Alright guys, since I'm still trying to figure out how most of the stuff on this blog works...ugh, I think I'm going to have a little fun and talk about one of my favorite subjects, Pokemon. At this point, Pokemon is a time rendered classic. While there have been a plethora of new Pokemon in, anyone and everyone can at least name a choice few, not matter the age it seems. From the youngest children, to the oldest high schoolers, if I were to hold up a pikachu doll, they would know what it is without fail. The original 151, the starting line up, when the game was considered "pure" and having Gyrardos made you the king of ****ing everything (It still does actaully). The game premise is still the exact same, but what do you except, Nintendo knows how to follow the "If it ain't broken, don't fix it policy." But while the game has fundmentally the same, looking under the hood up to the current gen would flip you on your head. Sure, you could breeze through the game like you used to as a kid, leveling up your starter and raping everyone, including the gyms your pokemon had no strong attacks against, but that only works in game. The competitive in pokemon has grown much easier, no longer forcing you to be in the same room as your opponent, instead lashing you out against people around the world and while that same starter you used in game might have raped, in competitive play, your opponent will be making you say wtf before you can so much as blink. The metagame is huge, with pokemon that were great in game such as a new fast flying squirrel pokemon named Emolga, now being horrid when you use him in actual competitive game play. The learning curve for making a good team is tough and once more, the days of just loading your pokemon with random attacks is gone. While you might have thought it was cool piling Hyper Beam upon your Gyrardos when you were five or whatever in the first gen, you do that now and your opponent will probably snicker out you as it does nearly nothing. The pokemon variety isn't the only thing that has changed, so to has the hidden EV system. EVs, hell, most casual pokemon gamers will never know what that is, but they are so vital without them noticing. The games are getting farther and farther complicated, making more people slightly coo and find their gameboy colors with the pikachu covering just to reminsence in the days of yore. It is kind of sad how the new players, aka, the younger children of today will probably never get to know the greatness of the first gen, mewtwo, and missingno, but time goes on, more games are made, and pokemon as a whole progresses, whether that is a good or bad thing, that is completely up to your own thinking. Well, I think I will end there before this turns into a rant, this is Jaze Rooted, and I'm out.
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