Red version, back about 2-3 months after release. My parents went and got me a japanese Gold for christmas a year or so later. No clue how I even beat that.
Been playing fairly regularly ever since, missed 3rd gen for a while since I had no advance, but picked up emerald and fire red about the Diamond era. Haven't missed any releases since. --- "Whenever Kaiba smiles, a puppy dies."
I first played Ruby, probably because I saw Groudon as completely awesome and had to get it. I still think Groudon is a badass, and is my favorite Pokemon. --- "Say, fuzzy pickles!" - Photo-man, Earthbound. Well? Did you say fuzzy pickles? People that said "Fuzzy Pickles!": 1
Played? Blue, i used to bother a friend till he lent me his gameboy, then i got one, and rented Red. But the first one i owned was Crystal. --- The Following Statement is true. The Above Statement is false. (i hate my username)