History Trivia / Pokemon

4th Dec '16 8:27:49 AM WhatArtThee
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** The animé was intended to only last one season, with head writer Takeshi Shudo even planning a GrandFinale episode, but the series was extended past that and became (for better or worse) the StrictlyFormula machine aimed towards [[FleetingDemographicRule the always-rotating newest generation of kids]] that it is today.

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** The animé was intended to only last one season, with head writer Takeshi Shudo even planning a GrandFinale episode, but the series was extended past that continues to this very day, although it had had many ups and became (for better or worse) the StrictlyFormula machine aimed towards [[FleetingDemographicRule the always-rotating newest generation of kids]] that it is today.downs.
3rd Dec '16 10:56:53 AM 1810072342
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* As of Generation VI, the only evolution lines that have been catchable before the Elite Four (without trading etc.) in some main series version of every generation are Zubat, Magnemite, Psyduck and Rhyhorn. Pikachu was not available before the Elite Four in either ''Black, White, Black 2'' or ''White 2''.
3rd Dec '16 9:52:46 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ActorAllusion: In the Alolan Motto, James mentions "A fallen angel that seeks revenge on this miserable world". Could this be a reference to another [[Anime/DragonBallSuper Shinichiro Miki's]] character?



* [[BannedInChina Banned in Saudi Arabia]]: They had denounced it as a way to promote [[MoralGuardians gambling]] and [[ConspiracyTheories Zionism]]. They let the later generations slide, however, and missed the anime entirely.

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* [[BannedInChina Banned in BannedInChina: Saudi Arabia]]: They Arabia had denounced it as a way to promote [[MoralGuardians gambling]] and [[ConspiracyTheories Zionism]]. They let the later generations slide, however, and missed the anime entirely.
17th Nov '16 10:21:32 PM Crossover-Enthusiast
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* CashCowFranchise: GottaCatchThemAll Indeed! Only ''[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]]'' has made more money, and Pokemon is over a decade younger than that series.
* ChannelHop: For the dub. Started off in syndication on UPN affiliated channels. Then was picked up by Kids WB for it's second season and beyond until the latter half of the Advanced era till the block was discontinued. Cartoon Network aired the remaining era, into Black and White and X & Y. And in 2016, the remaining X & Y series will finish out on Disney XD and lead into the Sun and Moon series.

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* CashCowFranchise: GottaCatchThemAll Indeed! Only ''[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]]'' has made more money, and Pokemon is over a decade younger than then that series.
* ChannelHop: For the dub. Started off in syndication on UPN affiliated channels. Then channels, then it was picked up by Kids WB for it's second season and beyond until the latter half of the Advanced era till when the block was discontinued. Cartoon Network aired the remaining era, into Black and White and X & Y. And in In 2016, the remaining X & Y series will finish out on Disney XD and lead into the Sun and Moon series.
17th Nov '16 6:05:03 PM CASCHero
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* ChannelHop: For the dub. Started off in syndication on UPN affiliated channels. Then was picked up by Kids WB for it's second season and beyond until the latter half of the Advanced era till the block was discontinued. Cartoon Network aired the remaining era, into Black and White and X & Y. And in 2016, the remaining X & Y series will finish out on Disney XD and lead into the Sun and Moon series.
16th Nov '16 1:21:20 AM SpaceDrake
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** Following Diamond and Pearl, there were serious discussions about possibly replacing Ash with a new protagonist. Likely like the Indigo example, this would have led him to win Sinnoh. It's also likely why Tobias, the trainer who beat Ash in Sinnoh, came out as he did: it was likely decided after they had written the Ash vs Paul battle and the writers realized they needed to knock out Ash so they could keep him going in Gen 5.

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** Following Diamond and Pearl, there were serious discussions about possibly replacing Ash with a new protagonist. Likely like the Indigo example, this would have led him to win Sinnoh.Sinnoh[[note]]It's also easy to see why it would come up at this juncture: it was clear that Sinnoh/Hokkaido would be the last Japan-based region, so it would make some sense for Ash/Satoshi to finally win one in the last "home region"[[/note]]. It's also likely why Tobias, the trainer who beat Ash in Sinnoh, came out as he did: it was likely decided after they had written the Ash vs Paul battle and the writers realized they needed to knock out Ash so they could keep him going in Gen 5.


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** Another bit of Shudo-related early days trivia came to light in 2016: aside from the possible ending shown in the earliest ''Mewtwo Strikes Back'' trailer, he also [[https://www.reddit.com/r/pokemon/comments/5d496d/new_translation_of_takeshi_shudos_idea_for_final/ had an idea for an ending]] that involved an old Satoshi reminiscing about his childhood, and remembering the series; yet it was clear that it had mostly been the fantasy of one young boy and it had faded as he had aged. It would end, then, with Satoshi closing his eyes, hearing his mother's voice... and a young Satoshi running off to another adventure, [[OrWasItADream raising the question of whether being a dream even mattered]]. Needless to say, that would have been quite a tone shift for the anime series and taken successor series in a much different direction.
15th Nov '16 7:53:03 PM MitchellProductions
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* RecycledScript: For a long-running series like this one, certain storylines usually end up getting used over again over the years.

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* RecycledScript: For a long-running series like this one, [[StrictlyFormula certain storylines usually end up getting used over again again]] over the years.
1st Nov '16 3:42:00 AM MysteriousZorua1994
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* FaceOfTheBand: Most people who don't play Pokémon still know what a Pikachu is. Likewise, most parents automatically equate Pokémon to Pikachu.

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* FaceOfTheBand: Most people who don't play Pokémon still know what a Pikachu is. Likewise, most parents automatically equate Pokémon to Ash and Pikachu.


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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: According to Bill Rogers, side story episodes post-Chronicles are "passed over" by the dub, possibly for not focusing on Ash.
22nd Sep '16 9:50:34 PM Nakayama90
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* CreatorBacklash: Takeshi Shudo (the original head writer) disliked how the series became StrictlyFormula, which is why he left the show during the Johto League.
* CreatorsFavorite: Takeshi Shudo stated Musashi/Jessie, Kojiro/James and Nyarth/Meowth to be his favorite of the characters he created, which made him all the more irritated when ExecutiveMeddling resulted in them becoming {{Harmless Villain}}s.
2nd Sep '16 10:39:22 AM Kitch
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** In the [=TPCi=] dub, James and Meowth have the same voice actor, with Creator/CarterCathcart taking over both roles. He also took over Professor Oak, in addition to keeping the role of Gary.

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** In the [=TPCi=] dub, James and Meowth have the same voice actor, with Creator/CarterCathcart [[Creator/JimmyZoppi Carter Cathcart]] taking over both roles. He also took over Professor Oak, in addition to keeping the role of Gary.
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