Today marks the 17th anniversary of Pokémon Red & Blue’s Western debut! The games started a series which would go on to become one of the most popular in the world and also spawn numerous other games, merchandise and memorabilia.
Let’s take a moment to reflect on the roots of our favorite monster catching franchise and pay our respects. I didn’t have a Gameboy, so I lived vicariously through my luckier friends and played on their devices or simply watched. I wonder if Freud would say my envy spawned caused some sort of psycho-sexual trauma which resulted in me making a website dedicated to Pokémon. Hmm.
Anyways, happy anniversary! High resolution of the original artwork done by Reddit user
ps- Next year they’ll be 18 and officially legal ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)