Had Red before it was released outside of Japan but I still remember the day I got my english copy of Pokemon Red on release day outside of Japan then took the bus home from school with my mother, reading the manual that was designed to look like a leather-bound field journal and reading the tips to choose Bulbasaur or Squirtle to make it easier and thinking, "Yeah, get ******" then choosing Charmander :3
Official Madara Uchiha of all ExistenceOfficial Mu of UNS3 Board Official Saberwulf of the Killer Instinct Board [Furry and Proud of it ^_^]
Surprised - and kind of concerned - about the lack of latecomer representation here. Here's hoping XY will reach a new audience beyond the regulars.
My first Pokémon video game was Black just back in August 2011, when I got my first DS. Until then the only "playing Pokémon" I did was the TCG, roughly until WotC stopped publishing their magazine Top Deck back in 2000.