Pokémon Returns

Jessie Osterman and Davis Walker

The recent fascination with Pokémon video games spurred during this year’s star testing according to junior Grant Evans. “All of us were thinking, what are we going to do after the tests? And Pokémon was what first came to mind for all of us,” Evans said.

The games that most students have been playing can be plugged into multiple handheld gaming consoles. Ranging from old school gameboys, to the more modern Nintendo DS, students can transport themselves into the virtual world of Pokémon.

Not only is there a plethora of devices to play on, but there are countless games that are broken up into six generations of Pokémon. The first being Pokémon Red and Green, and most recent release, Pokémon X and Y.

The basic premise of each game starts with the selection of your starting Pokémon from three different kinds: fire, water and grass. Next the player explores the realm of the Pokémon world while battling multiple rivals and catching as many Pokémon as they can find. Once the player catches all of the Pokémon in the game, he can train to become the ultimate trainer in the game: The Pokémon Master.