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Age and your various firsts when it comes to Pokémon.

Monox D. I-Fly

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I’m going to be 36 this month and I love the Pokémon games and a few different toy lines myself and enjoy them. There’s nothing wrong with being young at heart. My grandma was like that and she lived to be 99 and a half years old. My mom even loved video games and had a 3DS and DSi XL that she played regularly before her death from cancer at the age of 59.
You have an awesome family. :D

Ultra Beast Lover

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Gonna be 23 in a month. My first set of games were Red/Blue/Yellow but I could never beat them because I didn't raise my other Pokemon in Yellow and was pretty bad at playing the games in general. Also I think I didn't like Red and Blue that much because of the red and blue colors being everywhere. And I lost all my money in the casino.

Not sure on my first anime episode though I'm certain I started mid Kanto early Johto. However, my brother had a bunch of cards, some were in I think German and he let me have them. He also let me have Pokemon Colosseum which was one of three games my sister and I played on the Gamecube until I was finally like, "I don't want to play with you because you keep screaming in my ear when you get angry." I also only beat that once.


On a quest to be the best...


Ghost-Type Master
1998, Age 7: Introduction to the Pokémon franchise. Began watching anime and collecting playing cards.
2000, Age 9: Introduction to Pokémon video games; played Pokémon Stadium. Would later play Pokémon Snap.
2002, Age 11: Introduction to main series Pokémon games; played Pokémon Silver. Stopped watching anime and collecting playing cards.
2003, Age 12: Ghost becomes my favorite type, after playing Pokémon Sapphire.
2007, Age 16: Introduction to competitive Pokémon battling. Began playing competitively with Pokémon Diamond.
2011, Age 20: First time buying a Pokémon game myself. Bought Pokémon Black & White. Stopped playing competitively.
2013, Age 22: First major Pokémon-related purchase; bought a Nintendo 3DS and Pokémon X.
2016, Age 25: Introduction to Pokémon GO.
2019, Age 28: Second major Pokémon-related purchase; bought Pokémon Shield with Nintendo Switch Online. Would later purchase the Expansion Packs and Pokémon Home Premium Subscription. Returned to competitive play.
2021, Age 30: First Pokémon plushie. Received a Mimikyu plushie for my birthday.

EDIT: A few more firsts,
First Pokémon: Totodile
First Legendary: Lugia
First Ghost Pokémon: Gastly
First Fairy Pokémon: Flabébé
First Dark Pokémon: Sneasel
First Steel Pokémon: Skarmory
First Dragon Pokémon: Dratini
First Fully Evolved Pokémon: Gyarados
First Fully Evolved Ghost Pokémon: Shedinja
First Anime Episode: Pokémon, I Choose You! (Pilot)
First Film: Pokémon: The First Movie
First Shiny Encounter: Poliwag
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Kaleido Star FOREVER in my heart <3
Games r good. They r therapy for some ppl and relaxing.. Too nad I dont have any game to play nowadays.

Rune Knight

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What are you guys talking about?

Once you start your Pokémon Journey you cannot age past 10. That's how it works. Are you going to deny the science?


Informed Casual
What are you guys talking about?

Once you start your Pokémon Journey you cannot age past 10. That's how it works. Are you going to deny the science?
That explains my arrested development.


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I'm 29, and got into Pokemon with the anime when I was seven in 1999. I never played any of the games growing up, I was mostly into the anime and a little bit of the card game, I only started playing the games when I was 19 after getting a Nintendo DS for Christmas 2011. Black was my first game, and I've played every main series title since except for Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee. I started playing Pokemon Go just last week, and at the moment I'm hooked on it (I caught two Alola Digletts and a CP1150 Venusaur today).

Rune Knight

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On a quest to be the best...
In Red & Blue, the player character’s 11.