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#1 Posted by peritus (1128 posts) -

Im 22 year's old now, and when i saw Heartgold/Soulsilver i got the urge to go watch the entire anime again, play the games and get some old cards from my attic.
 
You know ... the ones you just couldn't bring youreself to throw away.   Or was that just me?
 
Are there anymore people who despite their age being above its target audience still have a fondness for those good 'ol pocket monsters?
Or have you moved on? completely forsaking you're childhood addiction? ( and possibly added new "adult" ones, WoW much? )

You recognize this dont you? admit it!
You recognize this dont you? admit it!
  I still like it, and i think i always will! 
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#2 Posted by Meowayne (6168 posts) -

There is no shame in playing Pokémon, they are excellent RPGs.
 
However, watching the series or collecting the merchandise is as bad now than it was then.

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#3 Posted by RedEyesBlueBunny (1025 posts) -

Pokemon is undeniably awesome imo. i wish i didn't give away my cards though, im pretty sure the kid who i gave them to did not have nearly as much passion as i did for them. oh well

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#4 Posted by DuhQbnSiLo (2241 posts) -

No shame bro, you were at the age that pokemon was at it's peak of perfection, like me. I still have alot of love for pokemon and find myself wanted to play the games again. But there simplicity and endless grinding turns me away. 
 
I can't wait to check out Black/White because it looks like there finally revamping the system.

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#5 Posted by TripMasterMunky (2527 posts) -

I still play the main RPG games in the series. Those are great games.
 
 But I don't watch the anime or play the card game or do anything else. If you're still into that, that's cool. Just be aware that some adults or girls might think you're a pedo when they find out you watch Pokemon lol. But for real, do what you want.

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#6 Posted by oldschool (7641 posts) -

Hell no, good game is good game.  I am nearly 50 and still play Pokemon games - I only started when I was about 33.  They are just great fun.  I have seen all the cartoons with my kids, but I don't care to revisit any - except the first season, just because it is actually funny in a naff way.

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#7 Posted by DonChipotle (3386 posts) -

Nothing to be ashamed about. Lots of people that should be 'too old' to play it still play it. I love me some Pokemon. 
 
 
Even the anime isn't as terrible as it seems like it would be.

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#8 Posted by ArclightBorealis (1722 posts) -

No shame in it, I feel. My friends have no problem discussing the good days of Pokemon, since they watched the series as a kid when it started and played the main line of games.

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#9 Posted by peritus (1128 posts) -
@TripMasterMunky said:
" I still play the main RPG games in the series. Those are great games.  But I don't watch the anime or play the card game or do anything else. If you're still into that, that's cool. Just be aware that some adults or girls might think you're a pedo when they find out you watch Pokemon lol. But for real, do what you want. "
Yeah i guess its not something you advertise when you want to impress a lady huh? :p
 
@oldschool:
 
Nearly 50 and going strong! Respect!
 
Good to see im not the only one with a soft spot for electric yellow mouse creatures!
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#10 Posted by DonChipotle (3386 posts) -
@peritus said:
" @TripMasterMunky said:
" I still play the main RPG games in the series. Those are great games.  But I don't watch the anime or play the card game or do anything else. If you're still into that, that's cool. Just be aware that some adults or girls might think you're a pedo when they find out you watch Pokemon lol. But for real, do what you want. "
Yeah i guess its not something you advertise when you want to impress a lady huh? :p
 
Unless it's a lady who can name all 493 Pokemon. 
 
 
 
In  numerical order.
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#11 Posted by Alcamin (177 posts) -

Watching the whole series again is perhaps going a little far, in my opinion, but there's certainly no shame in playing the games. I still enjoy them as much as I always have, even if I don't play them quite as religiously as I used too. I haven't picked up the new ones yet but I am extremely tempted. 
 
More power to you, and all us older Pokemon players, I say! :)

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#12 Posted by Ineedaname (4276 posts) -

They wouldn't still be making them if people didn't like it.

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#13 Posted by peritus (1128 posts) -
@Alcamin:  
 Hear, hear!
 
@VelvetLore04:
If such a woman exists i may well have to buy a wedding ring.    
Allthough i can only remember the original 151, well for the most part anyway. ;)
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#14 Posted by oldschool (7641 posts) -
@peritus said:

" @oldschool:  Nearly 50 and going strong! Respect!  Good to see im not the only one with a soft spot for electric yellow mouse creatures! "

A long history of collecting Pokemon games (photo included).     
That was a blog I did recently, so it will give you more on my enjoyment of the series. 

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#15 Edited by Al3xand3r (7912 posts) -

Not if you're an of these. oldschool is the last one.
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#16 Edited by peritus (1128 posts) -
@oldschool: 
 
WoW! thats quite the collection you have there.    I have about half of that maybe, at most.   
But seeing that image gives me ebay urges :P
 
I'm going to go read that blog you made!
 
@Al3xand3r:
 
Perhaps i should go meet some single mom's there :P
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#17 Posted by Al3xand3r (7912 posts) -

As long as you bring your little brother or someone else half your age, sounds like a plan. Otherwise I don't think they'll be impressed >_>

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#18 Posted by peritus (1128 posts) -
@Al3xand3r: 
 
Good point! il bring along a nephew or something :P
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#19 Posted by Kyreo (4682 posts) -
@peritus: I'm 18 and I love pokemon.  My girlfriend is 18 and SHE loves pokemon.  My best friend is 19 and HE loves pokemon.   
 
Don't be ashamed... there are many of us in the world.
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#20 Posted by blipadouzi (86 posts) -
@peritus said:
" Im 22 year's old now, and when i saw Heartgold/Soulsilver i got the urge to go watch the entire anime again, play the games and get some old cards from my attic. "
 
Hey, I'm 35 and still play the games and watch the shows.  I even just bought both HG & SS.  Good games have no age limit :P
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#21 Edited by rlhyeung (170 posts) -

there might be a problem watching the show...
 
but everything else is fair game! my girlfriend is still in love with pokemon (playing heartsilver) and we're both 22. looking forward to black and white! and the cards, man, they were awesome. its beyond the concept of pokemon, and is all about strategy. it's great!

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#22 Posted by peritus (1128 posts) -

And all this time i thought i was one of the few!
 
Turns out i was wrong.
Wich is awesome for once! 

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#23 Edited by armaan8014 (6113 posts) -

I just wish I could love Pokemon as much as I loved it back then. But they just screwed it up after the 150 first pokemon.

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#24 Posted by Lydian_Sel (2537 posts) -

Pokemon games are still fantastically made & consistently enjoyable time consumers. No shame there.

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#25 Posted by Rawrz (623 posts) -

I no longer feel so weird for being 21 and just recently watching through all of the original series since I hadnt seen it in years so I had the urge to go back and see how well it holds up today compared to when I seen it when younger. I do go play the games from time to time because there still a lot of fun and im always intrigued when a new game releases.

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#26 Posted by GullumF (97 posts) -

I'm 30 I've been playing Pokemon since Pokemon Crystals, I just finished SoulSilver and I enjoyed.

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#27 Posted by peritus (1128 posts) -
@armaan8014 said:
" I just wish I could love Pokemon as much as I loved it back then. But they just screwed it up after the 150 first pokemon. "
I guess thats kind of true, but i still love 'em.
But the original 150 are without question the golden oldies.
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#28 Posted by DonChipotle (3386 posts) -

The original 150 were lame as hell. Some newer ones are way better designed and are far more clever.

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#29 Posted by btman (1114 posts) -

Only the first 151 Pokemon are cool.

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#30 Posted by lead_farmer (1076 posts) -

Don't play it anymore and sent my cards to a better place (my younger cousins).  Still like it though, and I never mind if my cousin asks me to help him out on his DS.

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#31 Posted by peritus (1128 posts) -

I couldn't part with mine, i spend too much time collecting them. :P

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#32 Posted by OutOfBounds9000 (2513 posts) -

 
I guess i never told you this but,im a pokemon nerd.

 Yeah,thats me in my shirt.
 Yeah,thats me in my shirt.
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#33 Edited by Synthballs (2222 posts) -

I'm playing HeartGold now. Have been for like five hours straight.
 
It makes me yell and scream but I can't put it down. I'm 21.
 
EDIT: Flaaffy evolved into Ampharos literally the moment I hit Post.

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#34 Posted by ElegantRuby (549 posts) -

Pokemon is awesome.  I started rewatching the anime again.  Its STILL good.  :D

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#35 Posted by peritus (1128 posts) -
@ElegantRuby: 
 
Same here, i just started watching again.   Nostalgia at its best :)
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#36 Posted by AwesomeRory (115 posts) -
@Al3xand3r: The kid with the long hair in the first pic looks like he means business
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#37 Posted by peritus (1128 posts) -
@OutOfBounds9000:  Respect! out and proud!
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#38 Posted by iBear (79 posts) -
@VelvetLore04 said:
" The original 150 were lame as hell. Some newer ones are way better designed and are far more clever. "

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#39 Edited by Bionicicide (1230 posts) -

Can't get into any of the games since regular Silver, they need innovation, but my nostalgia only extends to watching the original Pokemon theme song (see bio).

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#40 Posted by MysteriousBob (6262 posts) -

The games are still great fun. 
 
However there is never an excuse to watch any anime, at any age. Even though I watched it as a kid- I knew no better.

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#41 Posted by Damien (1378 posts) -

NO!

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#42 Posted by Cloneslayer (1824 posts) -

I really wish they had a pokemon game where you could build your own pokedex. You would have to pick at least 150, and if you picked one, you would have to chose its evolutions, but I think it would be amazing o hand pick the ones I wanted to keep through out all the generations. 

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#43 Posted by MonkeyMelon (225 posts) -
@peritus: Yeah I always say I'm done with the Poke'man, but every time a game comes out I start to feel the urge.But I tried watching the show but I couldn't get into it, where's all the Charizard, and  Blastoise. Man i miss the good ol days.
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#44 Edited by peritus (1128 posts) -
@MysteriousBob said:
" The games are still great fun.  However there is never an excuse to watch any anime, at any age. Even though I watched it as a kid- I knew no better. "

@MonkeyMelon said:

" @peritus: Yeah I always say I'm done with the Poke'man, but every time a game comes out I start to feel the urge.But I tried watching the show but I couldn't get into it, where's all the Charizard, and  Blastoise. Man i miss the good ol days. "

True, the old ones rock, and the games, in my opinion are timeless classics.
 
So come back with you're head held high and play on!
 
Dude, anime's are for all ages, go get you some naruto or bleach! :P  ( im a narutophile )   Guess where my avatar is from! huh? huh? :p
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#45 Posted by Meowayne (6168 posts) -
 
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#46 Posted by Halberdierv2 (1995 posts) -

I still play the Main games a lot, I might even get SoulSilver, but the anime and the rest are kid's bunk.

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#47 Posted by zudthespud (3332 posts) -

the last Pokemon game I played was Ruby an I found it way too easy. I started playing Diamond on an emulator last year but couldn't get into it.

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#48 Posted by peritus (1128 posts) -
@zudthespud: 
 
When playing on emulators its near imposibble to get into any game, it always feels a bit off somehow. 
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#49 Posted by Supremo (6 posts) -

I still play them, but I EV train my Pokémon. I have to be in the mood to play it full out. I get it here and then.

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#50 Posted by auspiciousqueue (1307 posts) -

I still pull out my old game boy color and play blue and silver... 
 
Should I be ashamed to still remember the full poke-rap?