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Pokemon Throwback

10 Jan

On January 8th, Nintendo held a special Nintendo Direct presentation specifically to announce a brand new Pokémon game. Launching worldwide (minus a few countries-probably Mauritius among them) in October of 2013, Pokémon X and Y are exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS.

Here’s the trailer that I’ve been watching again and again for the past 20hrs:

Some people are going all like: “ahh Pokémon! How you tease us so? Now we gotta buy a 3DS!” Well, I don’t mind. I’ve been wanting a 3DS for a while(a few months does count as a lot to me!) so maybe this will just finally convince my parents that I neeeeeed a 3DS. I don’t think it will and I’m planning on buying one by myself anyway so it doesn’t matter 🙂

I’m a huge Pokémon fan but my relationship with those fictional, adorable and dangerously wow-ish “animals” was not always a faithful one. This story starts in 2000. I’m a five year old little girl whose daddy is about to bring her to the cinema for the first time! I’m super excited and all because it’s a Pokémon movie and I love Pokémon! You have probably guessed which movie it was. Yep. Pokémon: The Movie 2000. Gosh! The first thing I realized as the movie started was that I had already watched it at home on VCR. But it didn’t matter. It was my first experience with a cinema, with popcorn and eating in the dark. It was pretty cool. But then when you’re 5 everything is kind of cool 😛 There was a quote in this movie that I remembered forever. It was probably one of the first play on words that I had ever heard and I did use it in primary school. That quote made Misty a favorite in my heart.

“He’s not my boyfriend! He’s a boy and he’s a friend, but he’s not a boyfriend!”

It was probably about then that the obsession began: Pokémon tees, Pikachu shoes, Pikachu slippers, Pikachu birthday cake, Pikachu plush toys ^^

Me and my little sister :)we are not that cute anymore..

Me and my little sister 🙂
we are not that cute anymore..

Birthday ^^

Birthday ^^

It was also about then that I started collecting Pokémon figurines. I had hundreds of them. I actually remember the shop my parents bought them from-it’s not there anymore now- and I remember playing with them. Then something terrible happened. I grew up. Pokémon: The Movie 2000 was the only Pokémon movie to be released in theatres in Mauritius. The first video game came out in 1996. I was one! Actually it was not until 2007 that my parents decided I could have Nintendo DS lite. This has been my first hand-held console and since I’m still using it in 2012 you can guess they did not buy another for me(interesting fact though, my mom has a DSi). Well, a time came where I felt I had to leave my childhood behind and I threw away/gave to charity all my beloved figurines. Today, I still regret that decision. Damn! I was so stupid! Why hadn’t anyone stopped me??

Anyway, my first Pokémon game was the Platinum version. This game reunited me with Pokémon and reignited my obsession. The rest followed:

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So you can guess how excited I am about Pokémon X and Y! I feel it will be awesome. It’s going to take place in a place based on Europe, that’s amazing because I’ve always dreamt of visiting Europe and in some way that’ll be a kinda tour 😛 Moreover, the fire-type starter Pokémon, Fennekin looks cute and fierce at the same time. I like that! Oh and yeah..I always start with the fire-type. I don’t really know why, maybe I just like the power of fire(marry me, Johnny Storm!).

Not only will it be a great 3D game but it will also give me the opportunity to get myself a new hand-held console! I’ve had my eye on the Midnight Purple 3DS. I absolutely love the color-that’s great because the other 3DS colors did not appeal to me. At all. Purple rules.

Well well, that was me recalling my life adventure with Pokémon. They were created the year I was born, 1995. I’ve always considered that a kind of omen that implied I had to like them and play the games. Now I hope they won’t end the year I die but continue to spread happiness in the hearts of children, teenagers, parents and gamers 🙂

Alexandra

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