Top 13 cool Pokémon facts you might still not know

You are a loyal fan of Pokémon game series, the legendary game originated from Japan, and of course, you love all the characters from the series, are you sure that you know everything related to the game? Let's check out some cool Pokémon facts listed below here to see if there's anything you still not know about this very, very Japanese game.

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  • In Pokémon Puzzle League, you can unlock Mewtwo by holding Z and entering the code B, Up, L, B, A, Start, A, Up, R. The code spells out ‘Bulbasaur.’
  • Hitmonchan and Hitmonlee have different names in the Japanese version of the game that reference Japanese sporting figures.
  • The Pokédex entries for Drifloon state that the Pokémon tricks children into thinking it’s a balloon and carries them away.
  • The Pokémon Drowzee is based on the tapir. According to Japanese folklore, tapirs eat dreams and nightmares.
  • Poliwag’s signature swirl pattern is meant to look like the visible intestines of tadpoles. 
  • The move “Splash” is a mistranslation of the Japanese word “hop,” which is why it’s a normal-type move and not a water-type.
  • When Paras evolves into Parasect, the parasitic mushroom on its back actually takes over the host, which explains the Pokémon’s blank, white eyes.
  • The electric-type sheep Pokémon Mareep is thought to be a reference to Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Phillip K. Dick.
  • The Pokémon Koffing and Weezing were originally going to be named “Ny” and “La” because of the smog that New York and Los Angeles are known for.
  • It’s thought that Ditto is a failed attempt at cloning Mew. The Pokémon share similar moves, stats, and coloring, and are found in the same cave as the successful clone of Mew, Mewtwo.
  • One of Farfetch’d’s Pokédex entries implies that humans nearly hunted the Pokémon into extinction, which confirms that people in the Pokémon universe eat Pokémon.
  • Pikachu’s name is a combination of the Japanese onomatopoeia for sparkle, pikapika, and the sound of squeaking, which is expressed as chūchū.
  • Magneton is made up of 3 Magnemites and should logically weigh three times as much, but Magnemite weighs in at 13.2 pounds and Magneton weighs 132 pounds.
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