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Welcome to the official Pokémon Thread, Trainer!

I wanna be the very best, like no one ever was

To catch them is my real test, to train them is my cause
I will travel across the land, searching far and wide
Each Pokémon to understand, the power that's inside

Pokémon, its you and me! I know it's my destiny!
Pokémon, oh, you're my best friend, in a world we must defend
Pokémon, a heart so true! Our courage will pull us through!

You teach me and I'll teach you. Pokémon, gotta catch 'em all!~

  • What is Pokémon?
  • What is this thread about?
  • Rules
What is Pokémon?

Pokémon (Japanese: ポケモン Hepburn: Pokemon, Japanese: [pokemoɴ]; English: /ˈpoʊkɪˌmɒn, -ki-, -keɪ-/) is a media franchise managed by The Pokémon Company, a Japanese consortium between Nintendo, Game Freak, and Creatures. The franchise copyright is shared by all three companies, but Nintendo is the sole owner of the trademark.[5] The franchise was created by Satoshi Tajiri in 1995, and is centered on fictional creatures called "Pokémon", which humans, known as Pokémon Trainers, catch and train to battle each other for sport.

The franchise began as a pair of video games for the original Game Boy that were developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo. It now spans video games, trading card games, animated television shows and movies, comic books, and toys. Pokémon is the second best-selling video game franchise, behind only Nintendo's Mario franchise, and the highest-grossing media franchise of all time. The franchise is also represented in other Nintendo media, such as the Super Smash Bros. series.

Cumulative sales of the video games (including home console games, such as Hey You, Pikachu! for the Nintendo 64) have reached more than 300 million copies. In November 2005, 4Kids Entertainment, which had managed the non-game related licensing of Pokémon, announced that it had agreed not to renew the Pokémon representation agreement. The Pokémon Company International (formerly Pokémon USA Inc.), a subsidiary of Japan's Pokémon Co., oversees all Pokémon licensing outside Asia. As of March 2017, the Pokémon franchise has grossed revenues of ¥6.0 trillion worldwide (equivalent to US$55.15 billion).

The franchise celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2006. 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the release of the original games, with the company celebrating by airing an ad during Super Bowl 50, issuing re-releases of Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow, and completely redesigning the way the newest games are played. The mobile augmented reality game Pokémon Go was released in July 2016. The first seventh-generation games Pokémon Sun and Moon were released worldwide on November 18, 2016. A live-action film adaptation based on Detective Pikachu began production in 2017. The English slogan for the franchise is "Gotta Catch 'Em All".


What is this thread about?

This thread is all about sharing your experience, adventures and your time with Pokémon in general.

Pokémon seems simple, but when it comes to certain techniques like catching rare Pokémon or how to breed your perfect Pokémon, many players, no matter if new or experienced get lost and dont know what to do or how to do it. We will assemble the best and most experienced Pokémon professors in this thread to answer every individual question and to share our knowledge and tips and tricks about Pokémon.



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With all that being said, enjoy your stay and catch 'em all!


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personal experience: played them growing up on gameboy color and DS, watched the series on TV until 2nd gen, moreso when they decided to change the team. fight me over it, but i played Pokemon: GO for about a month when it first came out,grinded it really hard to be the best in my city until i realized that since i couldnt travel/ go to the super populated cities and parks that i auto-lose :shrug:


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started playing at the age of 6 when i exchanged/borrowed gba games from each other. got ruby from him and from this point, i went crazy about pokemon, played every gen multiple times, still re-playing the og games like silver and yellow on my phone. collected pokemon cards and this is not casual collecting, i have a massive amount of cards, like more than you can ever imagine! i also played the TCG on and offline (yes, there is a tcg gba game!). i also played almost every mystery dungeon, pokemon ranger and detective pikachu


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*shakes three time*

Congratulations, you caught a wild Danny, do you wanna give it a nickname?