2016 marks the 20th anniversary of Pokemon. Who knew that a series about a child leaving their family behind to pursue a career in professional monster wrangling would resonate with so many people across the globe? For many, Pokemon has been a constant in their lives. The pocket monster seed was planted in their childhood and nursed throughout decades, directly influencing their lives in ways unseen.
A normal person may be met with fear when they come across an uncharted cave, but not you. You see a cave and get annoyed, because you forgot to bring a flashlight. Believe it or not, Pokemon has changed the way you see the world.
You See These and Wonder How They’ll Affect Your Stats
When Immovable Object Halts Your Progress
You Know Love Has No Boundaries
You Avoid Avoid Dark Areas To Stay Away From Annoying Situations
Your Childhood Rival Will Haunt You Well Into Old Age
Real-World Phenomenon Have Pokemon Explanations, Like Power Outages
You Give Your Mother Money In The Hope She Buys You Cool Stuff
You Can’t Run Until You Find Your Running Shoes
You Step On These With Anticipation
You Realize Pokemon Go Will Be The Death of You
Regardless of how Pokemon has influenced you in your daily life, take solace in knowing that is has. What some may perceive to be just another mundane Monday proves to be a wondrous adventure in the hearts and minds of Pokemon trainers everywhere. Now, all we need is for science to make real Pokemon a thing. But for now, we have Pokemon Go. How has Pokemon influnced the way you see the world?