Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Pokemon Mastered

As a parent, I am thankful for many things. One of them is that I have, so far, not been required to memorize the names and statistics for hundreds and hundreds of imaginary monsters in order to keep up with my sons' activities. Not that I couldn't do it, mind you; in my own youth, I could recite whatever I needed from both Monster Manuals and the Fiend Folio. Of course, in my own youth I had a lot more time for that sort of thing.

It's probably just a matter of time, though. Firstborn's interest in, say, Pokemon is pretty casual right now... but he starts first grade this year, which means new friends and new interests. So, we'll see.

What brought this to mind? Well, somebody posted a link to this on Facebook:

Man, there are a lot of those things.


  1. Okay, that's going straight to Facebook. I feel your eventual pain... believe me!

  2. My oldest two have spent many many days it was too hot/too rainy to go outside this summer vacation playing Pokemon together on their DS's. And then when they do go outside (or when we're in the car), they LARP Pokemon.

    It's enough to drive a mom insane, I tell you!

    I haven't been required to memorize them, but do I get the *rolleyes* when I get one wrong!

  3. Of course, when he says "127 more?" That's two generations ago, when there were only about 250 Pokemon. Now there are nearly 500...

  4. {Darth Vader Face} NNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! {/Darth Vader Face}


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