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Old July 13th, 2013 (6:33 AM). Edited July 13th, 2013 by ps3smileyface.
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    I am new to the forums (this is my first post) and I was wondering when everyone started playing. I started playing the pokemon series when red and blue first released on the fat gameboy. I then moved onto yellow (probably one of my favorites because pikachu got to follow me around which was amazing). I then got a pen pal in school and she would send me all of these cool pokemon that werent out here like pichu about 4 months before he made an appearance here.

    Anyway back on topic (lol im a little ADD), i then got gold and silver then i got crystal as well. i played ruby and sapphire and that is where i took a leave of absence for a long time because i had a psp and didnt get a ds until christmas and i got a 3ds xl on sale. I bought pokemon white 2 and played it and recently bought heart gold diamond and platinum.

    When i was younger my house burned and i lost all 5000+ cards I had. I had over 120 holographic
    ones . I was/am such a huge pokemon fan it isnt funny.

    Thanks for having me here I look forward to getting caught up on the generations i missed in pokemon.

    I started the week pokemon came out in the US. I saved my birthday money to get blue (i got it first)
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    Old July 13th, 2013 (8:18 AM).
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    Glad you've found your way to PC! Since this question is asking a question about the games (despite some other stories thrown in), I'm going to move this thread over to Pokemon Gaming Central.

    I can say that, despite being a Pokemon fan from the beginning, I didn't actually get into the games until a few years after they came out. I borrowed Yellow for a while from my cousin, but I didn't actually one a game of my own until Gold, which I got for my 10th birthday.
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    Old July 13th, 2013 (8:22 AM).
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      I miss the red and blue days. I remember getting my mew through my friends gameshark to complete the pokedex. I bragged about it for months lol. I was the first one to complete the pokedex of all my friends.
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      Old July 13th, 2013 (9:01 AM).
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        I've played around 15k+ hours by now I guess. Considering the last time I checked was a few years ago, when I stopped (to play more non-pokemon games, lol). I had 10k+ hours back then. Ah~ my childhood was rich with pokemon.
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        Old July 13th, 2013 (9:19 AM).
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          Despite being a fan of pokémon since the anime came out in my country around 1999 (I was like 4 years old), I didn't own (or played for that matter) a game of the franchise until 2008 when I traded my Super Mario Bros 3 of GBA for a Pokémon Blue. Few months later I got FireRed which till this day is my favorite of all the pokemon games.

          I don't have my Game Boy anymore but I'm playing FireRed (Ultra Violet actually), Emerald, Red, Crystal and a few hacks in my cellphone thanks to an emulator.

          I don't play much the DS games but I still catch up with the news of the franchise.
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            I started playing Pokemon around the time Gold and Silver were just being released. I loved watching the anime at the daycare I was at, and learned there were also Pokemon games from friends who already owned a Game Boy. My godmother felt bad that I didn't have a Game Boy yet, so she got me one. My first game was actually the TGC game for the Game Boy Color. Then I got all three Gen 1 games for Christmas that year, and Gold Version the following one.

            I've been playing Pokemon games ever since, and most likely won't stop.
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              When I was younger, I had no idea there were games. I saw the TV show first, and after some time I bought a guide for Red/Blue (yet it still didn't click that they might be games until much later, since I was about five or six and incredibly stupid). I was constantly reading the game, and one day my mom suggested we get some game systems. My first systems were a PS2 and a GBA SP. My first Pokemon game was Pokemon Silver.

              I didn't really understand the Pokemon mechanics fully until Ruby and Sapphire.
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                I started playing around the time Yellow was the latest release.
                I would of been like 11 I think. so that would be 10 years ?
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                  Im 23 now. My mom owned a day care center back then and so the after school kids that came would all play it for the 3 hours until we closed. It was epic back then. Sadly none of the people i used to play with back then have kept in touch . I got a friend i graduated high school with that has the pikachu 3ds xl (it is amazing i want one so bad) and we still talk about it quite a bit.
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                  I started right when Blue was released so I was like 7 or so? I don't remember exactly, but I have played since the beginning!
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                  I was introduced to the series in 2006 with the first Mystery Dungeon, which springboarded me to the franchise. So, about 7-8 years?

                  I've mostly played the DS games, due to it being my most played console, although I am partial to the GBA games. The DS games (Pokémon Pearl to be more precise) was when I really got into the series.
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                    I started right when Blue was released so I was like 7 or so? I don't remember exactly, but I have played since the beginning!
                    Thats awesome! you started when I did! I am 23 now and it came out right after my birthday (I was born in late august and it came out in september). What starter did you start with?
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                      I got into pokemon at age 6, with the anime, but my first game wasn't until Pokemon Stadium, which I got waaaay late, way after Pokemon Stadium 2 was already released. I never owned a Gameboy, GBA, or GC, so my first handheld version of pokemon was Pokemon Diamond.
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                        I got into pokemon at age 6, with the anime, but my first game wasn't until Pokemon Stadium, which I got waaaay late, way after Pokemon Stadium 2 was already released. I never owned a Gameboy, GBA, or GC, so my first handheld version of pokemon was Pokemon Diamond.
                        I played pokemon stadium on my N64 back in the day too. It was awesome. I loved my N64. I miss it.
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                          I played the GameBoy Color and Nintendo 64 games from 1998-2008. I have Yellow, Blue, Silver and Crystal. I had Gold but it was stolen. I also have Pokémon Stadium 2 and a few other N64 games like Pokémon Snap and Pokémon Puzzle League, but I seem to have misplaced those. I stopped playing the games when my Crystal dried up and then found out the other GameBoy ones did too. Not sure when I'll play them again.
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                          I started playing when Silver version came out. (Think it was the year 2000? Oh well I know it's close to that.) and haven't stopped ever since.
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                            I played when Red/Blue game out. I got blue and got Miss No and all that
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                              I am glad to see that I am not the only one that started with the orig. versions.
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                                played red/blue/yellow n silver from bout '98 to 2001 or so

                                then i quit

                                now im playin all my old cartridges again on GB

                                i would get intot ha new 1's but they look alot mo complicated
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                                My mom me bought Blue Version a year after it's release when I was 7 and I've been hooked ever since.

                                I never played any of the crap-tastic spin-off games like Ranger or Mystery Dungeons. I stuck to the turn-based games and all their variations. Stuff like Stadium.
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                                  I can't say exactly when, I think it was around 1999, my cousin gave me Pokemon Yellow to borrow. Immediately hooked within 5 minutes! I was only 4 at the time, it was such a memorable game though... Maybe because I had good memories with it... :')
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                                  The first Pokemon game I played was Silver version, which belonged to one of my cousins. I enjoyed it, though seeing how it belonged to him and how he had already beaten it, all I really did was run around through a few towns and routes. Eventually, he even let me borrow it.

                                  The next games I played were the Stadium games, due to my best friend when I was a kid having an N64, though I think we played more of the mini-games than we did actual battling.

                                  I finally decided to buy one of the Pokemon games when Leaf Green came out, and I absolutely loved it, and this caused me to buy Emerald, which I also loved.

                                  So I've been playing since I was a little kid, even though I didn't actually own one of the games until a bit later.
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                                  I got Yellow when I turned 7, so I've been playing since then. You can do that math, haha. Though that was the only main game I had til Sapphire and I didn't beat it. Most of my Pokemon gaming before gen III was through spin offs like Snap and Stadium (2). But hey, Stadium 2 taught me how to battle and taught me why I never beat Brock in Yellow haha.
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                                    When I was 5 my cousin let me play his Pokémon games. My first was Gold. When I was five I had no idea how to play, I used to think that the bike was a motorcycle. After that I played Pokémon Stadium. Then I got my first Pokémon game Diamond. Then I got SoulSilver when I was 10 and got my Typhlosion. Then I got Platinum and so on. So I have been playing Pokémon for 8 years.
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                                    My Pokemon gaming career started on my 11th birthday, when I got my first Pokemon game Ruby. The thing was I started late compared to most people here who normally started at 1st or 2nd Gen. I didn't start on 4th Gen until 2008, when I got my Ice Blue DS Lite and Pearl, and Platinum was added to my collection a year later. I got SoulSilver the year after that shortly after my brother got HeartGold. Then for my 19th birthday I got Black, starting my 5th Gen phase and then got White a few months later. Finally last December I got Black 2 and White 2, which are my current focus until X & Y.

                                    Been playing for around 10 years if you take me turning 21 this year into account.
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