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Early Pokemon Design Documents Reveal Whips And Weirdos

Destructoid: ''A lot of people assume that the Pokémon games are for kids because they tend to be popular with that demographic, but that's not necessarily the case. From the sounds of it, the first Pokémon was developed largely around the personal interests of the series creator Satoishi "Dr. Bug" Taijiri, who loved bug-catching, videogames, and rubber monster TV shows like Ultra Seven. Put them all together and you have Pokémon, or as it was originally called, "Capsule Monsters." The name had to be changed due to copyright issues.'

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