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    Am I defective for liking pokemon?

    As a 27 year old guy - am I a weird odd ball for still liking the style of game-play that pokemon games have to offer? I deal with a lot of stress, so typically when I do feel stressed I tend to chill on the couch or bed and play these GBA emulators and try to complete pokedex's.

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    The answer is no.
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    I won't say you are not because I don't know you, but if you are, it's not because of enjoying Pokemon.

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    No? What kind of question is that? If you care whatsoever about what anyone else thinks about you or what you do, then in my eye's you have a defection.

    But 4 realz, get off those emulators, and start collecting them all propper yo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NerdLord View Post
    As a 27 year old guy - am I a weird odd ball for still liking the style of game-play that pokemon games have to offer? I deal with a lot of stress, so typically when I do feel stressed I tend to chill on the couch or bed and play these GBA emulators and try to complete pokedex's.
    On this very forum there is likely a middle aged man in character as a pink pony.

    Some people like football.
    Some people like knitting.
    Some people like pokemon.

    You aren't defective, you're just happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pwellzor View Post
    On this very forum there is likely a middle aged man in character as a pink pony.

    Some people like football.
    Some people like knitting.
    Some people like pokemon.

    You aren't defective, you're just happy.
    Tell that to my in-laws.

    Who I fucking hate anyway so I guess it doesn't matter.

    The irony is... they watch sports, and none of them ever actually played sports (beyond golf).

    While I despise watching sports, and played every available sport all through high school. I'd much rather go out there and play the sport then listen to your boring dialogue on sports stats.

    I need a divorce...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NerdLord View Post
    As a 27 year old guy
    Stop right there.

    The vocal fanbase for Pokemon (the fans who post on forums, make YT videos, and comment on Reddit) are old, just like you. Guess how many millions of mature fans are out there? Hell, just check out MMO-C's dedicated Pokemon thread. http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...Pokemon-Part-2

    The periphery fanbase (the second largest demographic) for Pokemon pretty much consists of people like you and me.

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    I am 32 ... I literally have my 3DS with Pokemon Omega Ruby next to me as I type this. If you are defective, so am I. I learned a long time ago, if you do something that makes you happy and doesn't cause harm, do it.
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    Defective? How does that make you defective? Defective as opposed to what?

    I'm 35 and I still play pokemon. I don't even bat an eyelash at the thought that I may be too old.
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    No, not at all. You are not defective because you like Pokemon.

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    Why did you think WoW put pet battles in? Because Pokemon is awesome at all ages.
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    I still play pokemon on my gameboy colour and i'm 23. Oh the happy memories and nostalgia of playing it when i was younger :')

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    You like a thing. You don't hurt anybody by liking/engaging in said thing.

    So no, it is fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NerdLord View Post
    As a 27 year old guy - am I a weird odd ball for still liking the style of game-play that pokemon games have to offer? I deal with a lot of stress, so typically when I do feel stressed I tend to chill on the couch or bed and play these GBA emulators and try to complete pokedex's.
    Yes yr weird , now play the newest version already

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    Pft, I'm nearly 24, and still like pokemon, I've liked it for fuck knows how many years now. So no, you're not "defective" for liking it. We all have our own hobbies, sports, hiking, ect. playing pokemon is one of your hobbies.

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    Maybe you should be introduced to the original Pokemon! thread which went to 3548 pages. Or perhaps the new Pokemon, Part 2 which is currently on it's 255th page.

    PS: You are not alone out there!

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    Not because of playing Pokemon, no.

    Pokemon is a classic japanese RPG with a collection aspect. Just becasue the anime is aimed towards kids doesn't mean you can't enjoy it becasue you are too old.

    The best part of beeing an adult is that you no longer have to pretend beeing one.
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    I love pokemon, and I'm much older than you are. If you're defective, than I don't want to know what I am... >.<
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    No.. and I believe a lot more people like it/are interested in it than willingly admit to it.
    I've never made a secret out of the fact that I still play Pokemon and buy every single game the day it's released. At first you get this reaction of a kind of stunned awe, but a lot of people will actually want to try it themselves when invited to play.
    Just at work, 3 people have gone and bought their own 3DS because I let them try out mine, and those people haven't played many video games since they were 16 or so. They appreciate seeing that all the old stuff they played as kids is still alive and well and love to play Mario, Pokemon etc again at the age of 30+.
    They said their spouse/boy-/girlfriend was kind of surprised when they brought it home, ended up playing themselves 2 days later.
    I don't know, but for a lot of people Nintendo still manages to evoke this sense of childlike wonder with their games.

    No one can be called defective for playing what they like.

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