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Old July 12th, 2018 (4:48 PM). Edited July 12th, 2018 by Palamon.
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Do you remember how you got all your Pokemon games? If you have any stories of how you got some of your Pokemon games, feel free to share! I remember some Pokemon games by the exact date, and where I bought them! Which, I'll add here later.


GEN 3 (spinoffs included)

Pokemon Sapphire - sometime in 2011, I bought a used copy at a Gamestop. I don't remember much else.

Pokemon LeafGreen - I got this game at Target back in 2008 a few months after I got Pokemon Diamond. It was pretty cheap for some reason. lol

Pokemon Emerald - lmfao, I.... stole it from a friend in 2008. <_<

Pokemon Dash - I bought a used copy at gamestop. Waste of money, but literal yolo.

Pokemon Trozei - another case of getting a used copy at Gamestop, don't remember the exact year, maybe 2012.

Red & Blue Rescue Team - used copies at game stop. Late 2008/early 2009. I think I got RRT later, but I don't actually remember.

Pokemon Ranger - another case of getting a used copy at gamestop lol.


Gen 4.

Pokemon Diamond - May 22nd, 2008. I got a Nintendo DS from Target & a copy of Pokemon Diamond. Neither the Nintendo DS or this copy of Pokemon Diamond function properly anymore at all. Maybe five years or so later, I bought a used copy of Pokemon my surprise the person had it last was a nasty cheater with many shiny Mews. :|

Pokemon Pearl - July(?)/December 2008/Feb 2009? (don't remember), I bought Pokemon Pearl from Target. I spent too long trying to beat it tho. :') The game is VERY glitchy, and I'm scared to ever touch it again.

Pokemon Platinum, March 22rd, 2009! I got the game the day it came out because I was a smart kid and had my dad put down $5 to preorder it. I didn't get my Giratina toy though. :(

HeartGold - December 6, 2010, I bought a copy at Gamestop w/my Hannukah money (or maybe it was Walmart?)

SoulSilver - Also got this one at Gamestop in early 2011? But idr very well...

Explorers of Darkness - 2008/09, I got this game at Radio shack when coming home from my grandmother's house.

Explorers of Time - Many, many years later, I got this game at target...

Explorers of the sky - Another Hannukah present I bought myself at Target LMFAO.

Pokemon Ranger Shadows of Almia - Another game I bought at Target. Late 2009.

Pokemon Ranger Guardian Signs - heck I don't even remember when this game came out! But I bought it in 2010(?) at GameStop.


Gen 5.

Pokemon White - Either June 2010 or June 2011 on the last day of school! At gamestop again.

Pokemon Black - sometime in 2010, 90% sure at gamestop again, my memory is very fuzzy on this one.

Pokemon Black2 - got it in 2012, idr when. Another Gamestop purchased game.

Pokemon White2 - also another one I got in 2012... but I don't remember beyond that. <_< Like Black2, it was gamestop purchased.

Pokemon Conquest - bought it at gamestop and don't remember much else. ;;


Gen 6 -

Pokemon X - October 13, 2013, I was waiting on a LONG LINE at Comicon for this game, oh my god. The first day they were sold out. <_< My friend's mom gave me extra money so I could buy it, I was grateful to her that day.

Pokemon Y - December 2013. Maybe November? I got it at gamestop.

Omega Ruby - December 2014/November, used Hannukah money to buy it at...Target(?)/Toys R Us? One or the other.

Alpha Sapphire - Also bought this game during the holiday season of 2014.

Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon - holiday season 2015/16, I bought this one at Gamestop but by the time I had done so almost all my friends had played it already. :(


Gen 7

Pokemon Sun - December 2016 during Hannukah at Game Stop. Everyone I knew had already finished the game by the time I bought it.

Pokemon Moon - late December 2016 with my birthday money at (surprise) Game stop.

Pokemon Ultra Sun AND Ultra Moon - I bought both of these games at the exact same time in December 2017 at my local gamestop. Despite that, I spent forever playing them both bc I had gotten lazy with newer Pokemon games...
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Old July 12th, 2018 (5:28 PM).
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Mine's pretty simple :

Gen 1-5 emulation

Gen 6 bought used on EBay in about 2014
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    Gen 1
    Blue - 3DS VC 2016

    Gen 2
    Silver - 3DS VC 2017

    Gen 3
    None :frown:

    Gen 4
    Pearl - GameStop used, 2015
    Platinum - GameStop used, a few weeks ago
    SoulSilver - GameStop used, 2016

    Gen 5
    Black - GameStop used, 2015
    Black 2 - GameStop used, 2017

    Gen 6
    X - GameStop new, 2015
    Y - GameStop used, 2016
    Omega Ruby - Target used, a few weeks ago
    Alpha Sapphire - GameStop new, 2015

    Gen 7
    Sun - eShop, 2016
    Moon - GameStop new, 2016
    Ultra Sun - eShop, 2017
    Ultra Moon - GameStop new, 2018

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    Old July 12th, 2018 (9:10 PM).
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      Gen I
      Blue & Yellow Cartridge - Mum bought it.
      Yellow VC - 3DS store.

      Gen II
      Silver Cartridge - Mum bought it.
      Crystal VC - 3DS store.

      Gen III
      Sapphire & Emerald - Mum bought it.
      Omega Ruby - EB Games Westpoint (Parramatta, NSW, Australia).

      Gen IV
      Pearl - EB Games Westpoint (Blacktown, NSW, Australia).
      SoulSilver - GameStop Lloyd Center (Portland, OR, USA).

      Gen V
      White - EB Games Metrotown (Burnaby, BC, Canada).

      Gen VI
      Y - EB Games Westpoint (Parramatta, NSW, Australia).

      Gen VII
      Sun - EB Games in the Queen Street Mall (Brisbane, QLD, Australia).

      All games were purchased on release, or very close to.

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      Old July 20th, 2018 (11:35 PM).
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      Blue - eShop Virtual Console (never had a Gen I game of my own)
      Gold - 11th(?) birthday present
      Sapphire - Christmas (2004/5?)
      FireRed - Borrowed a friend's copy and lost it, so bought him a new one. Ended up finding it months later and keeping it for myself.
      HeartGold - Came with a used DS I bought
      Platinum - bought a used copy at EB Games

      All my other games since then (White, White 2, Y, Alpha Sapphire, Sun, Moon, Ultra Moon) were either pre-ordered, or picked up day 1 at EB Games. Now that I don't live anywhere near one, that'll have to change when I pick up LGP/E.
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        Red - bought off a friend alongside a game boy pocket
        Crystal - bought off a different friend alongside a game boy colour
        Silver, Yellow and Gold were all bought second hand but I can't remember where

        Everything else is currently emulated on my laptop.

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        Old August 1st, 2018 (3:35 AM). Edited August 1st, 2018 by colours.
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        Ruby - Got it off eBay I think? I'm pretty positive it was eBay at the time, but this was actually my first Pokemon game that I've owned.
        Sapphire - Got it at a local GameStop I think a month or two after I got Ruby.

        Every single other Pokemon game that I can remember I've gotten at GameStop. xD No exciting stories there.
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        Old August 1st, 2018 (4:26 AM). Edited August 1st, 2018 by XNaut.
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          Blue - KB Toys 1999

          Yellow - Target 2000

          Pokemon Snap - Target 1999

          Gold - Target 2001

          Crystal - Target 2002

          Ruby - Target 2003

          Emerald - Target 2005

          HeartGold - Amazon 2017

          Black - Amazon 2017

          X - Best Buy 2014

          Pokemon Art Academy - Game Stop 2014

          Moon - Game Stop 2016
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          Old August 1st, 2018 (9:58 AM). Edited August 1st, 2018 by TheGhostHunter.
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            Blue- 3DS Download (2016)

            Yellow- Used copy from Secondhand Shop (2017)

            Platinum- Gift from parents (2009)

            Black- Easter Gift from Grandparents (2013)

            Alpha Sapphire- Christmas Gift (2016)

            Moon/Ultra Sun- Preordered at GameStop (2016-17)

            Art Academy- Christmas Gift (2015)
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            Old September 24th, 2018 (3:07 PM). Edited October 5th, 2018 by Claire Lilly.
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              Uhhh, unfortunately I don't remember the exact date I bought most of them anymore, sorry.

              Pokemon: Blue - Bought it on the Nintendo eShop. (25.9.2018)

              Pokemon: Sapphire (Used) - Bought it on Ebay. (26.9.2018)

              Pokemon: LeafGreen (Used) - Bought it on Ebay. (25.9.2018)

              Pokemon: Emerald (Used) - Bought it on Ebay. (27.9.2018)

              Pokemon: Diamond (New) - My parents bought it for me at a media store in a local shopping center during our vacation on Sylt.

              Pokemon: Platinum (New) - I bought it at Saturn in the shopping center where I live.

              Pokemon: Soul Silver (New & Used) - I got it from my parents as a Easter present. Unfortunately, somehow I managed to lose it and it was so expensive on Amazon, even used, that I didn't buy it again, until the last saturday, where I managed to find a less expensive, but good, used copy at the Gamestop store in the local shopping center. It works exactly the same as my lost one.

              Pokemon: Black (New) - I bought it at Saturn in the shopping center where I live.

              Pokemon: White 2 (New) - Bought it at Amazon, although it was a bit expensive. (2016)

              Pokemon: X (New) - Bought it at Saturn in the shopping center where I live. (2016)

              Pokemon: Alpha Sapphire (New) - Bought it at Saturn in the shopping center where I live. (2016)

              Pokemon: Moon (New) - Preordered it at the Gamestop store in the local shopping center. (2016)


              Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorer of Sky (New) - My mother bought it for me as a christmas present at Media Markt in a local shopping center.

              Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity (New) - Bought it at Saturn in the shopping center where I live. (2016)

              Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon (New) - Bought it at Saturn in the shopping center where I live. (2016)

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              Old September 29th, 2018 (7:05 PM). Edited September 29th, 2018 by KBenchy.
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                Gens 1-5
                None, if you discount emulation.

                Gen 6
                Pokémon X - I'd say around 2014.
                Pokémon Omega Ruby - Definitely 2015. Had it waiting in a bag, of all places. Lol. It was also the year in which I got my first 3DS (which wasn't the "New" models because at that time, it wasn't imported to where I live).
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                  March 2010 - Heartgold (Walmart)
                  July 2011 - Black (gift)
                  September 2011 - Platinum (used game store)
                  December 25th 2011 - Sapphire (gift)
                  October 7th 2012 - White 2 (Gamestop)
                  October 12th 2013 - X (GameStop)
                  November 21st 2014 - Omega Ruby (GameStop)
                  November 18th 2016 - Moon (GameStop)
                  Some time in 2016 - Blue (eshop)
                  Some time in 2016 - Yellow (eshop)
                  November 17th 2017 - Ultra Moon (eshop)
                  August 2018 - Pokemon Pearl (gift)
                  Some time in 2018 - Crystal (eshop)

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                  Old 3 Weeks Ago (5:38 PM). Edited 3 Weeks Ago by strangerhypno.
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                    Gamestop, usually for gen I-VI. Amazon pre-order for SM which was the most recent pokemon game I bought, like two years ago. I also bought a used Crystal on Amazon a while back as well. I think it's old and bugged though because Heracross has a 0% encounter in that game while on emulator I can catch it fine.
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                      Yellow was my first game in 1999 or 2000, my Mum must have bought it, but almost certainly at my request.

                      Then there was Blue, don't remember exactly where or when, but I took great pleasure in picking Squirtle and getting revenge on Brock for being so difficult in Yellow.

                      Gold and Silver, my sister and I got together, along with a link cable so we could trade. My sister eventually gave me her Gold to keep. Crystal was a birthday present I beleive.

                      Ruby and Sapphire were Christmas presents, Emerald I don't remember. Firered and Leafgreen were bought on release I think.

                      Diamond was bought along with a DS Lite, and Platinum was bought on release, as was Soulsilver. I later bought Heartgold as well.

                      White, White 2, X, Omega Ruby, Sun and Ultra Moon were also bought on release. I got Y at some point too. For virtual console I bought Red, Yellow, Silver and Crystal when they became available.

                      Edit: and I bought a used Blue cartridge off Ebay a while back (Having stupidly got rid of my Gen I and II games years ago) and it actually works!
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