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10 Things Only Pokemon Fans Will Understand

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Admit it, you’re guilty of some of these.

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

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They’re just as expensive

When Immovable Object Halts Your Progress

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Oh no, how will I continue on my adventure?

You Know Love Has No Boundaries

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Just wait until you try breeding Wailord and Diglett…

You Avoid Avoid Dark Areas To Stay Away From Annoying Situations

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Nobody likes dealing with Zubat

Your Childhood Rival Will Haunt You Well Into Old Age

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This punk will haunt you forever.

Real-World Phenomenon Have Pokemon Explanations, Like Power Outages

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Rotom is obviously the reason why your power went out. Clearly.

You Give Your Mother Money In The Hope She Buys You Cool Stuff

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All that money and just a repel, eh?

You Can’t Run Until You Find Your Running Shoes

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They help you jump fences too.

 You Step On These With Anticipation

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You’re about to be late to work.

You Realize Pokemon Go Will Be The Death of You

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This would be terrifying.

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?

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