Are you a Pokémon fan? Have you been waiting to explore more about the characters from Generation 2? Well, look no further! In this blog post, we’ll share 15 interesting facts about some of your favorite Pokémon from this era. Get ready to dive into a world of fun trivia and exciting discoveries!
Number 1: Ho-Oh Is The First Gen 2 Pokémon To Appear In The Anime
Fans of Pokémon: Indigo League may remember that Ho-Oh makes a brief appearance in the very first episode of the Pokémon anime. Even though Ho-Oh got cut from the Gen 1 Pokémon line, the anime staff decided to still introduce it. There are many interesting theories online as to why Ho-Oh is seen by Ash on his first day as a trainer. Some theorize that Ho-Oh’s powers gave Ash eternal youth.
Number 2: Lugia Was Only Supposed To Be Used For The Second Movie
Lugia is easily one of the most popular Gen 2 Pokémon, so it’s surprising that it was only intended to be used for the second movie, Pokémon: The Movie 2000. Takeshi Shudo, the writer for the original Pokémon anime and the first three Pokémon movies, created Lugia. Shudo was surprised that The Pokémon Company ended up using Lugia in the games and anime.
Number 3: Tyranitar Is The Only Pokémon With A Rock/Dark Type Combination
There’s a reason why Tyranitar is such an awesome Pokémon. No other Pokémon has its type combination, Rock/Dark, making Tyranitar one of a kind.
Number 4: Suicune Travels Across The World To Purify Polluted Water
According to Suicune’s Pokédex entry, Suicune spends its time trying to rid the world of polluted water. It embodies “the compassion of a pure spring of water” as it races across the world trying to undo humanity’s destruction of nature.
Number 5: Noctowl’s Shiny Form Is The First Shiny Pokémon To Appear In The Anime
The first Shiny Pokémon to make its anime debut was Noctowl’s Shiny form in the episode, ” Fowl Play!” Aside from being a different color, a Shiny Noctowl sparkles as it exits its Poké Ball.
Number 6: Houndoom’s Flames Can Cause Burns That Will Hurt Forever
This piece of trivia is quite frightening. According to Houndoom’s Pokédex entry, Houndoom’s flames contain toxins that will cause a burn to hurt forever. You do not want to be anywhere near this Pokémon when it’s angry.
Number 7: Feraligatr Evolves Into Its Final Form Earlier Than Any Other Starter Pokémon
Feraligatr is the only starter Pokémon that can reach its final evolutionary form at level 30. Strangely enough, its pre-evolved form Totodile evolves later than any other starter at level 18, tying with Turtwig.
Number 8: Umbreon Is The Most Popular Eeveelution
Based on the results from the official 2020 Pokémon of the Year poll (held by The Pokémon Company), Umbreon is the most popular Eeveelution, receiving 67,062 votes. This also makes Umbreon the most popular Gen 2 Pokémon and the fifth most popular Pokémon overall. Not too shabby, eh?
Number 9: Entei Has The Highest Base HP Out Of All The Fire-type Pokémon
There’s a reason why Entei is one of the strongest Pokémon. Out of all the Fire-types, Entei has the highest base HP. This means that it can take much more damage than the other Fire-type Pokémon before fainting in a battle.
Number 10: Teddiursa’s Crescent Mark Glows Whenever It Finds Honey
Teddiursa loves honey so much that it will literally glow with happiness. According to Teddiursa’s Pokédex entry, the crescent mark on its forehead will start to glow when it finds honey. It also likes to soak its paws in honey so it can lick them all the time.
Number 11: Scizor Is The Only Pokémon Whose Base Stat Total Doesn’t Change After Evolving
This is a fun fact for the Pokémon gamers out there. Scizor’s pre-evolved form, Scyther, has a base stat total of 500 which doesn’t change after it evolves. Therefore, this makes Scizor the only Pokémon to keep its base stat total even after evolving.
Number 12: Swinub Has Only Opened Its Eyes In The ‘Pokémon Adventures’ Manga
Here is a rare picture that you’ll never find anywhere else. Swinub is notorious for always having its eyes closed. The only time fans have seen Swinub open its eyes is in the manga Pokémon Adventures when it is battling against Erika’s Skiploom. This must have been a fierce battle based on Swinub’s reaction.
Number 13: In The Pokémon Universe, Togepi Is A Symbol Of Good Luck
Given that Togepi is always so joyful, it only makes sense that it can bring good luck and happiness to those that treat it kindly. According to Togepi’s Pokédex entry, there’s a proverb that claims you will find happiness if you can make a sleeping Togepi stand.
Number 14: Girafarig’s Original Design Had An Extra Head
In the early stages of its design, Girafarig was drawn with a second full-sized head. This was supposed to reflect Girafarig’s palindromic name. It was also inspired by the fictional animal in Hugh Lofting’s The Story of Doctor Dolittle, Pushmi-pullyu.
Number 15: Espeon’s Ear Color Is Inconsistent In All Of Its Designs
In the anime, Espeon has dark purple inner ears. But the Pokémon games depict Espeon with blue ears. The trading cards are also inconsistent as there are ones that have Espeon with blue, purple, and even black ears.
We hope you enjoyed learning about these interesting facts about Pokémon Generation 2. Whether you’re a fan of the original series or just an occasional player, there’s still plenty to discover if you would like to learn more, be sure to get in touch with us for more blog posts about your favorite creature-collecting game!