I've played Pokémon games since probably a few months after Red and Blue arrived in America, and consequently I've been a fan just as long, playing at least one main-series Pokémon game from every generation (and a few side games) since that time. But now, that might be changing. The switch is expensive for me at $300 USD, and even if I buy three games making my total cash investment $450 USD, that's still $150 per playable game, which I have a hard time justifying to my bank account right now. So I think I might have to become a different kind of fan: one who entirely doesn't play the current generation of Pokémon games. So I'm looking for people who have been in a similar way before, who for whatever reason haven't been up-to-date with the games but still likes the world of Pokémon. How did you get by? Did it feel weird being left behind in a way, or did you power through with showdown and other social and fanmade aspects?