Gamers probably already know that 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 Pokemon Black 2 and White 2. With that said, we’ve rounded up five of the funniest fan-made Pokemon videos for your viewing enjoyment after the break.
5. Rusty’s Rival
The Pokemon franchise started off in its first generation with its initial release of Pocket Monsters Aka and Midori (“Red” and “Green”, respectively) for the Game Boy in Japan. When these games proved extremely popular, an enhanced Ao (“Blue”) version was released sometime after, and the Ao version was reprogrammed as Pok�mon Red and Blue for international release.
4. Red Wastes a Master Ball
The games launched in the United States on September 30, 1998. The original Aka and Midori versions were never released outside of Japan. Afterwards, a further enhanced version titled Pok�mon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition was released to partially take advantage of the color palette of the Game Boy Color, as well as to feature more elements from the popular Pokemon anime.
3. The Hunt for Pikachu
This first generation of games introduced the original 151 species of Pok�mon (in National Pokedex order, encompassing all Pokemon from Bulbasaur to Mew), as well as the basic game concepts of capturing, training, battling, and trading Pokemon with both computer and human players. These versions of the games take place within the fictional Kanto region, though the name “Kanto” was not used until the second generation.
2. Pikachu on Acid
The second generation of Pokemon began in 1999 with the release of Pokemon Gold and Silver for Game Boy Color. Like the previous generation, an enhanced version titled Pokemon Crystal was later released. The second generation introduced 100 new species of Pokemon (starting with Chikorita and ending with Celebi), with a total of 251 Pokemon to collect, train, and battle.
1. Voltorb’s Revenge
Pokemon entered its third generation with the 2002 release of Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire for Game Boy Advance and continued with the Game Boy Advance remakes of Pokemon Red and Blue, Pokemon FireRed and LeafGreen, and an enhanced version of Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire titled Pokemon Emerald. The third generation introduced 135 new Pokemon (starting with Treecko and ending with Deoxys) for a total of 386 species.