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    My cousin got me into Pokemon a year ago and he has been playing since he was 5 years old. Now he's 16 and I'm 13 and he doesn't want to play it anymore because he says it'd ruining his childhood memories since they're "fusing" Pokemon together or whatever is going on with Black Kyurem and White Kyurem. He says he wishes they would just cancel Pokemon so they don't ruin the legacy or whatever. I disagreed but he said that any veteran player like him would agree that they should, so i want to know if what he says is true...anybody?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snivy Link View Post
    My cousin got me into Pokemon a year ago and he has been playing since he was 5 years old. Now he's 16 and I'm 13 and he doesn't want to play it anymore because he says it'd ruining his childhood memories since they're "fusing" Pokemon together or whatever is going on with Black Kyurem and White Kyurem. He says he wishes they would just cancel Pokemon so they don't ruin the legacy or whatever. I disagreed but he said that any veteran player like him would agree that they should, so i want to know if what he says is true...anybody?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Great Butler View Post
    Been playing since day one in 1998. Tell him "veteran" players don't care.
    My thoughts exactly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Great Butler View Post
    Been playing since day one in 1998. Tell him "veteran" players don't care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Great Butler View Post
    Been playing since day one in 1998. Tell him "veteran" players don't care.
    My thoughts exactly. I've been playing since Red and Black/White/Black2/White2 got me back into the franchise.
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    ^ I agree
    Sounds like he's living in the past.
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    I've been playing since I was 4 or 5 and I'm cool with it. They're not 'ruining' my memories of pokemon. Infact sometimes it blows my mind with what they think of next XD lol
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    Generation 1 Enthusists would say that. In my honest opinion, I think the designs are getting better, but the Pokemon are lagging a bit. Many Gen V pokemon are pretty bad in my opinion, but have cool desings (i.e. Liepard, Klinklang, Zebstrika, Heatmor, ect.)
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    It's been weird since GSC when Pokemon could ****.
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    IMO, not really, nothing wrong seeing a violent ice cream sundae attack XD


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    I've been playing since I was young and I still love the series, it definately hasn't "ruined" any of my memories of it.

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    now i think they are just doing the banjo kazooie thing putting eyes on everything to make it a character or creature. i have heard some people say that the reason some pokemon look alike to older pokemon is that the new regions have thier own verison of pokemon like there are of animals in the real world.

    i go to many conventions and i see characters i don't reconize at photoshoots, if anime cons where like comic cons i think there would be more cosplayers from the first series or the next ones after. its sad that kids today will not know of the red and blue versions and the other things that made pokemon great in its golden age.

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    Pokemon isn't dead, been playing since I was 3, still playing now at 16.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyhi101 View Post
    Pokemon isn't dead
    And it never will be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BritishWeavile View Post
    And it never will be.
    I hate to say this...but it can't go on forever..it will end eventually...but in the mean time...keep calm and play Pokemon.


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    Oh look.One of "those" threads again.

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    That's actually an interesting question. The way I see it, Pokemon started out as weird, remained weird through generation 5, and when they finally decide to close up shop, it will end weird. It's a game about funny-looking animals with superpowers that live inside balls that are bigger than they really are and are controlled by 10 year olds to fight each other for money, which is somehow not frowned upon, and these 10 year olds end up beating crime bosses and world class champions.

    As far as the fusion stuff, fusion-ish phenomenon have existed in Pokemon ever since generation one. Dugtrio are a band of Diglett, Magneton are three fused Magnemite, and there's apparently even a fusion sort of thing going on with Slowpoke and Shellder to make Slowbro. You also have things like Slowking, the Metagross line, and Mantine in later generations, each of which are fusion related in some form or fashion. The only real difference here with Kyurem is that you can actually fuse and diffuse the Pokemon in question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jesusfreak94 View Post

    As far as the fusion stuff, fusion-ish phenomenon have existed in Pokemon ever since generation one. Dugtrio are a band of Diglett, Magneton are three fused Magnemite, and there's apparently even a fusion sort of thing going on with Slowpoke and Shellder to make Slowbro. You also have things like Slowking, the Metagross line, and Mantine in later generations, each of which are fusion related in some form or fashion. The only real difference here with Kyurem is that you can actually fuse and diffuse the Pokemon in question.
    see, thats exactly what i said, exactly, but "no" he said "its not the same"
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    Quote Originally Posted by jesusfreak94 View Post
    The way I see it, Pokemon started out as weird, remained weird through generation 5, and when they finally decide to close up shop, it will end weird.
    It will never happen, why would a company that brings in millions of dollars form a franchise close up shop when all they have to do is revamp an older gen game with newer graphics and come up with new pokemon/story line for a new gen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jesusfreak94 View Post
    That's actually an interesting question. The way I see it, Pokemon started out as weird, remained weird through generation 5, and when they finally decide to close up shop, it will end weird. It's a game about funny-looking animals with superpowers that live inside balls that are bigger than they really are and are controlled by 10 year olds to fight each other for money, which is somehow not frowned upon, and these 10 year olds end up beating crime bosses and world class champions.

    As far as the fusion stuff, fusion-ish phenomenon have existed in Pokemon ever since generation one. Dugtrio are a band of Diglett, Magneton are three fused Magnemite, and there's apparently even a fusion sort of thing going on with Slowpoke and Shellder to make Slowbro. You also have things like Slowking, the Metagross line, and Mantine in later generations, each of which are fusion related in some form or fashion. The only real difference here with Kyurem is that you can actually fuse and diffuse the Pokemon in question.
    This exactly. I've played since Red/Blue on my brothers cartridge then I got my own (Yellow was my first game). I was 4 at the time . It's a weird franchise which makes it different to bland shooters and racing games out there. I'd say its appeal makes it weird.

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    no, I have been playing since yellow :| back in 99.

    The series has been dead since gen 1 (for me anyway) ..Games are still great though

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    Is Pokemon GETTING weird? I'm sorry, but that bus left the depot on day 1 when we were trying to soothe the ghost of a skull-wearing bone-wielding mama lizard caveman thing to reach the top of a tower, catching useless fish that evolved into flying serpentine dragon critters, and saving Lostelle from a Hypno that "wouldn't stop scaring!!!"

    I'm terribly sorry, but I don't see how all that ISN'T weird compared to fusing two Pokemon together.

    It sounds like your friend outgrew/is outgrowing the franchise, plain and simple. It happens to lots of people, but not to everyone. And many of the people who do outgrow the game state similar garbage rationalizations, without really giving the games a fair chance. They're just not into it anymore and they blame the games rather than their own growth for that.

    But no, as you can see, not all loyal fans are the same and not all outgrow the game, and thus, I totally disagree with your friend. I've been in on the franchise for... 7 years I guess. Not as long as many other people I know, but I got started much later. Only in Gen III. And I'm not about to quit anytime soon. Too many fun things, too many fun designs, too many new strategies to try, and too many variations I can make on both old and new games for me to be ready to quit, or to have the series end on me! n_n
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    Quote Originally Posted by zozo View Post
    Is Pokemon GETTING weird? I'm sorry, but that bus left the depot on day 1 when we were trying to soothe the ghost of a skull-wearing bone-wielding mama lizard caveman thing to reach the top of a tower, catching useless fish that evolved into flying serpentine dragon critters, and saving Lostelle from a Hypno that "wouldn't stop scaring!!!"

    I'm terribly sorry, but I don't see how all that ISN'T weird compared to fusing two Pokemon together.

    It sounds like your friend outgrew/is outgrowing the franchise, plain and simple. It happens to lots of people, but not to everyone. And many of the people who do outgrow the game state similar garbage rationalizations, without really giving the games a fair chance. They're just not into it anymore and they blame the games rather than their own growth for that.

    But no, as you can see, not all loyal fans are the same and not all outgrow the game, and thus, I totally disagree with your friend. I've been in on the franchise for... 7 years I guess. Not as long as many other people I know, but I got started much later. Only in Gen III. And I'm not about to quit anytime soon. Too many fun things, too many fun designs, too many new strategies to try, and too many variations I can make on both old and new games for me to be ready to quit, or to have the series end on me! n_n
    he is now into yu-gi-oh and bakugan, just saying
    I have calmed down my addiction for Ugly Betty. Yay-ish. I had to get addicted to another show....

    I AM NOW ADDICTED TO DEGRASSI!

    WHATEVER IT TAKES!!!! =P

    THAT IS ALL FOR NOW

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snivy Link View Post
    he is now into yu-gi-oh and bakugan, just saying
    yeah...that's the problem. And he thinks that stuff isn't wierd? smh
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    Maybe 'weird' isn't the right word. Well I dunno any better words.
    I'm not keen on the legendary fusion too, or forms.
    Some legendary like the tornado gods looks queer to me in their new forms.
    But maybe that's the way to make them stronger. In a new style.
    Fusion legendary sounds new.
    Still it's just a matter of time to get used to it.
    If you don't, GF still try to bring some nostalgic elements from the old games, though. If they count.
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