You see, not only did The Legend of Zelda turn 35 in the last few weeks, Pokémon, another franchise near and dear to my heart, also celebrated its 25th anniversary the other day. The Pokémon Company (TCPi) released a delightful retrospective video as part of their celebration:
Anyway, more to the point, Pokémon was my first “real” video game, and it’s a franchise I have a lot of fond memories of, from battling against my neighborhood friends to hunting rare creatures on my college campus in Pokémon Go.
With nearly 900 of these cartoon creatures in existence, it seems nearly impossible to narrow it down to my top 25 favorite, but I’m gonna try it anyway.
Two years ago, a little app overtook the world. This app was Pokémon Go, a mobile game based on the popular video game franchise that used GPS and augmented reality technology to bring the cartoon creatures to the real world.
People everywhere grabbed their smartphones and left to explore their towns and neighborhoods. Even today, the game still brings people together regularly. I’ve made some great friends at my school through the game, and there were dozens of people at a local park for the most recent Community Day.
In Pokémon Go there are three teams: Team Valor, Team Mystic, and Team Instinct. Once players reach a certain level, they join one of these teams and then compete against the others.
The choice of team is arbitrary, but each one embodies a certain set of characteristics. Knowing this, it got me thinking – if fictional characters played Pokémon Go, what teams would they be on? I’ve decided to “sort” a handful of them and give a few reasons why. Plus, if you’ve always wanted to know what team you should be on, I have just the quiz for you!
Happy July, everyone! As promised, I’m switching over to a month-in-review format for the time being, and I’m happy to bring you my June in review! This month really got me into the swing of the summer, and between working hours at my job, I got the chance to do a lot of other fun things too.
If you want a quick (literally 30-second) overview of my month, check out my June 1 Second Everyday compilation! I’ll admit I forgot about this a few days, but I did make up for it. Enjoy some glimpses from the last 30 days of my life!
In case you missed anything on Maggie’s Musings, this month I blogged about…
I hope your May is going well and you’re enjoying the outdoors (if that’s your thing, that is). I’ve been doing pretty well myself – I got to celebrate my birthday this past weekend, so that was pretty exciting.
It’s been a crazy week, being the week before final exams and everything, but I’m finally here with my week in review! This week, I blogged about the lessons I learned from participating in NaNoWriMo 2017. If you were wondering what I thought about my first NaNo, be sure to check that out!
This week has been a little crazy – I’ve had a lot of reading to do for my classes since the last WIR post, but fortunately, I’m past that (at least, for now). With all of the busyness, I didn’t get a chance to write a “proper” post this past Monday, but I did share some cool new projects I’ve been working on with the blog! You can check out all that in my post “A Rather Messy Monday.”
Also, this week in Musings History, I shared a blog post about my first few weeks of college back at the beginning of my freshman year. It’s really interesting to look back on it now and see how much has changed since my first year!
Anyway, I wanted to quickly catch you up on something I mentioned last week. I went to that game night hosted by the Order of the Falcon, my college’s resident geek club, and I had a really great time! I spent most of it playing Super Smash Bros with the other people that were there. I’ll be the first to admit I’m not the greatest at that game, but it was still fun to hang out and play video games for a while.