I still play the pokemon games, but I only play Pokemon White and Pokemon Soulsilver.
I used to own versions Yellow, Red, Crystal, Silver, Gold, Sapphire, and Ruby, but I gave all of those away because both my Game Boy Color and Game boy Advance broke.
I don't remember exactly why I started playing the Pokemon games, but I think I started playing the pokemon games because all the cool kids had them. I still remember playing the old pokemon games hour after hour until bed time.
On a related note-Iwhat was everyone's favorite starter pokemon? For me, Charmander was my favorite starter pokemon.