Sorry Professor, I Was Playing Pokemon… Again


By: Connor Lenahan

And just when I thought my academic career was on an upswing. The Pokemon Company has made a slew of announcements recently celebrating the 20th anniversary of the franchise and – wait, what? Pokemon is only 20? I’m older than Pokemon? That seems wrong, but I’m not going to argue.

Well, for one I needed a new Nintendo 3DS anyway, so the announcement of the above special editions makes me giddy. Those not only are detailed with Charizard and Blastiose, the original game’s cover creatures, but they feature the original games of Pokemon Yellow, Red, and Blue pre-installed.

So there’s a couple hundred dollars I’m out on February 27th. What else do you have for me Pokemon?

Oh, right, the announcement that there will be giveaways of legendary, incredibly hard to obtain Pokemon every month this year beginning in February. I live walking distance from a GameStop and have wanted a Mew since I was, like, a child, so this is basically the happiest thing ever.

I’m not much into the trading cards for Pokemon, so I can let that go, but the Pokemon movies are some of the greatest things I’ve ever seen. I excitedly texted my brother Chase today to let him know that they’re coming to iTunes soon. This is especially good news because the last copy I was able to find of one of those movies online was in Japanese. Not exactly conducive to watching.

But best of all is that there’s the potential for a new Pokemon game this year. Even if there isn’t then there’s more Pokemon to be played. I have no issues with this, and nor should you. It’s an addictive game, and soothing in its own right. A year full of Pokemon is a good year indeed.