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~*Silent Tattsu*~
May 11th, 2004, 10:33 AM
Wow...this is a Long story for me :D

I became a Pokemon Fan , about 6 Years ago when i was 7/8. I can remember vaugely , that i had switched on the T.V and Pokemon was on at the time , on the Channel i was on fortunately ^^ It was the episode with the Clefairys and the space ship (I have no idea of the name of it , because i can only just remember) and i instantly got captivated by the Anime , and course by Ash and Pikachu LOL ^____^
So i ended up watching the Anime and it carried on from there.... once the Cards came out and every kid was collecting them , i ended up collecting them. And in only half a Year i knew all the Pokemon and their names at the time. I have been a Pokemon Fan ever since i turned on that T.V ^^ And i'm glad i did ! And then of course , a few Years ago i turned to Pokeshipping aswell ;)

So whats your Story ? How did you become a Fan ?
Spill the Beans ! >=3

May 11th, 2004, 10:43 AM
My brother brought home some Pokmon cards one day, and I got to like Pokmon. My love for Pokmon increased when I got that games and was able to watch the T.V. shows at my Dad's [he had cable]. Heh, I'll bet that my brother's kicking himself for bringing those cards home because even though he "grew out" of Pokmon, I still love it. Heh.

Sayuri no Hoshi
May 11th, 2004, 10:56 AM
Hmm, let's see. I was in 7th grade when I began liking Pokemon...it was actually around the beginning of that school year. About five to six years ago. I was watching TV one day flipping through the channels--I had been watching Monster Rancher after school at the time on FOX and I didn't know what anime was back then--so I came across this girl with purple hair and the animation looked awfully familiar to Monster Rancher's (The episode was "Make Room For Gloom" and the girl was Florinda.) I kind of just watched it to see what it was all about; and, I learned it was Pokemon...something my cousins were already hooked on. Eventually, I watched it everyday after school and I found it more and more entertaining with the characters and all. I soon got swept away in the craze, too! I began playing Pokemon Red on my Game Boy Color when I got it that year for Christmas and many more versions of the game after that...and here I am today! ^_^

May 11th, 2004, 11:07 AM
Well I started liking Pokemon during the summer before 6th grade, so in 1999. My cousins came over one day because we were going to some party or something. Well anyways they brought over some cards... pokemon cards. I had no idea what they were and they looked so weird to me! But we started playing... kinda. We kinda made up rules since they didn't have a whole lot of cards at the time. Well the cards intrigued me and I wanted some too! So I bought my first card off of my cousin for $0.80 and it was a diglett... I still have that card too! Then I started watching the show after school and I really started to get into it from then on! For Christmas I got Yellow and a GBC and that's when I first started playing the game. Then I got tired of all things Pokemon in 7th-8th grade. Last year however, I was watching American Idol with my sister and when the show ended I flipped to the TV Guide channel to see what else I could watch. I noticed Pokemon was on cartoon network at that time so I decided to watch it for old time's sake... and it was fun trying remember the old episodes. And I started watching it everyday and here I am! Yeah... that's my story!

Phoenix Boy
May 11th, 2004, 12:14 PM
Well i have to remember this one:

well i was flicking through some Tv channels one day when i came across this yellow mouse thing and a brown cat (EEvee and picachu) i then saw this boy and girl arguingg and i laughed (Ash and misty)
I found it again the next day and the next and next and i went into this shop and saw the mosue again and bought one and played with it and got into the show

Chairman Kaga
May 11th, 2004, 12:33 PM
I began to like it five years ago when I was in the fifth grade...I turned on the TV, began watching Hypno's Naptime, and I was addicted from there on...I actually pretended to be a pokehater for a while to hide the fact that I liked the show, but eventually people found out...I got into the TCG in November 1999 when a kid in my sunday school class gave me three cards, and I began to collect the cards obsessively after that...in January 2000 I got into the game boy game (my first game was pokemon yellow) and I also became obsessed with that...the only thing that I don't care for anymore is the TCG, which I got out of about the middle of 2003 because I hadn't been in a league for two years after they discontinued it...I miss the league more than anything...my haymaker deck was unbeatable ;_;

May 11th, 2004, 1:20 PM
Well, it was about six years go. I was at the library with my family one day, and my mother said that we could pick out a movie. (Our library has a movie section.) I was looking around, and spotted a tape with this cute little yellow thing on it. I decided to rent it. Once we got home, my brother and I watched the tape. (It was 'Seaside Pikachu'.) We were instantly hooked! We figured out that the show was called Pokmon, and after that we rented almost every single other Pokmon tape that we could find, we bought probably over a $1000 worth of its merchandise, etc. We had to collect the cards, buy all of the toys, everything. And it's still my favorite show! I love it just as much as I did when I first learned about it. I found out that it was made in Japan, and that it was a type of 'Anim'. I've learned about several of my other favorite shows, which happen to be Anim, as well. (Like Tokyo Mew Mew, InuYasha, etc.) So I'm so glad that I found that tape that day! ^_^

May 11th, 2004, 1:24 PM
When i was i think 7 i was still living in kyoto and i remebered my mom got me any game i wanted for my last day of school and i ended up getting pokemon red and just started from there...i even got to see the seziure episode...nothing happened to me though it only effected 1 out of every thirtymillion kids.

May 11th, 2004, 1:25 PM
Geez all of those seem so... alien to my story...

I must owe all my thanks to Lunchables maybe 5 years ago when I was in.... yeah... 1st Grade. I was interested in these weird little dudes on the back of the Lunchables and I started to collect "All 36!" I thought that was all the Pokemon... but then one day I was flipping through channels and I saw the episode in Lavender Town... and I saw Charmander. I was like "That dude aint one of teh 36!" and I found out more about Pokemon.. and then later my brother's friend introduced me to Red and Blue... (he showed me Missing No and I got nightmares o_O) and later I started gettin the cards and the the games... man I remember being stuck in the Dark Tunnel for like a month. I used to watch the show every morning at 6:30 before school and stuff also..

So yes...

May 11th, 2004, 1:56 PM
Look at mine ^^ Its a kinda weird...

In 1998, a was playing with my lil friends... Once in the other day, they came and started to talk about something, something cool, I decided to hear. They were talking about Pokmon... Yay! They told me what time the show starts in the TV, so I watched. My first episode was that with the Pikachu using gloves, when it fights against Hitmonchan, Primeape's Goodbye and etc... Really Cool ^^ So I started to watch episode after episode. 2 years after, I went back to the US and bought a lot of TCG cards ^^ In the same year's Xmas, i won a Gameboy Color and Pokmon Blue and Red ^^ In my birthday i won Yellow... after that, it was toys, collectibles and etc... I become in 2 years one of the biggest fanatics! Now, all of my friends that liked pkmn are saying that is a 'kid thing'... idiots...

~Casty (Im like a bird! A dead one!)

Flygon trainer
May 11th, 2004, 2:31 PM
okay, mine was in 3rd grade. I was at Campfire (a sort of after school thing) and I noticed a kid playing a gameboy (I didn't know at the time what a gameboy was) I looked over his shoulder, and noticed what I now identify as a Charizard aginst a Ghost. the thing couldn't move. after that, the group went outside, and we engadged in discussions about this new 'thing'. I started out making fun of pokemon, but now I'm a full fledged fan!

May 11th, 2004, 3:48 PM
I became a Pokemon fanatic in the late '90s, maybe 1999 (I think I was about 12)? Anyway it all started with a box of Lunchables of all things. I had a couple commercials for Pokemon, but I didn't think it looked interesting. Yet something started in side of me that came out when I saw about 20 little cutout cards of different Pokemon on a Lunchable box. I became very interested and excited about this new thing. My brother and I would just sit in our room and sort them out and admire the unique characters. Very soon after, I saw the anime for the first time. Ironicly, it was the very first episode, and after that I was obsessed. It must have been when Kids WB just started airing the show since they were showing them all in order from ep one and on. After I saw it, I knew what I wanted to do. So I went out to Toys R' Us and bought my first ever Pokemon item: a plush Pikachu in sitting pose, maybe 10" tall. It stills sits on my shelf. So every Saturday when the anime would air I'd watch it, and I became more and more interested. I got more and more collectibles, and learned more and more about the Pokemon world, and eventually got the games and cards as well. And the rest is history I guess. ;)

May 11th, 2004, 3:53 PM
My brother woke me up one morning telling me there was a new show on TV. I liked it right away, because of Pikachu! I have been a fan ever since!

May 11th, 2004, 3:56 PM
when I was little, I saw a Pickachu on tv and then in stores.
That's how I became a pokemon fan, because of PICKACHU!!!! :laugh:
Cause he was everywhere!!!! :D

May 11th, 2004, 4:50 PM
The year was 1998, and I became interested in cards, I ended up having the biggest collection in the school(posibly the town) and then It gradually grew since we just got a computer/internet, and I built my first site/started researching pokemon more in late '98

PS: Pikachu is the devil, i hate him.

May 11th, 2004, 5:05 PM
Sounds like most people were first interested in either the show or cards. Myself, I first became interested in fifth grade. I had a reputation in the class as an avid gamer. My friend brought me his Red Version (I had no idea what it was at the time though) and said he was stuck. It was the Elite Four, and I whipped them five ways from Sunday. The game seemed really cool, so I got a Red for Christmas. I was instantly hooked. I didn't start getting interested in the show until about the battle with Koga, before I was too much of an accuracy purist. The card game was actually last, and briefest, in seventh grade. I still love the games, manga and show, to the point where my parents are a bit worried, after I told them recently that I wanted an imported collection of all the movies. They say it's unhealty for someone to be this heavialy into a video game for upwards of five years. But strangely, they don't mind the Legend of Zelda series.

Flygon trainer
May 11th, 2004, 5:06 PM
pikachu themselves, I don't mind, but ASH'S pikachu is EVIL! how does a swampert lose to Pikachu!!?!?!!?

May 11th, 2004, 5:14 PM
i bought blue version the week it came out... before all the tv and cards that ruined it. that was back in 5th grade, my friend brian asked me if i was gonna get it and i didn't know what it was... he got it the day it came out, and showed me it, and i went out and bought it that weekend.

May 11th, 2004, 5:15 PM
Sounds like most people were first interested in either the show or cards. Myself, I first became interested in fifth grade. I had a reputation in the class as an avid gamer. My friend brought me his Red Version (I had no idea what it was at the time though) and said he was stuck. It was the Elite Four, and I whipped them five ways from Sunday. The game seemed really cool, so I got a Red for Christmas. I was instantly hooked. I didn't start getting interested in the show until about the battle with Koga, before I was too much of an accuracy purist. The card game was actually last, and briefest, in seventh grade. I still love the games, manga and show, to the point where my parents are a bit worried, after I told them recently that I wanted an imported collection of all the movies. They say it's unhealty for someone to be this heavialy into a video game for upwards of five years. But strangely, they don't mind the Legend of Zelda series.

Weird... my mom loves Pokemon.. although she doesnt really know much about it... she likes all the video games I play and stuff... so thats cool. My dads not really into it but he doesnt care if Im obsessed with something so I'm doing fine kdjnfbjdfgs... although my mom does think I'm crazy wanting like every kind of anime merchandise that never came to america...

May 11th, 2004, 5:59 PM
if i watch a couple epis of a series i get into pretty fast...so i watch pkmn...so...

^^NICK^^ v.2.0
May 11th, 2004, 6:06 PM
When Pokemon first came out, I despised it. I thought it was so stupid. Around 1999 my little brothers succeeded in sucking me into the phenom, and I got the yellow version. After that I became hooked and started buying the games and watching the shows.

May 11th, 2004, 6:17 PM
well mine is very different from everyone elses its kinda funny aswell i was like 5 or something like that and my aunty had a computer that she brang around to my house it was in dos mode and everything and she had a load of games on the computer and there was pokemon red and blue ?????? i dunno but i clicked on them and then i played then i didnt understand it good but i didnt even know it was pokemon but the wierd thin is the game didnt run on a emulator ???? lol but then about a year after that i i was watching tv and there is this show called cheese tv it just started and it had a wierd show and then i oly saw the ending and i saw pikachu and i thought hey he is off that game POKEMON! and then the hosts said it will be back next friday so i watched it and i liked it and forever on.

Berkut Nightwolf
May 11th, 2004, 7:35 PM
It think I got into it when I was about nine or ten, somewhere around fifth grade, or something, when I picked up my Blue version. I got addicted to it, and then found out there was a television show, and started watching that in the morning. Then it kind of grew from there. I got into the card game around pre-sixth grade, and then it sorta became more than a fad to me. And, well, here I am now. With it as strong as ever, I think.

Duke R
May 11th, 2004, 7:43 PM
My story is exactly like ~*Silent Tattsu*~, but the first episode was one that I don't remember the name in English (Something of the PokNinja).

May 11th, 2004, 9:13 PM
...17. Little brother brought home Pokemon cards. Started to play that... then I later bought the Gameboy game. Talk about a loser.
-Telepathic message to all- 'Laugh and I sharpen my claws on your face...'
^^;; Kagome's gunna sit me for that... I'm dead. << xP Gomen, cant help it. >>

Neko Keeshi
May 11th, 2004, 9:36 PM
I was in 8th grade when Pokemon Red/Blue came out and I bought it, was awsome, couldnt stop playing. I never knew there WAS a show for a long time, haha, and I saw the cards and bought some, but no one to play with so I never bought anymore( lack of funds.) But, ta da!

Pok'e Fan
May 11th, 2004, 10:35 PM
I began liking pokemon when I was in 2nd grade. When I went to the mall I saw toys of pokemon, and they were so cute! So I started buying some pokemon stuff. That's how I became a Poke Fan.

Evil Togepi
May 12th, 2004, 3:00 AM
It was the summer of 1999, I was just turned 16 and just doing my final school exams so I had practiclly left the place. I was watching TV up in my bedroom when this kiddies news programme came on (*Any other people from England will know the show as "Newsround"*) Anyway they did a little report on a cartoon that was apparently really popular in both Japan and America, I remember during the report they showed little kids playing with Pikachu plushies or something like that so there and then I thought to myself "The little yellow thing is cute, I must check it out one day!"

Then came a few days later when I discoverd it played on the Sky One channel so I watched it and my first thought was "The humans are weird, but the creatures are so cute!"
So I carried on watching it and I'm still a Pokmon nut exactly 5 years later!
Aswell as an anime nut in genreal XD

May 12th, 2004, 9:06 AM
I just saw it on TV and I was loved it right from that moment

May 12th, 2004, 10:49 AM
It started by word of mouth- my friends little brother talked about it constantly. and for some reason, I made a computer list of them (LAUGHS!) I had a file called pokemon, and that had a 150+ art files, one for each pokemon. And when ever he could remember a little detial, or I saw it on teh show, I'd put it on the file. Actually, when I started, it was only on once a week, on Sunday's; which at the time mom wanted me to go to church. So I rarely saw it. The FIRST episode I saw, was "The Problem With Paras" haha! I loved that. Then I drew like, a million pokemon (name included, so I could put it in the computer) from the pokerap!
And I remember the first time I bought Pokemon cards, it was at the local card shop (go figure) [got torn down] and my pack didn't have a holographic, and I didn't understand the rarity scheme, but the first *rare* (foil) I got, was Hitmonchan! But the first pokemon I remember getting, was Staryu, Hitmonchan, and Onyx. The rest were items basically. Haha! I loved staryu!
Sorry; rambling. More though!
I BEGGED my family for a gameboy and pokemon, and finally, i got one, it was red, and a transparent-purple gameboy. And my friend was over (intrestingly, he was over when I got my first pack to! I think i traded him for a Full Heal) And he didn't like I was ignoring him to play the game-haha! Well, the stories go on. There should be a section just to ramble....

May 15th, 2004, 1:36 PM
I was in fifth grade and my friend nathaniel told me about it. I thought it was really cool and made a deal with my friend dan and dustin. For my birthday dan gave me red and dustin blue. For dustins i gave him blue and dan red. For dan, i gave him blue and dustin red. It was one of the coolest things ever.

May 15th, 2004, 1:49 PM
1999 - pokemon cards/tv episodes

Latios Master1
May 15th, 2004, 3:12 PM
I was in the 2nd grade and at first I thought it was stupid, a week later I had over 100 cards

May 15th, 2004, 3:20 PM
hahah, yeah me 2. First it was my brother who started to collect them, and I used to wonder why he was wasting his money on them, and then I went back to school, and every one had the pokemon cards, so I ended up buying them too

May 15th, 2004, 8:38 PM
I started liking it when one time, I got home from choir and my sister was watching a sailor moon/dragonball wannabe lol... but i loved it o_o!!! the episode was about horsea and i loved it more and thats when i started loving it... then corsola showed up.

May 15th, 2004, 8:57 PM
My Story Is Kinda Wierd And Long:

Well One Day at School I was In 1st Or 2nd Grade Can't Remember Well Anyway It was Near The End Of The Year An Testing Was Coming Up.I Walked Into Class And went To This Assembly About Testing.We Answered These Questions For These Candy Bars.Well I Got A Question Right And Got One A Kid Offered 3 Pokemon Cards For It And I Accepted It Was A Spearrow,Weedle,And A Digglet. I Got So Intrested I Started Collecting Cards And Got Swept Into The Craze.

I Traded The Spearrow,Weedle,And Diglet(And My Pass To Get In Front Of the Line At Lunch)For A Raichu Card That I Never Traded. Infact I Am Looking At It Right Now Well I fell In Love with That Card From That Day Forward Raichu Became And Still Is My Fav Pokemon!

Muffin Man
May 16th, 2004, 9:36 AM
I got into pokemon because of the anime at first, I liked the fact that pokemon evolved and raichu became one of my favourite pokemon because he was the first evolved pokemon I saw! (or noticed)
Then I got into the trading card game, though I only collected the cards, it was still quite fun!
Then I got my first pokemon game for my birthday (pokemon red) and I've been hooked on the games ever since!
I don't really collect the cards anymore or the anime...they kinda waorn off, but the pokemon games are like an addiction.
I think its the new generations of pokemon that keep me hooked, I just get so excited over that!
I think I've gone on a bit...

May 16th, 2004, 9:46 AM
August 16,1998

I received a Free exclusive video about Pokemon from Toys R` Us, It showed scences from the show and was hosted by Ash`s Aunt. SHE IS CRAZY! XD

May 16th, 2004, 10:25 AM
I pre-ordered the Gameboy games and got everything from there. My roots still are in the games, and thats why I dont like the inaccurate anim and love Netbattle. ._.; I think I found out about it through that promotional video Nintendo sent me, and I had a hard time finding the anim of TV, but loved the games.

Chairman Kaga
May 16th, 2004, 4:02 PM
August 16,1998

I received a Free exclusive video about Pokemon from Toys R` Us, It showed scences from the show and was hosted by Ash`s Aunt. SHE IS CRAZY! XD

Wow...I would love to see that video...I'm betting Ash's aunt was a live-action person...that had to be really, really cheesy... :P

May 16th, 2004, 8:15 PM
This sounds crazy, but my obsession with Pokmon comes out of the chip-packet thingies! You know, the little card-thingies they have as promos. When I was in year 7... so that would have been what, 4 years ago... they had Pokmon ones. I collected them even though I could not stand Pokmon. And I slowly became obsessed XD

May 16th, 2004, 10:15 PM
Gosh, you all make me feel so old... I was just into anime in general when Pokemon started here, Sailor Moon and Robotech and all that. I caught a couple episodes of the show in the fall when it started and thought it looked kinda cutely goofy, but then I moved away from home to a place in the boondocks that didn't have a channel that carried it. I had just started getting into RPGs, though, and it sounded really interesting, so despite being dirt-poor trying to survive on my own I scraped together enough money for Pokemon Blue and a Game Boy Pocket since the down button on my old original Game Boy had worn out. I think there was some rebate on the GBP if you bought Pokemon, too, so that helped. And I was just hooked from then. I got Silver the day it came out and a Game Boy Color from my boyfriend's mother for Christmas. She loved buying me cute Pokemon stuff because she never had a daughter, she buys me a lot of Hello Kitty stuff, too. :) Pokemon is actually what got me back into gaming in general, though I've never been able to reliably watch the show. Even now that I'm living in civilization again I don't get a WB station, and I've seen all the early stuff Cartoon Network's showing now. I tend to yell at the TV when they go against type advantages and stuff anyway. :P

May 17th, 2004, 10:21 PM
Well, Trixie, you are pretty old. XD The average age around here is early teens XD

May 18th, 2004, 4:57 AM
i was 5 i saw the game, then bought it.it was fun, i was into the cards,so i saw gold.i boudght it.i reswerved sappire the day it came out. i reswerved fire red 5 months be fore it gonna come out.

May 19th, 2004, 5:28 PM
Well let's see. Um...oh yeah! In 1st grade my classmate helped me on the school's computer. Then he showed me Pokemon.com, it was so cool that I got stuck to it!!^_^

May 23rd, 2004, 9:10 AM
When I was a little 5th grader, my sister brought home some Pokemon cards a friend gave her. I looked at them and thought they were the cutest things ever. I immediatly began my reasearch, collecting cards, movies, action figures, anything I could lay my hands on. My loyalty has never wavered!

May 23rd, 2004, 9:31 AM
My story is also like yours {silent tattsu}
here ts is:

I was 3 years old and my Mum went to work and my grandma was babysitting, she was flick threw the channels and started watching this program so i said to my grandma, what's this called? and she said "pokemon" so i said "can i watch it to the end" and my grandma said yes, i will always remember that day and the episode i was watching was where Ash caught Caterpie but sooner i got so used to it i decided to get the game and when i was only 4 years old i won my first pokemon league victory!!!.

May 26th, 2004, 1:20 AM
when i first saw the bug pokemon and grass pokemon i liked it [QUOTE]my favourite pokemon is bulbasaur

May 26th, 2004, 2:14 AM
XD Well, for me James got me interested. I was watching the WB and waiting for YuGiOh and they were playing a Pokmon episode from the fourth season. I saw James and thought he was cute, so I watched again to learn what his name was. ^__~ And it went from there!

fangle spangle
May 26th, 2004, 2:27 AM
i saw the reviews for stadium before it was released in japan, when it was pocket monster, i had to wait about a year befor the blue version came out in the uk, i bought it the day it came out, im 19 now and still play it

Liam Kenna
June 5th, 2005, 4:49 AM
I almost didn't get in to it. I was doing one of those stupid school sports day things and one of my sister's friends was playing it. He had to do a race so I asked if i can play he gameboy to pass the time. A the time i thought it was a bit lame so i didnt play it for about six months.
Then one day I was away from school sick and I was doing some channel surfing and found Pokemon on tv. I was addicted. I got a gameboy colour for my next birthday and because of my love of the tv show I decided to try pokemon yellow. The rest, as they say, is history.

June 5th, 2005, 5:11 AM
I began to like Pokemon about 4 years ago. Im not really sure how it happened though.

Baker's Bulbasaur
June 5th, 2005, 5:21 AM
well as soon as it came out in the U.K, I was finding myself getting up every day to watch the pokemon anime that I had somehow become obsessed with, when the cards came out everyone in school had em, if u didnt have em u were unnoticed and uncool, but I would yhave got wem anyway, we collected and traded in school for about a year, with my best card being ditto, and the coolest people in the school neing whoever had charizard at the time! LOL

but one day some guy who was widely knows for having the only venusaur in the school, gave his cards to some kid to look at, the kid threw em all over the place and shouted scramble, with everyone nicking em, the guy dudnt get back his venusaur or some of his best cards, and done what most would hyave done, told, since then the cards were banned and they slowly went out of fashion, I and some others carried on collecting em, I was the grass master and trying to get all the grass ones, and my 2 mates were trying to get all the water, and fire pokemon cards, eventually we just stopped, I cant remember how but we did, I carried on watching the anime for w while, but went completely off pokem on about the same time ash caught totodile, then, about 6 months ago, my cousin came rtound my house with pokemon ruby, and his cards, I looked throiagh the cards just to see what he had, and realised how much they had changed, I watched him play ruby, and saw how much the GFX had changed, so just for a laugh, I bought one of my own, and kinda bacame obsessed again, I watched the anime, and it for some reason made me mad to se how much of it I had missed and how it had changed, from that day on I re became a fan, I dont collect the cards, because I collect yugioh and I cant offord to collect both, but I have bought and multi time complted the new games, and tried as much as I could to see all the old epis oif pokemon that I missed, I have seen most of em now, and am waiting to see the johto league, and a couple of the gym battlkes before I am up to date, I was browsing the net for new forums and thought, what the hell, lets look for a pokemon one, this was the one I found, and I have loved every second of being a member, thats my pokemon story ^^

Forci Stikane
June 5th, 2005, 5:48 AM
Sigh...ah, yes, the beginning...I've been a Pokemaniac literally since the moment it hit the US. I saw some kids playing the game's original versions (Red & Blue...I think that they were mostly Blue, strangely enough...), and I asked if I could try it. THey said no, and I went on my way watching over people's shoulders. That evening, I came home and told my parents about it, but my dad already knew of it (Comic Book Continuum has everything comics AND games...), so he understood. The next day, I continued to watch, and I saw some kids sitting in the hallways with huge binders of cards. I asked if I could take a look, and again, I was denied. When I got home, I just sat around until my dad came home. I was sitting in a chair right next to the door facing away, so I didn't SEE him when he came in. When he did and I said hi, he just dropped the starter deck in my lap. I opened it and as soon as I saw the cards I was hooked forever. Later on, I convinced my dad to buy me one of the games, and I chose to get Red...I since have collected gigantic amounts of cards and every single one of the Pokemon games (except for the Tetris ripoffs). I definitely could play circles around those kids. I've won pretty much every single tournament I've been in (which is somewhere in the 50s), formed several decks, and I still even have my first personal (one I made myself) deck from my early days...However, there's no real League around here (WOIHRGTORUHFGHKBFIAERBV!!!!!!!!!), so I haven't been able to play for a few months now............

June 5th, 2005, 5:52 AM
I got this video in the mail promoting Pokmon propaganda and telling about how it was going to take the world by storm when the show started in September. It retrospect it was actually a pretty cool video, and it foresaw it's future pretty well.

June 5th, 2005, 8:07 AM
The time: Fall/Winter 98
The place: My house

I've just gotten my latest issue of Disney Adventures (a magazine I loved back then) in the mail...as I page through the stories, features, and comics...one particular ad in the technology section piqued me: a bunch of weird creatures about to be caught in a huge net. But one particular creature stuck out in my mind: a tiny yellow mouse with a thunderbolt for a tail. I kept the little guy in mind as I put the finished magazine with all the others I owned.

The next day, I ask my best friend what this "Pokemon" thing was that was taking the school by storm...and he produced from his backpack a figure of the mouse creature! He tells me that the creature's name was "Pikachu". I listened as he told me that "Pikachu" belonged a boy named "Ash". "Ash"s biggest dream was to become a "Pokemon Master"...so he traveled around the world with his friends "Misty" and "Brock", as well as "Pikachu". We spent the class period trying to draw "Pikachu".

Later, I'm watching TV, and a commercial with "Pikachu" in it comes on! That did it for me...I went and got Blue a few days later.

And the rest is history...

June 5th, 2005, 8:27 AM
This thread is over one month old...it's also more than a year old. XD Liam Kenna, please be sure to check that the thread you are posting in isn't over one month old. :33 (Just check to see when the last post was, if it was at least one month ago, then don't post in it.)

'Tis closing time! ^o^