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Old November 19th, 2017 (5:13 PM).
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    So, I'm curious: does anyone else ever give the player character a female name in R/B/Y (or G/S, for that matter) and pretend to be a tomboyish/androgynous girl? Since I'm a girl, and I typically like to play with female characters, this is how I compensate for the lack of gender options in the older games. :P Just curious to see if there are any other people like me.
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    Old November 27th, 2017 (2:33 PM).
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      No. I like pretending the character is myself
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      Old November 30th, 2017 (12:45 PM).
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        i pretended the character was me, and the rival my best friend
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        Old December 4th, 2017 (5:56 PM). Edited December 4th, 2017 by strangerhypno.
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          I just name myself something stupid

          I pretend my rival is some random loser that sucks at Pokemon battles, oh wait... I don't need to pretend because rival BLUE always gets rekt
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          Old February 1st, 2018 (11:50 AM).
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            I just name myself something stupid

            I pretend my rival is some random loser that sucks at Pokemon battles, oh wait... I don't need to pretend because rival BLUE always gets rekt
            OHHHHHH you just got done! I hope you have some burn heal blue!
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            Old February 4th, 2018 (1:16 PM).
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              So, I'm curious: does anyone else ever give the player character a female name in R/B/Y (or G/S, for that matter) and pretend to be a tomboyish/androgynous girl? Since I'm a girl, and I typically like to play with female characters, this is how I compensate for the lack of gender options in the older games. :P Just curious to see if there are any other people like me.
              I'm afraid that, if i do that, i might really view Red as a female and
              start feeling attraction to him. I can live with being attracted to
              fictional girls, but if i move to boys, it'd be too much.
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              Old February 4th, 2018 (5:42 PM).
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                I don't. I like to fill up a character with wathever I'm thinking at the moment. (Not necessarily insert myself).
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                Old February 21st, 2018 (6:03 AM).
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                  I usually (with any Pokemon game) name them their cannon names. Although sometimes I name the RGBY rival something not-so-innocent (lol). I also name the rival "Green" rather than "Blue". Dunno why.
                  Either that or I name my character "Ceebs" (a little nickname I use for my screen name) and the rival after my bff.
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                  Old March 4th, 2018 (3:30 AM).
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                  I really like this concept! I was personally never this creative and was always just 'Ozzy' (has been my 'nickname' irl for as long as I can remember), but I think if I ever try the games again I might become a bit more androgynous in future!
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                  No, but this is an interesting idea I would try out in the future!
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                  I think I did at some point. You never really see the main char clearly in these games anyways, and I'm not sure if anybody ever refers to you as a boy or a him? Maybe in some dialogue with Oak or gym leaders... Aren't you usually just referred to as a "young trainer"?
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                  Old March 10th, 2018 (10:23 AM).
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                    I never thought of the player character as myself - I was playing as him, a different (male) kid player. As a kid I played Blue and Gold, so I called the protagonist those names in-game. This is why in later games, I never named my (female) player after myself - I would just give her a name I liked.
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                    Old March 10th, 2018 (7:20 PM).
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                      Heh, I use silly names such as "you," "me" or other nicknames that make funny dialogues ensue. This is a trend that never changes, regardless of the region - I guess that I just like doing it.
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                        I'm a male here, so, can't exactly relate, but it's an interesting thought. We project ourselves within our beloved characters, so if (regardless of your actual gender) you choose to see 'Red' as a female, why not? Gender-swap memes are a thing. ^^

                        Me, personally, I was that bad-arse trainer that had 'that OP Venusaur over there'. (How I saw myself during my very first playthrough.)
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                          With me, I chose to play male in one game and played female in the other counterpart game when given the choice.. just to make it easier (used to trade a lot w/ myself).

                          In my main games, from Crystal all the way up to regular 4th Gen, I chose the female character. I preferred the look of the female over the male in most cases.
                          As for my main game in HGSS, BW, & BW2... i wasn't too keen on the design of the female sprite and chose male instead.
                          6th Gen, i returned to my main game being the female character again... probably would have originally chose the male instead if I knew then how much camo stuff was available to that character then. xD

                          With playing poke games in general (but mostly w/ fan games), I tend to instantly choose the female.. especially if the base gender sprites were modified. In those cases, I always choose female because the custom female base sprite is always overlooked.
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                            I, personally, physically can’t play as the male character. That’s why I’ll legit stop playing if the game is gender locked.

                            With that said, I never really use my actual name when playing as the girl. I just choose names that are aesthetically pleasing.
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                              Never done that. Good idea, though! Except I only ever play as males nowadays because my fascination with ladykind has stalled somewhat. They're a good sort, but a person can only take so much... also I don't fancy the new designs much, and cutesy is simply not for me.

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                              Honestly? I don't even remember. It was several years ago when I played the games that didn't have the female roles, and I think in most cases for Pokemon Yellow (my first game ever played in the franchise), I either called the boy "Red" or "Ash", and I called the Rival "Blue" or "Gary". Next time I do a play through with the boy, I'm so going to name him something really girly. XD I usually just use Kimi as my character's name if I play the girl... then I name my Pokemon after people I love basically (this usually includes Tom & Clayne, then the rest are usually close internet friends).
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                                That's actually a cool idea. For my characters, though, I usually think of them as some of my OC or some new OC created just for the game, sometimes and actual OC will derive from that. I usually choose girls anyways. And for the name, I always choose names I think are pretty, and some char might repeat in another game.
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                                I named them my name & pretended it was me. It never really bothered me that it was a dude. Lol
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                                  I'm transgender, so back then I was a boy.
                                  So, I paid no notice to it, and called it by my real name.

                                  But these days I used my new name now ~
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                                    I prefer to play as the girl myself. Admittedly, I used to go with names I thought sounded nice, but nowadays, I just go with the girls' canon names.

                                    I fully admit that I think the girls are cute. That, and I do try to imagine them as their own individuals, even if the games don't give me a lot to work with.
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