For those who have seen Hangover, Superbad, and That 70’s Show, the similarities between some of the actors, namely Ed Helms, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Topher Grace, are uncanny. Continue reading to see ten more funny celebrity Pokemon evolutions.
Pokemon is a media franchise published and owned by Japanese video game company Nintendo and created by Satoshi Tajiri in 1996. Originally released as a pair of interlinkable Game Boy role-playing video games developed by Game Freak, Pokemon has since become the second-most successful and lucrative video game-based media franchise in the world, behind only Nintendo’s own Mario franchise.
Pokemon properties have since been merchandised into anime, manga, trading cards, toys, books, and other media. The franchise celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2006, and as of 28 May 2010, cumulative sales of the video games (including home console versions, such as the “Pikachu” Nintendo 64) have reached more than 200 million copies. In November 2005, 4Kids Entertainment, which had managed the non-game related licensing of Pokemon, announced that it had agreed not to renew the Pokemon representation agreement.
Pokemon USA Inc. (now The Pokemon Company International), a subsidiary of Japan’s Pokemon Co., now oversees all Pokemon licensing outside of Asia. The name Pokemon is the romanized contraction of the Japanese brand Pocket Monsters, as such contractions are quite common in Japan. The term Pokemon, in addition to referring to the Pokemon franchise itself, also collectively refers to the 649 fictional species that have made appearances in Pokemon media as of the release of the fifth generation titles Pok�mon Black 2 and White 2.