24 Frustrations Everyone Who Grew Up In Kanto Will Understand

Fact: if you ever make eye contact with anyone ever, they will definitely want to battle you.

  1. 1

    When Professor Oak, one of your literal neighbours, delivers this massive diss.

    You've known each other for years!

  2. 2

    When you're trying to pick your starter pokemon but you have to walk around the table for ages trying to remember which pokemon is where.

    Seriously – why did Professor Oak have to make this so difficult?

  3. 3

    When you're ready to charge to the next town without delay... only look at all the long grass.

    Usually when you have no repels in your bag.

  4. 4

    When you pick the fire starter and then hit the first gym – which pits you against an Onix.

    Your fire move's going to do nothing against that rocky foe - then you have to go catch and level up a pokemon which will actually cause some damage against Brock's set.

  5. 5

    When you nickname your Pokemon hilariously but immediately regret it.

    And then have to wait all the way until you get to the Name Rater to change it.

  6. 6

    When you've got one pokemon in your team that's letting everyone else down.

    How are you supposed to remember up that level twelve Meowth you caught ages ago?

  7. 7

    When you're rushing to a Pokemon centre because your Pokemon is dying and your rival shows up out of nowhere.


  8. 8

    When you've just won a major battle and forget to save the game.

    Why didn't Gameboy introduce automatic save?

  9. 9

    When only one move is effective on your foe and you run out of PP for that move mid-battle.

    How are you supposed to defeat a gym leader with defense curl?

  10. 10

    When you're getting increasingly weaker as you move through the Elite Four and there are no rest stops.

    Time to stock up on those potions... or persuade Nintendo to put Pokemon centres between them.

  11. 11

    When you're trying to catch an Abra and it teleports away on the first move.

    Tricky elusive magical creatures...

  12. 12

    When you have a once in a lifetime opportunity to catch a Pokemon - but your team is too strong to cause any damage without making them faint.

    One day you'll catch that Clefairy or Mew, one day.

  13. 13

    Or when you come across a legendary Pokemon... and have no Masterballs to catch it.

    Let's hope we see it again – and are more prepared.

  14. 14

    When Snorlax just won't move out of the way and you have to trek all the way back to the previous city to find a flute to wake him up.

    Seriously – is he EVER awake?

  15. 15

    When you've nearly got your opponent beat... and they use a super potion and restore all of their Pokemon's HP.

    Those should be banned (except for you).

  16. 16

    When your Pokemon is paralysed at the start of the battle and you're defeated by a Pokemon you could have killed in one move.

    Especially when it's your highest level Pokemon that's slowly drained of its HP.

  17. 17

    When your Pokemon is poisoned and you have to walk to a Pokemon Center watching the life slowly drain out of it.

    And you just feel horribly guilty if they faint before you can save them.

  18. 18

    When you've finally levelled up your Squirtle and it's ready to become Wartortle... and you press the B button during the evolution.

    Now you have to level even more just to get to evolve.

  19. 19

    When you get lost inside a maze of a cave and forget to bring an escape rope with you.

    There should be a 'give up' option.

  20. 20

    When you're trying to get a Gyrados from a Magikarp and you can't train it up because all it can do is 'splash'.

    So instead you just get to watch it faint repeatedly as its level slowly, agonisingly crawls up, and just hope the Gyrados is worth it!

  21. 21

    When you make eye contact with random trainer and you really can't be bothered with the battle.

    It's the worst when you immediately see they have six Pokemon.

  22. 22

    When your foe uses attract and your Pokemon is so enamored that it refuses to win the battle for you – despite being twenty levels higher.

    Could your Pokemon please pick a more convenient time to fall in love?

  23. 23

    When you repeatedly press A to skip boring dialogue and realize you've missed something vital and have no idea which way you're going.

    Time to look at the town map and make your best guess...

  24. 24

    When Victory Road is a thing that exists.

    Enough said!

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