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Bigger peak in Pokemon: 1999 or 2016?

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  1. 1999 (19 votes [73.08%])

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  2. 2016 (2 votes [7.69%])

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  3. Other (1 votes [3.85%])

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  4. Can't compare two different eras (4 votes [15.38%])

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#21 abra

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 06:48 PM (Edited by abra, 25 November 2017 - 06:55 PM.)

I'd say late 90s because the Pokémon franchise absolutely dominated.

 

I got a gameboy color only so that I could play pokemon red (and later yellow & gold). Then I got a gameboy advance only to play pokemon sapphire.

 

When I watched TV, I watched the first season of Pokémon.

During school breaks everyone played with and talked about Pokémon cards.

The first 2 movies (1998-2000) were huge.

I even got a pikachu doll.


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#22 abra

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 06:56 PM

Pokemon Go was a genuine worldwide cultural phenomenon: the no1 game in the world at it's peak, played by people of all ages and not just those that play games/own consoles, constantly on the news, popularised augmented reality games as a whole, businesses paid to have their locations as pokestops and those that already were capitalised by accommodating PG players.

 

By June 2017 it had been download 750 Million times. That's insane.

Well Pokémon Red/Blue/Green were the best-selling games of the 90s. Pokémon Go was huge but Pokémon was bigger in the 90s since it had more things going for it, like the anime and trading card game.


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#23 Spring By Chance

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 03:58 PM

Idk, my mom wouldn't let me watch Pokemon cuz she read somewhere that it induced seizures so I never got into it.

 

Only one episode of Pokemon induced seizures (it was called Electric Soldier Porygon) and it was banned from broadcast, both in Japan and worldwide, after it caused seizures among Japanese children. 


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#24 Rob Lucci

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Posted Yesterday, 08:37 PM

I remember the 1999 boom more vividly because it marked the entrance of Pokémon in the West. And we Westerners aren't a group to be understimated. I think the Pokémon wave took off that date.


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