7 Tips for Getting Your Kids into Pokémon

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By In The Playroom

Are you eager to share your love for Pokémon with your little ones? Or are you just curious about this phenomenon and want to help your child explore the world of Pokémon? Either way, you’ve come to the right place.

Today, we’ll share some tips for introducing your kids to the magical world of Pokémon and even enjoying the journey with them.

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Introduce them to the Pokémon world through various formats

The Pokémon universe is vast and diverse, offering numerous ways for your kids to get involved. There’s the Pokémon video games, TV series, movies, and, of course, the popular Pokémon trading cards.

Start by introducing your child to one or more of these formats, depending on their interests. Watching a few episodes of the TV series together, playing the video games on Nintendo consoles or even playing Pokemon GO out and about on your phone can be a great way to bond and immerse them in the Pokémon world.

a variety of pokemon formats

Whichever way you choose to play, it can help you bond and create unforgettable memories. Plus, playing together allows you to guide them, answer questions, and share your knowledge.

Share Your Own Pokémon Stories and Experiences

If you’re a long-time fan of Pokémon, share your stories with your kids. They’ll love hearing about your favorite Pokémon, your most memorable battles, and the friends you made along the way.

These stories not only make the world of Pokémon more relatable but also create an emotional connection between you and your child.

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Encourage Your Child to Collect Pokémon Trading Cards

Collecting Pokémon trading cards can be an exciting and educational activity for your child.

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Not only do they learn about different Pokémon species, but they also develop organizational and social skills. Encourage them to trade cards with friends, and you might even want to join in on the fun!

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Pokemon loving kids will also have a great time using up some energy with these pokemon movement cards, which you can print out for free.

Take our Pokémon Quiz Together

Are you curious to know which Pokémon your child (or you) would be? Check out our fun Pokémon quiz! I made this fun Pokemon quiz over on our other site Bad Attitudes, at the request of my 5 year old niece who is a huge Pokemon fan – just like my 6 year old daughter is too.

This interactive and entertaining quiz will not only help you both learn more about the different Pokémon species but also bring you closer together as you share your results and discuss your favorite characters.

Attend Pokémon Events and Meetups

Local Pokémon events, such as tournaments and meetups, are an excellent opportunity for your child to make new friends, learn from other players, and share their passion for Pokémon.

Keep an eye out for events in your area, often found in venues like gaming cafes or even libraries and encourage your child to participate.

Get Creative with Pokémon Arts and Crafts

Unleashing your child’s creativity through Pokémon-themed arts and crafts can be a fun and engaging way to explore the world of Pokémon together.

From drawing and painting their favorite characters to constructing 3D models or designing their own Pokémon, the possibilities are endless.

One fantastic activity you can try is our Pokémon color by number sheets, which combine art, creativity, and the joy of Pokémon all in one!

pikachu pokemon card and how to draw pokemon book

This entertaining and educational activity not only allows your child to practice their fine motor skills and color recognition but also brings their favorite Pokémon to life on paper. So grab your coloring pencils, and get ready for a colorful adventure!

Be Patient and Supportive

Last but not least, remember that every child is unique, and their interests may change over time. Be patient and supportive of their journey into the Pokémon world, and let them explore it at their own pace. Who knows, they may even teach you a thing or two!

playing pokemon go on mobile phone

In conclusion, sharing the world of Pokémon with your child can be a rewarding and exciting experience for both of you. By following these tips, you’ll be well on your way to becoming the ultimate Poké-parent!

So grab your Pokéballs and embark on this incredible adventure together. Happy exploring, trainers!

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Anna Marikar, mum of four and seasoned blogger, has spent over a decade sharing her parenting journey and passion for kid-friendly crafts and free printables.
Her easy-to-follow craft ideas and practical parenting advice have transformed In The Playroom into a cherished resource for parents.

3 thoughts on “7 Tips for Getting Your Kids into Pokémon”

  1. Thanks for sharing these amazing tips on getting kids into the Pokémon world! As a long-time fan of the series, I think it’s important to share the magic with younger generations. Introducing them to the various formats of the franchise and sharing personal experiences can create a stronger emotional connection and make the experience more relatable. Plus, getting creative with arts and crafts and attending local Pokémon events can make the journey even more exciting!


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