I have never played a DS game or any Pokemon game on any game devise. My son owns a 2DS and a 3DS. And all he ever talks about is Pokemon this, Pokemon that. He also watches the Pokemon cartoon series. But do your kids drive you nuts with their DS games and Pokemon? I don't mind it, as long as it does not distract him in his school work and responsibilities. (He is 13 years old) I actually think the Pikachu is a cutie.