When I was a youngun, I watched the TV show every saturday morning on Kids WB. Man, I miss Kids WB. Also, I precisely remember carrying Pokemon Yellow with me literally EVERYWHERE, along with a guidebook. Good memories.
ironically my first pokemon merch was the same as the guy who started this thread, the original machop tcg card... I think I was about 3, then i got into the anime and later got pokemon crystal for my first game
My cousin had a Pokedex complete with the first 150 Pokemon. I really liked Gyarados and Vaporeon when I flipped through it. I always was intrigued by Pokemon, but I never got a game until the fourth Generation.
Pokemon yellow was my first pokemon merch I got and of course pikachu was my first pokemon lol but I traded it with my cousin for his bulbasaur at the start of our games ( he had blue version) and every 3 days we'd battle and see how strong we got, ahhh the good ole days
When I was younger, all my friends got Sapphire, so I got Ruby (my first game). They all ended up getting Ruby and I ended up getting Sapphire. I got all 5 GBA games over the years and all the Sinnoh games but I haven't played a new pokemon game since Platinum. I will try out the Ruby remake when it comes out.