Did you ever notice how many of the first 151 Pokémon are poison types?

By cMasta | pmcmasta | 25 Apr 2021

There were only 15 types in Pokémon Red, Green, Blue, and Yellow, and 33 out of 151 Pokémon were poison types. That was over a fifth of the Pokédex! The second most common type was water, of which there were 32; also over a fifth. There being so many water types does make sense. Additionally, there were only three ghosts, three dragons, and five ice types in the entire Pokédex at that time.

It's really no wonder psychic types were so good in the first generation (there were 14 of them).

Granted, Nidoran male and female were, and still are, technically separate species, but even so, was the large number of poison types supposed to be symbolic?

If so, what was it supposed to mean?

Interestingly, the only way to get a Nidoran (M or F) egg is to breed Nidoking with a Ditto. When I was in college, I did it enough times to get competitively viable Nidoking AND Nidoqueen. My end-of-undergraduate roommates and I were all competitive players, and I won the giant TV that we bought for the house in a tournament. It was pretty clutch. We're on the 8th Pokémon generation now, though, and Nidoqueen still can't breed with anything.

Shoot, I don't even know all of the Pokémons' names anymore... I haven't played a main series Pokémon game in over a year, though. The dynamax thing was way too gimmicky to warrant me playing any more after I captured Zacian in Sword...

Plus, Pokémon GO is plenty. Speaking of, pokécoins NEED to be a cryptocurrency. To this day, I still haven't bought any because I can get all I need from holding down gyms, but if it was crypto I would totally load my bags. What an awesome use case is buying Pokéballs? Lol, perhaps bag space or Pokémon storage would be more economical. Definitely more economical.

Someone tell Niantic!

Is anyone else excited for the 4th gen remakes?

If you answered yes to that question, or if you found any of the rest of this mildly interesting, then you will definitely love this video that I found on YouTube: It just came out this week, but I did not make it.

Smell ya later!



(image credit from the YouTube video and Pokémon GO)

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