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  • iluvpkmnmonday - October 3, 2012 11:06 a.m.

    My first memory of playing Pokemon would be when I got Pokemon Blue for Christmas of 98. I remember being pretty disappointed that they didn't say their names like they did in the anime. Still love/d the game though.
  • J-Fid - October 3, 2012 11:34 a.m.

    I remember that when I first got my Blue Version, I didn't know how to save the game, despite the option being right there on the menu! I would always be afraid to turn my game off, because I knew I'd have to start over. Eventually, my dad played my game once, starting with a Bulbasaur, and taught me how to save. And that is the story of how Bulbasuar, Venusaur, and the entire Grass Type, became some of my favorite things about Pokemon.
  • robotdickens - October 3, 2012 11:59 a.m.

    Did you forget the movies on purpose since this was a Pokemon game based post only or did you just forget them?
  • Moondoggie1157 - October 3, 2012 12:02 p.m.

    Well, seeing as the article is called "Pockets and monsters - The History of Pokemon GAMES"... I mean, come on man...
  • dondiablo29 - October 3, 2012 12:06 p.m.

    I didn't play any pokemon games until about 2004 or 2005 because up to that point, I saw friends play and I thought that it was just walking in grass and battling, but then I decided to borrow my friend's pokemon sapphire, at which point i fell in love with the games, and eventually bought emerald, firered, silver, diamond, blue rescue team, ranger
  • Moondoggie1157 - October 3, 2012 12:08 p.m.

    I got Pokemon Blue when it first came out, and everyone made fun of me because, well, I was the kid with Blue version when obviously (sarcasm) Red was the supreme game. Took them a while to realize that I alone was their only hope in becoming Pokemon Masters... Suckers... I still love my Blue Version, and I give a run through at least once a year. No other Pokemon game gives me the same feeling, I do love them all equally. My favourite moment of any Pokemon game (maybe all of gaming) was when I first traded via link cable, Blue to Red. I never got a link cable, and when I finally befriended someone with it, it changed everything. Now, Pokemon Snap is basically my crack. I can sit and play that game for days... Literally... Not my proudest moment, sure, but dammit that game is amazing. I bought a used N64 just for Pokemon Snap. There had better be a sequel in the works, that would probably be a selling point for whatever console it comes out on, seriously, I love that game so much.
  • JarkayColt - October 3, 2012 1:54 p.m.

    Nice retrospective! Even though I've always known about Pokémon Green, it's one of those things you, paradoxically, quickly forget about too. I still have one of those Pokémon Pikachu things as well, but I think I spent more time shaking it than actually partaking in any excercise. Glad the PokéWalker fixed that "exploit"! Also...I don't see Pokédex 3D on here. But it's no more a game than Box was. Also I knew a friend with Channel; we watched the Pichu Bros short, downloaded Jirachi...and that's... literally it.
  • Fuzunga - October 3, 2012 2:44 p.m.

    I just realized how awesome Pokemon Snap would be in HD.
  • codystovall - October 3, 2012 2:53 p.m.

    If they made a new pokemon snap for 3ds Id kill many a pokemon fan to get a copy of it first.
  • masterjoe123 - October 3, 2012 7:15 p.m.

    The upcoming Pokemon Dream Radar for the 3DS is kind of a sequel, remake, reboot thing.
  • Shadow Of Death - October 3, 2012 3:01 p.m.

    Ahhh, Pokemon Snap ^_^ I admit that I got the Hey You Pikachu! game >_> Waste of money TBH. I have skipped over Pokemon B&W 2 TBH. I'm waiting for the main series 3DS game. Been getting less keen on the main series games over the years because they've added so many new Pokemon, and they've generally gotten dumber and less original, not to mention the necessity of trading or using cheating devices to get so many that can't be gotten in-game on the games. It's bad enough to have two or three sets of the same game with minor differences (mainly some exclusive Pokemon), it's rather sadistic when it gets to the point you have to trade with older generations to get them. I'm actually a bit interested in Pokemon Conquest now. Anybody else played that flash Pokemon Tower Defense game? Haven't played it in ages, but it was cool.
  • joeycrump - October 3, 2012 10 p.m.

    1. less original? you mean less original than a bat or a seal? ...or a pile of sewer waste? 2. you have ALWAYS needed to trade to get all the pokemon. this has been a key feature of every game since its inception. and even with 5 generations it's still a pretty small number of pokemon, roughly 5%. it's not that big a deal. 3. you don't (can't, actually) have to trade with older generations to get every pokemon in gen 4. platinum features literally every pokemon that isn't a starter, legendary, or previous version exclusive in it. also, the whole "catching them all" thing is a lot less of the focus of the series now, and bear in mind chances are most people DO have older gen games so it isn't really difficult to transfer pokemon from them. 4. "two or three sets of the same game with minor differences" so you complain about this problem (which i grant you is a legitimate one) but then skip over b2w2? b2w2 are exactly what you are asking for. this is the first time gamefreak have, instead of rehashing for a third version, created a pair of entirely new games. and yet you are going to skip them? :/
  • Personamanxx - October 3, 2012 3:23 p.m.

    Anyone else completely unable to use the orange "Next" button? I mean I don't see how it can just be me.
  • BackwaterRifle - October 3, 2012 6:52 p.m.

    I had the smae problem the other day, jsut close the article, and open it again (refresh doesn't work)
  • Personamanxx - October 4, 2012 8:38 a.m.

    Thanks, Tried it before but now it worked. Have not the foggiest what brought it on though.
  • Personamanxx - October 4, 2012 8:51 a.m.

    Still incredibly finnicky though.
  • ThatGamerDude - October 3, 2012 4:51 p.m.

    One of my favorite gaming series ever. I had played pokemon games for several years since Pokemon Yellow came out however the first actual pokemon game that I owned was Pokemon Sapphire around 2004. Since then, this series has become one of my favorites and I'm now waiting anxiously for B/W Version 2 since I didn't play the first B/W games.
  • joeycrump - October 3, 2012 9:55 p.m.

    you may want to play black or white first, because B2W2 are not really a "version 2," they are actually direct sequels - completely new games. The story won't make sense if you don't play Black or White. It'd be like reading the second book in a series without the first one.
  • devgum - October 4, 2012 2:56 a.m.

    I agree with you. And the story of the first game is much better. PS. I think it's read as "black/white version, 2" not "black/white, version 2".
  • UMBR4an1ma - October 4, 2012 6:38 a.m.

    Black 2/White 2, or Black/White 2

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