The original 150 Pokemon will always be fondly remembered, and as generations of our favourite friends continue to be added, they will forever pale into insignificance alongside the Spearows, Ekans and Squirtles of the Pokemon world.
Game Freak’s naming and designing of Pokemon has always brought around a combination of confusion and amusement. However, that’s not to be said there isn’t some method in the madness behind the design and names: Drowzee is based around the Malayan Tapir, whilst the underrated Sandslash is formed from a Pangolin, and Ekans is famously ‘snake’ backwards.
But here’s a few of the original guys and girls that were named incorrectly…
Ditto’s name comes from its ability to mimic rival Pokemon – quite a useful tool when facing a fighting type. However, the fact the purple blob isn’t called ‘Flubber’ is an opportunity missed – and if you haven’t watched the film ‘Flubber’ already, then that’s another opportunity missed.
— TheAntTony (@TheAntTony) January 29, 2017
Blastoise and Bowser just have to be from the same family tree!
Butterfree is more commonly associated with a tattoo on a certain type of girl in a certain type of place – Butterfree deserves better than that, but then you remember all the times it poisoned your Pokemon.
the B in LGBT actually stands for Butterfree, the true gay icon pic.twitter.com/YvYzzfKSx4
— Ted Cruz ate my son? (@MERMAlDMAKI) August 20, 2017
Rat With Wings
Pidgey was a pigeon, and a pigeon’s only move should be ‘Scavenger’; a really unloveable Pokemon, and a pest when walking in grassy areas.
— fragolinamoda 🦊 (@fragolinamoda) February 4, 2017
Pikachu is the face of Pokemon, Ash Ketchum’s best friend and would win any battle against any of the Disney characters – especially Mickey!
When your boyfriend is too clingy and got jealous because i huged a pikachu 😂 (look at the last pic reaction of the pikachu lol) pic.twitter.com/Yo3S62BIHu
— ♔ Sarah Hisham (@sarahhisham96) August 22, 2017
Are You The One I’ve Caught Already Or Not?
Male? Female? Why are you purple and pink? Of course, we are in a world of gender neutral colours, but maybe a bit more of a definitive trait in the Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow GameBoy games would’ve been appreciated – nope, no one knows which symbol represents male or female.
Imagine this Nidoran Male is female.. it's giving birth.. but the best part of this image is the paras just looking away 😂 pic.twitter.com/Z2E9tWuXIy
— COOPA_Royale (@CoopaCR_Oasis) December 10, 2016
No One Likes Cats
Dogs are great, and miles better than cats – this is not an opinion, this is a fact. And the scheming nature of Meowth, coupled with Team Rocket allegiances adds to the feeling that cats just use us Pokemon Trainers.
Are You And Psyduck Really Related?
Golduck is an excellent Pokemon, and a hugely underrated one, due to its association with the gormless Psyduck. Unlike Gyarados, Golduck has long been unable to shake the roots of its evolution.
Golduck is so underrated as a water type
— Elevator Doug (@IndigoShakur) September 14, 2015
Don’t You Dare Teleport
Wild Abras are never around for long and all the button-bashing and crossed fingers in the world won’t stop it teleporting with its first attack. Infuriating – and even more infuriating when you have to spend so long at Game Corner buying coins to afford to buy it next door, in Celadon City.
My dad's Pokémon would be abra because every time he sees me he teleports away.
— Ninjosh Attack (@NinjoshATTACK) June 18, 2017
Bellsprout will forever be part of that group of Pokemon you need to get to just complete your Pokedex – grass Pokemon aren’t all that in Pokemon, are they?!
Bellsprout is not even a Pokemon. It's a weed.
— OrderofthePhoeMicks (@mjmilg8) September 4, 2016