Growing up with Pokemon

My 23-year-old Pikachu doll. Photo taken in 2016
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Recently, The Pokemon Company hosted the 2022 World Championships in London. London was supposed to host it in 2020, so this year made up for lost time. After days of competition, the company released some new information on not only the newest games coming out this November, but also where they’re hosting the 2023 Worlds.

So it had me thinking about the time when I was a little girl who got into the show, had my mom buy me a gameboy and a copy of Pokemon Yellow and I would play that game for hours. I also have a Pikachu doll that has been with me for the past 23 years. And now, at the age of 33, I had gone to play the 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th, and 8th generation games (I skipped 4th and 5th), and I might be thinking of playing the latest games.

Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet are coming out November 18, and I still have no idea which starter I want, or which Pokemon I want on my team. The features that came out were amazing, and even less than 3 months out, there’s always new surprises that are coming out even before the official launch.

When I started playing Pokemon at 9 years old, there were 151 Pokemon. Yes, the Kanto 151, with the glitches that came with the first generation games (Missing No, anyone?). With the 9th generation games coming out, if they haven’t reached the number already, we’re looking to surpass 1000 species. That is a lot of ‘mons out there, and I have to hand it to those working in the industry for keeping up with it, because I totally cannot.

So, I want to know… which games did you grow up with?

My First Post (on WordPress) as The Most Inconsistent Person in the World

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Yep, you read that right (and judging by my bio), I am a very inconsistent person. Most people may or may not admit it, but I can admit to being an inconsistent person in real life. Why do I mean by that? Well, for starters, I don’t go through life normally. In fact, I am on a spectrum and remembering to do and say things have been really tough. Also, I am tone-deaf on a LOT of things. I don’t know if there is anyone else out there that feels the same way, but if there are… I got you.

In this blog, I will share my tips on focusing on even the most mundane of things using my favorite apps, as well as sharing my thoughts on my favorite things in the world. I love watching Eurovision (even as an American. I will get to that later), playing Pokemon and Bingo games (specifically Bingo Blitz and Bingo Pop), watching anti-MLM and general scams videos, YouTube Poops (think of them as pop culture on steroids), laughing at memes (not necessarily making them tho), watching the news just for news anchors, and being a lurker. By day tho, I am a freelance tutor. I mostly tutor math. In fact, I am planning to include a random math problem in nearly every post by posting a question at the beginning and then solving it at the end.

My blog is targeted to people over 18 who have trouble focusing on even the basic things in life, and those who also need an outlet to say what’s on their minds without people swarming them (within reason, of course). I actually started this on Google Blogspot, but I can tell you… let’s not do that. So I moved here to WordPress.

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