Today I woke up feeling inspired, anticipating the Nintendo direct and wrote this.
25 years of Pokémon. Wow. A tremendous achievement for a company to stay relevant for that amount of time. Not to say that they haven’t fallen of a little here and there, but for the major part they have maintained a hardcore presence in our hearts, well mine at least.
Whew it takes me to my childhood, walking down the street of a small town in Pennsylvania to my card shop and opening packs of the first base set right in store to trade back for other cards. Tangela was my favorite Pokémon back then. Times when my only worry was going back home with a new Pokémon card again.
Society today is so fast-paced, trends come and go in a day or two. But Pokémon is cut from a different cloth. They’ve stuck around my entire life. And for that I’m forever grateful.
Have I critiqued them over the years? Absolutely. But they are a company made of humans who are bound to make mistakes. That they learn from mistakes and continue to produce a game that we fan can love is the most impressive part.
This isn’t an informative entry or even a review of anything. This is an appreciation post for Pokémon.
They move with the times and remain to help me in easing the stress of my daily life as I hope they can do for my children. And for that I am forever thankful.
The news they released this morning was everything I wanted and more. I am beyond excited for the Diamond and Pearl Nintendo Switch remakes.
What I am thrilled about is the other game announced on the Pokémon Presents this morning, Pokémon Legends: Arceus. A Pokémon game which seems created with older players in mind. Something I’ve been begging for.
Again this isn’t a post about new games this is just a thanks from me to the community. Never change, but for the better. This is only a response to the Pokémon presents and what I’m pleased about today.
What about Pokémon are you happy about today?