Jynx appearance has been criticized by various critics and journalists for its appearance resembling black face actors and is considered racist to black people.
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In Pokemon Red, Blue, and Green Versions, you will be forced to battle your rival aboard the S.S. Anne in Vermilion City. During that battle, he will use a Level 16 Raticate. However, it's not possible for Raticate to ever be Level 16 -- Rattata evolves into it at Level 20!
In most Pokemon games, the Pokemon are stored in the game by their Pokedex number written in hex code: that is, Bulbasaur (#001) is stored as $01, and Pikachu (#025) is stored as $19. Interestingly, that is not the case in the first Pokemon games (Red, Blue, Green) where they are stored at seemingly random orders: for example, Rhydon is at $01.
Interestingly, a battle in the game is left in the raw code for Pokemon Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow in which the player battles Professor Oak. This battle has Oak with very powerful Pokemon, even stronger than the Elite Four's and the Champion's, indicating he was likely to be battled after winning the game. This battle is accessible through the use of hacking and certain glitches, but is otherwise not available to the player.
The Pokemon Bulbasaur, introduced with these games, is a starter Pokemon: that is to say, you can get him at the start of your journey. He is the only Kanto-region starter (and the only starter to date, at least by Pokemon X/Y's release) who is initially a dual-typed Pokemon: he is Grass/Poison, while everyone else starts out as a pure Fire, Water, or Grass Pokemon. Even Eevee and Pikachu (typical starters in some of the side-series) are only single-typed.
At slot #151 in the Pokedex lies the Pokemon Mew, which (excluding glitches and hacking) was only available by direct downloads from Game Freak, the first institution of such "Nintendo Events" and "special distributions". For whatever reason, Game Freak chose to add in the data for Mew after completing and debugging the game, a practice that is highly discouraged in computer programming since it can introduce arbitrary unspotted glitches.
The layout of the Kanto region in which these games take place is likely derived from the Kanto plains region of southeastern Japan.
The Pokemon Magikarp is infamous for being the most useless Pokemon in the game, generally only able to learn the move "Splash", a move which does absolutely nothing. Interestingly, though, "Splash" is actually a mistranslation of the Japanese word for "hop" that has persisted until the modern-day Pokemon games.
There are two particularly "special" Pokemon in the game: Mewtwo and Mew, listed at #150 and #151 in the Pokedex respectively. This is an interesting contradiction. See, according to the lore presented within the game, the Pokemon Mew was found in South America and experimented on by Kanto scientists so that Mew was to give live birth to Mewtwo, becoming the first Pokemon to ever do so. That implies that Mew was found before Mewtwo, showing that the in-game scientists illogically left #150 blank and filled in #151 with Mew. This is also interesting as it is the only account in the series plotline of a Pokemon ever giving live birth, since Pokemon traditionally reproduce via Eggs (as evidenced in Gold/Silver later).
The music theme that plays when riding the Bicycle is a remix of the theme for Cerulean City. This references the fact that you receive the Bicycle in Cerulean City.
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During development, Butterfree was intended to evolve from a Venonat (not Metapod), and Metapod was intended to evolve into Venomoth (not Butterfree).
According to Junichi Masuda - one of the developers of the Pokemon series, employed at Game Freak - the Pokemon Meowth was intended to be somewhat like Satoshi Tajiri's (another Game Freak employee) cat.
Professor Oak: Your very own Pokémon legend is about to unfold! A world of dreams and adventures with Pokémon awaits! Letís go!
Professor Oak: This is my grandson. Heís been your rival since you were a baby. ÖErm, what is his name again?
Professor Oak: Hello there! Welcome to the world of Pokémon! My name is Oak! People call me the Pokémon Prof! This world is inhabited by creatures called Pokémon! For some people, Pokémon are pets. Others use them for fights. Myself... I study Pokémon as a profession.
Rival: "Smell ya later!"
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