Hello. My name is Nick15 and I've been a part of Bulbapedia since the beginning. I used to run the website Pokémon Aaah!... I mean, I still run it, but I also used to run it as well.

Quick History

  • Started playing the Pokémon TCG upon release after starting Magic
  • Played the TCG until EX:FRLG
  • Returned to the TCG with the release of Black/White
  • Love of TCG encouraged the creation of my website, Pokémon Aaah!, in 1999
  • Worked on PA! until 2004, includes a period when PA! was hosted on Bulbapedia in early-2002
  • When PA! ended, a lot of its TCG information formed the basis of Bulbapedia's TCG articles
  • Returned to regular PA! updates in late-2019
  • Played the Pokémon video game, starting with a Japanese Yellow ROM, then to own my own copy of Yellow upon release
  • Played the Japanese Gold ROM and helped hype up the info with Meowth346 at Pokémon Forever
  • Continued playing every game from every Gen, with varying degrees of hype (peaking at Gen 5, dipping at Gen 6, then peaking again with Gen 8)
  • Can't stop, won't stop!

Goals at Bulbapedia

  • Current main goal: replacing TCPI-coined romanized name with RR versions, unless actual examples of romanized names on Korean products exist
  • NOTE: the TCPI-coined romanizarions of Korean names were done without the help or association with Pokémon Korea, Inc, and therefore have romanized names which don't make sense (like "Fairit" for Charmander, even though there is no "t"-like sound in its Korean name).
  • Examples of Romanized Korean names do exist, such as the ones used on products at the 2017 Pokémon World Festival event.
  • Romanized names appear more on modern products, less so on older products. Romanization is still generally rare, definitely relative to its use on Japanese products, so many Korean Pokémon names have yet to actually use romanizations.
  • Of the modern products that do employ romanized names, they tend to be on popular Pokémon, like Pikachu, the Kanto starters, Eevee and the Eeveelutions, Ditto, etc.
  • Adding any remaining information about Korean Pokémon name etymology
  • Add Korean TCG set icons wherever possible (they are similar to, but not exactly the same as, the Japanese set icons)
  • Maintaining Pokémon TCG articles, namely those during the Wizards of the Coast-era
  • scans of events and items which don't yet appear
  • articles for WOTC-era events
  • Super Trainer Showdowns - 2000 West, 2000 East, 2001 East, 2001 West
  • Worlds - 2002 West Coast Qualifiers (San Diego), 2002 East Coast Qualifiers, 2002 Seattle, 2003 Indianapolis (GenCon)

Related Links

Former/Archived Sites

  • FakeCard.com - archive of the last-most version of his faking site (2004)
  • Pokémon Aaah! v8 - archive of the last-most version of "PA!" before switching to "FakeCard.com" (2003)
  • Pokémon Aaah! v4.6 - archive of the version of PA! at its peak (2001)

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New Pages I'm Working On: Fake cards • Fake Card Termonology • History of Faking • Counterfeit Fakes • Text Fakes • Custom Fakes • Image Fakes
Other Sections: Main Page • About Me (User Boxes galore!) • My Pokemans, Let Met Show You Them • My History with Pokémon • Pokémon Aaah! Tribute