Showing posts from November, 2018

My first Pokémon competition

I started playing Pokémon Ultra Sun on 18th of August 2018. At first, I was just playing it for fun, but at some point, I learned that people also play Pokémon competitively. I found out that there's a Pokémon Video Game World Championship which is held every year around August. This year, it was held in Nashville, Tenessee . When I learned all this, I thought, "That's so cool! You could actually literally be the World Champion at Pokémon, like in the games and the Anime!" Of course I had to give it a shot. And so I began to find out more about how to qualify for the World Championships, and basically, what you need to do is participate in official Pokémon competitions which can be at live events around the world, and also online competitions. This article gives an overview of what the Pokémon VGC (Video Game Championships) is about: Fast forward to October, a

How I got back into playing Pokémon

Recently, I decided to start playing Pokémon again. I don't really recall what triggered it, but I remember I was just in the bus one day, heading home from work, and I suddenly thought "Hmm, I haven't played Pokémon in ages! Let's download a Gameboy emulator on my phone and replay Pokémon Red". As I played it, I recalled how much fun it was, and when I got home, I wondered if the new Pokémon games were any good. The latest Pokémon game I had played at the time was Pokémon Sapphire, which I played around 2008 - 2010 probably, and which I really enjoyed. And I had briefly played Pokémon Go when it came out in 2016, but it didn't have as many features back then, so I didn't play it too long. So I checked online, and found that the latest version of Pokémon was Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon , released on November 2017. So here was a really recent Pokémon game, not even one year old yet. I went ahead and downloaded an emulator for the 3DS an