September 5, 2016
As I previously mentioned, I have never played a Pokémon game on the Gameboy or any of its successors. It was something that I managed to totally skip from my gaming history.
I booted up the game, bumbled my way through the controls (I’m not much of a PC gamer) and gave myself a name – Neko. Pretty much my go to gaming name cos it’s short and I’m some kind of cat loving cliché.
Initial thoughts at the loading screen:
So I woke up in my house, went to visit the professor and got myself my first pokémon. I chose squirtle who I named Tubbs after looking at that big old round head of his.
What followed was pretty much me wandering through long grass, leveling Tubbs up and wondering what else I was meant to be doing for the best part of an hour. I eventually came across a gym
Yay! I must be getting somewhere, right?
At one point I was rather aggressively pursued by this shouty dude
After another bit of bumbling about I finally found the gym in Pewter city, got through my battle with Brock and got my first badge. I think I was expecting the first battle to be a bit harder than that, but I’m not going to kid myself that I have a clue what I am doing. Let’s face it, I still haven’t even tried to catch any more pokémon.
Here’s how my stats are currently looking.
Over and out.