10 Things You Might Not Know About Pokémon

You might know that Pokémon is based on insect collecting, and that the games are based on different regions in Japan. That Pokemon trivia is easy. But I bet there are some factoids you don't know about, even if you're a hardcore fan.

Buzzfeed put together a video that's full of fun Pokemon facts, including:

  • What Pokemon were named after cities
  • How many badges Ash has, as well as how many Pokemon he's caught
  • The surprising number of people who developed Gold and Silver
  • Whether or not people actually eat Pokemon
  • What random Guiness World Record the anime holds
  • How being good at Pokemon can get you a scholarship
  • What the most expensive Pokemon card is, and how many are in circulation
  • How much the franchise is worth
  • What the odds of a master ball failing are (EDIT: apparently this only applies to the original games — but still!)

I always guessed that people must eat Pokemon, though I could have sworn I've seen people in the anime eat creatures that aren't 'mon, too. And my mind is kind of blown on the whole 'masterballs can actually fail' thing. I'VE BEEN LIED TO.

How Well Do You Know The World Of Pokemon? [BuzzFeedPop]


    I wish the run down would include the actual answers, I can't watch the video on the computer I'm currently on and I'll have forgotten about this later tonight.

    Eh, there are more interesting factoids than that.

    Thanks to a flaw (buffer overflow) in the original Pokemon games, you can actually write real programs in it by walking to places and using a glitched item: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3EvpRHL_vk

      just watched that, thats pretty nuts.

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