Pokemon At GameStop

pokemon Do you have a Pokémon fanatic in your house? Are trading cards and video games going to be what gets top billing on your child’s letter to Santa? If you’re anything like me, you have a kid absolutely obsessed with Ash, Pikachu and their crew of goofy, animated cohorts…but there is one small problem. YOU know NOTHING about Pokémon. Like, nothing at all. So how does a parent like me shop for a child like that? Easy – head to your local GameStop store.

pokemonGameStop is a retailer that specializes in the most popular technologies and is all about bringing power to the players at a reasonable and affordable price. They offer gaming consoles and accessories, collectibles, electronics, video games and the ability to trade in pre-owned items for cash or credit. And right now, they have a great trade offer for Pokémon fans that have the new Nintendo 3DS Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon games on their Christmas list!

pokemon For me, this was a big deal because I knew I was saving money (and cleaning house), but I went in blind knowing very little about the game. The helpful store associate told me all about the game’s premise, with Professor Kukui and his assistant Lillie exploring all the islands of the Alola Region while discovering new Pokémon and meeting new friends. And the game’s release is to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Pokémon. I mean, really, I remember when it first came out and was all the rage. It’s amazing to think how far it’s come and how prevalent it still is (and how old I am, apparently). Maybe you’re not in the market for a new game, but you still want to fill a stocking or two with some funky little creatures? GameStop can take care of that too with their large collection of Pokémon plushies, trading cards and even apparel. No matter what kind of fan you are, they’ve got you covered.

pokemon I walked into the store hesitant to purchase anything because, heck, I don’t know a Pokémon from a Skylander from a Rescue Bot, but GameStop had everything sectioned off so nicely, and the store associates were more than happy to talk me through the products and how to get the 20% bonus trade-in offer. I still felt like a super uncool mom because my knowledge was so basic, but I won’t feel that way when a certain 7-year-old rips open his gifts on Christmas morning! I’ll be Super Cool Mom…the Mom who knows everything there is to know about the wonderful world of Pokémon. Thanks, GameStop. I owe ya one. And so does my wallet.

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  • Cristy M.
    11/23/2016 at 11:07 am

    I LOVED Tetris when I was a kid! Or any of the original Mario games! 🙂

  • Janelle
    11/23/2016 at 11:08 am

    I loved the original Super Mario Bros on the original Nintendo. Tetris was a close second.

  • Alan Armstrong
    11/23/2016 at 11:11 am

    I’m old. I still LOVE Tecmo Super Bowl for the NES.
    It is still popular enough to be the basis of a car commercial with Bo Jackson and Brian Bosworth.

  • Stephany
    11/23/2016 at 11:13 am

    Super Mario 3. The best!

  • Danielle
    11/23/2016 at 11:35 am

    Classic Mario. Always the best best.

  • Anna Wrisky
    11/23/2016 at 12:06 pm

    Sonic the Hedgehog. 🙂

  • Jacquie
    11/23/2016 at 12:15 pm

    MarioKart on n64!

  • Lisa Brown
    11/23/2016 at 12:20 pm

    I remember play pac-man many years ago a few times, don’t really play video games.

  • Lisa Brown
    11/23/2016 at 12:20 pm


  • Mike marohnic
    11/23/2016 at 12:24 pm

    I played so much pokemon when I was kid! With our first kid on the way now, I’m curious to see what kinds of games will be out when they’re old enough to play!

  • Julie Wood
    11/23/2016 at 12:39 pm

    My favorite video game is Fantasy Life. So addicting and fun to play!

  • Julie Wood
    11/23/2016 at 12:40 pm


  • Heather McKinzie
    11/23/2016 at 1:00 pm

    I loved Donkey Kong Country on the Super Nintendo, played with my brother all the time as a kid and even set it up in the college dorm for lazy Sundays when the roomies and I didn’t want to do homework! 🙂

  • Ashley
    11/23/2016 at 1:43 pm

    Mario Kart or Mario Party (1-3) for the N64. Rampage when I was much younger.

  • Elise Ferguson
    11/23/2016 at 2:09 pm

    Favorite video game: pitfall

  • Abby
    11/23/2016 at 2:37 pm

    Super Mario Brothers and Tetris forever!

  • Rachel B.
    11/23/2016 at 2:56 pm

    We gave our little guy my husbands old Nintendo 64 last year for Christmas, and he LOVES MarioKart. We all do 🙂

  • Jessica To
    11/23/2016 at 2:58 pm

    My son said his favorite game is Star Wars Battlefront.

  • Karla
    11/23/2016 at 3:01 pm

    I loved Super Mario Bros!

  • Kelly D
    11/23/2016 at 4:23 pm

    I like Sonic the Hedgehog.

  • Kelly D
    11/23/2016 at 4:24 pm


  • mami2jcn
    11/23/2016 at 4:28 pm

    My son likes Super Mario Sticker Star.

  • mami2jcn
    11/23/2016 at 4:29 pm


  • Natalie
    11/23/2016 at 5:28 pm

    My all time favorite video game is Mario Party! I used to play it with my brother all the time!!

  • Natalie
    11/23/2016 at 5:33 pm

    tweet https://twitter.com/yarbr012/status/801569106759716864

  • tabitha
    11/23/2016 at 6:22 pm

    I love Mario Kart! Great family game.

  • Leigh Anne Borders
    11/23/2016 at 6:24 pm

    My all time favorite video game is Ms PacMan!

  • Elena
    11/23/2016 at 6:44 pm

    My favorite game is Super Mario

  • Elena
    11/23/2016 at 6:47 pm


    thank you!

  • Sarah
    11/23/2016 at 7:00 pm

    I loved Paperboy and all of the Mario games! My son is obsessed with Pokémon too…and I also know nothing about it! Haha!

  • BarbaraMae
    11/23/2016 at 7:34 pm

    I used to love Super Mario Bros 3. My sister and I played all the time. It was one of the few things we could do together amicably, but we had fun.

  • BarbaraMae
    11/23/2016 at 7:37 pm

    I tweeted! Here it is. 🙂 https://twitter.com/Barbara_Mae/status/801600378320003072

  • Allison n
    11/23/2016 at 8:15 pm

    Contra was by far my favorite. Tetris and the original Mario bros were next in line.

  • Cheryl B
    11/23/2016 at 8:45 pm

    My favorite video game is still Pacman and Ms. Pacman.

  • Cheryl B
    11/23/2016 at 8:51 pm

    https://mobile.twitter.com/arress83/status/801618752366346240 I tweeted!

  • Mita
    11/23/2016 at 8:58 pm

    I like Sonic the Hedgehog

  • Kate flores
    11/23/2016 at 9:06 pm

    MarioKart for sure on wiiU. As a kid it was track and field on NES.

  • Jennifer Hanson
    11/23/2016 at 9:28 pm

    Super Mario 3 for NES! Big World was my favorite!

  • Allison Swain
    11/23/2016 at 11:37 pm

    My favorite game is Harvest moon, but right now I am loving the new paper mario. Thanks for the chance to win

  • Steve Weber
    11/24/2016 at 1:16 am

    My favorite video game of all time is Mario Kart

    groogruxking40 @ gmail dot com

  • Steve Weber
    11/24/2016 at 1:17 am

    tweet- https://twitter.com/groogruxking40/status/801686123642781696

  • Amy
    11/24/2016 at 8:32 am

    I love sonic on sega genesis!

  • LAMusing
    11/25/2016 at 1:42 am

    Seriously old school here – Pac Man 🙂

  • Michelle J
    11/25/2016 at 8:11 am

    Super Mario Bros on NES

  • Elizabeth Barbeau
    11/26/2016 at 9:53 am

    Legend of Zelda on OG Nintendo. I have no clue what the ‘correct’ name for it would be. I am the youngest so I remember being so excited when I FINALLY got a chance to play it, even though I was horrible it was so much fun!

  • Cassie Merrill
    11/28/2016 at 12:35 pm

    My favorite video game as a kid was Super Mario Brothers 3 on the Original NES. We would play that game for days! Until it would freeze and then you would have to take the game out and blow on it!

  • Susan Smith
    11/28/2016 at 6:18 pm

    My favorite video game is Mario Party!

  • Jessie C.
    11/28/2016 at 8:18 pm

    I love New Super Mario Bros. 2.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  • Jessie C.
    11/28/2016 at 8:19 pm


  • Erika W.
    11/29/2016 at 8:16 am

    My favorite video game is Mario Kart 8 for the WiiU. I totally play when the kids are at school. HA!

  • Erika W.
    11/29/2016 at 8:18 am

    I shared the giveaway on Twitter: https://twitter.com/seabattle2/status/803603917472927744

  • Elizabeth pergande
    11/29/2016 at 12:49 pm

    I liked mario games they were so colorful and fun.

  • Elizabeth pergande
    11/29/2016 at 12:52 pm

    https://twitter.com/eliza_elliott/status/803670995177447425 i tweeted for an extra entry

  • Elle
    11/29/2016 at 1:50 pm

    My all time favorite video game is Super Mario 3.

  • aaron reck
    11/29/2016 at 8:33 pm

    Super Mario Brothers has always been one of my favorite video games.

  • James
    11/29/2016 at 8:34 pm

    The Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion is my favorite game. I spent a lot of time playing this game.

  • aaron reck
    11/29/2016 at 8:35 pm

    https://twitter.com/areck0001/status/803789356246896640 here is the link to my tweet. Thank you very much.

  • Jill McHale
    11/29/2016 at 11:02 pm

    Tetris was my favorite game. Now I want to play it again!

  • Kristin G
    11/30/2016 at 9:47 am

    My favorite video game was the super Mario bros. on the original Nintendo.

  • Kristen
    11/30/2016 at 11:14 am

    My favorite is Tetris.

  • Kristen
    11/30/2016 at 11:15 am


  • tEE A
    11/30/2016 at 11:40 am

    Super Mario is my all time favorite.

  • Madeline
    11/30/2016 at 6:00 pm

    A current favorite video game of my daughter’s is Pikmin (I don’t really play any).

  • Madeline
    11/30/2016 at 6:01 pm

    Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/804113179076861952

  • Anita T.
    12/01/2016 at 10:30 am

    I loved Duck Hunt as a kid.

  • Karen McCormick
    12/01/2016 at 10:32 am

    PS4 Need for Speed

  • Ashlie Legrande
    12/01/2016 at 10:42 am

    Old school mario brothers, duck hunt & track and field 😉

  • laura roach
    12/01/2016 at 10:48 am

    I loved Super MARIO Bros!!

  • Teresa @ Minnesota Wonders
    12/01/2016 at 10:52 am

    I loved to play Pac Man!

  • Brody
    12/01/2016 at 10:57 am

    Favorite game has to be Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time!

  • Mindy h
    12/01/2016 at 10:58 am

    Loved Donkey Kong or Frogger and still love Ms. Pac Man when I can find it. Old school!

  • Jennifer
    12/01/2016 at 11:02 am

    Donkey Kong for Super Nintendo!!

  • Hillarie
    12/01/2016 at 11:19 am

    Super Mario Bros., 3, 2, 1…in that order

  • Jordan
    12/01/2016 at 11:23 am

    We love Pokémon! I grew up with Pokémon. It has been fun that it made a comeback and now my son ejoys it!

  • MandA
    12/01/2016 at 11:33 am

    Mario. Love all the Mario.

  • Julie petcoff
    12/01/2016 at 11:56 am

    My son loves playing MLB on PlayStation, for me it’s the original NES games! Duck hunt anyone?!

  • Stephanie
    12/01/2016 at 11:58 am

    Mario Kart was my favorite!!

  • Rebecca
    12/01/2016 at 3:09 pm

    I love strategy games and to be challenged. My boys really like sports games and having their friends over for pizza and a game night.

  • Allison Broeren
    12/01/2016 at 3:53 pm

    Super Mario 3 is the greatest game ever. Especially with a game genie.

  • Kali gardner
    12/01/2016 at 5:21 pm

    Dr. Mario on NES!

  • Elizabeth
    12/01/2016 at 6:01 pm

    Contra for the original NES !!! Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A Start! = extra lives and more playtime!!

  • Michaela Kay
    12/01/2016 at 7:13 pm

    I love playing Disney Infinity toy box with my son. He has to reteach me which buttons work what but we have a great time.

  • Janell Poulette
    12/01/2016 at 7:14 pm

    My kids love Pokemon but I love to play Super Mario Bros.

  • Katie
    12/01/2016 at 9:04 pm

    No Man’s Sky! Good, clean, creative, and endless fun!

  • Lindy neubauer
    12/01/2016 at 9:37 pm

    My sister & I saved up our money to buy an NES when they first came out. We loved it! We played a lot of Zelda, Mario Bros, Duck Hunt, Rad Racer, Donkey Kong & Jaws. 🙂

    I think a gift card to Game Stop would make some underprivileged kid’s holiday SO memorable & special! That’s my plan if I win. HO HO HO!

  • Stacy
    12/02/2016 at 5:15 am

    My favorite game was Donkey King!

  • Amy Bourget
    12/02/2016 at 5:19 am

    The whole Mario party series!!!

  • Candace guidry
    12/02/2016 at 6:35 am

    Super Mario Brothers. I’m a child of the 80’s!

  • Misty Bourgeois
    12/02/2016 at 6:43 am

    My favorite game is super mario bros 3

  • Tammy Shelton
    12/02/2016 at 7:13 am

    My favorite was Frogger. I would play it for hours.

  • Darrah Bailey
    12/02/2016 at 10:12 am

    My FAVE video game is Mario Kart Wii

  • Julie mcduffie
    12/02/2016 at 10:12 am

    My favorite game has always been Super Mario Brothers 3! I loved it when it became available to play on the Wii again!

  • angie lilly
    12/02/2016 at 10:56 am

    My fav video game is the Grand Theft Auto series of games. I know they are horrible but, as an adult, they are so much fun! hahaha!

  • angie lilly
    12/02/2016 at 10:57 am

    I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/804730681393905664

  • Christy Maurer
    12/02/2016 at 3:09 pm

    Oh my goodness! There were a lot of Wii Games I used to play with the kids when they were little! We loved playing Lego Star Wars because I was so bad at it I just kept falling off stuff. I love Mario Kart too.

  • Lauren Butler
    12/02/2016 at 6:02 pm

    My favorite game is Super Paper Mario – but I love all of the Mario games!

  • Elizabeth
    12/02/2016 at 9:22 pm

    I liked Super Mario Brothers 3, especially when you could get the flying tail power up! And the frog suit!

  • maria cantu
    12/03/2016 at 7:13 pm

    Ms. pacman was my favorite game.

  • Thomas Murphy
    12/03/2016 at 10:31 pm

    I like Mario kart.

  • Ellie Wright
    12/03/2016 at 11:16 pm

    My favorite was always Donkey Kong.

  • Ellie Wright
    12/03/2016 at 11:18 pm


  • Sarah L
    12/04/2016 at 12:31 am

    I’ve never been into video games. I remember playing Packman many moons ago.
    Thanks for the contest.

  • Sarah L
    12/04/2016 at 12:54 am

    This is not spam. (it said it was) https://twitter.com/slehan/status/805301427513991168

  • Barbara Montag
    12/04/2016 at 2:50 am

    I love all of the Just Dance Wii video games.
    thank you

  • Barbara Montag
    12/04/2016 at 2:51 am

    Tweeted https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/805332762735611904

  • Mel (@Kirbygeek4)
    12/04/2016 at 9:31 am

    Animal crossing new leaf is my favorite video game! It’s just so cute.

  • Kathryn C
    12/04/2016 at 12:02 pm

    my tweet:


  • Kathryn C
    12/04/2016 at 12:03 pm

    growing up I always loved playing Space Invaders or Pitfall and nowadays we enjoy popping in the dance video games on the wii

  • Annette
    12/04/2016 at 2:22 pm

    I’m old school – my favorite is Tetris.

  • Annette
    12/04/2016 at 2:23 pm

    Here’s my link: https://twitter.com/ThatTuxedoCat/status/805507326690164736

  • Leela
    12/04/2016 at 3:45 pm

    I love Super Mario 2.

  • shelly peterson
    12/04/2016 at 4:13 pm

    Pac Man is my favorite video game.
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

  • shelly peterson
    12/04/2016 at 4:21 pm

    tweeted https://twitter.com/cshell202/status/805537321835601920
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

  • Theresa
    12/04/2016 at 4:36 pm

    I loved the old school Mario games on NES.

  • Melissa Hinton
    12/04/2016 at 4:50 pm

    My fav game is Minecraft.

  • sandra
    12/04/2016 at 5:52 pm

    i love the classic donkey kong

  • Angela saver
    12/04/2016 at 6:11 pm

    Super Mario Bros. Is my favorite game!

    [email protected]

  • Lesley Huss
    12/04/2016 at 6:40 pm

    Call of Duty….awesome gameplay with my kid

  • STephanie timmins
    12/04/2016 at 6:57 pm

    I dedicated many hours to my Sega Genesis. Sonic or Aladdin was my #1 choice for a up-past-bedtime gaming session with my big sister. We also had the Dreamcast…my sister still has it!

  • Kristen M
    12/05/2016 at 12:28 am

    I have fond memories of playing Pac Man after school with my mom. I also spent hours playing Tetris.

  • Cheryl
    12/21/2016 at 3:00 pm

    I loved to play the Super Nintendo’s Lion King game. Many many many hours hahaha.