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  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Considering that this game was pirated under the guise of a new Pokémon game, there are a few features that appeared in theses games that took time until appearing in the proper series later:
      • One of the game bootlegs was known as "Pokémon Diamond". Flash forward to 2006note , and the actual Pokémon Diamond Version was released under that very name.
      • The fake legendary Pokémon on the "Pokémon Jade" bootleg cover looks like a giant deer. Flash forward to 2013, and the games Pokémon X and Y feature an actual giant deer legendary Pokémon. Then it turns out that a deer Pokémon was one of the Pokémon cut from Pokémon Red and Blue.
      • Pokémon followed the Trainernote  in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, and Pokémon Sword and Shield's Expansion Pack.note  Your first Denjuu can follow you around in the overworld.
      • Triple Battles, which were already possible in the Game Boy Color Telefang games, did not appear in the Pokémon series proper until Pokémon Black and White.
      • It took until Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire to be able to run faster than to walk, while Pokémon X and Y introduced diagonal movement; Telefang enabled both of those beforehand.
      • The bootlegs' strange obsession with curry became this when curry became a part of the Pokémon Camp mechanic in Pokémon Sword and Shield.
      • Pokémon Legends: Arceus is a prequel to the real Diamond and Pearl games. Though it's set in the Sinnoh region, in the time period that Legends: Arceus occurs the region is instead known as "Hisui". And what does Hisui translate to? Jade, of course. Additionally, it changes up the battle system so you either battle using a "Strong Style" or an "Agile Style". This is amusingly close to Telefang's Power and Speed versions.
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    • The concept of "monsters using cell phones to talk to the player" would come back in Undertale.
    • According to this game, 4 signal bars are literally out of this world. Now, look at you own cell phone. You most likely get up to 5 bars.
  • Memetic Mutation: Well, have you had curry? Explanation 


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