If you were one of the lucky few growing up, you probably had a Gameboy Color with one of two games on it. Either you were one of those nerds who had Tetris and other arcade classics or you were that anime kid who loved animals playing one of the longest standing, most well-loved franchises of all time: Pokémon.
For some reason, kiddos everywhere (and adults) love to play simulated card games where their beloved pets duel to the d34th, where they could collect exotic creatures and train them to fight other kid’s animals. Once captured, the Pokémon earned their ranks amongst the others whilest living in a tiny ball of a prison in the pocket of some adventurous child. Now THAT is entertainment. Nowadays, in the age of the Nintendo Switch and go-touch-some-grass apps like Pokémon Go, the franchise has only stretched their reach to new heights, expanding their reach to new generations of youths who will eventually become obsessed with capturing and enslaving exotic wildlife as well. Gotta catch ’em all.