They were everywhere, they took over the school yard, they caused fights and you couldn’t get away from someone mentioning Pokémon Cards.
Pokémon cards came around in 1996 around the same time that the animation came around in the UK ( if you ever watch SMTV then you will remember the Pokeraps that Ant and Dec would have before the show.) The cards could be bought from most shops back in the day and they are still around now with new additions so they must still be available to buy but probably not as easy as it was in the nineties.
Pokémon Trading Cards was actually a game with rules and results however when they were around hardly anyone played the real game instead everyone was more interested in collecting them all. There were different sorts of cards that had evolved Pokémon on, basic Pokémon and sometimes the cards were shiny! They were the best ones!
There were so many people when I was at school that were addicted to Pokémon. They came about when I was still in Primary School so I was at the peak age group that loved them. I personally did not get into Pokémon I couldn’t see the fascination with them. I eventually liked the Gameboy colour game because I liked the fact there was a target to it but the cards I couldn’t understand the fascination for them.
I only had about two or three Pokémon cards – I think I was given them by a friend who had a few spares. The only one I really liked was a shiny one I had if Charmander (or was it Charizard) because he was the only Pokémon I liked and the card was pretty.
If you look around now Pokémon is still very huge but growing up in the exact decade where it kicked off – that was interesting to see how Big they got but also really annoying.
This will be the last Nostalgic Nineties for a while but it will return after summer.