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Pokemon is a franchise that began with a series of Nintendo Game Boy video games around 1995, created by Satoshi Tajiri. There are cartoon series, trading card games, mangas (Japanese comic books), and many other toys and collectibles based on Pokemon.

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1 Too much of a craze The higher the popularity, the harder the fall...
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2 Never Boned Still rocks.
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3 After the Second Generation Way too many Pokemon and most are useless.
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4 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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5 Baby Pokemon What purpose do weaker versions of PKMN serve?
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6 After Gen IV Many uncreative Pokemon and too many legendaries.
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1 On a funny note, I remember when Mew and the Missingno. cheat first came out, there were lot false stupid cheats coming out left and right in the internet including evolving "Dragonite to Yoshi cheat" (I fell for that one once >_<) and when Topepi and Marill first came out (before Pokemon Gold/Sliver), A lot of people thought they were pokegods. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on July 1, 2011, 5:34 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 I love the Pokemon games especially the stadiums games. But what pissed me off though is Pokemon GSC games. I still had them and one day I decide to play them again for old time sake and my files are erased by itself. I have to start over raising all pokemon to Lv 100 again and to catch all of them again but I can't even save my file anymore. I think the interal battery dry out and I just maybee try to buy a new one but I really feel like it. I suspect my file will still be there for a long time but I didn't except this lowblow. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on July 1, 2011, 5:24 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
3 Pokemon Gold is the last great game, after that it was evident nintendo was just re-releasing the same games for more money. -- Submitted By: (Mr.Zimpy) on January 2, 2011, 6:50 pm - (-1 votes) - Login to Vote
4 Argh, it jumped the shark when Generation IV introduced a whole region full of Pokemon that were either evolutions from previous Generations or Pokemon that had no inspiration what so ever. There were also too many legendaries by then, they just weren't special anymore. People always say that Gen III had the most unoriginal ones, but how can that be when only two Pokemon had evolutionary relatives from older generations? It is true that the Pokemon Wurmple was a shameless ripoff of Caterpie, along with it's evolutions, but at least it served a purpose as to further explore nature (Wurmple evolved into a certain Pokemon depending on it's nature). Compare that to the Pokemon from Gen IV that were just evolutions of Pokemon that were fine on their own! Not even of Pokemon that would actually benifit from gaining an evolution, like a great number of Pokemon in the Hoenn dex!! GAWD! Plus, Ruby & Sapphire were rushed games. They likely would have had time to put more freakin' Pokemon in if you impatient idiots had just waited. They might have had time to put in Johto and Kanto too! Derp. And yeah I know about the competition from Yu-Gi-Oh and stuff, but still guys. -- Submitted By: (blurbdragon) on July 26, 2010, 1:54 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
5 Every time a new system is released by Nintendo, you must start your Pokemon collection all over in order to "Catch em all". It started with Red and Blue on the Game Boy Color. Then came Gold and Silver, which added a new batch. When the Game Boy Color went obsolete, it was time for the Game Boy Advance. Ruby and Sapphire were released with another new batch, and the game itself was missing many of the Pokemon from the previous games. The only way to get them all was to buy Colosseum for the Gamecube, AND FireRed and LeafGreen for the Game Boy Advance. Now that the DS is out, there's a new batch in Pearl and Diamond, and it doesn't have all of the Pokemon from the previous games in it. You can put the Pokemon you need from Ruby, Sapphire, FireRed and LeafGreen onto Diamond or Pearl through "Pal Park", but once you do, you can never get them back on the GBA game paks again, so you wind up ruining the collection you worked so hard on in those game paks. And once they're in Pal Park, you must go through the rigmarole of catching them all over again. Even if you decide to trade with friends or use a cheat code rather than buy all the games to collect them all, there are now a total of 493 Pokemon. And once the Nintendo systems after the DS and Wii are released, how much do you want to bet that you'll have to do this all over again, this time with well over 500 Pokemon to collect? -- Submitted By: (Robert) on April 19, 2010, 1:19 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
6 I remember getting into it when Blue and Red first came out. I remember when the show came out. I eventually started watching it for a while, getting caught up in the craze like a lot of other people. Like some, I was probably way too old be watching the show and maybe even playing the games. Like a lot of others, by the time we were getting into the second generation, I was moving on or at least was in the process of moving on. I think that once you get down to it, the concept of the games was ridiculous. That they had 10 year olds going out into the world without adult supervision was silly. Training what amounted to magical animals to fight one another -- well, that's a debate that's as old as the franchise. However, I will contend to the fact that the concept of the games is probably no less believable then any other games or game franchises out there. People might say that being able to play online against others and having large competitions is perhaps taking it too far. However, I doubt it's any different then online play in any other franchise. Truth be told, I can understand why people get caught up in it. To list a couple of reasons, the Pokemon themselves are cool enough and having strategy involved in the battles is good. One might say the games are getting too big and complicated and that the original games that at one time perhaps seemed big enough might now seem quaint in comparison. However, one could say the same things for all sorts of other franchises. One might say that people carry on and on about Pokemon, trying to get others (back) into it. But again, one could say the same for a lot of other game franchises. Thinking of these things has me having the need to ask one question. If we didn't see Pokemon as a "for kids" franchise (if you don't see it that way then I apologize) would people be rolling their eyes at it and/or be looking for an out the moment people mention pokemon as much as they do now? I ask this as I find myself gravitating to 'too much of a craze' as boned reason. However, there are a lot of other things that are a craze that don't have the image as being mainly for kids. I honestly wonder if people would be more tolerant of it (or at least as tolerant as they are of others franchises that have perhaps continued on far longer then they really should) if it had a more mature reputation. By that, I don't necessarily mean dark and violent. If anything it could simply mean, if it were more geared towards people of all ages. -- Submitted By: (ExplodingConsole) on March 30, 2010, 4:07 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
7 Agreed on having to jump through a ton of hoops to "Catch 'em all". My ex-girlfriend and I were into the game somewhat (if there was nothing to do, we would usually get our DS'es out and play), and unless you are absolutely committed to that game, there is really no use of "Catch 'em all" -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on January 6, 2010, 4:02 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
8 Too many Pokemon (they actually changed the slogan because it's damn near impossible to "catch 'em all" anymore) and the games make you jump through hoops to get some of them. -- Submitted By: (Maskdt) on January 5, 2010, 3:50 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
9 mainly when it became overated and most of the Pokemon are useless now -- Submitted By: (NanaOsakifan200) on December 21, 2009, 7:27 pm - (-1 votes) - Login to Vote
10 The games are still good but I think it boned after Gold/Silver. There's too many Pokemon now and most are useless, but some are still good. I can't wait for HeartGold and SoulSilver. -- Submitted By: (marcosementilli) on August 20, 2009, 10:28 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
11 With Red, Blue and Yellow the game was pretty good. Yes, the Sound F/X and Graphics were bad, but it was still a fun game. The designs of the Pokemon were pretty good, (For every Slowpoke ya had a Ninetails, so it was balanced out), the plot was original, and the dialogue was good. With Gold/Silver/Crystal, there weren't too many Pokemon. And the addition of Johto balanced out the newer Pokemon (So you didn't have 900 Pokemon in just 1 region). Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald had better graphics, and it was basically the same, But my complaint was that there were too many Pokemon by now, and I felt the Legendary Pokemon had worn out their welcome. (There were like 20 by now), and... They had about 400 Pokemon confined to just one region. Fire Red and Leaf Green were pretty good though, you know, for the nostalgia. Diamond/Pearl/Platinum I felt the same, (Now there's 500 of them) but the games were still fun, and they had improved even more (The 3-D animations in D/P/PT) Heartgold and Soulsilver look good (The upcoming G/S remakes). Oh well, Pokemon is a business, I guess. Not to mention one of Nintendo's biggest games, it would be a bad move it end it now (Not that they should). -- Submitted By: (Johnny_T._Bird) on July 25, 2009, 9:12 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
12 Started with 150, currently ,what, 30,000 by now? -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on July 20, 2009, 7:40 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
13 Another piece of Japanese anime-based shit! Ugh! Day One. -- Submitted By: (Marcus) on June 21, 2009, 7:36 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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