I remember a time when you could walk into any card shop inside any mall and the glass cases would be decorated and overflowed with these beauties.  I would stare at them for minutes on end appreciating how each one would shimmer differently in the light.  As a child they captured my imagination as a sort of majestic item, a piece of cardboard that I would never be able to afford.

I was 8 years old in 1998 when I got my first pokemon game Blue version. I bought it at a yard sale for $20 and it came with a see-thru purple gameboy color, I saved for 3 months just to buy it. I didn’t know much english back then so I had trouble with my first play-through but it taught me new words as I progressed thru the game, so it helped me improve both my vocabulary and reading level. I’ve been in love with pokemon ever since.  Gold version in middle school, Emerald  and Diamond version in High school, and Black version and X version in college.  

And that is why I run a blog dedicated to my love of pokemon.  What makes it all worth if is having awesome followers who share this love for this franchise.

Happy 20th Birthday Pokemon.  Thank you for all the memories.