>there are anons on this board who weren't alive when pokemon started
>there are people on this board who are at the age of a new, young trainer (10) when Pokemon began
FUCKING LANDORUS AND THUNDURUS SHOULD BE THE ONLY THING NOT ALIVE IN THIS FUCKING COCKSUCKING PIECE OF SHIT WORLD REMOVE ALREADY REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Not true, the general fanbase over time has just grown sick of people who only played pokemon when it was all the rage. Every long running franchise has that one movie, game, or book that gains detractors because a huge amount of casualfags gravitated to that particular piece and beat memes out of it long after it has become a dead horse.
>there are people on this board that don't think gen I & II had the best designs
Not like pokemon though...
You cant compare the pokemon craze to ninja turtles, dragon ball z or anything else.
It was just too crazy popular. It was more than popular it was everywhere.
Which doesn't invalidate anything I said, it just means the effect is amplified with pokemon. If you were around for the pokemon craze you'd also remember how many kids stopped liking and even started disliking it after it started to die down. Same principle with contrarian gen 1 haters.
>the uncool kid on the playground.
It's the same thing within the fanbase. Normalfags on Facebook only care about gen 1 and not the years worth of content afterwards
which is kind of ridiculous because I remember everyone who played Gen 1 also at least played and enjoyed Gen 2
So to show they're a dedicated fan who cares about the franchise as a whole they'll talk down gen 1 in order to put distance between themselves and those people.
>there are anons on this board who won't be alive when pokemon will end
Or at least, when they became famous in italy I was 9 or 10, but when they came out in japan I was 6 or so.
I guess I was 2 when the games came out in Japan?
But 6 or 7 I think when the games landed in the US and I remember that fucking hype like it was yesterday.
My older sibling was even based enough to negotiate some of their favorite cards away so that they could obtain my favorites as a birthday present to me.
I miss obtaining every last one.™