My brothers got me into Pokemon with the original anime I was around 4 at the time so I liked almost anything my brothers liked. My eldest brother bought the first pokemon game that I ever played (pokemon stadium) from his job, as a gift for me and my other brother I was so excited to play it but we couldn't because it needed something for the Nintendo 64 that we didn't have. A couple years later after my nintendo 64 stopped working I stopped playing pokemon and fell into the "Pokemon is stupid" crowd, but then my brother found a FRLG strategy guide around 2005 and I got acquainted with pokemon 1-251. Soon after, I went on a vacation and went to the local game stop I noticed that a used pokemon sapphire was only $8 so I bought it. I've been playing pokemon ever since.