Hello! Welcome to my Pokémon mega shrine. This is a shrine I've been meaning to make for a very long time, but continued putting off due to work/IRL and also just knowing that there's going to be a LOT of stuff here because of how much Pokémon means to me.
This shrine is an all-around Pokémon shrine, but is mostly focused on AniPoké.
The Pokémon Anime was a very important part of my life growing up. I had numerous VHS tapes and DVDs that held multiple episodes of the show, and was obsessed with Pokémon the Movie: 2000 as a kid.
In short, it was basically my favourite thing in the entire world. And to this day, it still is.
* Sprites and illustrations shown on this shrine (excluding the Gen 4 style Ash-Greninja sprite) were sourced from the Bulbagarden Archives.
So, where did it all begin?
Well, Pokémon has always been in my life growing up. I owned at least 5 plushies of Pikachu as an infant, which is probably why I'm one of the select few fans who isn't sick of the yellow mouse... I never hated it, despite its overexposure. (It's the mascot, of course it's going to be everywhere!)
But I owned more than just plushies, of course! Along with the games, I also had VHSes, DVDs, some of the TCG, and more. Pokémon in general just takes up most of my collection of just various things.
While the Pokémon Anime was already well into its 2nd series by the time I was born, I owned numerous VHS tapes of the series, most notably the movies. Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back, Pokémon the Movie: 2000, and Pokémon 4Ever were the movies I owned, and I even still own the tapes of the latter two movies.
Now, enough about the Anime. Most people are more familiar with the games, so let's get into that!
In terms of the actual game series, my first ever game was Pokémon FireRed on the Gameboy Advance. Somehow, despite losing literally every single one of my other GBA games, I still own that copy! Though since it's been replayed numerous times, I sadly don't have all of my original Pokémon from when I was a child.
Since then, I've played many of the mainseries games, but I missed out on the 3DS games because my 3DS got stolen before any Pokémon games came out. Oops. I do own Sun and Moon now, but I still haven't played it... which is ironic, considering that was my favourite series in the Anime./p>
My favourite game in the entire series is Black 2/White 2. I have fond memories of playing with the Dream World. It was also the first game I properly beat, and the game I've replayed the most!