I've long had them all memorized. Name, type, general stat spread to a certain extent (not numbers, but at least as far as "this pokemon has high special attack and defense, ect), general moveset to a certain extent, and pokedex order somewhat. Gen5 helped me remember the order by doing it by route, since I can roughly remember when each one shows up first.
Its kind of funny, I'm forgetful for everyday things (like I'll think "I have to go and feed my fish and grab a box of kleenix, go downstairs and get the kleenix, get back upstairs and say "Doh, forgot the fish...) but I can remember hundreds of fictional creatures from a video game perfectly.Brains are dumb sometimes.
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Nope and I don't know how many of the pokemon I can list off the top of my head. I have better things to do with my time than memorize 649 names and Id like to think pretty much every human being is the same
You seem to think memorization is an active process that involves the investment of time, which is not necessarily the case. It's possible to remember something without trying. I can name every Pokémon on sight along with their types and evolutions, and I'm fairly confident I can name at least the first 386 in order. I never took the time or made a conscious effort to learn all of those things, it just came naturally from seeing them over and over again while playing the games and seeing them all laid out in order.
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