Can`t say much about the series, but the game? that was the exact equivalent of crack for the 8 year old me, and thinking about it, would have been cheaper to get smack than all those AA batteries to play pokemon blue.
And i remember yellow, you were stuck with Pikachu, "i can`t choose Charmander? wtf man?" that monumental asshole even refused to evolve despite spending your college funds on batteries to train him, damn rat with an attitude, still so darn cute.
Skipped some homework last night, for the good ol times: