What is it with Pokémon?

Mona and I just don’t get Pokémon. Don’t get us wrong, we were huge fans back in the “original 151” heyday, but as we got older, some of its charm wore off for us. This doesn’t seem to be the case for most of our friends and, well, seemingly anyone else. The essential formula for the game hasn’t changed much, if at all, over the years, but there doesn’t appear to be any “fatigue” on the part of the players. So tell us: what is it with Pokémon?

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