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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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                  Old March 4th, 2018 (12:39 PM).
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                  No, but this is an interesting idea I would try out in the future!
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                  Old March 10th, 2018 (3:10 AM).
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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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