It seems that despite the fact it is now over twenty years old the children’s card and video game of Pokemon is still going strong. From it’s initial one hundred and fifty monsters this has now risen to seven hundred and nineteen proving that it’s nearly impossible to catch ‘em all! This enduring nonsense started in 1998 being developed in Japan. Pokemon means Pocket Monster. The reason for these virtual pets might seem strange but it stems from the fact that in the super overcrowded city of Tokyo you are not allowed to keep a pet. Therefore these virtual creations seem to make a huge amount of sense.
Each one of the Pokemon has a special skill that enables it to battle and attack. Don’t worry, according to the cartoon Pokemon like to battle so that they can evolve form a Basic version to the later stages of their development, becoming more and more powerful as they do.
Some of them actually have practical applications and they are wasted on having people fight with them. For example Squirtle is a water Pokemon who can shoot out a jet of strong directed water. I can think of a Gloucester Plumber who could soon put that to use. Not that you’re likely to see HPR Plumbers turn up with them anytime soon. I think they would rather stick to the regular tools for the time being.« Back