I have always wanted a Pokéball. I think Pokéballs are cool. The Pokéball has a geeky, Genie in the bottle, sport-like feel to them. Close to the size of a baseball, colorful like a soccer ball and then there are the battle elements. I am “all in” for this one! I love sports, especially contact sports like American Football, Hockey, LaCrosse, and Rugby, to name a few. For years I played football on the streets, the field, and in video games. It’s something about the simplicity of the Pokéball that attracts the sportsman in me. Using a ball for hunting, collecting, and fighting is a cool idea, don’t cha think?
I used to play on the Nintendo 64 system with my kids. I bought my children almost every Gameboy version and color they desired and that I could afford. I wasn’t much into the trading cards like my middle son was, but I did enjoy the Pokémon animated series. The Pokémon phenomenon over the years has taken on a life all its own. At the time of writing this, there are over 800 different Pokémon in the games. My favorite Pokémon is Pikachu, he’s stubborn, feisty and loyal. He reminds me of my French BullDog, Diva!
For the uninitiated, or those who want a refresher, here’s a brief history of Pokémon’s 20-year history
In 1996 two Gameboy versions of Pokémon Red and Green were released, this kickstarted everything. In 1998 Red and Blue Gameboy versions were released to the rest of the world, started a worldwide craze. Pokémon stadium on Nintendo 64 hit next, furthering the impact. In 2000 the first Pokémon cards were issued. Many Pokémon colors (Silver, Gold, Ruby, etc.) followed. As the years progressed, Pokémon has released games on almost every Nintendo system — and even Smart Phones. In 2016 Pokémon Go was unleashed on the mobile gaming world. Pokémon Go boasts over 60 million active players around the world.
Pokémon Go is my favorite. I like it because I don’t have to focus on fighting as much. I use mine for exercise, catching, and collecting Pokémon. I don’t play as much as I would like, but I have amassed quite the collection of Pokémon. As of this writing, I have caught 150 Kanto, 94 Johto, 110 Hoenn, and 60 Sinnoh. I am constantly updating my Pokémon Storage. It’s the only game I play on my phone.
The Amazing Pokéball.
In Pokémon Go, there are four different types of Pokéballs. These types include the Standard Pokéball, Great Ball, Ultra Ball, and Master Ball. There are 27 Poké Ball variants found in the core series. Each one has unique abilities — or is better at catching certain kinds of Pokémon.
Pokéballs come in a myriad of colors and styles, the most well known is a basic Pokéball. The iconic red and white design is recognized even by people who aren’t fans of the series. While the 26 other variants are equally attractive, none has earned the fame of the original.
I did some window shopping and internet surfing for Pokéballs — as I said, I’ve always wanted one. I looked at some play items, they were all cool, but for now, I’m waiting for the perfect Pokéball recreation.
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