Hello there! Welcome to the World of Pokémon. This world is inhabited by creatures called POKéMON! For some people, POKéMON are pets. Others use them for fights. And still others study POKéMON as a profession. First, what is your name?
What is Pokémon?
Pokémon is Pokémon! It was The Biggest Fad of the nineties and it is still the biggest fad in our hearts
. You collect creatures called Pokémon, and you become friends with them, feed them cupcakes
beans, fill out your Pokemon Encyclopedia, and pit them in fights to the death
KNOCK OUT against friends, rivals, criminal organizations, cults, PETA, the fashion police, and random people on the street. Also, sometimes you capture gods for your personal use, no biggie.
In some games, you ARE The Pokémon, so you get to skip all that "making friends" stuff and go straight to eating cupcakes
beans and fights to the death
Pokémon is a HUGE multi-media franchise, with an anime series, yearly film releases, a manga, a trading card game, many video games, and a Monopoly board game
Most of the time, we talk about the "main-series" 3DS video games.
POKEMON SUN AND MOON
Coming November 18th
RIGHT NOW, Generation VII has features like: New Pokémon, Z-Powers, Old Pokémon That Look New, Cool Gangsters, Pretending You Are In Hawaii, Riding on Pokémon, Not Hyper Training because the requirements are too stringent, and the Battle Royale with Cheese. BUY NOW AND PLAY WITH EVERYONE!
Aren't there other games?
There are so many other games. One of them is literally just you watching Pikachu watch TV. That's a thing. You can talk about any of them! Except for Pokemon GO. Use the Pokémon GO thread.
How do I complete my Pokédex / Get into Competitive Battling / Insert Generic Question Here?
1) Beat the game first. Enjoy yourself. Use whatever tools the game gives you at the time, or don't if you don't want to. Have fun.
2) After you've beaten the game? Dedication. Ask us. We like helping.
They gave away My Favorite Pokémon last month and I missed it! How do I get one?
You can negotiate a trade, but when events are done, they are done, and it may be tough to get it. However, you're never too late for the next event! It is best to just keep looking forward. The Pokémon Company is not the best at getting the word out so you have to be pro-active, but there is always something good on the horizon!
Pokemon Global Link
Pokemon's Online Portal, where you can learn about upcoming tournaments and research usage statistics on Pokemon in a variety of battle formats.
Friend Code List
Friend Code Submission Form
If you add someone, let them know. The majority of FC Adding goes on in-thread, not through these forms, but they're still nice.
How To SOS! A guide to Chaining Pokemon for Pleasure and Profit
SOS Chaining can allow you to get Pokemon with hidden abilities, high IVs, and shiny Pokemon!
Now get out there and enjoy the world of Pokémon! Your journey has begun!