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Topic: Happy 19th Birthday Pokemon! What are some of your special memories from Pokemon?

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Greninjas-Shadow

I cant believe that my favorite video game franchise is almost 2 decades old. I still remember my very first pokemon game i got on my birthday , pokemon diamond, i was so excited to play and i can still imagine what my face looked like when i saw my starter pokemon evolve to finally beating the champion. Today marks the 19th anniversary of Pokemon. I have experienced and learned so much from pokemon. This franchise has made me what i am today, a gamer and a loyal fan. I really hope 20 or so years from now the fans new and old today will not forget the memories and experiences they have gone through and that people of the future will be able to enjoy what Pokemon has to offer. I learned that through perseverance i can conquer any challenge and fulfill my dreams and adventures. Long live Pokemon and keep catching 'em all! 

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Danksparce

Pokemon Silver is what got me started with gaming in general. I still remember the day I "got the game"

-enter 7 year old Amiibo-
The year was 20XX and I had just moved into a small apartment with my father after my parents separated, when we got there I was allowed to pick out my room first; so I did.

In said room's closet there was a small brown box filled to the brim with packing peanuts - so being a child I opened in immediately.
In said brown box was a blue gameboy pocket and a copy of pokemon silver that the previous tenants had left there. To this day that memory is burned further than my parents spliting- I suppose it was my way of coping with the issue!

Buuuut uuuuuuh yeah, Pokemon is a great series and I shall continue to support it in the future!

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DefHalan

I use to have a Blue version that wouldn't save. So what we (my younger brother and I) use to do is just play it for as long as out GBC battery could last. We played the beginning of Pokemon so many times I was able to train a Bulbasaur into a Venusaur before Mt. Moon, then buy the Magikarp and train that into a Gyarados before leaving Mt. Moon and be unstoppable from then on. It was a lot of fun and always stressful when batteries were running low or my Mom called us to diner. Every year this series bring my younger brother and I closer which is nice cause now that we live in separate houses we drift apart often.

People keep saying the Xbox One doesn't have Backwards Compatibility.
I don't think they know what Backwards Compatibility means...

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Chaoz

Edit: I just realize that I didn't really put in my special memories about Pokemon, I was just reminiscing on it. Ignore this if you want to.

Pokemon, Pokemon, Pokemon... Oh boy do I have some memories with those Pokemans indeed. Even though I'm out of my "Pokemon High" as Somecallmejohnny puts it, I was a huge Pokemon fan when I was really young. I had it all, Pokemon plushies/toys, cards, Pokemon anime recorded, and a Gameboy Advance to boot. I didn't really have my own console or handheld back then. The GBA was my brother's including the Pokemon Crystal cart that I have sitting in my 3DS case. The battery still haven't died surprisingly. I didn't really know how to play a JRPG back then so you can imagine the first few days of me playing Pokemon Crystal, but I got the hang of it. Didn't have Pokemon Ruby or Sapphire though. I had to emualate it on my crappy, crappy Windows XP. Generation 4, as I said time and time again, was a completely bad game to me. The region was boring, the pokemon didn't really pop out to me, and not to mention the crappy Elite Four that is way to diffcult. The generation 5 came and then it became my third favorite region next to hoenn and Johto. The whole region felt energetic and I loved the characters. The region wasn't a bore to travel around, the Pokemon looked amazing, and it was just all around great. This was after my Pokemon High ended so it kinda rare for me to feel like that after Gen 4. The generation 6 came and went, it was a all around meh game. It felt like a remake of generation 1 more than anything. Now that I talk about generation 1 I played that one on a emulator also. It was enjoyable, nothing much to say. Don't have many memories with it. Now that I'm done reminiscing on Pokemon, I just want to say happy birthday Pokemon!

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andrew20

HeroOfTime3D wrote:

I cant believe that my favorite video game franchise is almost 2 decades old. I still remember my very first pokemon game i got on my birthday , pokemon diamond, i was so excited to play and i can still imagine what my face looked like when i saw my starter pokemon evolve to finally beating the champion. Today marks the 19th anniversary of Pokemon. I have experienced and learned so much from pokemon. This franchise has made me what i am today, a gamer and a loyal fan. I really hope 20 or so years from now the fans new and old today will not forget the memories and experiences they have gone through and that people of the future will be able to enjoy what Pokemon has to offer. I learned that through perseverance i can conquer any challenge and fulfill my dreams and adventures. Long live Pokemon and keep catching 'em all! 

I just got pokemon x and Iike I it so I want to know
dose pokemon soul siver work on the 3ds or 3ds xl

andrew20

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Danksparce

@andrew20

Yes all DS games work on the 3ds.

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frozenraccoon

Loading up my Pokemon blue on my transparent purple gameboy color.

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ricklongo

I've never been into the anime (probably because I was already a snarky teenager trying to be "cool" when it premiered here), but the video game series has given me countless hours of fun over the years. I was always more of a home console guy, but I had to borrow a Game Boy when the first game exploded. Even during a lenghty period of little to no interest in console gaming during my college years, Pokémon was one of the few franchises I made a point to always play on borrowed hardware.

After a while, when I was already employed and taking my first steps into independent adulthood, I heard about Pokémon Platinum being released on the DS... and on a whim, went to a local store and bought myself one. This kickstarted a new era for my interest in console gaming, and years later here I am, the proud owner of a Wii U and 3DS, and soon-to-be owner of a PS4. So I guess I could veritably say that Pokémon was the trigger that made my interest on console gaming rise from its own ashes. For that, the series will always hold a dear place in my heart.

I did get a bit underwhelmed by X & Y... I guess the formula is finally growing old to me, which also made me skip the recent remakes. That said, I still think the franchise is full of potential, and I'm eager to see what's next.

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andrew20

Amiibo wrote:

@andrew20

Yes all DS games work on the 3ds.

thanks want to know and what ds Pokémon are the best

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Auracle

MorphMarron wrote:

I started my gaming addiction with pokemon and have been a loyal customer since then.

Pretty much this.

For me, whether I intend to or not, I see Pokémon in a different light than most other game series. For other titles, I wait for a review, think about it, get it whenever it's convenient, etc. With Pokémon, however, I never wait for reviews. I get it day one and always have a blast. It's not just a game: it's an event. I guess it's just because I love the series' style (not to mention its attachment to my childhood).

So, Happy Rattata Anniversary, Pokémon!
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HollywoodHogan

I remember reading about Pokemon in Nintendo Power before the games came out over here and how it was very popular in Japan. When the cartoon series started airing in the US I was out of school for a few weeks because there was a teachers strike, and every morning I watched the show for probably close to a month. I have no idea why I did this as I was older than the Pokemon demographic, but I think I may have enjoyed it. It is a secret shame I will have to take to my grave. Never played any of the games for over 15 mins though.

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StableInvadeel

Talking about fond memories, now that I think about it... Pokemon taught me english, at least my first few words.

It was thanks to Blue and Stadium that I started to connect the names of the attacks with their animations and learn what those words meant. I think the first one was Bite

Yes playing Pokemon with 0 knowledge of the English language was rough, I remember I usually had a fully evolved blastoise before reaching Misty. But the anime helped me understand some things and events, so I wasn't completely lost.

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Silly_G

Amiibo wrote:

Yes all DS games work on the 3ds.

This is not true. All DS games work on the Nintendo DS or Nintendo DS Lite. However, there are a small number of DS games that may not work with the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. DS games that will not work on the Nintendo 3DS include games that require the Slot-2 that is included with the Nintendo DS and Nintendo DS Lite, and imported DSi or DSi enhanced games that have a different region code to your 3DS. While the incompatible games are largely insignificant and arguably negligible in number, some titles, such as Tony Hawk's Motion and the Guitar Hero: On Tour series of games will not be playable with DSi or 3DS systems.

Cross-platform functionality between the GBA versions of Pokémon games and the Generation IV series of Pokémon games for the Nintendo DS will not work with DSi and 3DS systems.

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Kaze_Memaryu

I still remember that I was able to distinguish every single Poké from Gen I-III by it's in-game cry back then. So whenever a friend was playing, I was calling whichever Poké they encountered, and they'd not know how to respond.
Sadly, Gen IV was too much for me, and from Gen V onward, they changed the cries of older Pokés (and even moreso in Gen VI), so I've lost that ability by now.

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martinskrtel37

OK. I first played Pokemon (Red) when I was 8, possibly 9, so 98/99. I bought it (with my mother obviously) and stuck it in my lime green GBC in the department store and started playing. Pokemon was always the main game of every handheld - I had Yellow when it came out but never bought Blue. I still have my Red cart that I can play with the SNES GB player, it's kinda glitchy, but a save file from what feels like a long time ago is there. I remember when the idea of owning two game boys and two Pokemon games and doing the required trading to start the game with Char, Squirt and Bulba was the most amazing idea possible.

I bought Silver from the next gen and later Crystal, I loved these games immensity and SIlver is still my favourite of the franchise (second is probably the TCG). I still played all these on my glacier GBA when they'd stick out the top, Pokemon was still the best thing to play early in the GBA's life. Then I had Sapphire and later Emerald, never owned Ruby until I picked it up a year or two ago. I was 14 when FR/LG came out and I picked up Leaf Green, but trading wasn't the same with the wireless attachments they put out, most of the kids I knew played these versions on emulators as they were becoming hot. Leaf Green was a great remake of the classic, classic first games.

I had Diamond or Pearl when they came out but just seem to have Platinum in my collection these days, my love for these games wasn't as strong. I still played and completed and played them again. The remakes of my favourite of the series were right around the corner, I also loved Soul Silver immensely but these days enjoy going back to Silver for it's full 'retro' glory, on emulator anyway. I still have Heart Gold in the DS games pouch. The next ones were where I had my first little break from playing Pokemon games, White and White 2, I didn't even get half way through those games. I still have them of course and one day I'll play them, or use them to get good Pokemons from..

I picked up X and Omega Ruby when they came out and they're both great but Omega Ruby is super. The stuff they've done with the Pokemon Bank and everything is brilliant, they always have the promotional Pokemon eg. Metagross, Diance that suck us in, two of my mates have picked up 3DS/2DS' the past year, just for Pokemon, I can't get them to pick up Smash for some reason which we grew up with just as much. They actually play Pokemon more than me these days, I just still love it and consider it one of my favourite games ever, has to make top 3.

The past couple of months my mate and I have been shamelessly having big ass battles in my Pokemon X vs his Y, plugging the sound into the speakers and going overboard, but the whole house appreciates the coolness of what the 3DS games do these days because we all grew up playing these and the TCG too. I only recently realised what you can do to transfer between games to get the team you want all on one system, and also the wonders of wonder trades. I have to cut this here because I could talk about Pokemon for a long time.

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everyone needs to relax and enjoy the games that are released today and stop worrying what Nintendo will do in a year or two from now.

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LordJumpMad

Yea, Pokémon. How I enjoy the years of sleep-less nights on the gameboy, and stealing pokemon cards from school.
When I used to live in New York, I join the Pokémon Trading Card league at the Pokémon Center (which is now rename the Nintendo World store)
IT brings me joy beating all who stand in my way of glory!
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gcunit

I'm 34 and have just bought my first hand-held gaming device.

The first game I've bought for it is Pokemon Y. I've no previous experience of Pokemon other than knowing it is a global phenomenon.

Am I too old to get into it?

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Jenraux

gcunit wrote:

I'm 34 and have just bought my first hand-held gaming device.

The first game I've bought for it is Pokemon Y. I've no previous experience of Pokemon other than knowing it is a global phenomenon.

Am I too old to get into it?

Hehe, you should be fine. Admittedly I first played it when I was around 12. And it was on the GBC version (Crystal specifically), but I still enjoy it nowadays.

My advice is not to buy every game that comes out though, I usually wait 2 or 3 iterations before buying another one, same with annual sports games. My last was Black for the DS back in 2010, so I'll probably buy the sequel to X/Y when that comes out.

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