One of the reasons Pokémon is so popular is because it's so accessible to people from all walks of life. Even players who have never experienced a video game before can jump in and start learning immediately. Kids, adults, the elderly—anyone who wants to play—are all succeptable to Pokémon addiction. Anyone can purchase a handheld, and in today's busy world it's easier than ever to game on the move. The very nature of the Pokémon series allows players to start and stop whenever they want so anyone from the attention deficient to those with nothing but time to spare can have the same experience without the fear of missing out on something cool in the game.