Pokémon Gold.. or Silver. I can’t really remember which one. It was after I begged my friend to let me play with his game boy in exchange of letting him playing in my computer with some other game of building a theme park. Then my dad naught me my first game boy color and I started to play Pokémon for the first time. I even remember my first team:
The first game I played, huh? It was Leaf Green in a GBA emulator. That one game was sitting there in the computer and I didn’t even know that it was Pokemon at the first glance because the ROM file’s name was “Leaf Green English.gba”. That's all.
Diamond. It was a used copy and since I didn’t know how to reset the game, I spent a few weeks slumming it in the postgame island. I remember distinctly I had an arond level 33 Lumineon and I kept getting destroyed by the level 50+ Fearows outside the town I was in. Eventually I learned how to reset the game, and the rest was history.