The Trading Card Craze

Yes, we've spoken about merchandise already on this list – but Pokémon cards are more than deserving of a spot of their own. In many respects, the Pokémon trading card game was just as popular as the video game itself, and captured the concepts of trading and battling perfectly. Pokémon cards were a playground craze all on their own, and undoubtedly helped Nintendo shift more copies of the game.

Japanese Culture and Cosplaying

Pokémon might be big in the West, but in Japan it's huge. Tokyo has a Pokémon Centre – a shop in a similar vein to the Disney Stores over here. Then there's the cosplayers; fans that dress up as their favourite Pokémon for events, expos and parties. In short, the Japanese go mad for Pokémon, and their enthusiasm for the franchise makes it even more popular over here.

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Endless's Avatar


Lol most of those are reasons why Pokemon is NOT for me :P
Posted 12:38 on 23 March 2010

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pokedude's Avatar


had a pokewalker. "friend" threw it in a lake. screw him
Posted 20:04 on 24 June 2010
SexyJams's Avatar


My friend's play Pokemon with me,
sounds like you need some better friends lol.
Posted 20:25 on 22 April 2010
thematter98's Avatar


lol my friends used to make fun of me cause I loved Pokemon. And they still make fun of me cause I love pokemon
Posted 20:23 on 22 April 2010
Karlius's Avatar


FAIR PLAY. Hot. Looks better Smiling than Pouting.

I'd certainly help her play dress up by "putting a tail on her"!
Posted 09:50 on 24 March 2010
IndoorHeroes's Avatar


Yes Steg, I am sure you are way out of her league...

Click for Image
Posted 09:48 on 24 March 2010
Stegosaurus-Guy-II's Avatar

Stegosaurus-Guy-II@ Wido

I seriously wouldn't.

Look at her face, it's horrible. She's doing that stupid thing with her lips just like everyone does on Facebook to make it look like they're more confident than they really are. She's probably about 100 years old. What she's wearing is stupid and the fact she's cosplaying at a convention alone makes me dislike her.
Posted 08:58 on 24 March 2010
altaranga's Avatar


Anything that can create a joke like "How do you get Pikachu on a bus?" "Poke him on" is a win in my eyes.
Posted 01:22 on 24 March 2010
Shipo's Avatar


pokemon is kinda fun 4 an adventure game
Posted 23:07 on 23 March 2010
Get2DaChoppa's Avatar

Get2DaChoppa@ Wido

Damn straight. Also...Pokemon rules!
Posted 23:05 on 23 March 2010
Wido's Avatar


You'll give her one though ;)
Posted 23:02 on 23 March 2010
Stegosaurus-Guy-II's Avatar


These are all the bad things about Pokemon.

And I doubt cosplaying is a popular thing to do in Japan, it's just for the nerds and weeaboos.
Posted 18:25 on 23 March 2010
SexyJams's Avatar


Are they in any order?
If so, the cards would have to be first for me lol :p
Posted 18:06 on 23 March 2010
GeNeCyDe1993's Avatar


One of your best top 10s :) awesome, POKEMON!
Posted 16:52 on 23 March 2010
Bloodstorm's Avatar


Yea that pika-lady, yum.
Posted 16:43 on 23 March 2010
IndoorHeroes's Avatar


I just got thrown out of the internet cafe I was in.
Posted 16:03 on 23 March 2010

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