1. If it's been a while since you've played a Pokemon game, there's a few things you should know before you get going. imgur.com imgur.com 2. The game has come a long way since Pokemon Red and Blue! Look, your mom doesn't sleep in the kitchen anymore! reddit.com reddit.com 3. If you're under 18, you're going to want to ask your parents for permission before you play. Things get pretty raunchy. reddit.com 4. Now I know you're excited, but try to stay calm. reddit.com 5. Try to find some friends to play with! Via reddit.com Maybe some different friends. 6. Be careful when setting your nickname. With great power comes great responsibility. ghoulbop24.tumblr.com 7. That is, if you can even get these fascists to accept a nickname. reddit.com 8. You can let the game come up with one for you, but they're going to make some assumptions that you may not be able to live up to. reddit.com 9. ...If you say so. reddit.com 10. Choose your starters well. You're going to want a well-rounded team. reddit.com 11. Actually, the games are full of tough choices. instagram.com 12. There's also this cool new touch feature. Use it wisely. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF reddit.com 13. Or not. Your call. reddit.com 14. Stop it! betarayboo.tumblr.com 15. Don't worry, you'll still run into plenty of old friends. reddit.com 16. And some new enemies. reddit.com 17. Like this jerk. Via pristinely-ungifted.tumblr.com pristinely-ungifted.tumblr.com pristinely-ungifted.tumblr.com 18. You're going to meet some interesting trainers along the way. Like this one who seems to have forgotten that this is an all-ages game. reddit.com 19. And this trainer who is maybe a little too into his pokemon... Via xproskeith.tumblr.com 20. And this trainer who is maybe a little too into eating meals with men. reddit.com Like, cool it. Nobody said there was. 21. Actually, you'll probably end up relating more to Snorlax than the other trainers. reddit.com 22. Whatever you do, don't take any fashion advice from Pokemon X & Y. reddit.com 23. Some of the jokes are going to seem racist, but if you read them again, you'll see that they're just corny. reddit.com 24. Really corny.