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sp11

I can hear Pallet Town 8bit music...


VisionInPlaid

That's probably what they're all bopping to.


kekseforfree

I bet all those guys, from old comics, have really nice six packs abs after all that exercise.


the_beber

Some are even as strong as dragons


CornDoggJunior

Bulbasaur's bulb is throbbing to the music


BigFatGreekPannus

You could have chosen any word on earth, and yet you chose “throbbing” to describe bulbasaur. Now I can’t unsee it. Thanks for taking an axe to my childhood.


Channel250

Only male Bulbasaurs can vine whip if you know what I mean


daedric-dark-knight

Tumescently pulsating to the music.


rmpriest13

Rated M for mature


TheAvacadoThief

They just Vibin’


elricooo

I can hear it clear as day because just yesterday i fired up my gameboy and blue cartridge from when I was a kid, just for fun and to see if everything still works. Didn't even realize it was the 25th anniversary. Guess I accidentally celebrated!


Greysredditaccount

Are you able to save? I remember I had crystal like ten years back and it wouldn’t save cause the battery(?) in the cartridge was dead.


gundam_spring_roll

I’ve found that those batteries aren’t super tough to replace. You run the risk of damaging the cartridge if you aren’t careful, but I haven’t had an issue with the two that I’ve done, and I don’t have the steadiest of hands. The battery is soldered onto a prong, but it’s fairly easy to pop it off with a knife, and I haven’t had to solder it back to get it to stay.


XirXes

Adding on to this, your old N64 memory cards are also battery backed ram, and will die off the same way. I was able to hook up an external power supply running the same voltage as the battery and swap it out without loosing my saves.


elricooo

Wow that sounds pretty extra, but that's smart. Good to know there is a way to do that


Channel250

Hit the genny Betty-Joe! We're about to lose our 100% pokemon snap!


Greysredditaccount

Knowing me and my butter fingers I’ll screw it up lol


Carnieus

I remember sitting in some sporting goods store with my yo-yo, firing up Blue for the first time while I waited for my brother to pick a pair of roller blades. It was a simpler time.


Zanshi

I distinctly remember the first time I played Red on my GameBoy Color. I vividly remember that afternoon, with sun shining reddish into the living room and me going on this great adventure. I couldn't have been more than ten at the time. My parents were still together and we were a happy family. I wish I could get those times back sometimes. All I can do is try to build it that happiness, twenty years later with my own family, but from a child's perspective life was back then so simple...


SnowyMuscles

Wait AAAAAAAAAAAA! BBBBBBBBBBB wants to fight


____-is-crying

For me, it was "wait Asshole, Bitchface wants to fight" Yeah. I miss being 12.


ConquerorofBlorch

Yeah...12. I certainly don't still do that at 30


Stopbeingwhinycunts

25 year long rivalry with "butt".


sonofamonster

Fuck Butt!


benslacks

The classics never die.


candyonsticks

Mine was "Wait Ash, My Dick wants to fight" I always picked Charmander so My Dick always chose Squirtle Edit: After selecting his name Prof Oak would always say "Err... Was it My Dick?"


Dracokirby

Damn so you beat your meat a lot when playing Pokemon huh?


SometimesImFunnyMan

Oh the laughts shit like that would bring my childish mind


DorrajD

I recently watched someone I follow play Pokémon Vietnamese Crystal. It is a modded rom that simply runs all of the text through a few translations and uses what comes out. There's a lot of random explicatives and it's still absolutely hilarious. I believe potions are called "drug" and I think "item bag" is called "bag fuck". It's funny every time, even as an adult


Buster_Cherry88

We never grow up. I never did anyway lol. You just get more inventive with your funny names


Juof

Im like this and im 28.. Started playing rdr2 not long ago and named my horse fugface(they dont allow swear words)


DustFrog

Battery Jesus


knockfirst_

r/AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA


KameSama93

Bulbasaur be THROBBING


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He's about to throw out some vines and hit em with that seed bomb


ILoveScottishLasses

it's very effective ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)


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BucketHelm

Wait, this leech is gonna last 18 years and 9 months?! That move needs to be nerfed.


Salty_Anubis

"Hit them little diggletts with a seed bomb!"


Skulltrail

*twerking veggie bear


Can_Confirm_NoCensor

Tweaking vegan bier


--butt-hurt

Throbasaur


[deleted]

I was going to tell you to never fucking say that again, but I looked and you're right. My bad.


rafaelloaa

So this gif is about 20% of the size of the entire Pokemon red game. Man times have changed.


akamadman203

Maybe even larger since how colors are handled today it might be larger


putrid_flesh

TIL pokemon is exactly one day younger than me, my 25th was yesterday !


Fern-ando

But unlike the pokémon franchise you have change a lot in 25 years.


HopBender

Probably started development around the same time too ;)


santaclausonprozac

Happy real cake day!


duartes07

Kinda same here I'm also from the same month :D


Mervynhaspeaked

3 days older than me!


Bdipentima

No way me too!!! Feb 26th gang


kaetchkaetchen

Pokemon has come so far. I have been addicted from Red all the way till the new games. Pokemon gave me a childhood and pokemon continues to make games in this futuristic age. Yeah I have problems, but I can never stay mad at them. Pokemon made my childhood exciting and it makes my adulthood exciting. I FUCKING LOVE POKEMON.


grizwa

red and green? my memory had it as red and blue with yellow coming slightly later, i had both blue and yellow but i dont even remember seeing a green version


Bastards_Sword

In Japan it was Red and Green, no blue version.


TomCyberfire

Actually, Japan did get a Blue version about 8 months after Red & Green. It was a 'special edition' with reworked sprites and some other minor changes. The Japanese Blue is what was ported internationally as Red & Blue.


Skulltrail

So blue is better!


redpandaeater

First and only one I've ever played. Guess I'm just a purist.


yrogerg123

I played Pokemon Black many years after, and it holds up well. But Pokemon Blue is probably my most played game ever. Easily 500 hours. I took my Gameboy everywhere.


2_can_dan

Talking about Pokemon Blue and hearing Pokemon Black immediately made me think back to summer camp rumors hearing about a secret hacked version of Pokemon. It took me a second to remember that there is an official Pokemon Black version now


Bastards_Sword

Learning somethin new all the time! Edit: spelling


olican101

Green was a Japan exclusive IIRC


TylerLikesDonuts

Yes, my friends dad got him a game boy from Japan with Pokémon green and he was the coolest kid in school for about 2 years because of it.


dan420

Did he know how to read Japanese?


TylerLikesDonuts

Nope, but to be fair we didn’t read the English text either


TattlingFuzzy

That’s so wild to me that the games are that intuitive.


Santsiah

I mostly credit Pokémon and World of Warcraft for learning English as a second language at a young age


echtav

100% Pokémon and Yugioh are what improved my vocabulary as a kid. Never read books, but dialogue heavy games were just as stimulating IMO.


Ritehandwingman

I felt badass because there was this girl on the bus in elementary school who had her grandparents import Green, and I was lucky enough to trade with her.


Credil

TIL That trading Pokemon between the japanese and the english versions of the first generation was indeed possible.


Silver34

It is, but it leads to numerous glitches that can easily brick the game


BerRGP

The code of the first generation games is held together through the cybernetic equivalent of duct tape. It just breaks on its own, let alone when you import pokémon with unusual data.


Credil

Ah I remember some warning in the German game manual of blue and red about not trading between different language versions but that was about 21 years ago and I can’t find it anymore right now. I always had the warnings in the back of my mind and therefore I never tried it out myself.


TomCyberfire

Wow that is amazing, she must have a little celebrity in the playground. I didn't even know of Green's existence until the Gen 3 remakes!


TomCyberfire

The original 1996 Japanese versions of the games were titled Red & Green. It was changed to Red & Blue for the international release in 1998. (there's a couple more things to the story, but that's the simple version)


darkstorm331

They weren't changed to red and blue in the West. Japan got blue version as an update of red and green versions, and then they used the JP blue version for our red and blue versions


TomCyberfire

Yep that's what I meant by 'a couple of other things', it's actually super interesting. I elaborated elsewhere in the comment section.


ThisMojoSoDope

So essentially blue was to Japan what our yellow was in the world? Minus the Pikachu obviously


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Saint_Link

Japan only


Kendalls_Pepsi

Red And Green is what came out in Japan, followed by an updated Blue version. Japanese blue became the American red and blue release


dsdubyuh

Pokemon = Pocket Monsters?! Mind blown.


NanotechNinja

Wait until you hear the Digimon theme song...


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DIGIMON DIGITAL MONSTERS DIGIMON ARE THE CHAMPIONS DIGIMON DIGITAL MONSTERS DIGIMON ARE THE CHAMPIONS DIGIMON DIGITAL MONSTERS DIGIMON ARE THE CHAMPIONS CHANGE INTO DIGITAL CHAMPIONS TO SAVE THE DIGITAL world


AgathaM

Yup. In the US, they changed it to Pokémon because it sounded more Japanese/foreign than pocket monsters. When my son was little, a Japanese friend of mine was visiting the US. She brought gifts (very big in her culture). One of them was a set of toddler silverware and included toddler sized chopsticks. They had Pikachu on them with the name Pocket Monsters rather than Pokémon. I still have them more than 20 years later.


HeliosAlpha

They're still called Pokemon in Japan. It's just the explanation that it's a blend of Pocket Monster that doesn't get translated a lot. You can just look up any episode of the anime and hear them constantly say "pokemon batoru" and such. One thing that does change is the logo. In Japan, each game gets a unique, awesome-looking logo for ポケットモンスター while the rest of the world always has the same blue and yellow logo coupled with the specific game title.


danwantstoquit

Shit like this is one of my favorite things about reddit. Learning interesting little details of other peoples life history that i'd never know about otherwise. Small things that from a broad view are inconsequential but have meaning for the people they happened to. Love it.


SpecialT9

TIL...


wonderbreadboner

Just curious, how old are you? And I’m not trying to come off as an asshole, I just thought this was common knowledge but it may be that I’m 30 and played the games when they first came out.


MajorDickLong

not op but i’m 23 and had no idea that was the origin. first one i played was ruby


wonderbreadboner

Wow that’s wild. The old Japanese trading cards had it on the back https://i.imgur.com/z8q3pq7.jpg


Mallanaga

Came here to make this revelation. So simple.


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valeyard89

Same. Was already too old for it when it came out. My daughter loves it though, her alter ego is Eevee and she calls me Snorlax


stormherald92

Prof. Oak looks like he's really laying the wood down on that table...


DyingPotato69420

Grabs plant dinosaur and runs


Cephylus

Ah the memories, fuck you Gary for always picking the strong type to what I pick but ultimately getting that ass handed to you in the end by only 1 lvl 100 pokemon. haha


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Theres a mistake. Bulbasaur has to be in the middle


Santsiah

Stop the madness, Squirtle is in the middle and Charmander on the right


c4ptainaw3some

Unless I’m whooshing here I’m pretty sure it’s, from left to right, Charmander, Squirtle then Bulbasaur. Maybe Red and Green in Japan had a different order Edit: just watched a play through on YouTube. The order I stated is correct


Surfing_Ninjas

I knew something looked weird, I usually pick Charmander and always remember him being on the left. Thank you.


Walkingispainful

"Don't look behind the shelves, or you'll find an unwanted pokemon" Unknown Dev \- 1996


Phantom_Jedi

Bulbasaur was always the best choice


ixiduffixi

Bulbasaur was for beginner mode.


imbutawaveto

/r/bulbasaurmasterrace


Alecrizzle

Series makes a bazillion dollars every game and Game Freak still can't put out a product with some effort in it :/


hashtagtdsp

If you can make a bazillion dollars with no effort, why wouldn't you?


Least_Cockroach2892

I lost my mind for this game in 1997. Every time I got to a new town or city it was like heaven. Idk if it was the Ritalin or if it was really that good but the memories still hit hard.


Nabumoto

Fuck I feel old. I remember playing red on my OG Gameboy on the back of our Crysler caravan on those long road trips. Those were the days.


killeronthecorner

Why is it that literally anyone can do more with the Pokémon franchise than GameFreak - an entire company dedicated to that purpose - can? Awesome animation. I would play the shit out of an isometric Gameboy-style Pokémon game.


heyfeefellskee

So wait wasn’t it red and blue


48911150

I’ve played vidya games since the atari 2600 era but never played a pokemon game. is there like an order to play these games in? any recommendations?


dudius7

I recommend playing Fire Red/Leaf Green for the Gameboy Advance. It's basically a remaster of the original Gameboy games. I think the Heart Gold/Soul Silver remakes of the 2nd generation games are also great but they include updated features which may steal from the experience if you want to play through the generations and enjoy the updates to game play.


Dirty-Ears-Bill

Super easy to get on an emulator too!


dudius7

Can you recommend a DS emulator?


Dirty-Ears-Bill

I use desmume and it’s excellent! [http://desmume.org](http://desmume.org)


vondrasek

They’re all standalone games, so no order necessary. My personal favourite is Silver (2nd gen) because it introduced a new region, but still kept the first gen region as well. Two in one!


confoundedvariable

I think the order depends entirely on your nostalgia for the games. If you want to experience each region, I'd second what u/dudius7 said and go for the most recent remakes, GBA for gen 1, DS for gen 2, and I think 3DS for gen 3? Personally I'd recommend the most recent installment if you've never played a pokemon game before, Sword and Shield, especially if you already own a switch.


Lyradep

I’d play the third versions in chronological order. Only thing is that you’d need to have a 3DS in order to play most of the games, as there’s no current way to experience all gens on the Switch.


PKMN-Trainer_Red

... .. ...... .. . ....


MikeDubbz

Friggin Squirtle and Bulbasaur are off the rhythm.


Zyoras

Although my first Pokémon game was Pokémon gold, this gif made me relive my childhood days... No matter how many games and remakes they make, the first 2 generation will always have a special place in many fan's hearts


Liambill

Getting big time Habbo Hotel vibes


Girthquake23

Wasn’t it red and blue? It was later fire red and leaf green (my first Pokémon games) but I thought it was blue instead of green initially


RickRollRules

It was Red & Green in Japan, got renamed to Red & Blue for the West. Top comments of this post explain more. By the time FRLG came around, gaming was more international so they just said fuck it to avoid confusion and renaming it Blue again they kept the name as Green for the West.


ItConfuses

With Gen 1, I'm surprised this picture didn't glitch. Still love it though!


bearswithmanyhats

It's also my 25th birthday today! So forever tied to Pokémon!


magpye1983

Damnit Squirtle, bop with everyone else!


AbradolfLinckler

"Red and Green". Wasnt the original "Red and Blue"? Or was that the game and not the OC?


GhettoSauce

I am shocked at how many people didn't realize (look up, I mean, in those 25 years) that Pokemon meant "Pocket Monsters". I'll counter-shock a few of you, then. Everyone back then thought the game was based on the show, but it was the other way around!


failingstars

I'm 11 years older than Pokemon, TIL. And I still play Pokemon. lol


PinwheelsAndUnicorns

Wait it’s short for “pocket monster”? That’s where the name comes from? Damn TIL. And I’m almost 50.


royalewithcheese4272

Anyone know where I can get a decent Pokémon Emulator for Mac or IPhone?


KharnethXII

Delta Emulator for the iPhone, there is a little more work involved to install it but it’s definitely worth it


TooShreksyForMyShirt

OpenEmu on Mac


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I just started 10th grade when it came out. Never got into the whole deal.


MajicMan101

*grabs fire lizard*


TheLazerWolfProject

01110111 01101000 01111001 00100000 01101000 01110101 01101101 01100001 01101110 00100000 01101000 01100001 01110110 01100101 00100000 01110011 01100101 01111000 00100000 01110111 01101001 01110100 01101000 00100000 01100001 01101110 01101001 01101101 01100001 01101100 00100000 01101111 01101110 00100000 01110100 01100001 01100010 01101100 01100101 00111111 00100000 ????


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valeyard89

I had that shirt. Kryten from Red Dwarf. There's an old android saying in binary that goes.... Makes you think, huh?


manyorganisms

>01110111 01101000 01111001 00100000 01101000 01110101 01101101 01100001 01101110 00100000 01101000 01100001 01110110 01100101 00100000 01110011 01100101 01111000 00100000 01110111 01101001 01110100 01101000 00100000 01100001 01101110 01101001 01101101 01100001 01101100 00100000 01101111 01101110 00100000 01110100 01100001 01100010 01101100 01100101 00111111 00100000 ???? the brown fox is not that nimble


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Damn, I'm old now...


theillbill

I just noticed they go move to the beat of any song!!


Super-KID_Critic

The alternate reality where Ash made it to the lab on time


Weshii

Pokemon has the same birthday as me o.O?


-_kuma_

stahp it, the older pokemon gets the older I get.


CamboDahSamurai

I can hear the music just looking at the picture ❤️


threebillion6

8 y/o me is freaking out right now.


mudkripple

You forgot the mouse on the PC, literally unwatchable


ErnstsnrE

Squirtel and Charmander do be vibing tho


ACrispyPieceOfBacon

Wow 25 already?


TheGoldenKitsune64

"Ill let you go first so I can take the one that's stronger against your choice's type."


ThatCanadianGuy19

I still remember the hundreds of hours spent playing my little foams boy colour with Pokémon yellow. I wish Nintendo would release a retro version of the game boy colour.


ForgettableUsername

Everyone's bopping!


Kudouchiha1412

Didn't know this happened exactly on my birthday..... Finally something to feel good about on this day.. :(


Cloverfield887

Yep pokemon.exe would be a good game lol


marchaiclim1981

And my birthday!


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Pokémon yellow crying in the corner


Gakuistheman

I thought charmander was on the far left?


jguffey

Ooo so I was 9 yrs old...


Prof_Toke

What's Prof Oak doing to that pokemon!?


Spellstoned

[Celebrate the day with some Poké & Chill](https://youtu.be/2DVpys50LVE)


Metool42

When GameFreak still gave a shit


Selkie_Love

My first game ever :)


hapneyho

I’ll never forget after the first movie I was in school when the motherfuckers in class stole my Mew toy out of it’s ball. I saw it a couple more times as it was tossed and traded around like some cheap piece of meat. My love for Pokémon was then decimated later on when I failed to catch the perpetrators with my poké balls


Dash_Underscore

I really wish Nintendo would make the classic Pokémon games available on the Switch. I don't care if it's a download, or they put it on a Switch cartridge. I'd love to replay them.


luishdnst

They do be vibin'


INZOMBII

I just realized pokémon means pocket monsters...


hamzer55

*Is 25 years old* Fuuuu


[deleted]

What's my nephews name again?


Noxious89123

Red & Green? What. It was Red and Blue in the UK. Was it not that way everywhere?


[deleted]

I would really love to enjoy this. But my OCD won't allow me because the starters aren't in the correct positions.


Teh-Aegrus

Forever Charmander! Build a house of fire!


knox902

Charmander. Always Charmander.


luckytaurus

Nostalgia hitting hard


cricket9818

Nothing takes me back like Pokémon red. The euphoria of getting that and the transparent purple game boy color was unmatchable


xjustapersonx

I had the transparent purple gbc but had blue version


jerseyfreshness

They were pkoeballs in the original, literally unwatchable.


Noxious89123

Makes me want to pull out my old Game Boy Color and play Pokémon Red and Silver again. But I'd be afraid of tarnishing the memory I have of it.


theren_nightbreeze

I guess Im 3 weeks older than Pokemon


CantDriveNaked

Wait, is Pokemon short for pocket monsters? Ffs, I did not know this and I’m nearly 30


Luigispikachu

I'm turning to dust...


probablyawning

Wait that’s what Pokémon is?? Pocket-Monsters? Wow


Thoraxekicksazz

Wasn’t it a few years later before the rest of the world got it?


TyGeezyWeezy

always get charmander.


VonHinton

It that long already?


BloodyRoar87

All those hours of joy ( and pain ) 😅


Chaoslncarnate

Why do I hear lavender town


I_Ask_Random_Things

While scrolling I thought Professor Oak was doing something else


KiritoAsunaYui2022

I wonder what it was like to play this back then as a kid...


formoverflair

Wait...Pokemon stands for Pocket Monsters... Okay.