I am old. I grew up with the very first generation and only own the Red, Yellow, Gold, Saphire and the Black edition (black because I wanted to see how far Pokémon had evolved while I wasn’t looking).
So don’t ask me about your new critters and mega-evolutions. In my time there were only 151 Pokémon and you had to catch them with hollowed-out nuts like a real man! Or… primary school age boy… for that matter…
What is your favorite Pokemon and why?
Don’t look at me like that! I just think it embodies the concept of Pokémon the best. You have that useless little critter and with a lot of sweat and grindy agony it evolves into a giant murder machine. What is there not to like?
(the very enjoyable source story of that pic is to be found here: http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/02222010
You won’t regret it, Jared and Mr. Fish are absolutely hilarious)
What is your favorite main series or spin-off game? Merged with the Question for the Generation
My favourite should be the Gold edition (or rather, the second generation in general). Two regions to explore, all the new and the old Pokémon and therefore a great sense of continuity! I have heard HeartGold and SoulSilver are even better.
What is your favorite starter?
I tend to take the firestarters… so… I have to say Charmander! If only Charizard would loose a little weight…
What is your dream team?
Tough question. I can’t think of any one that I always tend to keep around, because usually I am constantly switching around my roster to evolve some or another.
There is a little story about how I trolled the Elite 4 in my Gold edition really hard. I was a noob and thought that fisherman at Lake Rage would give you anything better than a bloody Ether if you’d show him a really large Magikarp (spoiler: He doesn’t), so kept catching them and catching them, but didn’t know what to do with them afterwards. Releasing them seemed like a waste, so…
… I blasted my way through the Elite Four with a team only made up of Gyarados. Wahahaha!
Okay, If I am supposed to be serious, let’s try a team made up of Pokémon I have a deep connection to:
Machamp, my only Pokémon I ever evolved through trade. You see, I don’t have any friends…
Mr. Fish, ever since I have read Manly Guys doing Manly Things, I just have to name one of my Magikarps Mr. Fish.
Starbuck, a Haunter I have used while hunting Entei like an utter maniac. I was still vastly underleveled, so while Starbuck managed to force the bastard to keep in the battle, Entei always killed me. I chose the name first and foremost as a Moby Dick reference, but admittedly, since Haunters are named ‘Alpollo’ in German, it doubles as a Battlestar Galactica reference… XD
Typhlosion, of course if this is a Gold edition themed team, I have to take the 2. generation starter with me)
Pikachu, the fat rat from the Yellow edition. For some reason my Pikachu glitched after I dumped it at the PC once and it always kept a negative affection value because of it. Because of this fucker they denied me the bulbasaur (because you need to pass an affection check to get it) and in return, I have to send Pikachu into every battle in the vain hope that one day it will start to like me again.
Magneton, because for some odd reason, I really love that overpowered little murder drone. Can’t exactly say why. Maybe I just like the steel type in general.
Would you like to play with others on pokemon showdown?
Nah, I’m not a competetive player.
Have you played any fan games?
I have played Pokémon Zeta when that whole Pokémon Go hype reached out to me. It was really fun. Shame I never got to the second region though.
Are you hyped for gen 7?
Not really, no…