The PokéCommunity Forums Pokémon: General Discussions Pokémon Gaming Central
Why do you play Pokemon?

Pokémon Gaming Central For topics that aren't necessarily restricted to one game, Pokémon Gaming Central ranges from comparing and contrasting the differences in the gaming generations to discussing the gaming franchise as a whole.
Sort Threads: Spinoff Central | Pokkén

Thread Tools
Old December 5th, 2013 (6:10 PM).
T The Manager's Avatar
T The Manager T The Manager is offline
    Join Date: Dec 2013
    Location: Chiraq, IL
    Gender: Male
    Nature: Relaxed
    Posts: 186
    Walk up to some random homeless person or a person in general that doesn't have any possessions and I can almost guarantee you their life will change forever. They would instantly get hooked. I tried this with one of my friends because he said something and I gave him my phone with Pokemon playing and I said, "play for a bit, then tell me if you feel the same" or something like that and he instantly got hooked so I got him set up with Pokemon on his phone xD.

    But to answer your question. I play it because it's interesting and believe it or not, if it weren't for Pokemon I wouldn't know how to read that well. I absolutely used to hate reading and always had a problem with reading but I loved reading and learning to comprehend the scrips in the games. I also like the strategy's and gameplan you need to run if you wanna win a tough battle. Then there's also that childhood memory of playing it haha. I may just play on my phone and laptop now, but wherever I go I'll have Pokemon to play! I'm a boss.
    My Soundcloud

    My ReverbNation
    Reply With Quote

    Relevant Advertising!

    Old December 5th, 2013 (6:35 PM).
    Harmonious Fusion's Avatar
    Harmonious Fusion Harmonious Fusion is offline
    over the rainbow, there's a glorious sight
      Join Date: Jul 2012
      Location: Washington
      Age: 23
      Gender: Female
      Nature: Jolly
      Posts: 366
      I like the world, lore, and monster designs. I'm a creative person, and the very concept of Pokemon provides all kinds of opportunities for creative expression. Plus, shinies appeal to my inner collector/hoarder.

      And honestly, I love being able to escape to another world, especially one as idealistic as Pokemon's. To me, that idealism forms a part of the franchise's heart that's every bit as important as the monsters themselves. Even when my life is terrible, I can turn to this world that's formed on strong bonds of friendship and acceptance of others, and that cheers me up.
      Reply With Quote
      Old December 9th, 2013 (3:13 AM).
      JeffWall's Avatar
      JeffWall JeffWall is offline
        Join Date: Dec 2013
        Gender: Male
        Posts: 10
        I like Pokemon because it has many games to the whole series, it is also just plain fun to play the games.
        upright vacuum reviews
        Reply With Quote
        Old December 9th, 2013 (10:57 AM).
        KittenKoder's Avatar
        KittenKoder KittenKoder is offline
        I Am No One Else
          Join Date: Oct 2013
          Location: Seattle
          Age: 43
          Gender: Female
          Nature: Calm
          Posts: 313
          Wynaught? It's a great series, that's why I play it.
          If you add me, please message me so I can reciprocate. No, garbage does not make a cute Pokemon, and it smells funny.

          Join me on IRC, #PokemonTactics, for friendly discussions on tactics and strategies.
          Reply With Quote
          Old December 9th, 2013 (11:23 AM).
          Ephemeral Euphoria's Avatar
          Ephemeral Euphoria Ephemeral Euphoria is offline
            Join Date: Dec 2009
            Age: 25
            Gender: Male
            Posts: 3,818
            I play it because I like having various options to go through strategy wise in the games I play and Pokémon has for the most part delivered on that aspect beautifully and it's one of the few games I can find that lets me tinker around with the difficulty however I like through challenges only limited by what you can come up with in your mind to name a few such reasons.
            Reply With Quote
            Old December 9th, 2013 (1:06 PM).
            Andrew's Avatar
            Andrew Andrew is offline
            Ah Yeah 아예
              Join Date: Jul 2013
              Location: Michigan, USA
              Age: 21
              Gender: Male
              Nature: Relaxed
              Posts: 270
              That's actually a really good question. And to be honest, I'm not sure I have a definitive answer. I started playing when I was about 4, and I've just played ever since. I guess overall, it's just fun. It's so simple that a child can play it, but it's enjoyable for anyone. The stories may not win any awards, but it doesn't matter, because it's just fun to play.

              And then, beyond the main game, there's the whole meta game. Using strategies and your knowledge of the game to become the best you can be at it, and challenging your friends. The game can be as complex or as simple as you desire it to be. Which is why people of all ages can play and enjoy it.

              Ultimate Solo Challenge Progress

              Yellow: 8/8 (Complete!)
              SoulSilver: 16/16 (Complete!)
              A. Sapphire: 8/8 (Complete!)
              Platinum: 8/8 (Complete!)
              White: 8/8 (Complete!)
              X: 8/8 (Complete!)
              Sun: 7/7 (Complete!)

              Latest Update
              Reply With Quote
              Old December 9th, 2013 (2:45 PM).
              s0nido's Avatar
              s0nido s0nido is offline
              turn up the engine
              • Crystal Tier
              Join Date: Jun 2008
              Location: Laverre City
              Age: 22
              Gender: Male
              Nature: Quirky
              Posts: 1,593
              I've grown up with Pokemon. I've been playing it since I was six years old. It's hard to just put something like that aside, especially when I've been playing this long. Another big reason why I play Pokemon is for the Pokemon themselves. I'm always interested as to what new Pokemon they introduce each generation and I love choosing my favourites from each. It's fun battling with my favourite Pokemon, too.
              Reply With Quote
              Old December 9th, 2013 (7:42 PM).
              antemortem's Avatar
              antemortem antemortem is offline
              farewell, fated few
              • Crystal Tier
              Join Date: Jan 2012
              Location: Texas
              Gender: Male
              Nature: Naughty
              Posts: 7,590
              I... don't know why I play it anymore. It's been apart of my life too long to just drop it now, even if I think it can sometimes be a little ridiculous. I think I'll eventually stop playing it long enough to completely lose interest, considering how fast I lost interest in X/Y after not playing it for a couple weeks.
              Reply With Quote
              Old December 9th, 2013 (7:44 PM).
              Sheep's Avatar
              Sheep Sheep is online now
              • Administrator
              • Silver Tier
              Join Date: Oct 2006
              Gender: Female
              Nature: Timid
              Posts: 22,743
              The cute Pokemon! This franchise is a treasure for people like myself who love animals, collecting, and cute things. There's so much to do in Pokemon games and always something to keep me interested each generation.
              pair family twin mal llsif
              Reply With Quote
              Old December 9th, 2013 (8:05 PM).
              curiousnathan's Avatar
              curiousnathan curiousnathan is offline
              • Crystal Tier
              Join Date: Sep 2009
              Location: Australia
              Gender: Male
              Nature: Adamant
              Posts: 7,854
              I play Pokemon because it's something I enjoy and find fun in doing. I've grown up with Pokemon, so it's been a party of nearly my whole life.
              Former moderator of First Generation, Second Generation and Fourth Generation
              Reply With Quote
              Old December 20th, 2013 (5:56 AM).
              Rintaro Tachibana's Avatar
              Rintaro Tachibana Rintaro Tachibana is offline
                Join Date: Dec 2013
                Location: Johto, Goldenrod
                Gender: Male
                Nature: Relaxed
                Posts: 23
                Personally i have found it strangely addicting....

                The thought of going off into an adventure to become the best, while befriending and capturing creatures called pokemon that will help you with your goal. And then getting tangled into some evil plan to change/destroy the world is pretty amazing to me.
                Reply With Quote

                Quick Reply

                Join the conversation!

                Create an account to post a reply in this thread, participate in other discussions, and more!

                Create a PokéCommunity Account

                Sponsored Links
                Thread Tools

                Posting Rules
                You may not post new threads
                You may not post replies
                You may not post attachments
                You may not edit your posts

                BB code is On
                Smilies are On
                [IMG] code is On
                HTML code is Off

                Forum Jump

                All times are GMT -8. The time now is 6:33 PM.