Pokémon has been a favorite pastime since I had seen a few bits of the anime's first season, back when it first aired in the US. I got my Red version in October 1998, and I was hooked. I followed that up with 2 main handheld versions in each generation (3 counting FireRed, 4 counting HeartGold/SoulSilver), and quite a few side games as well. In my opinion, each generation gets better and better. Better graphics, longer storyline, and yes, an extra 100-or-so beasts to track down. Call it tedious, call a few species uninspired, but I enjoy it. I also played the TCG for a few years. I will always love the games, and am in the process of watching a bunch of anime episodes and movies that I've missed. I've started reading through Pokémon Special too, though currently I've only gotten to the Yellow chapter.
My goal on Bulbapedia
I had known about Bulbapedia for a while before finally registering an account on September 17, 2008. I originally registered for the sole purpose of fixing spelling and grammar mistakes that I had found, but soon learned of all the different projects that were around. It seemed that almost everything was taken care of, except for Project Walkthroughs. The place was pretty dead when I first found it, so I've sort of made it my mission to see it completed. I started off by building on the Red & Blue walkthrough last summer, picking up after the first page or two where the last person had left off. Once that was finished, I started the Gold & Silver walkthrough from scratch, and eventually completed it with little outside input. I worked on Yellow after that, then reformatted the FireRed/LeafGreen guide. Like with Gold/Silver, it took me about two months, but I've finally completed the walkthrough for HeartGold/SoulSilver. While I still consider myself a small-time editor, I have finally amassed over 1300 (total) edits. That may not seem like much, but I go for quality, not quantity - isn't that how it's supposed to be anyway? My goal (besides seeing the entire 'Pedia finished one day) is to assist in bringing about complete, comprehensive walkthroughs for every applicable game in the Pokémon series.
Ambitious much? ;)
I don't battle competitively, so I don't worry about EVs or IVs. I train my teams until they all reach level 100, that's good enough for me. I train species of all types, though my favorites are Dragon, Ice, Flying, and Water. Articuno is my favorite legendary (the first one I ever caught), and my preferred method of aerial transport. My favorite teams are fighters that can hit fast and hard, since I focus more on the offensive aspect rather than many defensive or support moves. I have completed a living Pokédex in my Diamond version, all 493 species. Yes, I do have an Action Replay, though I typically only use it for event legendaries and during additional playthroughs.