Pokémon is without a doubt one of the most identifiable franchises on the face of the planet and has become nothing short of a phenomenon. The Pokémon world is so much more than just the video games, with the cute yet dangerous ‘Mon plastered over comics, anime, films and trading cards. The absurdly weird and wonderful Pokémon have slowly taken over the world.
The main canon comes from the video game arcs, which feed the other branches of the franchise (with the odd exception) and with each and every new entry and generation, the Poké-mythology has grown and evolved. The layer upon layer of history has introduced a fascinating and surprising level of detail.
Some of this detail is often overlooked, including Rhydon statues randomly splashed throughout the games, unique talents some of the ‘Mon possess, and confirmed myths that makes the world of Pokémon a dark and twisted one.
Here are 20 mind-blowing facts that you may not know about this larger-than-life franchise. If you have anymore obscure Pokémon knowledge or facts, leave them in the comments below.