Welcome to the world of Pokemon!

pocket monsters, better known as pokemon, needs no introduction. what started out as a simple game dreamed up by satoshi tajiri has become a worldwide sensation and massive multimedia franchise. ever since its explosion in the nineties, pokemon has remained a staple of pop culture all over the world. to me, it has been a lifelong and favorite interest! ever since i was a kid, and even into my adult years, i've been a big pokemon fan. i'm an avid player of the games, watcher of the tv show, collector of merch, certified ken sugimori enjoyer, and hoarder of fun facts from the pokedex. for all my life, pokemon has been a big comfort to me. it fills me with so much joy. the happy and hopeful world, the charming creatures and fun characters, the awesome music, all of it is so awesome to me. it may have been repeated time and time again, but the pokemon formula has a nostalgic comfort for me. i always look forward to picking my starter and going on my journey to be the very best. this shrine is a way for me to manifest that love in a tangible way! on the left you'll find the navigation for all sorts of things, like mini shrines for my favorite pokemon, or my personal rankings of things in the franchise. i hope you like it!