>be me>13yo>fucking love thunderstorms>at aunt's house>warm muggy afternoon>playing through ruby for first time >thunder been approaching for a while now>get to route 119>get exited when it starts raining and THUNDERING in game!>starts raining heavy and thundering loudly outside IRL!>windows open, smell the rain, soil and heat>aunt's yard full of tropical plants too for extra immersion>perfect timing/ peak comfy>get through route, storm IRL subsides>took an hour to defeat winona with just my sceptile>get to middle of route 120>sun comes out IRL>weather clears moments later in game>smile in satisfaction>never had such perfectly timed comfyness in all my life
>>48428540I remember than everyone would bring their GBA with Ruby/Sapphire at school, i got scammed one time because i traded my Groudon for a Bagon (never found the place where to catch them so i thought it was rare)
>be me, young kid like 7-8, mid gen 2>play with friends outside>we live on a quiet cul de sac in the middle of nowhere>run around freely between our yards and central road/grass>pretend we run a pokemon sanctuary like in that episode Ash met bulbasaur>my dog is an arcanine, friend's pool is full of water pokemon, small bushes outside other friend's house are tangela, ect>spend many days taking care of all the pretend pokemon>also had a rule that if you had cards/toys of a pokemon then you could have it as your personal pokemon because you "caught" it>have imaginary battles against team rocket, raging legendaries, ect to defend the sanctuary pokemon>also have imaginary battles against each other to train>do this well through gen 3Take me back bros, I don't care if it was cringe or whatever it was fun and so much better than the real world today.
>gen 4>go to afterschool program in elementary>raining outside so no playground shit>dumb "what do you want to do" vote shit, several other kids are playing the TCG by themselves>put my Bakugans back into my bag and ask to join>they let me>none of us no how to play the TCG so we just make up rules>we have fun anyway>see a Regigigas card>instantly gain a favorite monI never used or played with that card but it was love at first sight. I love this mon so much bros. I feel like I should stress I have zero sexual feelings towards Regigigas because I typed it out weirdly.
>>48428624anon I used to do stuff like this as well. what mattered was that we were happy and content
>>48428540I won third place or something in one of those kids' WB contests and got Pokémon GoldOnly time I ever won anything
>>48428540>Wife keep pushing me into pokeymans for years>irl stuff happens, she's down. give in and start talking about pokemons to cheer her up a bit>she bites, we both start playing go, she's a bit happierFast forward a year later, I have 1G of Pokémon porn hidden on my work pc. I'm happy I managed to help her, but I really don't know how to feel about sporadically thinking about Salazzle when we fuck...
>>48428624There's nothing cringe really, its also pretty rare to remember so well your childhood so cherish those memories
>>48429788Who's to say she doesn't have her own private stash and sporadically thinks about Houndoom when you go doggystyle?
>>48429847I'm 200% sure because her fantasies are oriented in a complete different direction
>>48429994You don't want to know
>2009>12 years old>Family trip to Japan>Playing Pokemon Silver because I'm hyped for Soul Silver coming out next year>Know that these games are based on real Japanese locations>On the bullet train from Toyko to Kyoto>In Goldenrod in game>Realize my Pokemon journey in game has synched up with my actual journey in Japan.>Spend time looking for landmarks that inspired places in the game.It was magical. I assume this experience was more common for Japanese players but a seriously amazing aspect of this series that not a lot of international players get to appreciate. Also anyone who posts shitty fantasy maps of the Pokemon world is retarded and belongs on the cross.
>>48428540I remember when I was little with my friends we invented pokemon stories that intertwined with the Charmed TV serieshttps://youtu.be/mwoF_YhK1Mw
>>48430954>little *when I was youngI think it says so in English, he he sorry
This is probably the most wholesome thread we’ve had on here in a very long time. Like literal years.