Q & A By Nora Strehl
Students at Western Michigan University may have outgrown plenty of habits from their elementary and middle school days; however, one hobby that never gets old for some individuals is playing Pokemon. Nicole Dubs, a WMU junior and graphic printing sciences major, is the vice president of the Kalamazoo Pokemon League.
Q: What is the Kalamazoo Pokemon League?
A: The Kalamazoo Pokemon League is an organization for students and community members that share a common interest in Pokemon. Members can gather and discuss the franchise or engage in activities involving the cards or handheld games.
Q: Who can join the Pokemon league?
A: Anyone can join the Pokemon League! This group is open to any student attending Western Michigan University, as well as to any member of the community that is willing to join.
Q: What made you want to start his club? How long have you been playing?
A: I’ve always wanted to be a member of an officially sanctioned Pokemon League and to participate in the events that these leagues offer, but the nearest league was always too far away. When my co-founder Cody and I found out how simple it was to actually start one we couldn’t help ourselves. I have been playing for 12 years.
Q: What is your favorite Pokemon and why?
A: I think Magikarp is probably one of my favorite Pokemon. While it’s often thought of as pretty much useless in the game, I like the fact that his evolution is based on an old Chinese tale that is well-known in Japan. It really shows how much thought was put into the making of Pokemon.
Q: When will the games begin?
A: Our first meeting will be this Friday, April 13 at 5:30 p.m. in the basement of Waldo Library. We have everything ready to register our members and set them up with their trainer IDs. Q: Where can I find out more?