I owe Pokémon a lot.
Firstly, it was my first touch to the world of Japanese popculture, at the age of 5 or 6. Because of Pokémon I got into anime and manga, and have an affection to Japan and its culture in general.
It got me interested in another cultures and different languages in general.
It was my first touch to RPG games and got me into gaming.
It gave and still gives me a huge motivation to learn English, and also taught it. I wouldn't be nearly as good at English if there was no Pokémon. That's why I'm pretty happy that the games are in English, because they really help you to learn.
I learned HTML and CSS because of Pokémon, since I made a fansite.
I learned to edit videos, because of Pokémon AMVs I made.
It was my first enter to a huge worldwide franchise.
~More coming soon~