A Nostalgia Blog: My Childhood Favourites of Gen I!
by, 27th April 2012 at 02:49 PM (274 Views)
I was thinking about something the other day: when I was a kid, sat with my Gameboy, playing Red/Blue, which pokemon did I think were awesome, that I don't really think are awesome now?
Essentially what were my favourites when I was a kid that I don't like at all/don't like as much (for whatever reason) over 10 years later.
I can't really remember everything about why I liked them, I just remember either always catching and training them, thinking they looked really cool, or (even if they weren't) thinking they were strong and/or rare.
It's a nostalgia blog, basically.
I was never really a fan of Charmander or Charizard but I loved Charmeleon. I also loved Ash's ignorant Charmeleon in the anime.
Arbok was cool. I probably liked it because it was cobra (I was animal-obsessed when I was little) and I thought snakes were awesome in general.
IIRC Sandslash was probably one of my top 5 favourite pokemon along time ago. I used to have a little Sandslash toy. I still like it now, so maybe I shouldn't list it, but if it was my favourite then and it's nowhere near my favourite now, I can get away with listing it.
I still like Venomoth, much the same as I still like Sandslash, but I liked it more than I do now. Some of these sprites are really ugly though.
I thought Dugtrio was really, really strong. I was like 7 year old, leave me alone. :p
I can't remember why, I just remember always catching and training one.
Was I the only person who thought Golduck was one of the coolest pokemon ever? It just looked awesome.
I was a Victreebel fanatic. <3! I always caught and trained a Bellsprout onto my teams (in Blue). I thought it was epic. I wish I still did now actually. I remember drawing pictures of it, too.
I loved Golem's design. I didn't care for Geodude or Graveler though. Just like Golduck and Victreebel, I wish I liked it more than I do, these days. Another ugly sprite though.
Another one I loved. I probably just thought it looked cool. Oh, and it might have been because of the episode in the anime where Ash rode on on a Ponyta in a race, which later evolved into Rapidash and beat the guy on the Dodrio (I hated Dodrio with a passion).
Unbelievably, yes. I recall numerous times catching one (a Drowzee) before facing Lt.Surge and using it on my team.
I have no idea. I really dislike this chan now, so I really can't recall why I liked it back then.
Really, really boss design. Then Kingdra came along with its awesomeness and I guess I just forgot about it. :(
It was hard to find in the Pokemon Mansion iirc, and its design was neat (Magmortar has killed it). I probably thought rare = really strong or something.
Who didn't like Jolteon.
Cool design. I always chose the Dome Fossil over the Helix Fossil.
And that's that. I used to like them when I was a lot younger playing Red/Blue, but now, not so much.
Of course there's pokemon that I liked in Gen I that I still like now (Nidoking, Scyther, Poliwrath, Ninetales, Arcanine, Cloyster etc).
And there's plenty of pokemon I didn't like back in Red/Blue that I like now... Actually I might do another blog on that topic next. :)
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