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Old 02-27-2011, 04:07 PM   #1
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15 years of POKéMON!

If you lived in Japan at the time or imported the games anyway...

February 27, 1996 is when Red & Green first game out oh so long ago. It would take a couple of years for the rest of the world to get ahold of 'em. These days it takes only 6 to 7 months for the games to see release in the west. Hundreds of new PKMN, hundreds of episodes, a dozen+ movies, countless specials, dozens of games both main line and spin offs, over a thousand TCG cards, tons and tons of merchandise and a whole lotta love & hate later the series is still going strong!

Who'da thought something so big would come from the monochrome world of the dying Gameboy? Or any handheld for that matter? POKéMON is like one of very few franchises to launch on a handheld and achieve massive success. Back then and even today we mostly got console portdowns/spinoffs on the go. These games proved something huge could come from something small!
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Old 02-27-2011, 04:08 PM   #2
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Though, I also dislike the concept of lamenting the current day while wishing to re-experience the past. At least, my modern attitude is to try and make each new day magical even if it's not, since exclusively reminiscing about the past is too pathetic.
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Old 02-27-2011, 04:10 PM   #3
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Old 02-27-2011, 04:58 PM   #4
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The series will outlive us @[email protected] Need ta get to work on obtaining a successor or two to carry on playing the games so the dream of being a PKMN master never ends o.o
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Old 02-27-2011, 10:39 PM   #5
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The series will outlive us @[email protected] Need ta get to work on obtaining a successor or two to carry on playing the games so the dream of being a PKMN master never ends o.o
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Old 02-28-2011, 02:47 PM   #6
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:42 PM   #7
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:44 PM   #8
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