I've been playing Pokemon off and on since the oringal release. I've gotten bored with it sometimes, where as other times I was totally obsessed. Now here's the thing. I had Ruby since about a month after it was released and Sapphire a few months later. I played them a good amount. Then when I read about the changes that were taking place in Emerald, I was totally ecstatic. It was a dream come true to catch Johto Pokemon (I don't have FR or LG) and have a battle area more engaging than Battle Tower. Now for the problem. I bought Emerald the day it came out. Ever since then, I've tried playing it about 6 times, and I have yet to go farther than Flannery without getting bored and playing something else. I'm really interested in doing the apprentice thing, and beating Battle Fontier, but I simply can't go that far without getting tired of playing.
Has this ever happened to anyone else? I'm hoping I'm not the only one, because I would really like to know how some of you get over this. I really want to try this new stuff out but I can't bring myself to do it, and I'm basically wasting the game.
[I figured this thread would belong here the most. It doesn't have to pertain to Emerald, just the way you get over Pokemon boredom in general.]