As you can see from my Usertags, I'm from Finland and I (sort of) hate Pokémon anime and Pikachu. (Red's can be forgiven because it knows Toxic)
I first learned about Pokémon when I saw an episode of Anime. Dunno what it was. Then I got Pokémon Emerald for Christmas and truly started liking the series. I was quite young, and I didn't know any English, so needless to say, it was hard to beat that game. Eventually did so with a lv. 100 Blaziken and Rayquaza. I got Pokémon Leaf Green later and really liked it.
To be honest, I wasn't that exited about Gen IV. After saving some money for DS Lite I finally bought Pokémon Platinum and Pokémon Heart Gold. I didn't really like either of them, but at least HG had some nice features. The game I played the most on my DS Lite was Mystery Dungeon Blue. I enjoyed it very munch.
Then info of B/W came. I was amazed.
After almost learning all new Pokémon's Japanese Names and their movesets, typing and stuff like that B/W finally arrived. I bought White the day it came out in Europe (Just for lulz because we got it before America). I loved it. Finally Pokémon games had some story. And new Pokémon were awesome. Especially Chandelure, Snivy and many others.
Few months ago I learned about Nuzlocking and tried it. My both runs (in slightly harder hacks) ended to a wipe. I lost some bros (Mainly Crossfire the Blaziken, Gulpist the Swalot and Mozart the Duskull) but I didn't give up. I swear I'm going to finish a Nuzlocke some day.
I'm still quite n00bish, so I'm practising editing. I'm currently helping Project Walkthroughs on Mystery Dungeon walkthrough because I know many usefull but unencylopedic things (Which Pokémon to avoid, what to do in boss fights) about first PMD games.