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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Rakim Reid is many things -- a blogger, husband, student -- but video games have been in his life longer than any of them. He has written about the video game industry over the years in his spare time and has plans to expand into the e-book realm. He is a avid Nintendo fan and continues to play the company's latest games. You can find him curled up next to his 3DS in his downtime.