The Boston Globe for Pokemon
September 1, 2015
Melissa Robb, 48, is no soccer mom. But she’s a proud “Pokemom.”
Her son, Ian, has grown up immersed in all things Pokemon, collecting and playing with the popular trading cards half of his life. In the competitive arena of the Pokemon World Championships, taking place in Boston this weekend, Pokemon plush toys sit near players like figureheads on a ship for good fortune. And parents cheer from the sidelines.