Why would I download it if I don't care for it? Well, my kiddo is into it and guess what? He thinks I should share in his interests. I initially told him I didn't care for it but like any 3 year old it went in one ear and out the other. He kept pushing the show on me showing me characters while he had his allotted screen time. He insisted I was one of the characters, Misty, while we played out in the yard and insisted we battle as well.
Rather than be left in the dark and winging it each time he wanted to play this, I went with. I know my sisters did the same when they were kids and their feelings would get hurt unless my mom went along with it. Rather than hurt his feelings, just like any other friend, partner or valued person in your network I made the effort to share in his interest. I now look for pokemon with him when we visit the park for a little walk, know most of the pokemon and their evolutions and watch the episodes on occasion. I of course have dad to correct me when I am wrong as he is the pokemon expert per my kiddo.
This phase will pass and another will come along for him. This is one of the less weird ones I am sure he will take part in. I sure hope he doesn't care for rodent type pets because that seriously creeps me out. I will try for him if it comes along like I am now. Share in your kids interests, now they want to talk, play, watch with you and only you not their friends. Appreciate that time and attention.