A sequel to this post, somewhat.
Character design sheets of the original Anime Mewtwo depicted one facial expression with an open mouth and one with a sinister grin. During his time as an antagonist, he does every facial expression on the sheet except those. I can kind of see why... though they're badass in their own right,
Updated 16th July 2013 at 08:21 AM by FANG-TAN
One of the earliest concept designs for Satoshi's hat was simply a straight adaptation of Red's hat. There are also several other logo shapes and designs after they decided to go with something a little more original, my favorite being the lightning bolt "P" symbol.
Also, I really love it how similar the mindset of the concept art is to my concept art for my fan-manga reboot of Pokemon.
Updated 22nd June 2013 at 03:15 PM by FANG-TAN
The same as how "Satoshi" (now Red) and "Ookido-hakase" (Professor Oak) were planned to appear in Pocket Monsters 2 (now known as Gold and Silver), Sakaki was also planned to make a re-appearance in the Generation II games. As we all know, unlike Red and the professor, he ended up not appearing in the final products; just mentioned by name.
Now, this brings up some interesting questions. If Sakaki ended up being in
Updated 21st June 2013 at 12:44 PM by FANG-TAN
Red was originally called Satoshi, the same as his anime version. Furthermore, the Kanto Region (カントー地方 Kantō-chihō) was going to be referred to as the Kanto STATE (完投州 Kantō-shū), with Kanto being written in kanji instead of katakana.
More translations for @Silktree later today, I may post them here as well. (If anyone is able to read the tiny text in the scan, feel feel to post translations
Updated 21st June 2013 at 11:39 PM by FANG-TAN
Here's a rather interesting-looking early promotional poster for the first Pokemon movie. Mewtwo looks like he lost it, and apparently Satoshi's Pigeon was planned to have screen-time for once.
Updated 21st June 2013 at 12:49 PM by FANG-TAN