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Pokémon and Johnson & Johnson

By Kevin on Nov 05 2011 05:39 PM
A few weeks ago, while strolling the street shops of Japan, I found some really cool Pokémon toothbrushes. They're kids Pokémon Johnson & Johnson Reach toothbrushes and I picked up three of them. I bought two blue ones and one pink one. These are pretty cool items if you like Pokémon.

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You're going to buy everything you see with Pokemon slapped on it, aren't you? :geek:

View PostNinjatiamat, on 05 November 2011 - 06:03 PM, said:

You're going to buy everything you see with Pokemon slapped on it, aren't you? :geek:

Most likely not. Yes...why yes...I am.
Oh my gosh I guess thats pretty cool but come on grow up a little will ya. I am adult and I do like the pokemon games but I would never be caught dead with a kids toothbrush.
Don't make me embarrass you, Buff...because I will. :P
I triple dog dare ya to even try. nothing ever gets past the firey temper of the red head.

View PostBuffinator, on 09 November 2011 - 03:16 PM, said:

I triple dog dare ya to even try. nothing ever gets past the firey temper of the red head.

I totally could, but I'll refrain and maintain some professionalism. This is a response I found online when someone asked "Is Pokémon for adults?" It might help put things into perspective for you.

An adult who likes Pokémon said:

It really depends on what you consider as the border between child and adult.

I personally believe that it is for people of all ages because there are elements in the game that some kids do not know or understand. Strategy for one thing has always been fit for the faster mind that us adults excel at.

The learning curve is so steady enough that kids can learn it quickly and adults can settle in easily. For those of us who were playing Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow a.k.a. first generation, we realize just how complex the game can get, especially with the release of the fourth generation (if you haven't experienced third generation), it further complicates many of the aspects we understand about the game.

For example: In the fourth generation, Quagsire (a water and ground attribute Pokemon) would be able to absorb water-based attacks because of Water Absorb ability whereas in earlier versions, it will receive damage from water-based attacks. At the same time, due to its ground attribute, it renders all electrical attacks useless even though its water-attribute is weak against electricity.

Combine this with simple stat builds and you got yourself a ton of both Micro and Macro management, but kids would never understand that, moreover if you try to explain to them this concept, they'll simply get bored and doze off. We, adults, understand that, its part of our experience as workers and gamers.

Therefore, saying that Pokemon is for kids is an act of ignorance and arrogance. If you look deeply, Pokemon is more than just cartoon characters and ultra-cheesy villains and dialogues. It may not matter much to the real world, but the skills developed from this can help build managerial skills that are beneficial in real life.