Everybody has a お気に入り part when it comes to the phenomenon known as Pocket Monsters (or ポケモン for short). For some, it’s the battles and the strategies, while for others, it’s the ポケモン evolving into different and stronger forms, which is because of hitting a certain level, using an Elemental Stone, friendship and time of day, among other factors. Me? I like all the aspects of the ポケモン phenomena.

So with that, here’s my reasons for why I like ポケモン (which I hope that every Poké ファン out there will notice as well):

1) Cooperation

The game of ポケモン is quite complex, so talking with other fellow ポケモン fans, especially when comparing battle strategies, is a good idea when it comes to figuring out the game — and ポケモン is a good thing in that way, since it happens to be something that gets kids talking with each other, too

2) Strategizing

ポケモン is a good thing for another reason: it teaches how to think strategically. Unlike some 人気 toys with little または no educational value, ポケモン is different in that it requires chess-like concentration and the ability to think ahead in sophisticated ways.

3) Lessons about Life

There are so many amazing examples of how this game teaches about life — and not just によって quotes, either.

For example, in the games, there is a ポケモン called “Magikarp”, which is considered the most useless and weak ポケモン in the game. But after struggling, hard work and determination, the Magikarp is able to evolve into an extremely powerful ポケモン known as “Gyarados”. The ポケモン was one of the most powerful in the Generation 1 games, defeating nearly everything in its path.

And that shows a good lesson there: if あなた don’t struggle, あなた don’t improve.

4) Reaching Goals

In Pokémon, the Trainers and their ポケモン learn that never giving up eventually pays off in the end. For the Pokémon, it’s learning to succeed, and that’s usually によって practicing with their moves and doing well with them — basically sharpening old techniques and learning new ones. For the Trainers, it’s completing the Pokédex and battling other Trainers (sometimes in rematches). Like the old saying goes, “Practice makes perfect”, which is very true, along with “If at first あなた don’t succeed, try, try again”. In other words, the もっと見る あなた practice at something (especially if it’s a talent あなた have, または something あなた simply 愛 to do), the better あなた get at it.

5) The Importance of Rules

In order to be a ポケモン master, the player has to teach his または her ポケモン to follow the rules. It’s a basic rehearsal for life; if one follows the rules, they get rewarded (although there are exceptions, such as changing the 書く rules when 書く fanfiction, but that’s another story).

“The age-old theme of the journey is played out here, and one faces good vs. evil in the quest for the holy grail, i.e. becoming the greatest ポケモン master. This mirrors development — cognitive, social and psychological, across the life span. We all have monsters to keep at ベイ, 湾 and mysteries または problems to solve throughout our lives.

“Pokémon provides a stimulus for learning and practicing life skills and other learning skills that will be useful later. Children are drawn to this challenge because of their very nature, needing to deal with their fears and vulnerabilities.”