By: Hunter Deible


There are 649 different Pokemon. Do you know what Pokemon is? Pokemon is a video game and a trading card game. It is also a TV show! Read on to learn all about Pokemon, their features, and lots of fun facts.

The Pokemon game is about you going around catching creatures called Pokemon. You catch Pokemon in a ball capsule called pokeballs. Pokemon was created by Satoshi Tajiri in 1996 in Japan. The first Pokemon ever created was Rhydon not Bulbasaur which is a very big misconception. Pokemon in Japanese is called Pocket Monsters.


Did you know that some Pokemon don’t even evolve and some don’t learn any moves by leveling up? When you level up a Pokemon to a certain level it will turn into a new creature.

Items called rare candies are items that level up Pokemon by one level. When you level up Pokemon they can also learn new moves! For example the Pokemon Cyndaquil learns the move smokescreen at the 6th level.


Did you know that Pokemon have types? In the Pokemon universe there are seventeen Pokemon types. These types are water, fire, electric, flying, normal, dragon, dark, steel, poison, psychic, ghost, bug, ground, rock, and fighting. Pokemon can also have 2 types! For example the Pokemon Blaziken is the fire and fighting types. There are many interesting facts about Pokemon. One interesting fact is that if there was a Pokemon that was all the types, that Pokemon would only be weak to rock type moves.

Interesting Facts

Did you know that the Pokemon Saybleye is based off of a alien? The last fact is that in October of 2013 Nintendo will make two new Pokemon games called Pokemon X and Pokemon Y. If your really lucky you can find a Pokemon that is shiny. For example the regular color of the Pokemon Charizard is orange, but the shiny version is black. The percentage of finding a shiny Pokemon in the wild is 1 out of 8,192 percent. As you can see there are many Pokemon, there are a lot of Pokemon types, and there are a lot of interesting facts about Pokemon. I just hope they make some more Pokemon.