So I asked the flunky at the counter if the trend was officially dead, and he said it was.
On the other hand, I have almost rounded out my team in fridge magnets (everyone but Snorlax now) and I got a sweet Koffing beanie for 4 bucks.
If that's what the end of the ride means, I'm happy for it...
Still, my friend's kid is about 6 and he's still full-on into it, as are all his friends, so it can't be completely dead.
Any other observations?
"Extensive testing has proven that he's the best leek-wielding ninja duck in the game, and I stand by that." -Versus Books on Farfetch'd
*Builds bomb shelter*
"the freakin OWNER of PBS..."
...about 8 months ago when I was wandering around a theme park, I think about 50% of the shirts little kids were wearing were Pokemon shirts.
I went again a few weeks ago and probably less than 10% of the shirts were Pokemon.
Those numbers are probably way off, but there was a significant difference.
I know the media loves when things go bad for someone or something, but when a toy store is trying to clear out their stock, you have to wonder.
On the other hand, a while ago I read a quote from that Nintendo dude and he said that Pikachu was going to be like Mickey Mouse. They were going to keep reinventing Pokemon and keep it live for decades.
I think people are getting tired of stupid storylines. R/B/Y has the same and G/S/C are the same.
I mean, come on. THINK GOD DAMN YOU!
"They should have more shows about Professor Oak. He's got a great job, writes interesting papers, makes all kinds of important discoveries, takes care of all those Pokemon and still finds time to bang Ash's mom."- Mr.K
Uh... K, I gave you some bad info. Wiggly can't get Moonlight, I was thinking of Clefaggot. I'm extremely sorry for getting your hopes up.
*Crawls away to a corner in embarrassment* Never mind....
~ Crystal the Anime cat girl ~
"It seemed like a good idea at the time."
--Mason Verger on cutting off his face and feeding it to the dog, Hannibal
PKA should be more like that, maybe, but I'm surprised that it still sells well in Japan, maybe they should open up "The Pokémon Centre" Stateside. It's due time, anyways.
There should also be new story angles, such as stories about how a delinquent Abra, a loser in all psychic skills compared to other Abra, comes out to beat the crap out of the other Abras, who constantly bully them.
Also, despite many of us saying it should not be done, a series of non-RPG Pokémon games should be made, each with the traditional fashion of RBY of having separate versions each a little bit different. I'd like to see a new and improved PKTCG that does this with link cable battles as well. Also, consider that since Mario made it to the arcades, Pokémon should expand to the computer, in a step further than "Pokémon Project Studio RB". This will hopefully encourage more of the above, including internet battles, new storylines, free campaign add-ons, and such, but not to the level of Dungeons and Dragons, where everything is unnecessarily complex.
Also, Nintendo should partner up with other companies to make more Pokémon spinoffs. The horribly unrealistic Pokémon Pinball RB (the ball goes through the flippers) deserves a makeover by the best solid state pinball company in the world, the critically acclaimed Japan-based company called LittleWing (makers of the huge it Golden Logres) to make "Pokémon Pinball GSC", where you might have multiplayer-pinball through the use of the Link cable (like a trainer battle, but with pinballs).
With ideas like mine and stupid idiots like Nintendo, no wonder why the Pokémon franchise is slowly going stale...
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"I know if I had a monkey, I'd name it Peanuts... or Admiral Peanuts." ~ Jimmy Bond from The Lone Gunmen
"Hos before bros." ~ Lewis, The Drew Carey Show
Researcher in charge of Pokémon Forever, a compilation of about 1/1000th of my work.
A game where you control a pokémon, not a trainer, could be fun to the younger fans. Like "Lost Pikachu", Pikachu has lost Ash, and you must guide him home... Eh, whatever.
"I remember somebody saying that measuring machine performance in bits is like measuring your penis in flowers." -IaZeye, enlightening us on the mystery of bits.
Originally posted by Mr. K:
Last week I was at the big FAO Schwarz in Chicago
The real question here is what was K doing in Chicago?
"the freakin OWNER of PBS..."
HOW COULD YOU POSSIBLY CONFUSE THE TWO, YOU CHEESE-EATING SON OF A BITCH?!?
Well, that sucks anyway.
Lark84: I think that a more adventure-RPG-like game for Gamecube could really save this.
Yeah, that's the model they have to shoot for. Mario didn't die when Donkey Kong stopped being popular...before many of you were born...
TeeJay: The real question here is what was K doing in Chicago?
Secret Koffing business. And, yes, I went to the Lincoln Park Zoo. They had mouse lemurs, which I'd never seen before. It was also free, altho the slice of pizza and Gatorade I had were 3 bucks each. Fair enough.
The other thing that sucked was that they claimed there was going to be an alpaca show, but it turns out they don't do it this time of year. I nearly kilt all the otters, in a blind rage.
Basically, as long as we still play the game, Pokémon will never die.
Uno, Dos, Zesty!!
Mew:A mythical Pokemon of South America which had been thought extinct. When viewed through a microscope this Pokemon's short fine delicate hair is seen. So rare it is still said to be a mirage by many experts. A growing number of people have seen it recently. It's DNA is said to contain the genetic codes of all Pokemon, so it can use all kinds of techniques. Apparently, it only appears to those people who are pure of heart and have strong desire to see it. Mew has only been seen in captivity a few times. As a result, Mew is extremely sought after by collectors.
Yeah, I know it's angry, but what does it want with my shoelaces? ~anonymous