During Pokémon Week I shared a fact a day but I had found so many fun Pokémon facts that I decided I would share some of the others I had found here. I have included facts about Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander, devolving Pokémon, the games, the anime, manga and even the cards. I hope you enjoy the below.
1. Which is the first Pokémon in the Pokédex?
The first Pokémon in the Pokédex is Bulbasaur. From the moment this Pokémon is born, it has a plant seed on its back. The seed gradually swells in size. Bulbasaur is a Pokémon that is both a grass and a poison type. It is vulnerable to Pokémon of the fire, psychic, flying, and ice types.
2. Of the three starters, which Pokémon would Ash have chosen?
In the anime, if Ash could have taken one of the 3 starter Pokémon, he would have chosen Squirtle, followed by Bulbasaur and then Charmander.
3. Which is the most popular starter Pokémon between Squirtle, Charmander and Bulbasaur?
Charmander is the most popular starter Pokémon. Despite being the most popular starter Pokémon, Charmander was the most difficult to train.
4. Can any Pokémon devolve?
Slowbro is currently the only Pokémon that can devolve. This is due to the fact that Slowpoke it evolves into Slowbro after Shellder bite’s its tail. If the Shellder ever lets go then the Slowbro will devolve back into Slowpoke.
5. What is the most successful anime series based on a video game?
The Pokémon anime series is one of the most successful anime series of all time, as well as the most successful anime series based on a video game.
6. What was the article about Pokémon in Time Magazine?
Pokémon is the only video game to appear on the front cover of TIME magazine. It featured in the November 1999 issue. Beware of the Poké Mania was the article story paired with the cover. The article is available on Time Magazine’s website and the cover is available for purchase.
7. Do the people in Pokémon world, eat Pokémon?
Pokémon are food in the Pokémon world. As shown in episode 16, when adrift in the ocean and starving, everyone started fantasising about how to prep and eat Magikarp. There is also talk of Farfetched being incredibly delicious when cooked with leek. Jesse and James even discussed how to cook Togepi’s egg before it hatched. Which makes sense, as in the Poké-world, Pokémon are the animals (and in some cases. plants). Thus it makes sense that some Pokémon are food.
8. When did Pokémon launch?
Pokémon, a Nintendo electronic game series, made its debut in Japan on February 27, 1996, as Pokémon Green and Pokémon Red. The games were available on Gameboy cartridges, and players could trade Pokémon by connecting their Gameboys via a cable.
9. Do Brock and Misty have Surnames?
Brock and Misty have last names just like Ash. Known as Takeshi in Japan, Brock’s surname is Harrison. Therefore his full name is Brock Harrison. Known in Japan as Kasumi, Misty’s surname is Williams making her Misty Williams. Then just for extra interest, Ash Ketchum is known as Satoshi in Japan.
10. What are the names of the professors?
The main series of professors in the games and anime are all named after trees. Professors Oak, Sycamore, Kukui, Elm, Birch, Rowan, Juniper, and Magnolia. Other professors from spinoffs are also given thematic names.
11. Was Pikachu the intended mascot for the franchise?
Clefairy was originally going to be the mascot of the Pokémon franchise instead of Pikachu. However, fans gravitated towards the yellow mouse more.
12. Which character was a unknowingly programmed into the Pokémon Green and Pokémon Red game?
When Pokémon Red and Green was first released in Japan, Mew was a little-known secret. Even Nintendo was unaware that Mew had been programmed into the game at first. Pokémon Green and Pokémon Red was the first game of the franchise released.
13. What difference is there between the English and Japanese versions of the anime?
The English and Japanese versions of the anime have different images for the ‘Who’s that Pokémon?’ eye-catch, episode break segment. Some episodes also feature different Pokémon for the segment. The Japanese anime also features characters on occasion as part of their eye catch.
14. When did the first volume of the Pokémon manga series release?
The first manga volume of the Pokémon series was first published in October 1997. The more famous manga in the western world, however, is Pokémon Adventures, with the first volume being published in Japan on August 8, 1997. It was one of the most successful Pokémon manga, with 150,000 copies sold worldwide.
15. How many Pokémon are there?
Generation one of Pokémon gave us the well known 150/1 Pokémon mentioned in the Pokémon, PokéRap. With each new generation, more Pokémon joined the Pokédex, in fact, there are now around 905 different species of Pokémon.
16. What is the Pokérap?
4Kids Entertainment’s first Pokérap for the Pokémon anime was the Kanto Pokérap. It was designed to include the first 150 Pokémon that were available at the time. The rap was divided into five sections to be included at the end of the anime episodes. At the end of each episode, two verses would be played, and by the end of a five-day week, all of the verses would have been sung. This lasted from Pokémon episode 1: I Choose You! to episode 57: The Breeding Center Secret.
17. When did the first Pokémon cards release?
In October 1996, the first set of Pokémon cards was released. There were 102 cards in total, with illustrations by Ken Sugimori, Mitsuhiro Arita, and Keiji Kinebuchi. Over 30 billion cards have been printed and sold since then.
18. How many Pokémon episodes and movies are there?
There are more than 1,000 episodes for the anime and are still released. So far, 23 animated films and 1 live-action film have been produced. How many have you seen?
What is your favourite Pokémon fact?