Calling all true Pokemon Masters!
Do you know which Pokemon you can start your journey with? How about what region you're in? Who do you see to pick your starter?
Pokemon have been winning hearts worldwide since they were created. Ever since, people around the world have been working to become a true Pokemon champion. They have a passion for the games, anime, and card game that made them fall in love with the franchise.
To prove yourself as a master of the Kanto region, you'll need to know the games and the Pokemon in them. Do you the weight of Charizard? How about where you can battle Sabrina? Which Poke Ball do you only receive one of? If you're a real Pokemon master, these questions should be a breeze.
Can you name the 151 original Pokemon? How much do you know about them? There's a lot to know, as each Pokemon is unique in its own way. Make sure that you know your types and evolutions; these are important for Pokemon trainers to master.
Pokemon come in all shapes in sizes, so there is a lot to know about these creatures. So, if you think you're the very best, you'll have no trouble. Use tackle on this quiz and see if you have what it takes to become a Pokemon champion!
In the original trading card game, Charizard is widely considered to be the best card made. To this day the Charizard card commands top dollar on eBay.
Blastoise gets its name from the combination of the words “blast” and “tortoise”. This name is also used in the Spanish an Italian versions of the game. French players arguably got the best name for this creature: Tortank.
Venusaur’s most distinguishing feature is a flower growing out of its back. This flower bears a striking resemblance to the Rafflesia arnoldii found in the rainforests of Sumatra. You may be more familiar with this plant from its nickname the “corpse flower” due to the strong uncanny odor of rotting flesh it emits when blooming.
Because, of course it’s Pikachu. How could it not be?
Pokémon Green was the original counterpart to Pokémon Red in Japan. The Blue version was made available to Japanese gamers several months later as a special edition available only through mail order. Pokémon Green was eventually remade and released on North America on the Game Boy Advance as Pokémon LeafGreen.
Perhaps the best thing that can be said for Magikarp is that it is aware of its inherent feebleness. My grandfather used to say the best way to eat a wild carp was to get a board, rub it on the fish, throw away the carp, then eat the board.
Mew was added to the game at the very last minute by Shigeki Morimoto as an internal prank. Though never intended to be seen by players, certain glitches would allow Mew to be encountered. After April 1996 contest which officially confirmed the existence of Mew, it was distributed at Nintendo promotional events.
While it was a novel and slightly brave tactic, contestant Donnell Bolton’s rendition of Jigglypuff left the judges confused and he was sent packing in the first round. But, hey! It got him on TV.
Debuting at number 3 on the sales charts behind Super Batter Up 5, and Power Pro Baseball 3, Tajiri and team would watch nervously as weekly sales figures saw the game nearly fall out of the top 10. But the game found its audience and go on to become 1996’s number 1 top selling game in Japan by a wide margin.
It was a Super Nintendo, which was a bit retro at that point. The Nintendo 64 had been on the market in North America for two full years when Pokémon Red/Blue was released. Chalk this one up to the lengthy effort required to localize the product for release outside of Japan.
Really, Bill and everyone working with teleportation technology should be required to watch the movie The Fly so that they can avoid common teleportation pitfalls.
Let’s be perfectly clear about this: despite the rumors, Mew is not under the truck. The cake is a lie.
This line seems to come straight out of left field, which helps explain why it was so memorable. The literal translation from the original Japanese was “Shorts are nice and easy to move around in! Why don’t you wear some too?” When you consider that the male trainers you fight are called “Shorts Kids” in the Japanese version as opposed to “Youngsters” in the English version, the line starts to make more sense.
Quoting the Chainman: “My favorite Rapidash... It... cute... lovely... smart... plus... amazing... you think so?... oh yes... it... stunning... kindly... love it! Hug it... when... sleeping... warm and cuddly... spectacular... ravishing...” The horror… The horror…
There is long history of alcohol references being removed from Japanese games released in North America. Another great example is Chrono Trigger on SNES which changed a drinking contest to an eating contest which made one character’s sudden intoxicated behavior from consuming a too much “soup” to be very incongruous.
In Generation II there is a trainer named “Youngster Joey” who famously claims to have a “top percentage Rattata”. This would serve as the inspiration for The Youngster Joey Challenge in which players attempt a Rattata-only run through the game.
NOT. UNDER. THE. TRUCK.
Is there a connection between Mew and Ditto? They both weigh the same, both have evenly level base stats, both are genderless, both share very similar pigmentation, both can learn Transform naturally, and Ditto can be found in the same cave as Mewtwo. Coincidence? Conspiracy? The truth is out there, man! I WANT TO BELIEVE!
largest carp ever caught stands at a whopping 105 pounds 13 ounces – or one full Alakazam. Had the anglers chosen to eat it, the size of the board required boggles the mind.
Often associated solely with Nintendo, the original Pokémon video games were the result of a partnership with Game Freak (which was founded by Pokémon creator Satoshi Tajiri), Creatures Inc., and Nintendo. Pokémon Ltd. was later created in 1998 to manage the world wide dominance of these fierce but adorable critters.
Satoshi Tajiri grew up in Machida Japan and, despite being close to Tokyo, the area was fairly rural. As a child Tajiri was an avid collector of insects before becoming fascinated by video games. The design of Pokémon is intended to recreate the experience of creature collection as urban expansion reduced children’s access to thriving insect habitats.
Yes, the same Shigeru Miyamoto famous for creating Super Mario Bros. helped guide Satoshi Tajiri throughout the development of the first Pokémon games. So was it business savvy or gameplay genius? In this case it was both. Many customers just bought both versions of the game resulting in a very nice bump in sales.
Niue is clearly a country that knows how to have some fun with its money. In addition to issuing legal tender coins with Pokémon characters in 2001, they went on to mint coins featuring various characters from Disney, Doctor Who, and Star Wars. These all now fetch a pretty penny on the secondary market.
So, let’s see. We’ve got a Pokémon of type Psychic, prominently holding a spoon (Uri Geller being famous for bending spoons), and the original Japanese name “Yungerer”. Hmmm….
This line is one of the most fondly remembered in the game, second only to that kid who really likes shorts.
Constrained by the audio capabilities of the Nintendo Game Boy the theme song Monster utilized short bursts of white noise to simulate the sound of a snare drum.
Why Guyana? It’s not clear. Perhaps because real-world Guyana is home to some amazing creatures including the largest species of spider on the planet - commonly known as the Goliath Bird Eater, but more practically referred to as Pure Nightmare Fuel.
Space Shuttle Columbia was the first shuttle launched by NASA. Sadly Columbia broke up on reentry February 1st, 2003 claiming the lives of all seven astronauts on board. Generation III remakes in North America changed the name on the plaque to simply “Space Shuttle”.
It is no coincidence that protagonist shares a name with the Pokémon creator Satoshi Tajiri. Red/Satoshi is based directly on Tajiri’s insect collecting childhood self.
Missingno is the most widely known of the glitch Pokémon. Short for “Missing Number” the name is comes from the game’s internal error handler when attempting to access a nonexistent Pokémon species. Nintendo tried to warn players against interacting with the glitch, but the community was undeterred. Similar to Mew before it, the mystery surrounding Missingno only helped propel the popularity of Pokémon even farther.
When it was over, a stunned and delighted world began to tabulate the results. Twitch Plays Pokémon earned a place Guinness World Records for “Most participants on a single-player online videogame” with a total of 1,165,140 players and a staggering 36 million views throughout the event. 18 years after it was first released, Pokémon’s magical menagerie still keeps us coming back to catch ‘em all!