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Old February 19th, 2007 (4:18 PM).
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    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.

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    Old February 19th, 2007 (4:31 PM).
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      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 .

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      Old February 19th, 2007 (4:48 PM).
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        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
        Old February 19th, 2007 (6:03 PM). Edited February 19th, 2007 by Horrorshow.
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          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:

          Old February 19th, 2007 (9:31 PM).
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            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. >_>
            Old February 19th, 2007 (9:56 PM).
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              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.
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              Old February 19th, 2007 (11:08 PM).
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                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.

                Old February 24th, 2007 (8:12 PM).
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                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 ^_^
                Old February 24th, 2007 (8:23 PM).
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                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.
                Old February 25th, 2007 (12:53 AM).
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                  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.
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                  Old February 25th, 2007 (1:45 AM).
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                    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
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                    Old February 25th, 2007 (5:55 AM).
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                      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.
                      Old February 25th, 2007 (6:03 AM).
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                        Probably because of how the games are totally amazing and the animé still makes me laugh years after I first started watching it

                        I jitter back and forth to these forums. Hopefully this time i'll stick around :). Looking for friends, people from the UK and anyone and everyone to talk to. Hit me up if any of these is you.
                        Old February 25th, 2007 (6:23 AM).
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                          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.
                          Old February 25th, 2007 (7:52 AM).
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                            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.
                            Old February 25th, 2007 (8:20 AM).
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                              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. =)
                              Old February 26th, 2007 (9:18 AM).
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                                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 :)
                                Is it possible for the rose to say, "I will give my fragrance to the good people who smell me, but I will withhold it from the bad?" Or is it possible for the lamp to say, "I will give my light to the good people in this room, but I will withhold it from the evil people"? Or can a tree say, "I'll give my shade to the good people who rest under me, but I will withhold it from the bad"? These are images of what LOVE is about.

                                Death is end of our journey, love is our path, and the birth we gave is our need. So where is the point of life? I guess it must be in life itself, our path, our battle, our experiences and knowing who we really are...
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                                  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.
                                  Old March 2nd, 2007 (7:23 AM).
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                                    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.
                                    Old March 2nd, 2007 (8:28 PM).
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                                      Because it's cool and addictive.
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                                        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.

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                                        Old March 2nd, 2007 (9:26 PM).
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                                          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.
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                                            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)
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                                            Old March 2nd, 2007 (11:07 PM). Edited March 3rd, 2007 by PloKoon.
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                                              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
                                              THE POKEMON LEAGUE!

                                              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
                                              Old March 2nd, 2007 (11:10 PM). Edited March 2nd, 2007 by Rinji.
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                                                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

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