By KatzVKatz - Slovenia - Novo Mesto
Today, my boyfriend gave me serious shit because I couldn't name 10 Pokémon. He said he even considered dumping me. Glad to know he has his priorities straight. FML
KatzVKatz tells us more :
Hey, I didn't think this would get published, but here it is! Now for some explanations: 1. I did watch Pokemon when I was younger and I liked it. When he dared me to name 10 first gen Pokemon I was sure I could do it ... Guess my memory is not that good, but I already know that :D 2. He did admit eventually that he was sorta kinda joking. I knew he couldn't be serious about dumping me, but he did take the joke a bit too far, like yelling at me and sulking for half an hour. 3. I do take interest in his interests, we talk a lot about the games he plays and the series he watches, and do a lot of stuff together. We do have a lot in common. It's just that where he likes Pokemon to the point of fangirling about it, I'm the same with Harry Potter and Dr. Who. 4. I asked him to name ten spells from Harry Potter and he couldn't do it, so I guess we're even! Ha! :D
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  Ms_ValS  |  27

Unless their interest is stupid for their age.

  Hunkapoo  |  19

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.

  MrConcise  |  34

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.

  nezumii_fml  |  12

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.

By  TCRII  |  29

Tell him that if he wants to have a relationship with a real live girl, he needs to grow up.

  Kittyphysics  |  21

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.

  leogachi  |  15

@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.

  KatzVKatz  |  22

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.

  kurodansei  |  16

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.

By  LadyNightowl  |  17

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.

  Rkikkas9713  |  25

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.

  blackpuddle  |  30

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.

  ThatOneChick856  |  36

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 just because her boyfriend is immature. Breaking up with someone because they can't name Pokemon is something a little kid would do in their "relationships".

  leogachi  |  15

@10 Maybe she has and just can't get into it.