I watched Pokemon from the start in the UK, but towards the end of Johto, I started to miss episodes, and people around me started to fall out of the series, and then when Misty left, that was when I decided to give up on the series. About a year or so later, I found out about Ruby and Sapphire from a friend, so eventually, reluctantly though I got back into the series, the games only though, as my obsession grew, I then began to give the anime a chance, I didn't like all the new things, the new cast, contests, so I was still reluctant about it, but there was something about it that made me tune into the occassional episode such as when Misty returned, or when Bulbasaur came back for an episode. When Battle Frontier started, my interest perked up a bit, but I felt it was too late into AG too watch it eagerly. But then DP arrived, I heard Ash had been replaced, so I wanted to check out the new series, I watched the first episode, to find Ash hadn't been replaced, and saw Dawn being a coordinator, so I was a little disappointed, but I watched the 2nd and 3rd episode that followed on CN and really enjoyed it, seeing the opening and seeing all the new pokemon Ash was going to get, a Starly, and Turtwig (who became a favourite of mine instantly) made me very excited. I stuck with the series, tuning into every episode on a Saturday night after work. It was something I looked forward to on the weekend. And so I returned to the series full time. However, BW started, and my interest in the anime started to fade, I was still interested in the games, but the anime not so much, my interest was ignited again when Dawn came back, but alas, I've lost interest again. I think I'll tune in again shortly, with what I know is going to happen shortly, but I don't see me sticking around for a long time with the anime.