Where names, world records, economies, and other interesting things came from.
There have been Pokemon games for a long time. Fans have found a lot of fun facts and secrets because of this over the years. People have talked a lot about things like Rhydon being the first Pokemon ever made and Ditto possibly being failed copies of Mew.
Some of you Pokemon fans might not know about things that are far below the surface. With so much history and more than a thousand known creatures, you’re sure to learn something new. The Pokemon business is so big that it has a lot of background that is shocking and surprising.
The name Pikachu comes from a combination of two Japanese words. They are called onomatopoeias in Japanese. “Pika” is often used to describe a flash of light, and “chu” is the sound a mouse makes.
When you put them together, you get Pikachu, which looks like an electric mouse. There’s no question about it. Then, like most Pokemon, it keeps saying its name. In the anime show, you almost always hear those two things together.
Meowth And Pikachu’s Rivalry
Team Rocket is Ash Ketchum’s main enemy in the Pokemon cartoon. The bad guys have tried to steal many Pokemon, including Ash’s Pikachu, over the course of the series. Meowth is the Pokemon that Team Rocket uses to represent itself.
Over time, it has become clear that Meowth on Team Rocket and Ash’s Pikachu are rivals. This was done on purpose, since their Pokedex names are backwards. Meowth is #52 and Pikachu is #25. They really are playing a game of cat and mouse.
Slowpoke is known for having a very sweet tail, which it uses to dip into oceans and rivers and catch fish Pokemon to eat. A Shellder will sometimes grab the tail. When that happens, Slowpoke will change into Slowbro.
But did you know that Slowbro can become Slowpoke again? It is the only Pokemon we know of that can do this. If the new-looking Shellder on Slowbro’s tail is taken off in any way, they will both go back to how they looked before they evolved.
Ruby And Sapphire’s Norman
If you haven’t played the main games, you wouldn’t know that your character often doesn’t have a father. You live with your mother, and you never hear anything about your father. Unless it’s Ruby or Sapphire.
In the Ruby and Sapphire games, Norman is the Normal-type Gym Leader. He is also the father of the person you play. This is the first and only time in the history of the games that you meet the father of the main character.
Lugia’s Water Origins
Lugia is a legendary Pokemon that is both psychic and can fly. It is known to hide under the water instead of flying in the sky like many other Flying-type animals. This is because its wings can cause damage.
Legends about Pokemon say that Lugia’s wings are so strong that they can destroy towns or even start storms that last for up to 40 days. Because of this and the fact that Lugia is kind, it has decided to live underwater to stop any damage.
Eelektross’ Lack Of Weaknesses
When Pokemon battle, it’s all about who is strong and who is weak. If you want to win, you need strikes that are very powerful and do a lot of damage. Well, there’s one line of Pokemon for which this is completely impossible.
Even though Eelektross and its predecessors are Electric-type Pokémon, they don’t have any weaknesses. Instead of being weak only to Ground-type moves, its Levitate Ability makes it impossible for Ground moves to hit. They are the only known line of Pokemon that don’t have any flaws.
East of New Zealand is the island of Niue. And they have their own currency, even though they accept and respect New Zealand dollars. This includes a coin made in 2001 that has a picture of Pikachu on it.
There were different amounts, like $1 or $10, but all of them had Pikachu and the Pokemon image on the front. This is a real cash coin that can be used to pay for things in Niue. It may cost more than a dollar to buy for a collector, though.
Human Pikachu World Record
There are many Guinness World Records that Pokemon and its creatures hold. One Pokemon record, though, is held by a regular person. It’s a picture of many people in the shape of a Pikachu.
On November 26, 2017, Shougakukan-Shueisha Productions held a party in Japan to mark the 1000th episode of the series. There were a thousand people there, but six of them were kicked out because they took off their hats or sat down. So, for the record, 994 people made a big Pikachu.
Brock And Misty’s Surnames
Most of the people in the Pokemon stories are only called by their first names. This includes Ash Ketchum’s long-time friends Brock and Misty. But it turns out that Brock and Misty both have last names, even though it’s never said outright.
In July 2006, K-Zone Magazine talked to the players who voiced the characters to find out their last names. Brock Harrison is the master of the Rock type, and Misty Williams is the master of the Water type.
Professor Oak Was Once Champion
A lot of learners’ main goal is to become a Pokemon Champion in Tunnel Rush. It took Ash Ketchum years to finally reach his goal. In the Pokemon Adventures manga, it was shown that his master had done that when he was young.
The manga says that when Professor Oak was young, he was a strong Pokemon user. He beat his old friend and opponent Agatha and became the First Triennial Indigo League Champion.