What did inspire Satoshi Tajiri to create pokemons?
The idea of pokemons came from the fact that their creator Satoshi Tajiri collected various beetles when he was little. He abandoned the hobby over time, but he didn't stop to admire mandibles. As a result, he brought them - great and colorful ones- to the world against the total urbanization.
His mom's stories about unusual creatures
Children whom he once saw playing
His unusual dream where he saw strange creatures
Insects he collected when was little
What was the name of the first pokemon?
Many can say the cutie Pikachu or Bulbasaur was the first created pokemon, but according to Ken Sugimori (the designer of Pokemon video game's characters), Rhydon was the first character drawn by the concept creators.
How many people did work on the creation of the first set of pokemons (151 pokemons)?
The first set of pokemons was created by a team of 10 persons. Ken Sugimori was the leader.
How did the Mew pokemon appear?
The Pokemon game's creator made Mew as a joke. After cartridge debugging 300 free bytes were left and the programmer launched Mew in them at the last gasp. The pokemon appeared all of a sudden and not before every player.
It was added as a feature
Just as a joke
It was drawn from Bruce Lee
No one remembers how and why it happened
Can you meet two twin Spindas?
There are about 4 billion of the options of the color of this pokemon. In other words, the chances of meeting two twin Spindas tend toward total zero.
What pokemon can change its sex?
The only pokemon, which changes its sex in the course of evolution is Azurill. Although the chance in the game is 1 to 4.
In the early versions of the game, Slowpoke wasn't just a pokemon. What was so special about it?
Many believe that pokemons are created to solely fight other pokemons. However, the truth is that pokemons are food too. In the earliest version of the game the tails of Slowpokes cost much and were considered a delicacy.
It represented human vices
It should replace Pikachu and become Ash's friend
It was a delicacy
It was an "exclusive" pokemon not available for everyone
What's the number of Pikachu's wins in percentage?
Recently, a Reddit user named Umer_7 counted the number of wins and defeats of all the pokemons of Ash and showed this information on the chart. Pikachu is in the middle of this chart with a result of 61%.
What did change when translating the anime into English?
When translating the anime into English, it was subjected to certain censorship, in particular, sex-themed jokes were removed, which pass for normal in Japan, as well as a few scenes too cruel according to censors. The names of almost every pokemon were also changed.
There were no changes
It was subjected to censorship
Some pokemons were redrawn
New pokemons were added
How many species of pokemons are there?
For the moment, there are 718 species of pokemons based on games, manga and anime. Each of them has a unique list of attacks and abilities.
A little bit more than 100
Impossible to count
How did the creators think up the names for such a huge number of pokemons?
Every pokemon has an unusual name. To create so many titles, their creators had to use their fantasy pretty hard. However, not everyone knows that some names even consist of numbers. For example, the names of Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres have Spanish words in their ending - numbers 1, 2, 3 (uno, dos, tres).
They made them from numbers
They put together the first letters came to their mind
They used the names of people they know
They carefully thought up the names according to pokemon's abilities
Being a pokemon owner is a hard and responsible work. To make them obey and respect you, you need to earn their trust and make a name for yourself. The only way you can do it is to know all their abilities and characters. You haven't managed to study them all well enough to tame these creatures. Although you're still able to catch a couple of them! Share the test with friends. How well are they at the world of pokemons?
Being a pokemon owner is a hard and responsible work. To make them obey and respect you, you need to earn their trust and make a name for yourself. The only way you can do it is to know all their abilities and characters. It seems you're doing great. Over the time you were together you managed to study them all well enough to tame these creatures! Share the test with friends. How well are they at the world of pokemons?