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    Default Why do you play Pokemon?

    Having been a bit inspired by the 'what to do when someone says you're too old for pokemon' thread I've got a question.

    Why do you play pokemon? Or why do you continue to play the games over the years?

    For me its mostly escapism. After a hard day that has got you down, its really nice to enter a world that is bright and happy (for the most part!) and has friendship values and the inherent goodness of people at its heart. There's also a fair bit of childhood nostalgia in there too, especially in the remake games.

    Plus you know, they're really really fun!
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    It's fun.........
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    I was drawn into it by how the battles work. It often involves strategy, such as the timing of your switches and deciding whether to sweep or wall, making battles more fun to play around and they are fairly unpredictable at a competitive level.
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    I agree Altaria, it can be as complicated as you want to make it. There's a surprising amount of different strategies to use. I've always been more of a 'hit them with everything you've got' sort of player, but now that I can battle online I've been really getting into using debilitating and status moves and generally causing havoc in the opposition before smashing them with a good STAB move.

    And sneaking in the odd metronome just for laughs!
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    I play for the adventure, its fun to escape the real world and enter the world of Pokemon

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    And what a world to escape to! I think that's the reason most people play computer games. Its very telling that in these times when there is so many horrible things happening in the world, gaming culture is just growing and growing.
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    I bought one of the Pokedex books when I was 7. I would draw using it as a source, so around that time, I picked up Pokemon Diamond due to a few of my friends at school having the game as well.

    Now that I'm 15 going on 16, I've tried quitting, but I always come back to it. There's just something about Pokemon that I still enjoy.

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    Whether it's playing the games or watching the anime, I like watching cute or cool magical creatures battling it out against each other.



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    Just started it and I play since I love adventures and have got a new thrill for challenges in games

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    700+ to try out on teams recreational or competitively. I've only scratched the surface and there are many left to use. The Animation for attacks like Aura Sphere, Avalanche, Bug Buzz, Dark Pulse, and other really special attacks are very neat. Collecting, breeding, battling. Fun.

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    The advert for Diamond was cool.
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    It is great to play and a good way to spend your free time with.
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    I think the question is, what reason wouldn't you play Pokemon?

    There are so many reasons why I play Pokemon. The largest is that I grew up with it. Watching the show as a child made me want nothing more than to live in the world of Pokemon. It is just such an amazing world, and to this day I still wish I could. Playing the games is the closest one can get to entering this perfect world. On top of that, it is fun to no end, and one of the greatest video games ever created. It's an absolute masterpiece. I have never played a video game before that draws you in as much as Pokemon does. On top of that it's a game that anyone can enjoy. Those who say they don't like Pokemon either haven't given it a chance, or are giving in to social expectations. I also play it for the story. I know that some people say that you don't play Pokemon for the story, but I do. It's the sense of adventure that gets me. Nothing beats playing a Pokemon game's main story for the first time. There's so much more beyond this that I can't even begin to list.

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    Simply because its fun to collect different Pokemon like shinys and that's what I do on X version these days.

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    I collect pokemon like baseball trading cards. Enjoy playing thru RPGs. Battling with my favorite pokemon.
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    I enjoy role playing games as well as collecting stuff, so that's why I play the games even though every core game post-HG/SS has been lackluster imo.

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    Because it's fun, period.

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    I think I'm staying with it because it has something for all ages. The various Pokemon designs and general friendliness for the younger audience, and the more sophisticated competitions and strategy game for the older audience
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    Mostly because FireRed was my first ever video game, period, but I do enjoy the battling aspect more than most RPGs(aside from maybe Xenoblade). Also I love looking at all the new Pokemon they come up with.

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    Because I find the games really fun to play. Out of everything I have played, it feels like the Pokemon games are the ones that give me the most enjoyment. I also think the games are just getting better and better for the most part, B/W and B2/W2 are my top favorites though X/Y are really great as well.

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