting for pokemon D/P. Well that a simplified version of my pokemon legacy. =)

February 26th, 2007, 9:18 AM
I like everything about pokemon.XD
I like them just because they are what they are. I don't think that any pokemon is ugly or sth, because in everyone of them is something special:) And there is another thing why being a pokemon trainer is my non-achievable dream. If pokemon were real they would connect all pokemon lovers and I think that is something the best that they can do:D . Also there is so much mysteries in the pokemon world and so much to discover :)

March 1st, 2007, 3:57 AM
Waking up for highschool can be rather boring, but watching a new episode of pokemon every morning when I wake up is seriously entertaining. Call me a loser/nerd whatever but I actually like the show. Though fillers are rather boring the gym battles are really intresting.

I like the games, and I despise TCG in any shape or form so no.

March 2nd, 2007, 7:23 AM
bcoz it was first of its kind.ya know its about a whole new concept.and its anime and games are cool.and its TCG there are so many reasons.

March 2nd, 2007, 8:28 PM
Because it's cool and addictive.

Lil' Schu
March 2nd, 2007, 9:15 PM
Because I got it when I was in kindergarten, and it grew on me. Spriting is fun, too; and the Pokemon just look so cool, whether they're ugly or pretty or slinky or whatever. It's still love.

March 2nd, 2007, 9:26 PM
Mainly because Pokemon is the first video game I have ever played.

I bought Blue (because it was my favorite color) the day it came out, beat it, then got Red and beat it as well. I remember my friend got the Japanese version of Yellow and I was all excited xD

I've grown up with Pokemon. The games are addicting, and the ability to watch your Pokemon grow and get stronger is pretty cool imo.

March 2nd, 2007, 9:34 PM
The truth is my brother and cousin started playing, my cousin had red version and my brother had yellow version and my brother never let me play so I cryed to my mum (I was only 4 at the time) Can I get a pokemon game,
So my mum says yes and when we go to buy the game my brother tells my mum make sure its not either of the games my brother and cousin had,
So i got my blue version!
....I never clocked it though lol

And rememeber i started playing at the age of 4 now im 12, and Im the pokemon know-it-all in my school (Primary and Secondary)

March 2nd, 2007, 11:07 PM
Ohh where to start.... I think I'll write a short narrative on how my pokemon journey first began.

Chapter 1:
The Kindling of a whole new world!

It was a dark night, not much unlike others. I had enjoyed a very nice day at school, after all, it was only second grade. My friend pulled out these unique, well crafted cards.
"What are those cards? They look kinda like baseball cards, what are they?"
I asked. He replied.
"Oh this? It's called a Pokemon card, you want some of my doubles?"
"Oh yes! That would be awesome!"

I had heard of a creature called "Pikachu" back in first grade, the year before. I never got to experience who this lovable animal was all about, but the name sure was fun to say. As soon as I got home I made sure to show off my new cards.
"Mom, look what I got! Daniel says their called pokemon!"
"Pokemon ehh? Aww, thats so cute! What is it? ..... Bulbasaur? awww!"
"Mo---m! It attacks stuff, like this!"
I made motions with my arms that acted much like the vines of a bulbasaur.
"Okay, just dont hurt yourself"
"RAAAR! Mom?"
"Can I get some pokemon cards?"
My mom hesitated for a second.
"Well... I suppose I do need to take back my shoes, aw heck, get ready, we're going to the mall."

Chapter 2:
The Wong Choice!

I was staring at the lines of the road as they went by, we were nearly to the mall. My seatbelt nearly snapped in two when it was time to get out of the car.
"Common! No time to lose!!! YAYAYAY!!"
We finally reached the store and I was eager to get my new pokemon cards.
"Which pokemon cards do you battle with?"
The casheer looked at me with a puzzled look.
"These ones, here."
"Seven dollars for a pack of twelve?"
My mom was hesitant but eventually bought them.
"Mom, can I open them now?"
"I think I'll take care of them, we don't want you to lose them all now do we?"
I shrugged and worked my way to the exit of the mall.
When I got out of the car to get in my house I was so excited! I ripped the package open and! The cards were nothing like my friend had, they just told the info of the pokemon, no attacks, no energy, nothing. They were those lame "Topps" cards that nobody really bought, I wasn't too upset, I just wanted a pokemon.

Chapter 3
The Real Journey begins

One week later, my grandparents came all the way from Mississippi to visit us. Half way into the week, my grandpa says that he had to go to the Dublin mall to sell his book, so we went. When I got there my mouth had dropped! It was a shopper's paradise, so clean, so diverse, it was amazing! At the time, there were about five different card shops, each of them devoted about seventy-five percent of the store to Pokemon. What had I missed in the past year? I was shocked. My grandma saw me drooling all over the different variety of cards. The casheer probably was the leader of a pokemon league, though I didnt know at the time.
"Is there anything grandma can buy you?"
My grandma is definately not cheap, by that she really meant, is there anything good I get you?
"What about this one?"
"Oh yes, this is a fine choice for a beginning trainer, it has the how-to-play manual and everything, it comes with two starter decks of thirty cards."
The owner of the store seemed very experienced, so my grandma bought me the cards, I was sure to clear every bit of writing the manual had to offer that night.

Chapter 4
The Anime!

I was there at the first day the anime aired, boy was it an amazing day. Nobody had seen a show that actually had an ongoing story, back then, anime's were not shown on public tv, and I'm pretty sure they were'nt really sold much in the US anyways. This show was absalutely astonishing! Any other show I watched was about sensless nonsense. Batman, ninja turtles, they were nice, but they didn't have a detailed plot, and every episode was the same. Watching Ash put those glooves on for the very first time reminded me of the beginning of my Pokemon Journey, I felt a strange bond to him, like he was me or something.

Chapter 5
Lost in Time

After the first movie had aired, I moved to a new school. It was a private school of about 27 people total. The pokemon craze was alive and well. Charizard was the legendary figure across the nation for is incredible hp level, although a mr. mime could have sent him back to his pokeball in a few turns anyways. A month had past, our great trades lasted on and on. A new student came, along with a new teacher, his mother. She reported a fact that the principal never cared to notice, that was, pokemon evolution. They banned pokemon from the school permanently until someday it would be restored. This did not stop us, I was in third grade at the time. Pokemon went from being a care free trading craze, to an exciting underground society, and the whole school was in on it.

After a while, we got tired of getting caught with pokemon cards, our charizards were no match for the phrase
"I'm going to have to confinscate that now."
Pokemon, in our minds, was nothing more than a fond memory, on occasion, a charizard or two would be snuck, but thats about it...

To be continued....

Chapter 6
A new beginning

It was nearly three years later that I ever picked up a pokemon card. It was the summer time, I had just finished 5th grade. Guess what? Pokemon was STILL alive. I had to go to a summer day-care type thing, though is was extremely fun. I saw some kids playing pokemon cards.
"Where have I seen those before?"
I puzzled.
"Oh yes! Pokemon! Hey guys, can I play?"
They all replied nearly the same time.
"So how do you play?"
It was then that my Pokemon interest was reborn. Though they weren't actually playing the game right, it still got me back into pokemon.
We played everyday, a couple hours a day.

Chapter 7
Pokemon videogame!?

After time had passed, about a month or so, I noticed the other kids bringing their gameboys, which I had at the time believe it or not. They were playing Pokemon! Why I haden't heard about it I'll never know. I didn't care, I had to get a pokemon game! So I asked my mom, and she said she'd take me to the mall in stockton, so we went. There was a gamestop there that basically only sold used games, pretty crazy. So I bought pokemon blue at a very low price, it was great! As I played a new world of pokemon unfolded. Then, my game started to act weird when I walked, It was very annoying, so we took the game back.
"Hmmm... I'll let you pick a new game out since it messed up so bad."
He obviously knew nothing about the Pokemon games.
"Mom! It happened again!"
The same thing happened and we took it back again!
This time, there was a much more experienced employee.
"That's what happens when you get poisoned."
I was so embarassed, but then again, how could I of known?
From then on, I raised a kadabra to level 60 by the time I was in lavendar town, extremely crazy I know....

Chapter 8

All my battles at "Summer Camp" aka daycare lead me to one question. Is there any way to show my abilities? I recently bought Pokemon the first movie, it had a commercial of the pokemon league on it, so I looked up all the different pokemon leagues.
"Aha! Kriers Cards and Comics! I'll go there!"
So my mom took me the 15 minute drive and dropped me off. I was amazed how many poke' fans were there, there were about fifty people jampacked into the size of a living room, it was amazing!
The first round started, I was ready to rock! I was paired with a trainer who was pretty experienced. I found out that I was playing completely wrong, so he helped me to learn. Once I learned I battled someone else and won! It was a sad yet promissing day for me! From then on, I went to the pokemon league every week! It was especially fun when I got to go to the prereleases that the card shop held about once a month, or whenever a new set came out. The first pre-release I ever went to was about a year or two later, it was the fire-red, leaf-green sets.

The following years would prove to be a series of me getting away from Pokemon, then backing away. For now, I hope to remain a poke fan until college ends! It's gonna be tough but with all the new stuff coming out, and my new pokemon mmorpg to be released in the summer, what could go wrong?!

So you see, I like pokemon for the legacy and impact its had on my life...
-Plo Koon

March 2nd, 2007, 11:10 PM
Well first, it was because I was bullied for being totally clueless about it in 3rd grade :P
I believe the first pokemon product I ever saw was the small, tear-out 'cards' that came on the back of Lunchables boxes.

But when I did learn about pokemon, it just seemed like the coolest thing in the world. People didn't stop bullying me, because, well, I was a geek by their standards, but I had something to talk to people about. Also, while playing the games, I would imagine myself walking around in this fantastic world, in search of fantastic creatures...They were kind of like reading a book, because you can be so creative with pokemon games..I was a totalt animal fanatic too, so I imagined pokemon as living, breathing creatures, not as cards, not as digital images, but in my fantasies they were my friends. (being the outcast, I daydreamed a lot and stuff so like, yeah...)

So pokemon has incredible sentimental value for me....The first game I ever played with my (still) best friend was pretending to be pokemon when we were 8, I can remember excitedly opening pokemon related Christmas gifts and hurriedly jumping out of bed to watch Pokemon before school in the years when my dad was alive and everything was great. It just brings back so many memories...That's why my favorite region is Kanto, because that's what it all began with. I can remember when I got my first pokemon game, Pokemon Yellow. I was 8, and I had a temper tantrum because I couldn't figure out how to use a pokeball xP But then my dad figured out for me how to buy them from the pokemart and use them, and caught me my first pokemon, a metapod lol

I also love pokemon games because, like I said you can be creative in what sort of team you choose and what moves to teach them, etc.
And, as I did when I was a kid, you can make up your story in your mind, and all that jazz...

I don't like the anime really at all any more, but I'm still in love with the video games and cards <3

March 3rd, 2007, 4:00 AM
The music, the emotions, the pretty Pokemon..and um, the fact that the rest of the girls I know IRL don't like Pokemon. So I wanna be different. x3

November 1st, 2007, 3:32 PM
It's cool and it's fun. The tv show are also very interesting, in fact. :)

November 1st, 2007, 3:36 PM
Oh my goodness... you done a giant bump here little angel =(

November 1st, 2007, 3:36 PM
I do not take any interest in the show but i do have all the RPG's. I have mystery dungeon and i love it!

November 1st, 2007, 3:48 PM
King Shuckle or a Super Mod's gonna close this thread

November 2nd, 2007, 2:17 PM
Some cool pokemon, some good games (G/S/C genereation).
The TV show and the entire new generation sucks specially battle revolution

November 2nd, 2007, 2:35 PM
cauz the games are kewl and u actauly need to THINK to be very good

Careful With That Axe, Pichu!
November 2nd, 2007, 2:49 PM
Yeah, this thread is very old. Gotta know the basic rules at least, guys. Don't bump topics over a month old.

Name, instead of posting twice, can you just report next time?