Really liked this one :D
Very good read.
Although I should also be slightly annoyed at the Pokédex info, I already know that the Pokédex is full of blatant mis-information that's downright impossible.
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I thought mew was a cat, but an embrio or whatever? wow.
The wind howls...The rain pours...A figure appears in the darkness...The Minryu approaches..............
Knew this for a long long time.
What I didn't see mentioned is that Old versions of mew showed it was mostly white. That is a reflection of Vernix caseosa, a white waxy stuff on newborn babies. I guess they stopped doing it later because of the idea of it more covered in fur, probably lanugo-like fur, instead
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Great article! I loved this one too. Mew seems mysterious from the way that it was inserted without Nintendo knowing, but all of the 1st Generation had a mysterious feeling to it.
Demons run when a good man goes to war.
Night will fall and drown the sun
When a good man goes to war.
Friendship dies and true love lies.
Night will fall and the dark will rise
When a good man goes to war.
Demons run, but count the loss.
The battle's won, but the child is lost.
Quite interesting that Mew was a secret addition to Pokemon, and one that would seal Pokemon as the best-selling of that time. I doubt that the secret of Mew was kept that long, though, seeing that I learnt about its existence back in 2000, and the fact that the anime's 1st movie starred Mew. But alas, hidden legendaries are hard to be hidden, with internet being part of life, so no longer was Arceus or Genosect an amazement, since passionate seekers will eventually know about them...
Knew most of this. Interesting read as always.
Cubone paradox, where eventually they would all die out due to the loss of females. Also, Slowbro's Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald Pokédex entry conflicts with its FireRed one; the former says Slowbro only starts hunting because the Shellder on its tail means it can't fish, but the latter states it evolved whilst hunting.
What confuses me is that if Mew is the Ancestor of all Pokémon (we would need to discount Arceus, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Mespirit, Uxie and Azelf if we believe Sinnoh mythology), how does that explain Porygon (and family) and Voltorb (and family), who are said to be human created. The only logical explanation I see is if DNA from another Pokémon was used to create these two.
Actually, if the dates I've seen are correct, the secret wasn't kept for very long at all: the games came out at the end of February 1996, and the offer was in the April issue of CoroCoro! It might have been kept secret for a lot longer were Red and Green not quite so buggy...
Evolution in Pokémon would seem to work differently than in reality. Pokémon evolution is more like metamorphosis and you can predict exactly what a one Pokémon, for example Pikachu, will evolve into, in this case a Raichu. The predetermined nature of evolution in Pokémon would perhaps be explained by Mew containing the DNA of all the Pokémon, further strengthening it as the origin of all non-legendary or man made Pokémon, rather than ruling out the Pokédex entry as fallacious. Remember, the Pokémon world is a strange place. Real world science doesn't necessarily hold true there.
if mew was first kept as a secret, then nintendo and game freak must be hiding another pokemon that we might have not found...
anyway im just only curious about it ...