Pokemon 20th anniversary - Come and share your memories!

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by Drumstick » Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:57 am

The first time I came across Pokemon was when a few of my school friends decided to start collecting the cards. After seeing this I watched a few episodes of the television show and decided I wanted in. I got my starter pack in early 2000 with a shiny Hitmonchan and started trading for a short while. I got Pokemon Stadium immediately upon release and played it for a few solid months. Some years later (probably 2003 at this point) I downloaded a ROM of Pokemon Red and played it through for the first and only time (9/10).

And that’s about it. Never had any interest in anything that came after the original 150.

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by jawafour » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:03 pm



Pikachu looks such a badass in these new outfits :lol: .

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by BID0 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:45 pm

it's wearing fur

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by Skarjo » Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:31 am

So the Pokemon Club at school told me that there's a new Pokemon Club opening in Hong Kong, but, alas, I cannot find any info about it and I think they were kidding.

Shame.

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by jawafour » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:08 am

Skarjo wrote:So the Pokemon Club at school told me that there's a new Pokemon Club opening in Hong Kong, but, alas, I cannot find any info about it and I think they were kidding.

Shame.


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It has opened in Tsim Sha Tsui’s K11 art mall, Skarjo. Click here for more info.

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by Skarjo » Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:15 pm

strawberry float YEA!

Cheers Jawa!

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PostRe: Pokemon 20th anniversary - Come and share your memories!
by Parksey » Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:05 pm

There's one of those in my local airport here and they have load of plushies of Pikachu in a pilot's uniform which just doesn't make sense as I've heard he's not the flying type.



You guys.

FLYING TYPE

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by The Alchemist Penguin » Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:14 pm

Parksey wrote:There's one of those in my local airport here and they have load of plushies of Pikachu in a pilot's uniform which just doesn't make sense as I've heard he's not the flying type.



You guys.

FLYING TYPE


I can't believe you've done this.

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by jawafour » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:31 pm

Fancy taking a virtual tour of the Pokemon train? Click here to go toot-toot!

Oh, and check out the official website for a great external pic of the train :toot: .

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PostRe: Pokemon 20th anniversary - Come and share your memories!
by Wrathy » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:44 pm

I like Japan.

I like trains.

I love Pokemon.

I think this is one of the best things I've ever seen.

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by Squinty » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:36 am

Pokémon :wub:

But seriously, they need to implement accounts and a universal pokedex. It annoys me greatly the you start from scratch every single game.

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by Vermilion » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:49 am

When Pokemon first appeared, i got so fed up with waiting for a UK release that i got it on US import approx 8 months before it came out here.

I still have a lot of the merchandise and stuff from back then too, including my trading card albums, my cardboard cutout Pikachu which came from a shop stand (i had the entire thing but had to get rid of the lower part when i moved house), and all the numerous figurines and plushes which were selling like hot cakes at the time.

I also still have my giant life sized pikachu plush which was an unusual Japanese import.

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Not my own pic, but it is definitely one of these, complete with an original Tomy tag.

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PostRe: Pokemon 20th anniversary - Come and share your memories!
by jawafour » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:57 am

Wrathy wrote:I like Japan.

I like trains.

I love Pokemon...

How about Pikachu dressed as a train driver whilst sitting on top of a train?

Warning: Cuteness overload.
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by Rax » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:10 am

I have a lot of Pokemon related memories which makes it all the worse that I no longer like playng Pokemon games, I want to love them, I just dont. It think its because when it first came out I had loads of time to play it and my brothers were playing it at the same time so we could absolutely obsess over it. I remember we had a walkthough and pokedex that was always ebing read by one if us, looking at what Pokemon we could get and what they could do, when did Wartortle learn a move so should I stop him evolving for a couple of levels, that kind of thing. Got all 150 in the original games, I remember that Kabuto/Kabutops were all I needed to complete the Pokedex and my brother had the right fossil for it but he was going to bed. So he let me play his game, get the fossil resurrected, traded it to my game and then evolved it before trding it back to him. It was 5am when I finally got it all done and I had completed the Pokedex. I got an in game certificate for it, some load of gooseberry fool.

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by Wrathy » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:48 am

jawafour wrote:
Wrathy wrote:I like Japan.

I like trains.

I love Pokemon...

How about Pikachu dressed as a train driver whilst sitting on top of a train?

Warning: Cuteness overload.
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:datass:

Sadly I already waste much more money than I’m proud of on Pokemon cards every month... so I’m unlikely to acquire this. :(

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by Johnny Ryall » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:29 pm

I've been on a Pokémon kick recently, they're the perfect TV game. I never beat soul silver so this week I hammered it. I knew the post game was the gen 1 map from guides I read but I didn't think it would take me 50 hours just to get here! The 3DS versions are definitely easier.

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by Karl » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:31 pm

Wrathy wrote: :datass:

Sadly I already waste much more money than I’m proud of on Pokemon cards every month... so I’m unlikely to acquire this. :(

How much does it cost to stay competitive in the pro Pokemon card scene? Just curious.

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by Wrathy » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:59 pm

Karl wrote:
Wrathy wrote: :datass:

Sadly I already waste much more money than I’m proud of on Pokemon cards every month... so I’m unlikely to acquire this. :(

How much does it cost to stay competitive in the pro Pokemon card scene? Just curious.


At my level? Couple of hundred a month. Travel to events and keeping up to date with the new sets (they have an annoying habit of releasing money cards every three months) along with the heroin-esque rush of buying packs (it's just glorified gambling) adds up.

Still, it stopped me drinking and kept me relatively mentally stable when I was out of work, so it's a price worth paying.

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by Karl » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:15 pm

Wrathy wrote:
Karl wrote:
Wrathy wrote: :datass:

Sadly I already waste much more money than I’m proud of on Pokemon cards every month... so I’m unlikely to acquire this. :(

How much does it cost to stay competitive in the pro Pokemon card scene? Just curious.

At my level? Couple of hundred a month. Travel to events and keeping up to date with the new sets (they have an annoying habit of releasing money cards every three months) along with the heroin-esque rush of buying packs (it's just glorified gambling) adds up.

Still, it stopped me drinking and kept me relatively mentally stable when I was out of work, so it's a price worth paying.

Cool, it seems expensive but I guess anything that involves travelling around to various tournaments would be a similar outlay. And it sounds like you get a lot of hours of enjoyment out of it!

You mentioned in another thread that you're hoping to compete internationally, right? Good luck!

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PostRe: Pokemon 20th anniversary - Come and share your memories!
by Johnny Ryall » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:35 am

Is there a phone version of tcg? I'd be more likely to play that than hearthstone


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