I had a chat with my 8 and 6 year-old nephew and niece, respectively, this evening over the phone. They’re really into Pokemon now. What weirds me out is that I was playing Pokemon before they were even born!
Apparently there’s a lot more Pokemon around now. I know the original 151 and some of the ones after that, and I have Pokemon Diamond (or is it Pearl), but seriously, there’s too many for me to remember.
My niece and nephew both have their own favorites. One likes the scary legendary ones (I told him they look scary and he disagreed), Palkia, Dialga and some other ones. And the other likes Togetic, the evolution of Togepi. Yes, I remembered that!
Is it strange to have this much common ground with 8 and 6 year-olds? I guess it’s kind of cool, but sad at the same time. Pokemon is pretty freakin’ rad though, and I look forward to battling them at Christmas time when I see them. Bulbasaur, I choose you!
I’ve been playing Pokemon Pearl for a while now, and I still haven’t found my favorite pokemon, Snorlax. He’s totally awesome since he’s huge! I remember giving him Ice Beam (I think) back in the original Pokemon game and he literally owned everyone, ever.
This video I found confirms my belief that Snorlax owns. And he owns hard. Just check out the play by play commentary of Snorlax helping like, everybody!
PS This is totally NSFW due to multiple F-bombs proclaiming the awesomeness that is Snorlax.
[flv:/video/Snorlax%20Owns.flv 480 360]
I guess this random image has been around for a while, but I just saw it recently. I guess its resurgence in popularity has to do with the recent release of the new Pokemon Pearl and Pokemon Diamond games for the Nintendo DS.
I am a big fan of the cat macro images, and this one is just pure awesome. I guess the combination of cats in strange poses and bad grammar (“let me show you them!?”) is a comedy goldmine.
Oh, that reminds me, I really should buy those new Pokemon games. I know I’ll get them eventually, so it might as well be sooner than later. It’s not like they’d drop in price or anything…
Also, the ytmnd page of this poster has some awesome live arrangement of the Pokemon battle song. It’s sooo bad! I’m getting way too pumped listening to this.