Born 1992, and I picked it up from my best friend from preschool who came over to my house when I was in second grade, playing Blue version. I previously thought Pokemon was completely stupid, but I only knew the basic ones. Jigglypuff, Caterpie, the starters, Pikachu... And then he let me play his game, he was in Viridian Forest, and he told me that Pikachu could be found there.
I was like, "omg omg omg" and ended up buying Blue version next week.
...Should've bought Red. But I was silly.