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Virtual Pets

Nimbostratus

Ambitious But Rubbish
Writer
Screenshotter
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
232
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
228
Location
Owensboro, Kentucky, USA
Pronouns
he/him
Pokémon Type
Flying, Normal
So, I used to play Neopets. Remember Neopets? It's actually still around, which is pretty impressive for a site that was created in 1999.

I also used to play Flight Rising. Dragons are cool but, I don't know, it just seemed to be missing something.

What other virtual pets are out there? Anyone got any recommendations?
 

mewstein

Conqueror of the Cianwood Gym
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
289
Caught
Jul 1, 2019
Messages
345
I remember compulsively checking the Neko Atsume app when I got it on my iPhone a few years ago - you’d leave out food or toys for the local cats and they’d repay you with fish. It was a bit like bird watching, some were rarer than others and it was a momentous day indeed when I was visited by Peaches for the first time and finally completed my Cat ‘Dex.
 

MarkedInStone

Conqueror of the Violet Gym
Pokédex No.
415
Caught
Jul 7, 2019
Messages
179
Location
Over Mt. Silver and down in the Valley Windworks
Nature
Lax
Pronouns
He/him
Pokémon Type
Fairy, Steel
Pokédex Entry
This POKéMON is struggling to figure out what interesting stuff he can put into his Pokédex entry.
I used to have a TON of Webkinz. Economically sound they were not- you had to buy the plushies in order to play with them online, and I'm not even sure it's still up. But I remember how every single one I had, I named after a Mario character. I don't remember every single one, but I had a frog named Luigi, a red panda named DK, and a pug named Bowser, to name a few. It was a lot of fun then, although I haven't touched it in at least seven or eight years.
 

Twi

important wizard
Team Omega
Pokédex No.
1128
Caught
Dec 1, 2019
Messages
48
Location
Limbo
Nature
Modest
Pronouns
Any! (but mainly they/them and he/him, if you need specifics)
Pokémon Type
Psychic, ???
Pokédex Entry
Famous for immense laziness. Can never commit to finishing posted runs.
i dabbled around with neopets as a kid but never got super in to it. i was too busy on nicktropolis and club penguin i guess.
 

Sirwallaby

Conqueror of the Fuchsia Gym
Pokédex No.
381
Caught
Jul 5, 2019
Messages
59
I used to have a TON of Webkinz. Economically sound they were not- you had to buy the plushies in order to play with them online, and I'm not even sure it's still up. But I remember how every single one I had, I named after a Mario character. I don't remember every single one, but I had a frog named Luigi, a red panda named DK, and a pug named Bowser, to name a few. It was a lot of fun then, although I haven't touched it in at least seven or eight years.

I had like, at least 70 of them, and then another 80 or so at my grandma's (but those were goodwill webkinz for a dollar so much less expensive and they didn't come with the tags either.) You could bury an entire child with just the ones I had at home.
My grandma accidentally gave me two or three of the black cat ones and I could tell each one apart even though they were functionally identical by the tiny imperfections on them.

Least to say I was...a bit obsessed with webkinz for several years and my house in the game was a mansion so large the map was difficult to navigate from the lag.
 

Trollkitten

Kitten of Lore
Artist
Writer
Team Delta
Pokédex No.
208
Caught
Jun 30, 2019
Messages
1,115
Location
Gatto Region
Nature
Quirky
Pronouns
She/her, Aetherai Lorekeeper
Pokémon Type
Fairy, Clever
Pokédex Entry
Autistic writer who starts more things than she finishes. Hyper asexual Twitch Plays Pokemon lorewriter. Rather be a happy shill than an angry critic.
I used to be crazy about Neopets. I tried going back a couple of years ago, but it just wasn't the same anymore. I think it's more that I myself changed than Neopets changing; it's just not the kind of thing I'm really into anymore.

I loved the plots they had, though. Probably my favorite was The Faeries' Ruin; that one had the best characters. Hanzo, Brynn, Xandra... it's a real shame that Flash is being disabled, because those old comics were fantastic.
 

Inksword

Conqueror of the Celadon Gym
Team Alpha
Pokédex No.
1784
Caught
Apr 9, 2020
Messages
30
Nature
Calm
Pronouns
She/her
Pokémon Type
Bug, Normal
Aywas was my personal pet-obsession site once I had moved on from Neopets. The ability to get actual custom pets was hella, but it was a lot of effort and you had to put a lot of art and drawing effort into it if you actually wanted to get stuff. Neat, but ultimately ended up being too much of a time and mind sink for me to stick around forever. I moved onto more real-world hobbies since.
 

csidvuL

Conqueror of the Ecruteak Gym
Writer
Pokédex No.
31
Caught
Jun 9, 2019
Messages
275
This topic prompted me to check my neopets account! pets are still dying, stock portfolio looks like hot garbage, and it looks like someone has very sweetly been posting once every few weeks on the ol' guild messageboard to ask if anyone is still around
 

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