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Old 08-18-2011, 05:14 PM   #1
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How did your family react to the Pokemon Phenomenon?

If you grew up in the 90's, then you know what I'm talking about. When Pokemon came out in the U.S.A., it EXPLODED. The series was both praised and criticized. Some parents thought it was wonderful, and others did not. Pokemon came under the attack of several religious groups as well as extremists claiming it was a Japanese plot to rot American minds. How did your parents, or community, react to the 90's Pokemon craze?

My family personally supported me in my endeavors to be a Pokemon master. While they themselves never understood or cared about the series, they would buy me pretty much every new Pokemon item that came out. MY church was against it, having fallen under the spell of that idiot pastor saying it was satanic. Ironically me and another member of the church my age would often battle and trade at the church, which is hilarious.
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Old 08-18-2011, 05:15 PM   #2
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I never got into Pokemon, and my family just took it for what it was at the time: a fad.
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Old 08-18-2011, 05:20 PM   #3
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I never got into Pokemon, and my family just took it for what it was at the time: a fad.
A fad that lasted years.
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A fad that lasted years.
Sure, it's still popular, but in my opinion, Pokemon in general has gone down in popularity since its release here in the States.

My opinion, though.
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Old 08-18-2011, 05:23 PM   #5
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For the most part my family didn't care about it or find anything morally wrong with the series, cartoons are just cartoons. To this day they still call it "Pokeman". Though I'm not complaining, they bought me a lot of the series' games and apparel when I was younger. :3

As for its popularity nowadays, I agree with Glast. It's still present, though not as dominant of a force as it used to be in the 90's/early 2000's. A household name nonetheless, though.
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Old 08-18-2011, 05:24 PM   #6
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Sure, it's still popular, but in my opinion, Pokemon in general has gone down in popularity since its release here in the States.

My opinion, though.
No question there. The Pokemon market is actually now the highest it has been in 5 years, but it will never be 1999 again.
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I wil say, too, that my family never thought of it as morally wrong. It was just another popular thing at the time, like boy bands.
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I wil say, too, that my family never thought of it as morally wrong. It was just another popular thing at the time, like boy bands.
LMAO, I remember my cousin had an N*Sync poster on his wall, and we were sitting on his bed battling Pokemon. His dad opened the door to tell him that dinner was ready, and left. Then his dad opened the door again and said "Take that poster down, son, it's gay."

Wasn't funny at the time, but now it's just hilarious.
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I was about to bring up N*SYNC at the mention of boy bands, but thinking about that scene SGC described is hilarious. xD
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I don't really think my family reacted in anyway. It was a cartoon with trading cards & other games. They bought me the merchandise, just like they did with any other toy that was popular during that time. Like Yu-gi-oh, & Action Man.
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