Gotta Catch ‘Em All: Why We Still Play Pokémon (Thirteen Years Later)

"For Kami, it started in 1999 when a Game Boy showed up in the Lost & Found of her dad’s work. She spent the afternoon playing the game that had been left in the cartridge slot; it was a blue plastic square with some sort of angry-looking turtle on it and the words “Pokémon Blue” were emblazoned in yellow across the cartridge. Curious, she flipped the switch of the handheld console, unaware of how that simple gesture would change her life – forever."

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Coltrane_C2145d ago

Because everyone wants that elusive dream of catching them all but we never do

GaryOak2145d ago (Edited 2145d ago )

I've caught 'em all....then released them and caught 'em again just to teach them a lesson.

Blastoise2145d ago (Edited 2145d ago )

Like a boss

*Shrug* The same reasons bubbles are super effective against huge rock monsters, Pokemon logic. Lol

TopDudeMan2145d ago

Lol, wtf? What are those other 2 badges then?

TopDudeMan2145d ago

It's possibly the deepest RPG game there is. There's just so much choice in terms of party members, moves, strategies, stats. It's ridiculous. That's why people keep coming back. They change very little with each game, but the choices make people unable to get enough of those little pocket monsters.

Darth Stewie2145d ago

I have not played a pokemon game since leaf green and that was because it was a remake but I get why people still play this franchise. I will only play pokemon again if Nintendo makes an online MMO type Pokemon game or a real Pokemon game but on their console not some spinoff. Pokemon will always be my favorite Nintendo franchise though besides Smash Bros.

12345bnm2145d ago (Edited 2145d ago )

Gotta catch 'em all....
....and them lock them into a PC for the rest of their lives.
If you stand close enough to the PC, you can hear the screams of agony.
Pidgey: Let me out, damn you!.
Magnemite: I wanna go home, I wanna go home.
Machoke: If you dont let me out of here, i'll choke you!.
Poliwag: Aaaaaaarrrrgggh!.
Cubone: I long to see the sky again.
Voltorb: I..i cant take it anymore. *blows up*
Machamp: I could have been the WWE Champion.....
Gengar: Oh God, how does a ghost commit suicide?.
Geodude: I will eventually kill you!.
Doduo: At least i have somebody to talk to; even if he does irritate the hell out of me.

GaryOak2145d ago

Huh? I don't hear anything...

12345bnm2145d ago

Nice fan club.
Here's mine...

GaryOak2145d ago (Edited 2145d ago )

Not bad,but here is my new bunch of fans.They begged me to hire them! :)
@Ash Ketchum
Stop disagreeing with me!

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