It’s Been 3000 Years
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.
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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 and Usage
“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.