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    Default How were you introduced to pokemon?

    Simple as the title states, how we're you introduced or how did you find it.

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    It was through my cousins. I think my first episode of Pokemon was "Ash Catches a Pokemon" and the battle between Ash and Team Rocket made me love the franchise. Just because Koffing used Sludge on Pikachu's face.

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    My babysitter when I was 5 showed my brother and I an episode of the anime (The Problem with Paras) and his Pokemon cards. After that, he brought over his Red version, which made my brother and I want it.



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    My brother and my dad loved it. I was 4 at the time. They showed me an episode of the anime. (I think the episode from Kanto when Ash met that guy who overworked his Pokemon and one of them was a Sandshrew I believe...)
    Then my dad bought me a Gameboy Advanced and Pokemon Firered version and I became obsessed with it.

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    I got a video cassette (I think it was the one about the island of giant Pokemon) from my library and fell in love with the entire franchise.
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    a couple weeks after silver came out, i got it at gamestop. then after i played that for a couple weeks, loved it, and got red too. and this was when i was quite young.
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    My older brother had Pokemon Stadium 2 and Pokemon Crystal. I played Pokemon Stadium 2 and enjoyed looking at all the Pokemon and being able to use almost every Pokemon. I also played Pokemon Crystal beating up wild Pokemon with my brother's Kadabra. I've spent many days trying out Pokemon in Stadium 2 in free battles and beating up wild Pokemon and trainers my brother forgot to fight in Crystal. I decided to eventually get a Pokemon game myself, Pokemon Diamond. I played that game and made my very first Pokemon team.

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    It is pretty funny as around the time I came from Michigan to Ohio was probably the same month when Pokemon was getting really big. I saw the first episode of Pokemon the first time it was aired. My friends and I became hooked then on, although I didn't get my first game until when Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire came out. I played with the cards and religiously watched the anime till I actually got a game.

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    Well.... I grew up with everyone around me holding up their leafgreens and gameboy advances..
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    When I was five I got a GBC and both Red an Blue I played the crap out of them, an I've been playing the games ever since.
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    Nintendo Power, of course. Actually now that I think about it, Nintendo Power also sent out a VHS type to drum up the hype for Pokemon, before the anime ever came out. It was how I first heard of Pokemon Red and Blue, and... I ended up getting both. From there, the rest was history. Amazing how far the games have come since then.
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    I just started watching the anime as a kid. For my birthday, I received a copy of Red Version but I didn't really like it (it was slow and frustrating), so I continued to focus primarily on the anime until GSC came out, at which point I became enamored with those games and they overtook my interest.
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    I was introduced to Pokemon by a game we're not allowed to discuss on here. That's all I'm gonna say.
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    I got a pack of pokemon cards for my birthday and at that time I owned a Gameboy color. With my birthday money I went to the computer store and bought myself a Pokemon Blue version which I played constantly because at the time EVERYONE had a GB color and blue or red and were trading and such. I remember being the first in my class to get pokemon yellow and everyone was super jealous.
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    Some kids at school had it and I fell in love with the way Pokemon looked (specifically the Charmander line). Then I found out about other pokemon and my mom got me Pokemon Red for Christmas. I have played every installment since.
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    I remember that my old neighbor gave my sister and I a bunch of books right before Diamond and Pearl was released to the states. Two of those books happened to be based on the anime. I believe one was based off of Island of the Giant Pokemon and another something about a haunted tower I think. However, I loaned these to a friend and haven't seen them since. Then I started seeing the commercials for Diamond on tv and got it on Christmas.
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    My older brother introduced me to it. He let me play his copy of Pokemon Red and I liked it however my love for Pokemon really didn't start until I got my copy of Pokemon Sapphire.


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    my older siblings used to collect the cards which fascinated me, but in the end it was my sister's copy of Pokemon Diamond that got me hooked. I still have no idea how to play the TCG though..




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    I found a Gameboy in the back of my Grandma's truck. It had Pokemon Crystal in it. The rest is history.

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    The other half got a Gameboy and a used Pokemon Ruby Red for my (then) 4 year old daughter. She couldn't read yet, so I had to read for her.... and then I got Sapphire Blue lol

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    13 years ago when i was six, my older cousin was playing pokemon on his gbc. I cant remember which though. I didnt actually get into it till 3 years later when i got a gba. After that, i played Crystal like crazy. Also my step bro played the card game
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    When I saw they first pokemon commercials and the tv show commercial's when I was watching sailor moon on ytv at the time (I liked that show alot better then pokemon, but the card game sucked), so since the beginning.
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    Was introduced through Kids WB as far as I know. Mom says that it's because the other kids were getting into it, but I've been watching Kids WB for a good few years prior, so obviously I would've seen something advertising Pokémon, and I was able to see the first episode. I don't know if I got hooked on it right then and there, though. I just know that I loved it, and I've been with Pokémon since.
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    My first Teddy was a Blastoise, given from my Dad's friend. And since then, I've been hooked. Blastoise is still and will always be my technical First Pokemon, but it'll never become Fennekin!

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    I was introduced to the anime and became hooked from that day onwards. I have had a few hiatuses in recent years though going back and forth playing catch-up but I still love it regardless.
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