This subject for me is a growing hydrogen bomb....
Pokemon fanatic since 1998. I recollected the cards back in 2008 and still add to my collection now from time to time. It's a very serious collection, although i only collect the cards/characters that I genuinely do like, most of them which are the same Pokemon I used in the games. I'm thinking about listing my 1st edition base set cards simply because I'm not fully happy with the condition. It's that serious! I have some cards on my eBay right now! The last set I thought was disappointing bar the debut Black/White Kyurem Exe's. The couple of cards I brought were the Japanese Venusaur Ex, Zapdos Ex, Mewtwo Ex (Full Art), Kyurem Ex (Full Art) 1st edition. I can never seem to find a mint Sweepstakes promo Charizard at a sensible price all these years!
Out of all the games I played - I completed all of them perfectly with pretty much full pokedex, L.v. 100's and coverage....all except for that fucking Challenge Cup on Pokemon Stadium II on Round 2 mode.... Where slower pokemon paralyzed will attack first for no real legitamate reason and where fissure hits three times in a row. I can't seem to get my N64 working on my TV so I hope to try to save my Blue squad onto the game cartridge after my Gold team became deceased after something like 400 hours of work despit regaing them in someway by HeartGold.
Dragons were my allies at the time, some of the designs for them in the latter generations as with other pokemon types seem like 1upper repetitions. But these were my buddies,
Blue/Stadium I Squad:
BATHORY (Persian)/ ASMODEUS (Aerodactyl)/ SHIVA (Zapdos)
AZAZEL (Alakazam) (Perhaps my All-time favourite Sprite, It's just so manly!)
NERGAL (Nidoking) (Always undermimed and seen as an underdog, whilst ripping out a third of someones team!)/ MEGATON (Golem)
DIABLOS (Charizard) (Both of my Gen I and II El 'Diablo's had very unique destructive movesets)
My Gold/ Stadium II Squad as something like this:
ALASTOR (Arcanine)/ DIABLOS (Charizard)/ DAMIEN (Houndoom)
RYUJIN (Kingdra)/ LEVIATHAN (Gyarados)
SUBUTAI (Machamp........Evil, Evil, EVIL!)/ NERGAL (Nidoking)/ GREYON (Kangaskhan)/ TYPHON (Steelix)
DRACONIAN (Dragonite)/ SHIVA (Zapdos)
I'll have to pick up the Black and White sequels. HeartGold's Squad was pretty much all of those mixed with really only just also Electivire and this guy combined.....
My original starter from my very first game, and the best out of the three,