Hello! My real name is Kaylene. I have been absolutely in love with Pokémon ever since I was 5. You can probably guess what my favorite Pokémon is, despite my username. I am 14 years old, and I'm turning 15 this summer. My main goal with Bulbapedia is to try not to screw anything up. Something weird about me, is that I am super picky about having perfect grammar for everything! Thus, I thought that Bulbapedia would be a good experience for me. I don't want to mess anything up. I love Pokémon, and I'm OCD with formatting, so why not combine the two?
My Pokémon Biography
When I was in kindergarten, I went to a daycare every day after school, where I was friends with all boys. They kind of got me into the whole Pokémon thing, and I fell in love with Pikachu, and started collecting Pokémon cards! At that daycare, sometimes the people in charge would give each kid one card. This was the time when it was cool to walk around with a deck of Pokémon cards...
I loved Pokémon a lot, and for Christmas, I got my first Pokémon toy! It was a stuffed animal Pikachu! I loved it to death! I also got a VHS (I know, ancient, right?) with several Pokémon episodes on it. My brother and I were thrilled!
It was Christmas of 2002, when my brother and I each received a Game Boy Advanced from "Santa Claus." I didn't know I was going to get a Pokémon game, too. Except... It was Pokémon Pinball. My brother had been the one who unwrapped it, but I greedily snatched it out of his hands. Can you blame me? I was in second grade.
My first RPG!
Soon after that, I realized Pokémon Pinball was not enough for me. I had received, what, like a $50 gift card from my grandparents, and used it to buy... Pokémon Ruby! Woah, nostalgia... The bad kind. *Gulp.* I loved the game to death. I started with a Mudkip, and refused to evolve it, because I did not want it to lose its cuteness. I also trained Pokémon like Seedot,Skitty, Aron, and Minun. I actually ended up thoroughly evolving all of them as possible. They were a great team. I got my Swampert to level 99. Later that year, my brother bought Pokémon Sapphire, and started with Treecko.
My brother later bought Pokémon Colosseum. I never knew why, but I really liked watching my brother play Pokémon games. He was good at them. This was how I began to familiarize Pokémon from the Johto region.
Huh? Kanto? What's Kanto?
For Christmas in 2004, I got Pokémon LeafGreen, and my brother got Pokémon FireRed. I loved this game to death, too. I started with precious Bulbasaur, for I was not yet obsessed with Charmander. I love all three Kanto starters, but I wanted Bulbasaur, for some reason. Moving on: I had a distinct plan in my mind. I waited, impatiently, in the Viridian Forest, for the right Pikachu to come along. I simply fainted every male Pikachu. I wanted a girl Pikachu. There, was my fabulous team of two. I then recruited more Pokémon, when they came along, like Machop, my Eevee, which I desperately evolved into a Flareon, for my need for a good fire-type. I also trained a Lapras.
Do you believe in alternate dimensions?
In Spring of 2005, I lost Pokémon Ruby. This is why I had negative nostalgia. I loved that game so fricken much, and it disappeared on me. I swear, it went to that one dimension where all of the lost socks go, you know? I cried so hard that my parents bought me a new one, but it was never the same. I might have lost that one, too, actually... I bought Pokémon Emerald... It was decent.
Why wont they let me be a girl? Bias alert!
Later that year, after I lost Pokémon Ruby, I bought Pokémon XD. Great game, but it was hard to be able play Nintendo Gamecube a lot. I did beat it, and I got Shadow Lugia, but I could, for some reason, never trade Pokémon from GameCube versions to our GBAs. It annoyed the hell out of us. The connection from our link cable wasn't working, or something.
"Diamonds are a girl's best friend?" Only a little =P
In the Spring of 2007, I excitedly bought Pokémon Diamond, and my brother bought Pearl for the heck of it. This was when my brother outgrew Pokémon...
Earilier that year, my brother bought Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Blue Team for his DS, but I didn't want it. It looked to kiddish to me. But after my brother started playing it, and I looked up all of the extensive walkthroughs on the internet for him... I fell in love. Again. I don't remember if I bought Pokémon Diamond or Mystery Dungeon first, but I do know that Mystery Dungeon is my all time favorite Pokémon game. I felt a deep connection to Charmander, without realizing it is the easiest character to start with. So I started as Charmander, named her after myself, and made my friend Bulbasaur. It took me two days to beat story mode, and I'm still working on recruiting all of the different species in the friend areas. I also got Pokémon Ranger, solely for the purpose getting Manaphy in Pokémon Diamond.
--XxXcharmanderXxX 09:46, 28 December 2008 (UTC)