Today is Pokémon Day, an annual celebration commemorating the launch of the first Pokémon games in 1996, and to celebrate all things Pokémon. It happens every year on February 27th and various events are put on around the world to celebrate it.
I first heard of Pokémon Day when my Pokémon Go game set up their latest community day event, where Pokémon from the Kanto region (where the first games were set) will appear more frequently. So here’s hoping I can complete my Kanto Pokédex.
Along with catching Pokémon, I thought I’d acknowledge Pokemon day by answering the Pokémon Tag (how many times am I going to write Pokemon in this post!?), which I first found on The Smurfy Gamers Blog. Click here to read their answers.
The Pokémon Tag
As Aaron is also a fan, I’ve asked him to answer the questions too. 🙂
1. Favourite Pokemon?
2. Least favourite pokemon?
Kim: I don’t really have a least favourite but I’m going to say Rattata, only because that’s all that spawned near me when I first started playing Pokémon Go.
Aaron: Zubat, because he was annoyingly in every cave in every Pokemon game! You couldn’t get away from him.
3. Favourite starter pokemon?
Kim: Bulbasaur oe Piplup
4. Favourite eeveelution?
5. Favourite legendary Pokemon?
Kim: Zapdos! I own a lvl 100 one on Pokemon Red.
6. Most terrifying Pokemon:
Kim: I can’t say that any Pokémon have really terrified me.
Aaron: I don’t know. I don’t think any terrify me.
7. Most adorable pokemon?
Kim: Munchlax or Dunsparce
8. Most amusing pokemon?
9. Favourite pokemon type?
Kim: Psychic and Ghost
Aaron: Electric, wait no, water
10. Least favourite pokemon type?
11. Favourite new pokemon from X and Y?
Kim: Litleo (who looks like a lion cub) or Aurorus (who looks like a pastel coloured dinosaur).
Aaron: Haven’t played them.
12. Favourite pokemon attack or move?
Kim: Dream Eater
13. Favourite trainer type?
Kim: Hex Maniac
14. Your gym leader speciality?
Kim: Ghost or Psychic. In fact my trading card game deck is that combination.
Aaron: Electric, no water, no electric. I like Squirtle. 😂
15. Favourite region?
16. Favourite location?
Kim: Lavender Town
Aaron: Cerulean City
17. Most relatable pokemon?
Kim: Snorlax! He likes to eat and sleep, I like to eat and sleep. Haha.
Aaron: Gyarados. He starts of weak and small but grows into something strong.
18. Favourite gym leader?
Kim: Brock. Or Sabrina because that episode had the ghost type Pokemon.
Aaron: Misty or Lt. Surge
19. Favourite elite 4 member/champion?
Kim: The dragonmaster, Lance
20. Favourite professor?
21. Favourite pokemon bad guy?
Kim: Team Rocket
Aaron: Team Rocket
22. Favourite rival?
Kim: Gary Oak
Aaron: Gary Oak
23. A friend-relatable pokemon?
We took this to mean a Pokémon that reminds you of one of your friends…
Kim: Jigglypuff reminds of my sister as it’s her favourite Pokemon; she even had the nickname “Weeblytuff” growing up.
Aaron: I don’t know… You like Snorax so him?
24. Most useful pokemon?
Kim: Bird or Water Pokemon as they can learn ‘fly’ and ‘surf’ respectively, which makes getting around the games a lot easier.
Aaron: Pigeot, so you can fly all over the town map.
25. Favourite animal pokemon?
26. Favourite coloured pokemon?
27. Favourite game?
Kim: Pokémon Snap for the N64
Aaron: Pokemon Yellow
28. What did you nickname your rival?
Kim: Gary (after Gary Oak from the anime series)
Aaron: P***k or N*b face
29. Favourite pokemon tune or song?
Kim: The original Pokemon theme song.
Aaron: 🎶Du-du-lu-du-du, Du-du-lu-du-du, Du-du-lu-du-du, Du-du.🎶
Kim (after searching on YouTube): You mean the title screen music to the Red, Blue and Yellow games; 00:17 to 00:51 in the below video.
Aaron: That’s it! **hums along**
30. Most nostalgic element?
Kim: When the silver and gold games got re-released on the Nintendo DS and I got to play them again.
Aaron: The Pokemon theme song. Can you play it again?
I hope you enjoyed our answers, it was a great nostalgia trip and we were surprised how much we remembered about the older games.
I already tagged Sarah and Nat on Twitter to do this tag, you can read there answers here (Sarah) and here (Nat), but feel free to do it too if you’re a Pokémon fan. 😁 Then let me know so I can read your answers!