I may not be the very best that ever was, but I certainly have become a Pokémon fanatic. Catching, collecting, and caring for fictional creatures has become one of my main hobbies, and not just because I’m still channeling my inner 12-year-old.
Following the adventurous spirit of the franchise, I’m sharing a little bit about my personal Pokémon journey in the hopes of finding some new friends before we take off for the Galar region this fall!
Your first Pokémon game?
I was very late to the whole Nintendo thing, so my first edition was X&Y. I’d been watching the oldschool (Indigo League) animated series on Netflix and knew it would be something I could really get into. The cute critters! The puns! The easy gameplay!
I picked X because it sounded cooler and there was an antlered thing (Xerneas) on the cover, which I needed ASAP. I absolutely adored the Kalos region, especially since it was based on France! I (predictably) picked Fennekin and wish to this day I had picked Froakie instead. Thank goodness for trades.
Do you give your Pokémon names?
At first I was obsessed about picking names, but then I kept forgetting what they were called after the Pokémon evolved… oops. Nowadays, I only give them names if I think up a really good pun… I mean, a really good one.
Which Pokémon do you think is the most underappreciated?
Dunsparce! The moment I laid eyes on that sleepy little angel I knew it was destiny. Just look at that face and tell me that’s not the cutest thing you’ve ever seen! I’m not even mad I spent so much time waiting for it to evolve like the n00b I was.
If you had to pick between Bulbasaur, Squirtle, or Charmander?
Hands down, I’ll pick Bulbasaur. It’s one of my absolute favorite Pokémon. I even have a Bulbasaur plushie!
What type of gym leader would you be? Who’s on the team?
For now I’ll go with Ghost type and reserve the right to change my mind. Shedinja, Duskull, Gastly, Pumpkaboo, Chandelure, and Drifloon would be my picks. Spooky floating stuff is clearly my jam.
Which Pokémon would you actually want as a pet?
Bulbasaur for sure. And since I’m a bit of a night owl, I think having Rowlet around would be fun… even though I’ve never had a lot of luck with birds as pets. If starters are too basic, Meowstic seems like it would make a good companion. #creepycatlady
Do you own any Pokémon merch?
I love collecting things, so my stash of Pokémon merch is slowly growing. So far I have plushies of Bulbasaur, Snorlax, and a Great Ball. Yep. You heard me right. A Great Ball plushie.
What was your most recent shiny catch?
I was all set to brag about my Adventure Week catches, but then I accidentally caught a shiny Rattata (in other words, touched the rat instead of a spinner… yay?!?) but I’m kind of loving the soft green variation, so all’s well that ends well.
Your favorite legendary?
Perhaps because it was my first, Xerneas is my absolute favorite, but I also really love Virizion so I’m guessing majestic antlered creatures in general will always be a win for me.
Do you play Pokémon Go? Where’s the most interesting place you’ve played?
Yes! Downloading Pokémon Go was one of the first things I did when finally I got a phone last year (yes, I’m one of those people). The most interesting place I’ve played was the San Diego Zoo. There were SO MANY gyms and spinners in there, PLUS I got to watch meercats troll each other, saw a zebra pee, made friends with some tiny parrots… it was awesomeness all around.
Which Pokemon is your spirit animal?
I want to say Snorlax. Unfortunately, I’m a very light sleeper, so maybe it’s not completely accurate, but we all have goals.
Do we have a lot in common? Feel free to leave me a comment with your Pokémon Go code and I’ll add you as a friend (if you’d rather keep your digits private, you can use my contact page).
Are you a fan? Feel free to copy the questions, answer them for yourself, and tag a fellow trainer if you can! Just be sure to credit me somewhere on your post as the originator and maybe drop me a link so I can enjoy your answers.
- Your first Pokémon game?
- Do you give your Pokémon names?
- Which Pokémon do you think is the most underappreciated?
- If you had to pick between Bulbasaur, Squirtle, or Charmander?
- What type of gym leader would you be? Who’s on the team?
- Which Pokémon would you actually want as a pet?
- Do you own any Pokémon merch?
- What was your most recent shiny catch?
- Your favorite legendary?
- Do you play Pokémon Go? Where’s the most interesting place you’ve played?
- Which Pokemon is your spirit animal?