The Pokemon/Asperger's Syndrome connection

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cyberfox007
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30 May 2011, 8:32 am

Here is the article LINK

Interesting read



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30 May 2011, 9:11 am

Interesting article. Add another name to the "famous Aspies" list.



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30 May 2011, 9:43 am

I have wondered for many years why I was the only Pokemon fan I knew who knew who Tajiri was. Now I know: it is because they were not nearly as obsessed as I was (and still am).

I would now like to meet him even more.



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30 May 2011, 9:47 am

I have never been all that interested in Pokemon. I remember completely zoning out when watching Pokemon at a friend's house.



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30 May 2011, 11:39 am

Oi. I don't like that people focus on the Pokemon anime. The games are where it's at!


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30 May 2011, 1:10 pm

I've known about Satoshi being aspie for 4 years.



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30 May 2011, 1:27 pm

Yeah, I known about it myself too! It was a game made by an Aspie for Aspies...



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31 May 2011, 12:45 pm

I think that's why the whole Pokémon thing appealed to me as a kid. Made by an Aspie therefore perfect for Aspies. I spent many happy days playing Pokémon red (and eventually blue when my brother got fed up of it!). I can't afford the later games though :(


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31 May 2011, 3:56 pm

Yeah, my brother grew out of Pokemon too and my parents I remember used to think it was cute as a kid, but now they just think it's geeky...



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01 Jun 2011, 1:04 pm

slovaksiren wrote:
Yeah, I known about it myself too! It was a game made by an Aspie for Aspies...

What? Since when was it created for aspies?



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01 Jun 2011, 2:16 pm

Awesome. Satoshi Tajiri should be in "The Famous Aspies" list.



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01 Jun 2011, 4:34 pm

Though i have stopped playing Pokemon, it is one of my favorite gaming franchises. I even went to the pokemon stores in New York and Tokyo!



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04 Jun 2011, 11:43 am

It's a great way for my kids to meet others I've found.