If you're a child of a certain age, you'll have no trouble identifying your Onyx from your Jigglypuff and your Pikachu from your Psyduck.

Your weekends were either glued to your Game Boy or watching the Pokémon anime series on a Saturday morning and, to be honest, it was bliss.

However, imagine if you had never enjoyed the pleasure of throwing your first Poké Ball or watching Pokemon: The Movie in the cinema - actually, forget that last one. It was a terrible movie.

Well, believe it or not, there are people that have never played Pokémon or indeed even heard of the incredibly popular series which has been around since 1996.

One of those people is the film critic named Film Crit Hulk (we cannot confirm if that is a real name or not), who a few days ago decided to give Pokémon a go for the first time ever.

Firing up the old Nintendo Switch and getting a copy of Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! - Hulk took a headfirst plunge into the world of Pokémon and this is what he found.

After deciding to pick Pikachu, because that's the only one he had heard of, it quickly became apparent that Mr Hulk wasn't a complete Pokémon novice.

Sure enough, he soon found that there are lots of things to enjoy about the world of Pokémon.

We're not sure if dog fighting should ever be considered cute but to each their own.

Things started to become really interesting once he started to meet other Pokémon and other characters.


Soon, he became worried about whether his Pokémon were ok in their Poké Balls but, as day two rolled on, he was finally getting into his stride.

Things soon started to get weird again.

Nostalgia for other games soon started to flood back.

Things then took a dark turn when he encountered a Mr Mime.

Mr Hulk's faith in the game was, thankfully, soon restored.

Day three commenced the last day of this epic thread - and it was probably the best day of the three.

More disturbing Mr Mime revelations.

The disturbing truth of Pokémon deaths soon became apparent.

And that's the lot.

We think that we can all say that the overriding thing we have learnt from this is that Pokémon is a good and wholesome game and if everyone played it the world would probably be a better place.

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