Hi Tiroka/John, welcome to PE2K! If you're looking for friends, you've come to the right place! It's cool that you're returning to Pokemon after so long. It must be difficult to catch up on the 500 new Pokemon since then!
I'd be happy to help you with any questions you have about the games, so feel free to PM me any time, or you can always make a new thread in one of the game boards.
Hope you enjoy your time at PE2K! =)