He collects these cards with fantasy characters on them, then "battles" with his friends who also collect the cards.
I used to think it was a simple card game, like "War" or "Go Fish". You know, the higher the card, the greater it's strength? Or you'd try to pair up cards of the same suit?
My assumptions only served to reinforce the fact that I am
For those of you who are blissfully unaware of the Pokemon phenomenon, check out the Wikipedia page. I'll wait.
Apparently, this game is pretty serious. Each monster has several evolutions (or as SS#1 likes to pronounce it "evulsions"), as well as a variety of special powers.
While at its very core, it appears
The 2009 Pokemon World Championship was held in Hawaii.
Hawaii. A children's card game, tournament form. In Hawaii.
How is it that kids can keep all of their Pokemon powers straight in their heads, but can't remember to clean their rooms or take a shower?