Pokémon Provenance

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about

20 years. How many running series last 20 years? I don't I need to tell you that only the deserving last this long.

Back in 1998, nobody could have predicted where we'd be today. Back when the very thought of evolution turned your child self into a satanic devil worshiping monster, when Pikablu came out of hiding, and when Mew finally decided to move out from underneath the truck, adults "didn't get it," and dismissed Pokémon as just another craze.

Then Gold and Silver came by in 2000 (1999 if your Japanese), and revolutionized the formula. New Pokémon, new mechanics, new types: 251 of the little buggers was an unfathomable amount. The most persistant of the playground heros could memorize the PokéRap, no NOBODY could get all 251.*

Then Ruby and Sapphire, dazzling all of us with their translucent carts, revamped the formula YET AGAIN, adding tons of new Pokémon to collect, new abilities, new-- ahem, I think you can see where I'm going with this.

Over the last 20 years, Pokémon has been able to keep millions not only interested, but coming back for more, myself included. When it's not a mainline game, I always have one of the spinoffs on the table.

I have formed a physical attachment to my collected Pokémon. Even though they might be sections of hexadecimal code to anybody else, they are living breathing creatures that I've lived and whited AND blacked out with. They are my friends.
Some of them are cute, some of them are hideous, and then there are those that are juuuuuuust humanshape enough to make it work (dabum tshhh).

At the end of the day, I don't need any particular day to celebrate Pokémon, because every day IS the day to celebrate Pokémon! Here's to another lifetime full of Pokémon!

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released February 27, 2016

"Pokémon" is copyright of The Pokémon Company, Nintendo and GAMEFREAK. All music contained within is intended to be a derivative work of Junichi Masuda's, and is strictly intended to be enjoyed in conjunction with his original compositions.

Thanks to my trial listeners: Alex, Holden, Spencer and Blade for putting up with my endless spiel. Of course, many thanks to the select MIDI arrangers, whom will be listed at the individual song level as necessary.

And of course, a billion thanks to GAMEFREAK, for making the Pokémon series, the series by which I define myself to this date.

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