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History of Pokémon Games (Mainline Series)



From humble beginnings on the GameBoy with Pokemon Red, Blue, and Green, to 3D entries like Pokemon Sword and Shield, we’ve been addicted to catching, battling, breeding, and caring for Pokémon for more than 25 years. With the launch of…

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  1. My first Pokémon game was Pokémon yellow version think I still have it my uncle chuck got it for me I believe 1999 Christmas. The show I started watching that same year or was 97 don’t remember so long ago. Between loving the show I was fixed on Pokémon. I told my mom back I wanted the Pokémon games, my uncle chuck most have over heard once an got Pokémon yellow version for me for the ether 1999 or 1998 Christmas. Like I said very long time ago. Right playing Pokémon shield an nearly have all known Pokémon in that game an almost beat it completely.

  2. I've always been a Pokemon fan since I first played Red back in 4th grade. But, the last game I played all the way through was Platinum. After that point, I found it all the new mechanics and side stuff a bit too complex and overwhelming. I'm glad the series has survived though and that people still enjoy it.

  3. Thanks for this great history! After I got Blue version as a kid travelling through Mexico with my mum, I played it obsessively. After that I haven't finished any others but played most of them so the version breakdown was fun to learn about. Arceus sounds like it might be different enough to hold my interest but I doubt it. Still, the series is one of my first loves!

  4. Pokemon x & y had the best and most functional online system. Wondertrade was fun but it was really easy to trade and battle. Unfortunately they didn't keep it 😕 and restyled it in Pokemon sword.

  5. Thanks for this great history! After I got Blue version as a kid travelling through Mexico with my mum, I played it obsessively. After that I haven't finished any others but played most of them so the version breakdown was fun to learn about. Arceus sounds like it might be different enough to hold my interest but I doubt it. Still, the series is one of my first loves!

  6. Nothing beats the surprise of gen 2 when beating the regular elite 4 to find out that you could go to Kanto. For this reason alone and Lugia Gen 2 will forever reign supreme

  7. This info and the “Satoshi Tajiri collected bugs as a kid” fact is rehashed every opportunity there is to talk about Pokémon 🤦‍♂️

  8. Being a 90's kid I had yellow, gold and crystal. I remember we set up a Pokemon league at school during lunch in the library where we would have a Pokemon league style tournament. Good memories.

  9. “Pokémon didn’t want to make a violent video game so the Pokémon simply just fainted”

    Legends Arceus Pokémon tackling trainers sitting in the corner: what did she say?

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