Ruby- bought it used Pearl- just bought it Soulsilver- Got 8000 tickets at a chuckie cheeses after finding a broken machine that gave you the jackpot every time Black- target Black 2- walked a good 2 miles and back to target.
Red - Gamestop Yellow - Can't remember Gold - EB Games Silver - Game Crazy Sapphire - Target Fire Red & Leaf Green - Target Emerald - Circuit City Platinum - Target Black 1 (Japanese Version) - Play Asia Black 2 (Japanese Version) - Play Asia Stadium 1 - Can't remember Stadium 2 - Gamestop Battle Revolution - Gamestop
Blue: Bought used from my big brother, for cheap (it came with all of his other Game Boy/Advance games; cost like $10 or something). Yellow: Bought new (several years after it's release... dunno how). Gold: Same deal as Blue. Silver: Christmas present. Ruby: Same deal as Blue/Gold. Sapphire: I think my dad bought it for me, but with my allowance? Something like that. FireRed: Same deal as Blue/Gold/Ruby. LeafGreen: Same deal as Sapphire, I think. Emerald: Bought it used years after it's release. Mystery Dungeon Red Rescue Team: Bought it myself. Diamond: Pre-ordered and bought on release day. (x2) Pearl: Pre-ordered and bought on release day. Platinum: Pre-ordered and bought on release day. SoulSilver: Pre-ordered and bought on release day. Ranger: Bought it myself. White: Pre-ordered and bought on release day. White 2: Pre-ordered and bought on release day.
18 total, if we count the duplicate Diamond.
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Ruby-- first Pokemon game ever, got as a birthday gift Sapphire-- I admittedly don't remember the circumstances...might have been Christmas present Colosseum LeafGreen FireRed Emerald XD: Gale of Darkness Pokemon Pinball: Ruby and Sapphire Diamond Blue Rescue Team Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Platinum HeartGold White Pokemon Rumble Blast White 2 X (very soon)
Basically all of these were gifts because the game releases tend to coincide with my birthday. And even when that's not the case, I've gotten them as Christmas presents or as a congratulations for an academic achievement.