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#170 Thanks! I never remember how to spell the name since I always nicknamed my pokemon. I guess so since splash is useless

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Is Pokemon knowledge an unjustified requirement? I feel like it should almost be a life's standard to know a broad amount of Pokemon.

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people of all ages like pokemon. there is nothing wrong with being a grown adult and still liking pokemon, or any other cartoon for that matter. but OPs boyfriend obviously isn't very mature given he'd dump her over that.

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Saying Pokemon is stupid for somebody's age is like saying enjoying a Disney movie is stupid. It's whimsical wholesome fun that most people can enjoy if they're open to it.

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Why do some people always have to think Pokemon is childish? Pokemon is a fun game and always has been. Liking the game as a grown person isn't childish, it's just made for all ages to enjoy. But OP's boyfriend is immature for threatening to break up with her for that, not immature for liking Pokemon.

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I'm a real live girl and I can name nearly 50. (if not more) having the same interests is important in a relationship, but instead of berating op, her boyfriend should have dug out his old gameboy and educated her.

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@42 Having similar interests may be important to most people, but if Op doesn't like Pokémon then she doesn't like Pokémon. Trying to force someone to share an interest in something you like is just as bad as trying to force someone to stop being interested in something you don't like.

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Hey :) I never said I don't like Pokemon, it's just that it's been more than 10 years since I've seen an episode and I've simply forgotten the names. I have vague images of Pokemon in my brain but the names (save for a few) have escaped me.

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I'm a girl and on a good day I can probably name about 600/720 just off the top of my head. Does that mean I'm not a real life girl?

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Having similar interests helps a relationship. If he likes Pokemon. he may want to talk about Pokemon. If she knows no pokemon, it will be a shallow conversation. now apply that to ppls likes in general.

Ok he's blowing things way out of proportion. That's a pretty stupid reason to want to dump someone. That being said, I do agree with the person who said to take an interest in your partners interests. Even if it is something you wouldn't normally care one bit about, try taking some interest simply because they do.

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I don't see why you're getting down voted. You're making an incredibly valid point. You get an up vote from me in the hopes that the FML community doesn't down vote your comment also.

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Exactly! My fiancee likes pokemon. I never have. But I love penguins, so he showed me Piplup. I now have a stuffed Piplup that I love and wouldn't have known about if it weren't for him.

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Even though I thumbed them up, I can see why they'd be down-voted by some. I like Pokemon all on my own (I love playing the video games and card game), but there's no way I could name ten of them without honestly racking my brain. I just don't have that sort of dedication because Pokemon names aren't a high priority for me. So while I agree with the idea that you should take interest in your partner's interests, there's no reason to assume that she refuses to be/just isn't interested in Pokemon

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