Well, my friend didnt believe me that there was going to be a game for the gamecube (pokemon collesuem or however u spell it ) and i saw it on pokemon.com. i serched it and came up with serebii. then doing some more searching i found out it was the greatest pokemon site i had ever seen and have been hooked ever since ;009;
I was googleing all over the place searching for something called 'event Pokemon'. I stumbled upon Serebii which in the news section had an announcement of a Manaphy event coming up soon. So I did more research on it and found out what were events exactly.
After the event, I lurked around the site a few more times and thought Serebii wasn't such a bad place to look up info on Pokemon. 2 more months later, I went into the forums and lurked around in there as well. Another 2 months passed by and I joined in.
I first came across serebii back when the fouth generation pokemon were first starting to be revealed in the U.S. I was still pretty young at that time and although I loved pokemon, I wasn't aware that Japan was months ahead of the U.S. hahaha. So every time I wanted to look at the fourth gen pokemon, I would just google 'new pokemon' and would always go to serebii's 4th gen pre-release pokemon page. Anyways, on my first visit, I discovered tons of new 4th gen pokemon that I had no idea about, like Weavile, Lucario, and I want to say Drapion.
Ever since, I've been visiting Serebii on a daily basis.
I was sticking with Marriland all the time. While my friends just wanted to be on Marriland, I was desperate to find something else, more accurate. I didn't find Marriland to be good, having many glitches and such. So I searched on Google for Pokemon.
First option in the results was Serebii. I was quite curios about what it was. So I went in there, and OH MY GOD I was surprised to see much stuff about Pokemon, much more than Marriland ever had. I directly sat it as a favourite page, for quick access. I directly settled myself into the IRC and began to study the chat, being impressed that you could use a program called Java to chat with each other. About 1 year later, I joined the forums, and here I am now!
I found out about BulbaPedia aswell, that's where I go right now to see stuff about Pokemon. But I still use Serebii frequently, mostly for chatting, using the forums, and checking events.
I've been coming here since before the third movie was in the US. I mostly came for the information.. then after awile i looked into the forums..but did not care much. Around..say 2002, 2003 I joined the forums... but then i went dorment for a few months.. could not remember or recover my old account for anything..so I assumed it was deleted due to inactivity,.. then in 2005 I came back and been an active member ever since.
But i found it just browsing for pokemon sites back then.
I googled " fake pokemon" ( interested in finding bootleg pokemon games/ cards) then it brought me to the fake pokemon page. I didn't pay much attion at the time. Some time later I did the search again and went on the same website. I noticed the word "News" so I clicked on it and it brought me to the news page. I was like " Wait a website that posts upcoming Pokemon games , cards, episodes, ect, this is heaven!! Then I went gaga and came to the site almost every day ( which I still do) for upcoming news. 2 years later I decided to join the forums XD( took me long enough).
I was ten when my friend told me of this "website that's like a pokedex on a hyper potion". That's when I learned that I had one poke maniac friend. Now I'm the weird one. Note:The following words are directly from my brain (only speed up)
Whats this? IV's? whats that? EV's? Natures? New game?