Basically, I'm just a nerdy high school senior who likes Pokémon. I'm a varsity rower and an IB Diploma Candidate with an active social life, and I work part-time at the marina at a local park, but I always try to find time for Pokémon in my life.
Bulbapedia is a lot of fun, I guess. My older brother introduced me to Pokémon at a very young age, and since then it's always been a lot of fun for me. Main series, anime, spin-off, or TCG, I love Pokémon. I grew up during Generation III, and I remember a lot about Generation II. My first game was a Sapphire I shared with my brother; I later got one of my own. I then played Leaf Green, Emerald, Pearl, Platinum, Soul Silver, and White. It's like Pokémon grew up with me.
Soon into White 2, I discovered EV training because I needed to beat the Champions' Tournament in the PWT, and that was when my enthusiasm for Pokémon skyrocketed. I became obsessed, and it was awesome. I had a decent score in Wifi battles. I went to the midnight release of XY at my local GameStop with some of my friends. I eventually discovered IV breeding, and that was when I started to feel unstoppable. In the Battle Spot, I climbed to a pretty good Rating for Double Battles.
Unfortunately, on October 31, 2014, my 3DS was stolen, along with its case containing most of my DS and 3DS games. I cried and screamed, a lot. But I bought a used 3DS from GameStop and was able to access my Pokémon Bank account, with most of my breeding leftovers. Then I went to the midnight release of ORAS and got Alpha Sapphire. I've been rebuilding my life, and already have a decent Battle Spot score again, but my team is still a work in progress.
I do play on simulators online, such as Pokémon Showdown, from time to time, but nothing comes close to the real things, so I generally play on my actual games. I still respect those who play Pokémon casually, but I personally find Pokémon the most enjoyable when it is played like the very intense strategy game it is. I believe Pokémon should be played with integrity, and do not respect people who hack the games.
I love Bulbapedia. I read it, use it to study, and contribute whenever I can, although I haven't been contributing much lately. I love experimenting with templates, and I have several, but again, I haven't done much serious work for a long time. My username is Zewis29 all throughout Bulbagarden, and my name on Pokémon Showdown is Zacklemore.