This topic is mainly for people who having been playing Pokemon ever since Pokemon Red & Blue. (though feel free to have your say) You can discuss all of what you think about Pokemon But if you don't know what to talk about here's some ideas: What are your experiences with the Pokemon series? What do you like or didn't like about the old ones? What do you like or don't like about the new ones? What do you wish they kept? What else do you think they could add to make the Pokemon series better? Anyway I can remember Playing Pokemon Red more than 10 years ago, starting out with my first Pokemon Charmander. Though it's been a long time since then, and alot of things have changed. It used to be only 151 Pokemon, but now we have 649 Pokemon to catch! That's 498 Pokemon that have been added since about 2000. Though everyone who is playing Pokemon (or still playing), is trying to become the "World's Greatest Pokemon Master!" and you "Gotta catch 'em all, Pokemon" Anyway the greatest turning point for me in the Pokemon series was Silver & Gold. So many new things were brought in that game for example: •Colour •Night and Day •Pokemon that appeared only at certain times •Mystrey Gift •The first shiny Pokemon (The red Gyarados) •and many more I am glad that they ended up re-did the Silver & Gold games into HG & SS. It felt good to go through the Johto and Kanto regions like I once did 8-9 years ago; while exploring the new changes and features of the game. Soul Silver brought back good old memories for me... One of the things I have loved for years, was the bike. I simply hate moving slow, running was good, but it cannot compete with the bike. I always wanted to get to places fast, so I really never appreciated the walking part. But before I could get my hands on a bike, I got the running shoes. When I first got the running shoes (and with every game now), it's like, "Yes, I don't have to walk!" I would hold the B button down, like there was no tomorrow. Going fast made it more enjoyable (for me), but the only problem was when you went inside a building. Because you weren't allowed to run inside them!I found this so frustratingly annoying, especially if the building was quite large! So I absolutely loved when they allowed you to run inside buildings on Diamond & Pearl...! One of the biggest reasons why I bought and loved Diamond & Pearl was the fact that I could transfer my old Pokemon from the gameboy advance series. Back when Ruby & Sapphire came out, I had almost all of the Pokemon available on the Gameboy Color Series. And when I found out that I had to say good-bye to all of my beloved Pokemon it was so depressing. So when I heard about Diamond & Pearl's migration feature, I was thrilled about it, because I could save all of my Pokemon. When I was at the point where I could transfer my Pokemon, I wasted no time. Day after day I would transfer my Pokemon to Diamond, head straight over to Pal Park to catch my beloved Pokemon and pluck the held items that I gave them. The items I transfered with my Pokemon were the most useful ones being: leftovers, exp shares, quick claws, TMs, berries, rare candies, etc... Though there does come a point where it's useless to have more than 6 leftovers, unless you want to use them to trade for a different item. Through the migration feature, I was able to transfer over 150 Pokemon and 58 rare candies, which I don't actually use (kind of pointless actually).... And just recently I had to release some Pokemon, due to the fact I had no room to catch anymore... It is quite hard to decide which Pokemon I want to release. I got alot of Eevees that I haven't evolved yet, though I don't know if I will eventually release them all (or most of them), or just trade them with someone. I just don't know. Pokemon Black & White will definitely be a old experience with a new adventure, and features. I don't know if I am excited about this next one, but it should be interesting with the different seasons, changing every month. And triple battles, looks a bit over cluttered if you ask me. I am quite content with the 2 vs 2 battles. But it could be interesting, definitely with new strategies that will arise out of the 3 vs 3 battles. I do wonder if any one will use a grass, fire and water starter for their trio (most likely there will be). Though for me, it's a "Wait and see!" to see if Black & White are just as good, better or worse than the other Pokemon games.