Monday, 11 February 2019

The Pokemon Tag

Hey guys! Last week, one of my lovely blogger friends brought this Pokemon Tag to my attention. Thank you Kim! (find her blog here). I thought it was awesome; plus I'd never seen a Pokemon-themed tag before! So I wanted to share my answers with you guys today. Here is the blog where the Pokemon Tag was found; be sure to go and have a read of their post :) I hope you all enjoy reading! 

Before I get onto answering the questions of this tag, I thought I'd mention something that I was thinking about as I was reading through the questions. As many of my fellow nerds will likely have experienced, there are some people within our sub-culture/community that seem to have an elitist outlook when it comes to their favourite franchises, shows, books, movies or whatever. These kinds of people put others down for not knowing everything about a specific interest of theirs and make ridiculous claims that you can't be a 'true' or 'real' fan if you are not a walking encyclopaedia on the subject. Ugh, people like this annoy me to no end! Just let people enjoy things! It's fantastic if you're really knowledgeable on a particular topic and want to find like-minded fans to have discussions with, but that doesn't mean that you can't nerd out about things with fans who don't know each and every character's blood type and shoe size! :D 

All of this came to mind for me because I am a fan of Pokemon, but unlike lots of people who also share a love for this fantastic anime franchise, I never grew up playing the games. We couldn't afford to buy all of the latest Nintendo products, and throughout my late teens/early 20's I had other hobbies and interests that I chose to use any spending money on. However, I still grew up watching the TV show, which I started doing before school when I was around six years old and was obsessed with Pokemon! I had so many plushies and figures and even some Pokemon clothes and a huge Pikachu backpack! Up on my bedroom wall was a massive poster that I got  free with my video of Pokemon: The First Movie that literally covered about half a wall :D I luckily still have it and hope to display it in a huge frame someday when I have my own place. 

I watched the show for many years and even though I may not be a living Pokedex when it comes to any Pokemon after the 1st and 2nd generation, and I don't know much about the games, other than what my friends have told me over the years, Pokemon was a memorable part of my childhood, and a life-long love, it helped me on my way to developing into a teenager who was obsessed with all things Japanese and an adult who squeee's everytime she sees a kawaii plushie! I am a fan of Pokemon despite not knowing everything and I don't care what anyone else thinks about it :p Anyhow, here are my answers to the questions, before I go off on even more of a tangent! 

1) Favourite Pokemon? I wonder who it could be? My photo above doesn't give it away or anything, haha! :D It's Vaporeon! (closely followed by Eevee, Mew, Vulpix and Pichu). 

2) Least favourite Pokemon? I don't really have a least favourite, but since I kept on getting Rattata all the time back when I played Pokemon Go for a while, and it was getting super annoying, I'll say Rattata :D 

3) Favourite starter Pokemon? Bulbasaur 

4) Favourite Eeveelution? Well obviously it's Vaporeon, but since that's my favourite Pokemon overall, I'll say Leafeon :) 

5) Favourite legendary Pokemon? Mew (Lugia, too)

6) Most terrifying Pokemon? I think all Pokemon are adorable! But because I need to answer this question, I guess I'll say Mewtwo because he's super powerful and intelligent, and could use his psychic abilities to put you under his control like he did with Nurse Joy in Pokemon: The First Movie, and that's scary! 

7) Most adorable Pokemon? Now this is a tough question! Other than my top five favourite Pokemon, I'd say Clefairy, Bulbasaur, all the Eeveelutions, Togepi, Bellossom… OMG  seriously though just all of them!! ^.^

8) Most amusing Pokemon? WOBBUFFET! 

9) Favourite Pokemon type? Water and Fairy probably :) 

10) Least favourite Pokemon type? I'm not a huge fan of Rock type Pokemon

11) Favourite new Pokemon from X and Y? Sylveon (Dedenne is super cute, too!) 

12) Favourite Pokemon attack or move? Water Gun, only because it's one of Vaporeon's moves and I'm a fangirl XD

13) Favourite trainer type? I have no idea, but Fairy Tale Girl sounds super cute! But Eevee users probably. I still remember the first time I ever saw Vaporeon and it instantly became my favourite Pokemon! It was on episode 40 of Pokemon: The Battling Eevee Brothers, and as a kid, they were my favourite trainers :) 

14) Your gym leader speciality? I don't know much about the gyms in the games, so I'll just choose water or fairy because those are my favourite types :D 

15) Favourite region? Kanto 

16) Favourite location? I'll just say Mt. Moon :D Haha, anyone bored of my lack of Pokemon Game knowledge yet?

17) Most relatable Pokemon? Eevee, and Marill too :D 

18) Favourite gym leader? I'll just say Misty, she's awesome! But also because of my limited knowledge of gym leaders XD

19) Favourite elite 4 member/champion? I literally  have no idea :D

20) Favourite Professor? Professor Oak   

21) Favourite Pokemon bad guy? Team Rocket :) (James, especially, was my favourite as a kid!) 

22) Favourite rival? Gary Oak is the only one I remember and I, passionately, disliked him :D I used to complain when I was a kid, like 'ugh, not Gary again' and 'he's the worst!' whenever he featured on an episode, haha! 

23) A friend-relatable Pokemon? Jigglypuff used to remind me of my best friend whenever she got annoyed XD LOL. 

24) Most useful Pokemon? Chansey is an epic little nurse :3 

25) Favourite animal Pokemon? Fox

26) Favourite coloured Pokemon? Blue and Brown 

27) Favourite game? We've obviously all established by now that I don't have a clue :D I played a little of Pokemon Diamond once so I'll say that! 

28) What did you nickname your rival? If I would have given a nickname to a rival, I would have probably named it something silly like Meany McMeanPants :D 

29) Favourite Pokemon tune or song? Well, since I'm not a player of the Pokemon games so I don't know about any of their tunes, my favourite Pokemon song is the original theme song, Team Rocket's 'Double Trouble' song and the Viridian City song... 'We're on the road to Viridian City!'. Writing about that song is so nostalgic! :D

30) Most nostalgic element? Apart from the Pokemon theme song, it's probably all of the sounds that the Pokemon make :) because I used to constantly run around imitating Pokemon as a kid, and all my friends will tell you that I still do! I don't think I'll ever grow out of it, haha. 

My lack of Pokemon game experience aside, I hope that this post was a fun and interesting one to read :) I really enjoy answering tag posts and giving all of my wonderful readers the chance to get to know more about me! I also love reading other people's  tags for that same reason. It's especially cool when you discover they have a very similar interest to you or answer a question exactly how you would :) I'm not going to tag anyone specifically, but if you read this and you want to answer it yourself then please send me a link so I can check out your posts! Have a lovely week guys! 

Thankyou for reading! 

What's your favourite and/or least favourite Pokemon? 

What are your top five anime shows in general? 
I would love some new recommendations! 



  1. Aww I love this tag so damn much!!! :D Also love all your answers sweet. First of all I love the flat lay style photo you have for your post, it's so adorable. ^_^

    It's always hard picking one favourite Pokemon, I never can to be honest with you! Mew is definitely one of my favourites though, alongside the Eeveelutions and Dragonite.

    I'm definitely going to steal it to have as my next blog post. :P

    1. It's fantastic, isn't it!? :D I can't believe it's the first Pokemon Tag I've seen! I was starting to consider creating my own tag, until this one was brought to my attention!

      Awww thankyou so much lovely :) I really appreciate it! Great choices; Dragonite is really cute! :3 Yay, awesome! I can't wait to read your answers! x

  2. I'm a fellow Vaporeon enthousiast! Although Chingling is right up there, too. I never really played as a kid, either (no Game Boys in our household) except a bootleg version on a red floppy disk once I got a PC sometime in the 2000s... and you couldn't save on it, either, so I only ever got to play the beginning over and over.
    As for anime, my top five would include Kuragehime, Mushi-Shi, Natsume's Book of Friends, Little Witch Academia and Hakumei to Mikochi, but I'm also a big fan of PreCure à la Mode and "Is the order a rabbit?", which both have a strong sweets theme going on. I guess I just like anime with food a lot?

  3. Aw, thanks for the shout out and I'm so happy to see you've done this tag! Mine is going up tomorrow. 😊 I loved the Pokemon songs growing up and I can still, proudly, do the "PokeRap".


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