A POKÉMON fan has spent $340 (£270) to play with their childhood Charizard again.
Originally caught in FireRed or LeafGreen, it’s been almost 20 years since they could last play with them in-game.
The Charizard has come all the way from Generation 3.
As discovered by Dexerto, one Reddit user shared images of a Charizard from Kanto in their copy of Pokémon Violet.
This would have required a number of different Pokémon games and the consoles needed to play them on.
For a start, user Roxaschao had already transferred their Charizard to Pokémon Colosseum for the GameCube.
This means that they would need a GameCube with a Game Boy Advance player to transfer their Charizard back to their copy of FireRed/LeafGreen.
They would then need a DS to transfer it into Generation 4, and another console to bring it into Generation 5.
The user then bought a 3DS to bring the Charizard to Generation 7 so they can transfer it into Pokémon Bank.
From here it can go into Pokémon Home, and finally into Pokémon Violet.
In all the transfer required five Nintendo consoles, and six different Pokémon games.
They made five transfers to finally get their Charizard into the most recent Pokémon game so that they can finally play with their Charizard again.
Despite spending almost £300 on Nintendo and Pokémon products they say they “don’t regret it”.
For how many consoles and games they had to purchase, they spent a lot less than people expected.
They said they saved money where possible by purchasing slightly broken second hand consoles.
This included a DS Lite with a broken hinge, and a 2DS that couldn’t use a memory card.
While not a part of the trading project, they also said they enjoyed taking the opportunity to play some games they missed out on from the series.
Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GLHF.