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    24 Things You'll Remember If You Played Way Too Much Pokémon As A Kid

    Never forget the bike music.

    1. You felt torn when choosing between Charmander, Bulbasaur and Squirtle.

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    The Sophie's Choice of its time.

    2. You spoke to strangers even though you were taught otherwise.

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    Sometimes they wanted to fight you, but sometimes they gave you free stuff – it was a risk you were willing to take.

    3. You hated Gary.

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    He was annoying and smug, and he showed up at all the wrong times.

    4. Seriously, he was the worst.

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    Your ~nemesis~ since birth.

    5. Having a Magikarp in your team annoyed you almost as much as Gary did.

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    Getting stuck in a splashdown was a nightmare.

    6. But it was worth it for Gyarados.

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    The only glo-up you cared about.

    7. You dreamed about adding a Mew to your Pokedex.

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    Did anyone actually manage to catch one?

    8. Getting a bike changed your life.

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    But it also meant that you had to endure the annoying bike music.

    9. And you always travelled in style, whether it was flying, submarining or surfing.

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    You were more active in Pokémon than you were in real life.

    10. You probably gave your favourite Pokémon some unique nicknames...

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    11. But then felt pressured to change them to something ~jazzier~ after being judged by the Name Rater.

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    His honesty was brutal...

    12. You spent an eternity lost in the depths of Rock Tunnel.

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    No amount of escape ropes could help you.

    13. And as hard as it tried, you would never let your Pikachu evolve.

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    Who needs a Raichu when you're the next Ash Ketchum?

    14. You kinda regret spending all your money in Safari Zone.

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    You basically paid $500 to piss off a bunch of wild pokémon. Not a wise financial move.

    15. But the shopping sprees in Celadon City were totally worth it.

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    Because poké dolls, bubble mail and soda pop were all ~essential~.

    16. You became a certified pageant mom whenever you took part in a beauty contest.

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    You knew your Togepi was the cutest.

    17. Lavender Town reaaally creeped you out.

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    The graveyard, the ghosts, the music – it was all too much!

    18. Your Secret Base was your favourite spot to think things over.

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    It was the perfect way to take a break, without actually having to stop playing the game.

    19. And you played matchmaker by putting two of your faves in daycare together.

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    If things went to plan, you became a proud grandparent of an egg.

    20. You may have used a cheat code from time to time.

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    Yes, it's against the rules, but who would turn down the chance to walk through walls?

    21. You were filled with immense pride and joy when you ultimately defeated the Elite 4...

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    Your squad was tested to the limits.

    22. ...But that quickly turned to rage when you realised you also had to fight Gary.

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    And he probably beat you a few times. Typical Gary, ruining everything.

    23. Joining the Hall of Fame was your greatest achievement.

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    All the hours of playing were worth it. *cries*.

    24. And you probably didn't ~catch them all~ but you sure made some great memories trying!

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    You'll always be a Pokémon Master in your heart.

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