Just now I was watching a video on YouTube which had some footage of the very first Pokemon XY trailers, which led me to a train of thought mostly thanks to how just a little bit zoned out I am due to being sleepy. This train of thought I want to share with you. Because... Beans. And... Pumpkins.
That's a very solid reason people. How dare you underestimate the power of beans and pumpkins?
Okay I'll stop acting stupid and get on with it.
If you're a pokemon fan, which is probably the case since my "career" (let's use that term very loosely) as an artist revolves mostly around pokemon, chances are you were very, and I mean very excited when Pokemon X and Y were revealed back in January of last year. Speaking of which, I almost can't believe that much time has passed, but I'm getting off topic. Among thousands of hyped up fans, of course I was there too.
I still remember puking rainbows and hopping around my room like a little girl every time a new trailer came out, and seeing just mere seconds of those trailers for some reason reminded me of that feeling. The feeling of that fire of curiosity and excitement that burns you from the inside every time you get just a peek of new information and a lot of times makes you so unbelievably eager you just can't wait for your precious game.
Thinking about those times made me think about how I felt while playing the game itself, when I realized that in my memory I just exaggerated the whole thing. I made myself believe that I got this enormously satisfying payoff after such a hard wait... Which it was at first (I was literally shivering when starting the game, haha), but... The more I played, the more it became the same old pokemon game like all others. Not that it was bad though, no. It was a spectacular game and I had tons of fun playing, but that's not really the focus of this stupid pointless journal.
Anyway, remembering those feelings led me to another thought. A thought I've had so many times while waiting for X&Y, examining the usual CoroCoro leaks and even while playing the game itself. As much fun as I've had every time playing all the games, it's sad for me to say that I've never experienced the thrill of exploration and mystery in Pokemon games. I've heard many times people say how they played Pokemon Red or Blue when they first came out, when the Internet was still young and they didn't know anything about the games, how they played, encountered pokemon they've never ever seen before, catching them, raising them, completely not knowing what they might evolve into, and that... Honestly has always made me sorta jealous.
I'm, as most of you know, very young. I grew up with Gen 3 and I've honestly never even played the Gen 1 or Gen 2 games. Before I played the games I spent a lot of time learning and studying all different kinds of pokemon on Bulbapedia, heck, that's how I actually got into the fandom, so when I played Ruby, Pearl, HG, White, Black 2... I already knew everything. And that, when I think about it, really sorta upsets me.
I really want to somehow isolate myself from all the sources of information when Gen 7 somes out, and that includes DA. Well... At least the PokeDeviants I'm watching, and sometimes the front page. I know it's ridiculous and if I actually decide to do it, it'll be really hard to pull off, but I just want so much to at least once play a pokemon game I know one hundred percent nothing about (except the gameplay in this case) in order to experience all the hype I wrote about like 5 seconds ago when actually playing the game, and not waste all of it while waiting for it.
What do you guys think? Do you think it'd be a good idea? Would you go for it yourselves? Do you have any thoughts on the topic at all you'd like to share? If so, I'd be happy if you let me know in the comments.
P.S. Oh, and by the way, I've got a little question for you regarding the usage of Pokemon Bank. Firstly, if you transfer pokemon to a Bank box and then delete the save file, will the pokemon in the Bank box still be there? Thanks in advance~
As always, enjoy and have a nice day~