On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a Pikachu in a Christmas tree. At the Pokémon Center in Tokyo!

This amazing tree was recently spotted on Japanese site Pokésoku, with the question: “I thought I’d buy my nephew a Pokemon for Christmas, but can a six-year-old child handle it?”

What do you think? Is six too young for your first Pokémon? I know my nephew was mad keen on Pokémon at eight years of age, and he didn’t seem to suffer any ill effects. I think that even a six-year-old would be into catching ’em all. Although in some rare cases children may blame their gambling problem on early experiences with game cards and decide to sue, to the best of my knowledge claims like these have been unsuccessful.

Some Japanese netizens agreed that Pokémon would be a good gift for a six-year-old, saying if it was just for fun he’d be fine, and they had begun their Pokémon careers in kindergarten, while others argued that the game was challenging even for a 22-year-old, and if the poor kid didn’t fully understand all the ins and outs, he’d be a laughing stock.

I guess it’s difficult for anyone to catch ’em all, no matter how old you are, but you have to start somewhere, right? Our courage will pull us through? You teach me and I’ll teach you?

And who deserves to be the Pokémon angel on top of the tree? Butterfree, Togekiss, Charizard, or Shedinja? Dilemmas, dilemmas. Christmas is often fraught with these kind of predicaments.

…Now bring us some Figy Berry, now bring us some Figy Berry, we wish you a Poké-Christmas and a happy New Dragonair!

Source: Pokésoku
Image: rivalhyuu