Hello there beautiful people. Recently, there has been a new hype. No, it is not a new dance move or fashion trend, but rather, it’s a smartphone application. Yes ladies and gentlemen, it’s Pokemon Go. This game is taking over the world. I don’t believe it, but gamers have actually managed to leave their couches and actually walk around to catch Pokemon within their neighborhoods…outside! It’s crazy. So crazy that traffic jams and accidents are quite common nowadays simply because people stop whatever they’re doing to catch a specific Pokemon. Now, I am in no way criticizing this game. Actually, I too am a victim of this game. However, playing this new game has made me reminisce about the old Pokemon days. I’m talking about the days of playing Pokemon Blue, Red, or Yellow on our Gameboys. That being said, here are 5 things that original Pokemon players know all too well about. Hope you enjoy.
1: Always Save!
Whether you’re about to enter a gym for some intense battling or standing in front of a legendary Pokemon, you should always save the progress you have made so far: you would hit the start button, scroll down to save, and click yes when the game asked to overwrite the data. You would do this just in case you messed up so that you can try again.
2: The Elite Four
Whenever you got this far into the game you would take a big breath and recognize how far you’ve come. In terms of the game, you’re about to face the biggest challenge the game has to offer. The feeling you got from beating the Elite Four was by far one of the best feelings you’ve experienced. All your hard work that you and your Pokemon did has finally paid off. However, if you did lose, don’t worry because you saved right?
3: You hated poison-type Pokemon
If Satan created a Pokemon type to ruin your Pokemon experience, it was the poison type. The feeling of fear as you rushed to the nearest PC center to heal up your dying Pokemon as the screen of the game twitches was extremely terrifying. If you got to the PC center in time, you were relieved and if you got the horrifying message that (insert Pokemon name) fainted, you were disappointed.
4: You hated going through wild grass
You might recall this situation. You are on your way to catch a legendary Pokemon. All of your Pokemon are full health and you are ready to go. As you get closer and closer to the destination of this legendary Pokemon, you see the most annoying bit of terrain that Pokemon has to offer. A huge patch of wild grass. You probably remember holding the run button as you went through the wild grass to avoid the interruptions of wild Pokemon through the use of speed or you slowly inched your way through the wild grass so that the Pokemon don’t notice you.
5: You took your console, the console’s charger, and at least 1 Pokemon game wherever you went.
Playing Pokemon as a child was a great source of entertainment. You probably made sure that before every long road trip or plane flight that you had your Gameboy on full charge and your Pokemon game in your pocket or in your case of other Gameboy games. You could spend hours playing Pokemon. Catching every Pokemon and beating every gym, but wait, what’s happening? Oh no, the battery has run out. Wait, did you save?
Hopefully you original Pokemon players were able to relate to this. But for now, we’ll have to settle for Pokemon Go. Oh, and always remember, Joga Bonito.