Happy 25th, Pokémon!

To celebrate my favourite gaming franchise of all time on Distant Arcade, I had two choices:

  1. Publish a load of Pokémon-related blog posts
  2. Publish a load of Pokémon-related links in one blog post

I’ve opted for #2. So here it is: 25 links for Pokémon’s 25th birthday! I shall be playing and watching and singing today with my son who loves it too.

  1. Pokémon Probability Comparison (Rarest Things in Pokémon) (video)
  2. The Problem with Mythical Pokemon (video)
  3. Dmitry Grinberg hacking a PokéWalker (with no prior knowledge of the code it runs)
  4. What Dreams May Come: Prototype Data for Pokémon Red and Green
  5. When Wolfe Glick pulled off once of the greatest VGC comebacks of all time with a Galarian Moltres
  6. A parody of old Team Rocket grunts ranting (video)
  7. What level would Ash’s Pikachu be if it was consistent?
  8. A story about the Pokémon Happy Meals that helped feed the People’s City Mission in Nebraska
  9. Pokémon Sword and Shield on the Game Boy?
  10. The competitive Pokémon scene and the people who love it
  11. 25 Pokémon facts you didn’t know! (video)
  12. The Verge on Pokémon’s success due to its cooperativeness
  13. Old story from 1999 claiming Pokemon had created a crime wave in Philadelphia
  14. Pikachu’s Global Adventure: The Rise and Fall of Pokémon
  15. IGN’s review of Pokémon Red, originally from 1999
  16. The official Pokémon website from 1998
  17. How to get Pikablu in Pokémon Red
  18. Scientifically ranking every trainer from Pokémon Red/Blue
  19. 2014 Pokémon World Championships: VG Masters Finals (the one with Pachirisu)
  20. Roger Ebert’s review of Pokemon: The First Movie
  21. Insider’s Guide to Pokémon Tournaments (1999) (video)
  22. Every Pokémon game trailer (1996-2021) (video)
  23. The 100 levels of Pokémon on guitar (video)
  24. Using Pokémon to Detect Scientific Misinformation
  25. The History of The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Pikachu Balloon (video)