Everybody has a পছন্দ part when it comes to the phenomenon known as Pocket Monsters (or পোকেমন for short). For some, it’s the battles and the strategies, while for others, it’s the পোকেমন evolving into different and stronger forms, which is because of hitting a certain level, using an Elemental Stone, friendship and time of day, among other factors. Me? I like all the aspects of the পোকেমন phenomena.

So with that, here’s my reasons for why I like পোকেমন (which I hope that every Poké অনুরাগী out there will notice as well):

1) Cooperation

The game of পোকেমন is quite complex, so talking with other fellow পোকেমন fans, especially when comparing battle strategies, is a good idea when it comes to figuring out the game — and পোকেমন is a good thing in that way, since it happens to be something that gets kids talking with each other, too

2) Strategizing

পোকেমন is a good thing for another reason: it teaches how to think strategically. Unlike some জনপ্রিয় toys with little অথবা no educational value, পোকেমন is different in that it requires chess-like concentration and the ability to think ahead in sophisticated ways.

3) Lessons about Life

There are so many amazing examples of how this game teaches about life — and not just দ্বারা quotes, either.

For example, in the games, there is a পোকেমন called “Magikarp”, which is considered the most useless and weak পোকেমন in the game. But after struggling, hard work and determination, the Magikarp is able to evolve into an extremely powerful পোকেমন known as “Gyarados”. The পোকেমন was one of the most powerful in the Generation 1 games, defeating nearly everything in its path.

And that shows a good lesson there: if আপনি don’t struggle, আপনি don’t improve.

4) Reaching Goals

In Pokémon, the Trainers and their পোকেমন learn that never giving up eventually pays off in the end. For the Pokémon, it’s learning to succeed, and that’s usually দ্বারা practicing with their moves and doing well with them — basically sharpening old techniques and learning new ones. For the Trainers, it’s completing the Pokédex and battling other Trainers (sometimes in rematches). Like the old saying goes, “Practice makes perfect”, which is very true, along with “If at first আপনি don’t succeed, try, try again”. In other words, the আরো আপনি practice at something (especially if it’s a talent আপনি have, অথবা something আপনি simply প্রণয় to do), the better আপনি get at it.

5) The Importance of Rules

In order to be a পোকেমন master, the player has to teach his অথবা her পোকেমন to follow the rules. It’s a basic rehearsal for life; if one follows the rules, they get rewarded (although there are exceptions, such as changing the লেখা rules when লেখা fanfiction, but that’s another story).

“The age-old theme of the journey is played out here, and one faces good vs. evil in the quest for the holy grail, i.e. becoming the greatest পোকেমন master. This mirrors development — cognitive, social and psychological, across the life span. We all have monsters to keep at উপসাগর and mysteries অথবা problems to solve throughout our lives.

“Pokémon provides a stimulus for learning and practicing life skills and other learning skills that will be useful later. Children are drawn to this challenge because of their very nature, needing to deal with their fears and vulnerabilities.”