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Xbox Gamertag: WaTeRChAmP97
Wii Friend Code: 8945-6722-1722-6586
3DS Friend Code: 1289-8257-7574
Nintendo Network ID: Master_Zach
PSN ID: Ultra_Zach97
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I am an 22 year old guy born in New York. My name is Zach and I am a college graduate. I started playing Pokémon since around 2004. My first Pokémon game was Pokémon LeafGreen Version (which I foolishly almost sold back to GameStop!). I got several Pokémon games in 2005, such as Emerald, XD (I even have the XD decals you get for preordering the game) and probably others such, as Colosseum & Channel. My first video game system was either a GameCube or a GBA. Eventually, I would get a red GBA SP, which becomes my handheld of choice until I get a DS. I used to have a lot of GBA & GameCube games, but sold back a handful of them (not the Pokémon, Mario & Zelda ones, as those are my 3 favorite video game franchises).
Now we move into the DS & Wii era. I got ton of Pokémon games for the DS and just shows how Pokémon is my favorite handheld series (and my favorite video game series of all time). I have Diamond (received from a friend back in 2011), Pearl (2007), Platinum (2009), SoulSilver (2010), White (2011), White 2 (2012), Blue Rescue Team (2006), Explorers of Time (2008), Explorers of Sky (2009), Ranger (2006), Shadows of Almia (2009) & Guardian Signs (2010). I'm a very big main series, PMD & Ranger fan. The Wii didn't have the greatest Pokémon games, unlike the Gamecube, but I still have a few Pokémon Wii games (along with one Pokémon Wii VC & WiiWare game). I have Pokémon Battle Revolution (2008), Brawl (2008), My Pokémon Ranch (2008) Pokémon Snap (2008) & PokéPark 2 (2012).
Next is the 3DS & Wii U era! I sold back my DS Lite (which I got in 2007 and I also used to have an original DS, which I got with my birthday money in 2005), so I could get an Aqua Blue 3DS for my birthday in 2011. Bought a white New 3DS in 2016. For retail 3DS games, I have Gates to Infinity (2013), Pokémon Y (2013), Omega Ruby (2014), Super Mystery Dungeon (2015), Pokémon X (2016), Sun (2016), Alpha Sapphire (2016), Ultra Sun (2017) & Detective Pikachu (2018). For 3DS eShop Pokémon games, I have Pokédex 3D (2011), Pokémon Dream Radar (2012), Pokédex 3D Pro (2012), Pokémon Bank (2014), Poké Transporter (2014) Blue (2016), Yellow (2016), Silver (2017) & Crystal (2018). For Wii U eShop games, I have Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire (2015), Blue Rescue Team (2016) & Explorers of Sky (2016). For Wii U retail games, I have Smash Wii U (2014) & Pokkén Tournament (2016).
Next is the most recent era, Switch! I bought a Switch in August 2017. I own Let's Go, Pikachu (2018), Smash Ultimate (2018) and Shield (2019).
I also own a few non-Nintendo consoles. I have a PS1 (not sure when I got it), PS2 (2007), Xbox 360 (2010) & PS4 (2015). Of the four, I only really play the PS4, which is mainly for DBZ, Naruto, Red Dead, Spider-Man, Batman, Uncharted, Kingdom Hearts, Just Cause and whatever else might interest me.
At the end of the day, I'm mainly a Nintendo fan.
I'm not sure when exactly I first heard about Bulbapedia (maybe in 2008 or something) and have been going on the site for a long time. I constantly check Bulbanews and just look at a lot of Bulbapedia's pages. On February 12, 2011 (the same day BW001 & BW002 aired in the US), I decided to make my own account. I chose the username Torpoleon because I had used it a lot after someone made a fusion of 2 of my favorite fully evolved Starter Pokémon, Torterra & Empoleon.
I've made tons of edits to Bulbapedia, especially when editing was unlocked after B2W2's release. That was really the first time I felt like I was doing a lot (because I was) and it was all pretty fun. The road has been pretty shaky so far, but still an amazing one. I look forward to making more edits to Bulbapedia and hopefully one day, it can be complete!
If you'd like to see an incomplete (will finish one day) list of my Pokémon Teams, click here.