It's just a game isn't it? Not at all. I grew up on pokemon. Alot of kids did. Every time a new game came out we'd buy it. People thought it was a little weird for a girl to like pokemon, but I never judged.
This is going to first sound, like a bittersweet story of a boy who loves pokemon, but it's a little bit different then that. If my gameboy broke, i'd buy a new one.