Pokemon: Remembering the Good Times



I recall fondly my first foray into Pokémon.  It began over 14 years ago with a Pokémon Blue purchase at a local Toys R Us.  I still recall the game’s packaging new smell, inserting the Game Boy cartridge, booting the game, and hearing Red/Blue’s theme song. On that day, I met Professor Oak and had to choose between three Pokémon: Bulbasaur (grass/poison-type) Charmander (fire-type) and Squirtle (water-type). The rebel in me chose Bulbasaur and together we blazed a path of glory through the early parts of the game.  We easily defeated Brock, Misty and Lt. Surge, the rock, water and electric gym leaders. We were riding high. And then we got to Ericka, the grass gym leader,  and she soundly defeated us. Sigh, so goes the life of a Pokémon trainer. 

With less than a week to go until Pokémon X/Y’s release, I thought it would be a good time to reflect on our experiences with the series over the years. What fond memories do you have of your quest to become the very best? Sound off in the comments below.   


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4 Responses to Pokemon: Remembering the Good Times

  1. DevinShadowV says:

    I remember when pokemon was 150…I mean 151 and that was it no recycled pokemon in the future games. Even though the pokemon really looked silly but now oh brother on some of them.

  2. Cory says:

    My parents didn’t care for video games. I had a gameboy, but they wouldn’t buy me a Pokemon game (until Silver anyway). My friend had both versions, but one got damaged where the same would erase after you turned it off (basically, battery backup didn’t work). He let me borrow it and I would play as much as I could before my batteries died. And do it again and again…..

  3. EVZombie says:

    I remember it quite well. A few of my friends at school had the games about a month before I did and most had blue version, which help me decide on red version. I played on my brothers red gameboy pocket. Most of my friends choose either Bulbasaur or Charmander which also helped me decide on a Squirtle for my very first started. Oh the hours we put in, and the joy we had trading with a cable and playing on the TV with a super gameboy. Then finally catching them all!

  4. Rakim Reid says:

    @EVZombie: I never caught all 150 Pokemon in the Pokemon Red and Blue. I commend – and envy – your achievement!

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