And time for my pick. Just so you all know, there were some stories out there that were absolutely hilarious. I laughed at multiple of your stories and I really appreciated the humor that went into many of them. Most of those stories were my favorites, haha. However, I decided to choose a more sentimental story as my honorable mention because I relate to it so closely. It was by new user Thor; check it out:
Originally Posted by Fat Thor
My best experience is probably an emotional one for me. Twas the year of the release of the Limited Edition Pikachu GBC w/ Yellow version. Growing up, my family didn't have very much money and it was Christmas morning. Everyone had their presents to open, except for me. I figured that I probably wouldn't be getting anything that year. I was Ok with that because I knew our situation. My mom reached behind the tree saying, "OH! WHAT'S THIS?!" Words cannot explain the smile on my face when I unwrapped that Blue and Yellow Game Boy box.
I know the feeling of thinking you aren't going to get something. Although my story was much less emotional then yours, I still remember my absolute surprise at receiving my own Gameboy and Pokemon Blue from my parents for my birthday, after they had strictly told me I'd never own a video game. I love that Pokemon is something that brought you closer to your family. Thanks for sharing =)
And that wraps things up! Again, I want to thank everyone who participated. This really was a lot of fun and I hope we can do it again in the future. Over the next week, Smogon is going to be offering a plethora of new features in this forum (Smogon Metagames main forum), so keep on the look out for our newest additions to Smogon. Thanks again; I hope you all enjoyed this as much as I did.