It’s Been 3000 Years


What does It’s Been 3000 Years mean?

It’s been 3000 years is a famous quote from the Pokémon games Pokémon X and Y from the character AZ.

Online, it is used as a reaction image to express feelings of catharsis at the arrival of an awaited event.


What's the origin of It’s Been 3000 Years?

The sixth generation of Pokémon games, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y was released in 2013.

The games feature a character, AZ, who is a travelling Pokémon trainer and who encounters a unique Floette Pokémon, the Eternal Flower.

When AZ sees the Floette, he collapses to his knees and exclaims “It’s been 3000 years”.

Spread & Usage

How did It’s Been 3000 Years spread?

“It’s been 3000 years” showed up on the r/pokemon subreddit in December, 2013.

The reaction image would then be used on Reddit, as well as Tumblr.

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