to show no interest in Pokemon?

(64 Posts)
cakedup Sun 03-Jan-16 10:21:48

The next time DS (10) tells me something about Pokemon (which will be within the next 10 minutes) I swear I'm going to scream. I have already completely ignored him, rolled my eyeballs, huffed, even said "I'm really not interested" and he is just not taking the 'hint'.

First it was Thomas the incredibly dull Tank engine, then it was Angry Birds who filled me with anger, then Bakugan, and now Pokemon. He becomes fixated and drives me mad with a constant stream of trivia. And I just can't fake an interest. He tries to force interest out of me by asking me what Pokemon would I prefer to battle in such and such conditions.

Does anyone else have this problem? I seriously don't think I can take much more.

I do my bit by buying him Pokemon stuff, I even made the effort to find an online Pokemon quiz the other day to test his knowledge. I just can't take the constant Pokemon chat when I'm trying to live my everyday life.

catfordbetty Sun 03-Jan-16 10:25:07

What do you do if Pikachu won't get on the bus?

Pokémon.

cakedup Sun 03-Jan-16 10:27:10

I'm torn between telling DS that joke but afraid it will encourage another 10 mins of Pokemon chat.

Warmworm Sun 03-Jan-16 10:28:04

My dd was a huge Pokemon fan for many years at that age. But thankfully not much of a chatterer. I think kids who fixate on stuff like that have a tremendous ability to absorb information about it! There was nothing she didn't know and she'd bury herself in the pokedex for hours.

No advice, sorry, but sympathy!

Palomb Sun 03-Jan-16 10:29:38

Introduce him to minecraft..

Kraggle Sun 03-Jan-16 10:30:09

Send him my way we could have a good chat! I used to love Pokemon and still play the games on my DS and I'm 29!

cakedup Sun 03-Jan-16 10:33:49

Palomb Oh he's driven me mad about that as well!!

Egosumquisum Sun 03-Jan-16 10:36:45

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StillStayingClassySanDiego Sun 03-Jan-16 10:36:56

Ahh Pokemon, that takes me back.

After Pokemon came Beyblade, ds1- now 20 won a competition playing that up at our local ToysRus.

Christ, the money spent on those toys hmm.

Stay strong OP, it's a phase wink

Egosumquisum Sun 03-Jan-16 10:39:09

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foragogo Sun 03-Jan-16 10:42:30

PS4 is next, prepare yourself for endless conversations about how old you have to be to play this game or that game and shouting at their friends over headphones and on facechat even though they only live round the corner.

SweetieDrops Sun 03-Jan-16 10:45:00

I'm currently getting my head nipped about monster high by a 5 year old. I was really hoping this was a phase that would pass, have I got 5 more years to look forward to? <weeps>

myotherusernameisbetter Sun 03-Jan-16 10:45:21

I feel your pain OP. Mine went through that. You just need to remember the name of one and use it as the answer to all questions. grin

Egosumquisum Sun 03-Jan-16 10:47:17

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myotherusernameisbetter Sun 03-Jan-16 10:53:24

Just think, you'll have Naruto and One Piece to come as well soon.

PaulDirac Sun 03-Jan-16 10:57:28

Pokémon.
Gotta catch them all. (So true.)
My courage will pull us through.
You teach me and I'll teach you.
Pokémon.

Egosumquisum Sun 03-Jan-16 10:58:51

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ItsANewDayToday Sun 03-Jan-16 10:59:24

My 4 DC are in their early 20 and grew up with Pokemon. I can still name an awful lot of the first batch and we still play Pokemon video games such as Pokemon Snap and Pokemon Stadium on the N64. (I never played Pokemon stadium but Pokemon snap is surprisingly playable). I hate to think how much we have spent on the cards and the DS games. shock

I am still gloating over the fact I avoided having to take them to see the Pokemon movies when they were first released. I think there were three of them and I managed to persuade DH and the kids that it was 'their' thing.

Once every few years when we are very bored we try to name all the first and second (?) generation.

I don't think I'm reassuring you OP am I ?

lordStrange Sun 03-Jan-16 11:01:08

And after Minecraft comes Avatar.

<cries>

Nataleejah Sun 03-Jan-16 11:06:33

Minecraft and Star bloody Wars infestation here.
Aaaargh!

QuadrupleL Sun 03-Jan-16 11:07:53

Minecraft might be cheap, but we have it on PC and middle L is all 'What Mods can we download now?' And endless Stampy Cat!!! He never got into Pokémon, although he got a DS for Christmas and his cousins old game so who knows!
I would quite like an end to the skylanders obsession, these things have taken over the house. He has decided he is a collector so went to CEX with his pocket money and bought ALL the old games so he has them from the beginning!

ProcrastinatorGeneral Sun 03-Jan-16 11:18:18

My middlespawn is very into Pokemon. I just answer "GoffGoff" to any question he chucks at me. He huffs and flounces off. It's as much of a ceasefire as we're going to get I thinkgrin

I find minecraft easier to talk about, and there are three of them who can burble on for hours about it so my input isn't needed too often.

twinkletoedelephant Sun 03-Jan-16 11:25:24

9yr old dd obsessed with pokemon....there is about a hundred soft toys in the cupboard/on her bed and a giant bulbasaur soft toy on the floor ( a student gave it to her at a car boot sale as he bet her she couldnt name more Pokémon then him....she sooo could :-)

The twins asked for more pokemon soft toys for Christmas. Then there's the cards the figures the plastic diamond floppy things the Pokémon ball that they throw and a tiny soft pokemon fly's out.... I know the pokemon a to z song....

I have mentioned to dd that just like ash's mum at 10 I will pack her a bag and send her off into the world with her pokemon, and that's it she's on her own....

Still when the phase is finally over she could make alot of money selling everything. But sadly I have visions of a uni hall room covered in pokon memorabilia... She has already noticed the boys at school think she's cool for knowing so much.....

MTPurse Sun 03-Jan-16 11:28:21

My default phrase when the boys are rambling about Mincraft and Terraria is 'Cool' or 'Thats Awesome'. I have no idea what they have said but it works grin

AuntieStella Sun 03-Jan-16 11:29:24

My mid-teens sometimes go back to Pokemon. They looked at me really pityingly when I said something as if Pikachu was an individual, not a breed.

There are however OP, horrors ahead.

<whispers> yu-gi-oh

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