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Why I'm playing Pokémon
My past: I've played Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow when I was 11. I liked the anime, all my friends were playing the game, and I was impressed with the gameboy itself. Also, it was 2 years since I started learning english, so that was a good way to practice it.
Let's time-travel: My age have doubled, I've studied a lot of math, science, english and japanese.
Present days: Now, I'm studying Computer Engeneering to - if everything goes right - eventually work in Japan. Also, I'm continuing with my japanese lessons and trying many things from otaku culture. I was just re-watching Pokémon and started to feel like playing the game again, but now in Japanese. Less then a week after that, Black&White was released in Japan. I started playing it, and was really happy with my reading skills. Actually, I managed to understand the plot almost without using the dictionary. This made me realize how much my vocabulary increased, and I believe its thanks to the thousands of episodes of anime I've watched in the last three years. I can understand like 95% of the conversations. Really impressive, huh!?
But I can't understand that much yet if I enable the kanji. So my next challenge will be to play the game in kanji-mode, and train those kanji every day, so I can learn them well.
Apart from that, I like to train every Pokémon and see them evolving. I consider myself in the game as a Scientist or Breeder, because I try to understand every detail about each Pokémon. Reading their Pokédex entries let me understand a lot about how the japanese see/think the world and its creatures. That's also why I'm here, in Bulbapedia.
EN Black - May 2012 to ...
I've got a 3DS (I love it!) to play with my friend, these are my first hand held and first DS game.
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JP White - Oct 2010 to Jan 2010 (through Desmume)