Pokemon Is When It All Began
I didn’t know nostalgia could hit this hard… Was ravaging through my things in my boxes back in London and found something precious to me. We’re going all the way back to the very beginning, to the famous quote “Now choose between Charmander, Bulbasaur and Squirtle” – that is Pokemon, not the anime but the video games. I remember now it was some 15 years back in time, when I finally got my Nintendo Game Boy and the Red and Blue version for my birthday, just like a “real” trainer.
I was so happy that I spent nearly everyday playing Pokemon and I remember just how popular the game was, and how sad people were at my elementary school when they banned Game Boys. For a six year old, that’s the death penalty there for something that was so important to your life. I used to turn off the Game Boy whenever one of my Pokemon got poisoned, because I thought it was a glitch that’d make it stop working, lol. I also remember spending hundreds of dollars on batteries and car rides sucked with no light i had to always be in a uncomfortable position.
After turning the Game Boy back on, 15 years later……it still feels like the very first time. I just cant believe how a shame all good things came to an end, but we now have memories of perfect games like this, which is a lot better than having memories of something shitty or nothing at all :)
Just hearing the music really makes me want to play Pokemon again. I’m just sad that if I start a Pokemon game today, even the new ones I haven’t played, it just isn’t the same feel of wonder and adventure anymore but nevertheless no matter how old I get, these memories and melodies are gonna live on in my brain forever.
What about you, do you have any Pokemon Nostalgia or stories?
Put in Pokemon Yellow because of Pikachu! I remember watching the intro so many times.
The famous Palette Town, this is the very beginning our adventure. I had tears in my eyes just listening to the music.
The Pokemon series began with the release of Pocket Monsters Red and Green for the Game Boy in Japan. When these games proved extremely popular, an enhanced Blue version was released sometime after, and the Blue version was reprogrammed as Pokemon Red and Blue for international release. Afterwards, a second enhanced remake, Pokemon Yellow, was released to use the color palette of the Game Boy Color and more of a stylistic resemblance to the popular Pokemon anime. These were the first generation games.
The second generation of Pokemon video games began in 2000 with the release of Pokemon Gold and Silver for the Game Boy Color. Like the previous generation, an enhanced remake titled Pokemon Crystal was later released which I dont have here with me and cant seem to find it, must be somewhere in my boxes.
The last Pokemon game I tried was Pokemon FireRed and Leaf Green which are enhanced remakes of the 1996 original Pocket Monsters: Red & Green (Blue) video games.
The difference as the years went by with the constant evolution of technology.