C O U N T D O W N ● T O ● X Y [ 0 DAYS REMAIN ] As the days creep by and we draw closer and closer to the international release of Pokémon XY, let's take a moment to reflect on our experiences with previous Pokémon games: the joy we shared upon starting a new adventure, the sense of wonder we experienced as we explored new vistas, and the challenges we overcame as we worked our separate ways toward the coveted title of Pokémon Master. For many of us, XY will be our sixth generation of Pokémon; for others, it will be their first or second. Each of us experienced, and continues to experience, the magic of Pokémon in different ways. No two people share the same memories, no two the same exact emotions. This thread is a vehicle for our nostalgia: within it, we will consider our past experiences with the Pokémon franchise. Each day, I will post a new question for you to answer. You may answer in as many or as few words as you wish. All I ask is that you answer each question truthfully and treat this thread seriously. Day 1: What is your first memory of Pokémon? Day 2: What was your first experience with a shiny Pokémon? Day 3: How close have you come to "catching 'em all"? Day 4: What was your first level 100 Pokémon? Day 5: What is your favorite Pokémon and why? Day 6: Which Pokémon rumors did you believe when you were younger? Day 7: Which aspect of XY are you looking forward to the most? Day 8: What are your Pokémon "quirks"? Day 9: What is your favorite region and why? Day 10: If you could change one thing about the Pokémon games, what would it be? Day 11: What is your favorite mini-game? Day 12: Which song/theme is the most nostalgic? Day 13: How do Colosseum/XD compare to other main-series games? Day 14: If you were given a pill that erases all memory of Pokémon, would you take it? Day 15: Which past feature do you want to return in XY? Day 16: Did you enjoy the experience of starting fresh in BW? Day 17: What is your favorite Pokémon movie/anime episode? Day 18: If you could erase one Pokémon from existence, which one would you choose? Day 19: What is the most unfortunate thing that has happened to you while playing Pokemon? Day 20: How much did you spoil yourself before launch in previous generations? Day 21: What are your plans for release day (October 12)? Day 22: Who is the coolest NPC in the Pokémon games? Day 23: Which Pokémon was the biggest disappointment when you used it in-game? Day 24: What is the cutest Pokémon? Day 25: Are you going to buy Pokémon X, Pokémon Y, or both? Day 26: What is your opinion of mega evolutions? Day 27: Are you disappointed in or excited for Pokémon Bank? Day 28: What type combination were you most looking forward to in XY? Day 29: How are you spending your last day of freedom before XY takes over your life? Day 30: What is your favorite thing about Pokémon XY?