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23 Struggles That Were All Too Real For Pokémon Fans Of The '90s

For everyone who wasted hours trying to find Mew in a truck.

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1. Trying to think of a funny name for your Pokémon.

2. Having no idea how to actually play with the cards.

Not that it stopped you collecting them.
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Not that it stopped you collecting them.

3. We all had that one friend who picked Bulbasaur as their starter.

Even when fully evolved into Venasaur, it still looked liked something you'd find in the discount section of a garden centre.

4. Feeling ridiculously excited when you got your ltd edition Mew card with the Pokémon movie, but then seeing that all your friends had one too.

5. Needing a link cable to trade Pokémon

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6. Excitingly opening a fresh pack of cards, only to find it contained way too many energy cards.

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7. And even when you got a new card, it meant you'd have to spend ages rearranging your folder.

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8. Taking way too long to grow out of the fad.

"Why is ash ketchum STILL ten years old??" "well honey because it's a show for children. you weren't supposed to watch it for fifteen years"

9. Spending HOURS trying to find Mew under a truck on Pokemon Yellow.

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10. Hearing rumours that the music playing in Lavender Town could genuinely drive you insane.

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11. And the chances are that you're still afraid to listen to the music.

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If you clicked play, you're braver than most.

12. Not being able to trust Digimon fans.

13. They just weren't trustworthy like your fellow Pokémon brothers and sisters.

14. Being unable to get the Pokémon TV theme out of your head.

15. The guess the Pokémon questions being way too easy.

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Especially when you had one of these:

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16. Getting way too into Pokémon.

17. The absolute horror of seeing this message.

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18. Getting stuck in a cave full of zubats

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19. Running out of usable Pokémon.

20. There'd always be that one person who bought a fake card and refused to believe it wasn't real.

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21. Dreaming of owning a Pokémon of your own.

If you teach your parrot to say "parrot", it’s probably as close as you’ll get to owning a Pokemon.

22. To the point where you'd imagine your own pets as Pokémon.

23. And finally, not being happy when new Pokémon came along.

son when i was your age we only had two pokemon. dog and cat. but we made do