What was your first experience with a shiny Pokémon? Oh boy, it was back in my first run of Pokémon Silver. I was heading up Mt. Silver, when suddenly a female, red beaked, Golduck appeared. Being the retarded 8 year old that I was, I ran away from it. Only because, at the time, I thought female Pokémon were weaker than the males of the same species. *slaps forehead* How close have you come to "catching 'em all"? This was back in LeafGreen. I had collected around 350+ Pokémon excluding event mons. Had 700+ hours on it. Forgot it was in my pants pocket. My PC boxes were obliterated by a torrent wave of crashing water from a washing machine. I weeped for weeks. Never attempted it again (Though I subconsciously start filling it up my dex with each new addition to the franchise). What was your first level 100 Pokémon? This was also back in LeafGreen. I was on Two Island, when I noticed my Charizard was around lv. 96. I had some Rare Candies on hand (since I never use them, I always save them for that one special moment/ Elite Four is tearing me a new one). Used the few I needed to level him up to 100. Ever since that point, every in-game team I had, I somehow always got them to the max level before I got tired of playing and periodically quit (this includes B2). What is your favorite Pokémon and why? herrderrCharizardherrderrNostalgiaherrderrAwesomeDragonThat'sNotDragonherrderr (you can only imagine how I reacted when I saw MegaCharizard.) Which aspect of XY are you looking forward to the most? That's... a good question... I never really thought about it until reading this. Hmm... right now... the game as a whole. But, I'll answer this question the same way I would've answered it back in January: A new region to explore, with new Pokémon to see. What are your Pokémon "quirks"? If you mean by PMD Red Rescue team then Jolly, and I wholeheartedly agree that I am a Squirtle at heart (even though my fave's Charizard) What is your favorite region and why? Even though I started with Pokémon Red, I definitely have to say Johto. Kanto brought the magic to me. Johto ENHANCED that magic exponentially. I didn't know about the Internet at the young age of 8, so I knew not that Japan has the games for several months before we get a crack at 'em (hell, I didn't even know about Japan). I never knew about pre-release pokes until DP, but that's another story. Anyways, ever since I heard about the sequel to my favorite handheld game had come out, I just had to get my hands on Pokémon Silver (Lugia looked better on the cover than Ho-oh did imo). Once I saw the updated overworld graphics, with new Pokémon I've never seen before, AND better music. Being able to co-operate with Lance just to battle him (again) at the Pokémon League WHO NOW HAS A CHARIZARD(!). Not to mention it's a direct sequel where you play 3 years from the events of RB/RG AND travel BACK to Kanto, AND battle Red.... I was hooked. There was no turning back from the "world of Pokémon" at that point. I would continue to play each gen when it came out, I was never coming back. The fanjoy I experienced when I learned of the existence of HG/SS was immense, to be sure. Yes! Exactly!