10 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Pokémon


From Mew almost never existing, to Satoru Iwata adding in Gen 2’s most beloved feature, here are 10 things you might not know about the Pokémon franchise.

Pokémon has had plenty of fun stories and interesting tidbits throughout its lifetime. The historic franchise has been going strong for over 25 years. With that longevity comes iconic glitches, bugs, and playground stories of secret Pokémon embedded in-game codes. We break down a small handful of things that you may not know about Pokémon in this video.

The stories range wildly, from the fact that Nintendo had no idea Mew even existed to late president Satoru Iwata being an absolute legend with his assistance on compressing data in Gold and Silver. There are dozens of Easter eggs and fun trivia-style facts about Pokémon.

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