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19 Things Everyone Who Was Obsessed With Pokémon Growing Up Will Remember

Though the obsession has never died, it's just ~evolved~.

1. Frantically pressing "A" to get through conversations quickly. / Game Freak / Nintendo

2. Feeling slightly patronised by how easy these were. / Tokyo TV

Who wouldn't guess this was a Sandshrew?

3. Watching Pokémon: The First Movie and nearly crying when you thought that Ash had died.

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4. And feeling very emotional about the Butterfree episode.

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Tokyo TV

5. Learning loads of ~life wisdom~ from nearly everyone you spoke to.

6. Feeling cheated when you bought a pack of Pokémon cards and a lot of it were these.

7. But having your day made whenever you got a shiny card.

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8. Getting stressed out when a journey involved going through long grass because of this.

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9. And having to choose the "run" option so many times.

10. Hating literally any time you had to walk through a cave, because you couldn't even avoid wild Pokémon.

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So many Zubats.

11. This being one of the most intense battles you ever witnessed.

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12. Really wanting this limited edition Game Boy.

13. People sometimes saying the most random shit as a way of challenging you to a battle. / Game Freak / Nintendo / Game Freak / Nintendo

14. Feeling like a proud parent whenever one of your Pokémon evolved.

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15. Catching a random Pokemon you didn't really want if none of your current ones knew Surf.

16. Wanting to train up a Magikarp so you can have a Gyarados, but knowing it'd be a long, uphill battle.

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17. Weakening a Pokémon so you can catch it, but accidentally doing too good a job and it fainting instead. / Nintendo / Game Freak


18. Being relieved when you finally get running shoes and no longer have to move around at a snail's pace. / Nintendo / Game Freak

19. And finally, trying really hard to memorise the entire Pokérap.

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