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Old July 29th, 2017 (2:23 PM).
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    What's yours? Mine is the day I got Pokemon Sapphire for Christmas back in 2005 or 2004, I think. Mom and Dad bought it for me and I still have it to this day. It is one of my favorite games and I play it when I want to look back at the good old days and feel nostalgic. :)

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    Old July 29th, 2017 (10:53 PM).
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      Probably when I caught Rayquaza for the first time. It was long and difficult but worth it considering that my friend at the time hadn't been able to capture it yet.

      Also, I caught Zapdos with a Poke Ball once.

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      Old July 30th, 2017 (6:10 AM).
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      Old August 1st, 2017 (5:29 PM).
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      This isn't really a part of the game itself, but just buying it is a great memory for me. Sapphire was the first thing I recall really saving my money for as a kid. I would see commercials for the game and knew it was coming out soon and so I saved my meager earnings (birthdays, Christmas, tooth fairy probably at that point aha) and bought it the night it came out at the KB Toys in the mall. I remember making my dad take me and carrying the box without a bag and telling him I was going to start with Torchic. It was a really good feeling being able to buy something I was anticipating and I still have the cartridge today. I have plenty of memories within the game itself, of course, but the first time buying a Pokemon game really takes the cake for me.

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      Old August 1st, 2017 (6:08 PM).
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      The entire game was a sweet memory, but what really sticks out to me was my secret base. It was located on route 120, the dark and rainy route, so my secret base felt safe and warm. I loved to spend hours tinkering with it and admiring it.
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        Mine was probably when I beat Norman for the first time. Especially in emerald for some reason I really struggled with his whole team (spinda was a demon and slaking was satan himself). I just remember feeling a sense of relief when i finally beat him and could move on in the game.
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        Old August 2nd, 2017 (5:10 PM).
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          One of the best moments was when I beat elite 4 just with a Tyranitar and nothing else in my party :D
          I also loved the feature of battling in other's secret bases
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          Old August 4th, 2017 (5:33 AM).
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          probably my memories of me psyducking around in the frontier as a kid. I had no clue what I was doing but it was great anyway.

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          Old August 7th, 2017 (6:16 PM).
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          RSE was the first time I was able to trade properly, so being able to use my brother's game and restart a few times to trade all the starters to my game so I could go through the game with a team of Sceptile, Swampert and Blaziken (and three others) for the first time was really cool, something I had wanted to do since I first started playing.

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          Old November 23rd, 2017 (11:07 PM). Edited November 23rd, 2017 by Jayce Darcy.
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            Sounds cliche but it'd still have to be my first Pokemon League win in Leaf Green. It was my first proper Pokemon playthrough.

            Beating your rival and have Oak come in afterwards to talk about how "you've grown so much since you left Pallet Town with your Bulbasaur..." and then the game cues the Pallet Town music.

            Pure nostalgia there.
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            Old November 29th, 2017 (10:06 AM).
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              I thought of a lot of memories, but I’ll share this one because it was with an old friend that’s no longer with us :(

              The first time I learned that you could do linked Pokémon contests, me, my brother and 2 of our friends linked up and did a contest. We were so excited because we didn’t know you could do that and we’d never done it. And then at the end, we were just like “wow... that was boring.”
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              Old November 29th, 2017 (12:19 PM).
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                As a little kid playing Emerald, I spent lots of time in the battle factory.
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                Old November 29th, 2017 (2:30 PM).
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                  My favorite Gen 3 memory is the Pokemon Contests, I think they were fun.
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                  Old November 29th, 2017 (7:33 PM).
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                      The two fondest memories I recall were my sister introducing me to the games
                      by lending me her sapphire cartridge and my first catch ever : a golden poochyena
                      that 'sis helped me with. That shiny was only one of the two legitimate shinies I've
                      ever had, both in sapphire. The poochyena was evolved and transferred to my Diamond
                      game back when I had the DSlite, as for the other shiny they were a wingull I found near
                      Mt.Pyre, but they didn't make it to Diamond.

                      Thinking about it, there's quite a few funny coincidences

                      First catch->αlpha
                      Route 101->αlpha
                      First pokémon gameplay(sapphire)->αlpha
                      Last catch->Ωmega
                      Wingull not making it to diamond->Ωmega
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                      Old December 10th, 2017 (7:11 PM). Edited December 10th, 2017 by peter McLightning.
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                        My beautiful memory was when i was playing pokemon fire red in my house, when there was no electricity at all and it was pleasurable to hear the music and to play in the dim light of the TV.
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                          My most amazing memory was in petalburg forest when I caught my first shiny! It was a wurmple then evolved into a beautifly! I remember that I wouldn't stop screaming for a good 5 minutes since I don't actively search for shinies.

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                            My fondest memory is either getting my omega ruby game (my first pokemon game) for Christmas, or trading for and obtaining my shiny giratina. good times.
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                            Old January 19th, 2018 (12:54 PM).
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                              1. Getting Alpha Sapphire and hearing that relaxing Littleroot Town Music.

                              2. I really wanted to get Deoxys, and because I didn't save and then I just found a black triangle on the Sky Pillar and I was so thrilled.

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                              Old January 19th, 2018 (1:30 PM).
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                                I remember adoring Ruby and Sapphire and being really into the gen 3 anime even though I was "getting too old" for Pokemon by the time gen 3 rolled around, but my favorite memories of gen 3 was when I actually got my brother to play with me a few times and do the classic "battle after every gym" deal, holy hell do I still miss want someone to play that way with even now. Also, I always caught a Poochyena and used Mightyena as a second starter effectively, hahaha.
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                                Old January 20th, 2018 (8:14 AM).
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                                  I have lots of good memories of this gen, my favorite one was using the hm dive and getting into those underwater caves and not knowing what to do. Im new btw haha
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                                    I spent so much time on Emerald ... Loved that game to bits. I still remember my team, too, though that was back before I named and characterized everyone:
                                    - Blaziken
                                    - Mightyena/Gyrados (swapped them out periodically)
                                    - Gardevoir
                                    - Pikachu w/ Lightball
                                    - Tropius
                                    - Aggron

                                    They were beasts, and I had gotten them all up to level 100 in a fairly reasonable amount of time.

                                    I would have to say that my favorite Hoenn memories were the immersion in that region's storyline and world building, though. It was the most complex thing we had gotten at that point, and Emerald portrayed a conflicting gray agenda between two different factions where both were shown to be flawed but driven.

                                    That and spending hours upon hours diving on the underwater routes and chilling to the music was nice, too.
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                                    Old February 2nd, 2018 (6:43 AM). Edited February 2nd, 2018 by VisionofMilotic.
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                                    *Prof. Birch running in circles, being chased around by pokemon.

                                    *Seeing the Hoenn starters for the first time. I must have stood there gaping for 15 minutes, letting that poor man run for his life indefinitely just because I could not make up my mind. They were all so cuuuute!

                                    *Winning a contest for the first time.

                                    *Finding the mirage tower in the middle of the desert.

                                    *Watching Rayquaza come down from the sky and stop Groudon and Kyogre

                                    *Double battles

                                    *Wally. Such a sweet kid. It was the first time in game that I had somebody of my own to mentor.

                                    *Seeing my patience pay off and encountering a Feebas when it was still rare, and running down the berry blending master, then stuffing my baby with gold pokeblocks until it became my first Milotic, Psyche.

                                    *Steven Stone. He is my favorite champion. I love his sleek design as a character-- the steely grey blues, and I love all of his Pokemon from Skarmory to Metagross. He is champion who carries with him all of the class, wisdom, strength that a champion should have like Cynthia or Lance, but the first champion to be not just be an icon to look up to but become a close friend. The final battle with him in Meteor Falls in Emerald was a great conclusion to my Hoenn adventure.
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                                    Old February 2nd, 2018 (8:06 PM). Edited February 2nd, 2018 by Star Arcana.
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                                      Oh, thinking about my experiences with these games brings me back...
                                      Getting a female Squirtle after resetting a few times. Named her Shelly and running though FireRed with her cemented my love for Squirtle.

                                      Getting a female Eevee on my first try; resetting would have put me behind a fair bit, as I hadn't saved for a while, but was adamant on getting a girl.

                                      Listening to the remixed Johto music while exploring the Sevii Isles. Made me smile on more then one occasion.

                                      Just getting Sapphire and admiring the graphics on my first playthrough. My pre-teen mind was blown.

                                      My lovely secret base in the bushes of Route 120, just passed the second bridge. Watching the clouds reflected on the water and listening to the lovely music before rushing off to my base was awesome.

                                      Beating Wallace for the first time in Emerald felt like a major achievement, espeically that I needed to rework my team after anticipating Steven and planning for his crew.
                                      Also, just getting to link-cable battle with friends at school was amazing. My little Skitty managed to beat a Groudon (badly damaged, but still), which was one of my prouder battling moments. YOU DARE INSULT MEH PINK KITTEH? TAKE A BLAST OF ICE TO THE FACE!!!!!

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