It was the anime that got me hooked on Pokemon. I just remembered coming back from school, changing channels to see what cartoons were on, and I saw a cartoon I had not seen before (back in mid 1998) I learned that it was Pokemon. At first I didn't pay much attention to it. Then when it got really popular, every one at school was talking about it.... and I had to go back and see the anime.... can't remember the rest, I was hooked on. Even today, I still wake up at 5:30 Saturday mornings to watch the new dubbed episode.
I didn't get to play the games until 2005, when my uncle found a DS that someone left in a Bank of America, and the game Fire Red was inside, Mario 64 DS too, thats when I got hooked on the games. A year later, my grandma found Sapphire in the hotel where she used to work. Today, i don't know what happen to the games. Now I'm searching for them on Ebay.