the new Mewtwo forme is… odd
i don’t like it | meh | it’s cool | i like it | awesome! | one of my favorites!!
the PokéSpeculation was killing me
It’s such a wonderful community to be a part of, countless folks worldwide who’ve (largely - however, not encompassingly) grown up alongside the video games and their various franchise spin-offs (the trading card game, the television anime & its subsequent films, “manga” comic books, etc.) that - regardless of language barriers - can come together to bond over an ever-growing list of Japanese capsule goblins.
Likewise, the series - although a moneymaking giant today - nearly never made it to GameBoy screens due to funding cuts during the first paired titles’ development (creator Satoshi Tajiri made the admirable choice to forgo collecting a salary so as to fund the rest of his team; a true labor of love). Nowadays, the series is wildly across both Eastern and Western society and is becoming something that young parents can share with their children. The franchise recently celebrated its 15th anniversary; I’ve been a fan since autumn ‘99 when my mother purchased a GameBoy color, Pokémon Yellow version, and some Pokémon TCG booster packs for a then-upcoming vacation to Disney World (that was easily the best year of my childhood).
It’s always refreshing to socialize with other fans of the series and it’s fun to reminisce with those who view it nostalgically - having reached such ubiquity during its heyday, I know very few people my own age without some sort of affinity for it and indeed is it rare to meet someone from my generation who can claim to dislike or to have disliked the series - you couldn’t even say that about Harry Potter…
Remember when the call to capture all 151 original Pocket Monsters was such an imposing task? They’re at 649 now, I’ve caught ‘em all (‘cept for the promotional creature, Meloetta, who has yet to debut in the USA) and I truly couldn’t be happier than to be a Pokémon gamer.
The Sparkling Sea has been trolling me since the DW re-launched and I’m sick of it
(that is, “Serebii,” the webmaster of the eponymous website)
Well, there goes that theory…
Red, Blue, Lance, Wallace, Steven, Alder, Cynthia, player character
my two least favorite types of PokéGamers smashed together
let’s watch this meme mature…
what a happy morning to be a gamer (/ lover of colorful things)
… and now for some things no one ever says: Attack Attack! edition brought to you by Pokémon Sapphire version.