I’ve been playing Pokemon games since way back in the monochrome Gameboy days (my starter for Pokemon Blue was Squirtle by the way). Whilst every subsequent edition has been basically the same game with different graphics, I still find them compulsive and fun to play. I’m a sucker for grinding in RPGs and Pokemon brings that in spades. Also, just like football stickers and POGs, the mantra of catching them all is a hard one to ignore. Once you’ve been bitten by the bug it’s very difficult to shake it off… unless you’ve stocked up on healing berries and have a Full Heal tucked away.