Gaming

An update on our Pokémon journey

Sander and I have been fans of Pokemon for years. I remember my cousin showing me his brand new Gameboy with this small little turtle on the screen. “Take it and play it,” he had told me. “It’s fun.” Little did I know that 20 years later I would still be playing this strange game. Of course now we’re 8 generations in and neither the The Pokémon Company nor I will be slowing down. Sander is in the same boat. Our Pokémon journey has been a long one but there’s no way we’re at the end of it.

So here is a collective update on all things Pokémon!

Pokémon Go
Sander is still active in Pokémon Go but I’m taking a break. I still play when we go out to do shopping but I don’t play during the week. My main goal in the game is to complete the Pokédex and it’s impossible to do at the moment. With new generations and more regional catches I’m not sure I’ll ever finish it. And there’s a new pay to play feature that I know I’m never going to give in to. I want my play of Pokémon Go to be free the entire way. I’ve only had to cave once and it was for the first Legendary Pokémon run. Sander convinced me to buy a few raid passes and I regret the decision. If anyone visiting still plays the game, I would love to have you as a friend!

My friend code is 5520 9003 7579

Pokémon Ultra Sun/Moon
Ah I just completed my Pokédex for Ultra Sun and took out the Elite Four! I didn’t want to finish the game before my Pokédex was complete and I’ve finally had everything fall into place. I still need to do the end game content though. I’ve got Rainbow Rocket and a ton of other bad guys to defeat but I’m too busy to play every day. I hope that someday I’ll have the time to knock it all out!

Pokémon Sword and Shield
Oh boy the hype is real! The newest generation of Pokémon will be out on the Nintendo Switch on November 15th. Sander and I only have one Switch so we decided to splurge and get the Limited Edition Nintendo Switch Lite Zacian & Zamazenta. That way we can both play at the same time and trade with each other. I’m more than excited for everything to come in! I’ve seen some of the new Pokémon and I’m dying to get my hands on them!

Entire Pokédex
I’ve gotten about 55% of my Pokédex complete. This number comes from every generation since generation 1 and ends at generation 7. I still have much more to play and catch so I don’t think I’ll finish soon. I’m thankful that I have copies of most of the games to play. I had a leave a lot of games behind when I moved but I’m lucky most of them are in the 3DS online store. I want to someday complete the National Pokédex (that means every single monster)! My Pokémon journey is going to be a long one but I don’t mind one bit! I love the games and the franchise so I hope there will be many more years to come.

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