Sneasel is a living fossil that tells us a lot about how Generation II itself was developed, and how the very concept of what being a Pokémon meant evolved over time.
We’ve learnt about stat and typing changes made to various Pokémon in development of Pokémon Gold and Silver, including those that were cut… and sometimes brought back into the game.
Prototype sprites, music, and character designs galore! Take a look a the many beauties offered in pre-release Diamond and Pearl.
The three Starter lines for Pokémon Gold and Silver changed greatly during development – two were completely different and then scrapped! We explore what we know about their development.
You can’t make a game on your first try, and sometimes not even on your second. While developing Pokémon Gold and Silver, Game Freak went through several designs for Johto, which have now been leaked. Looking at how the world map was refined over the years tells us a lot about the evolution of the game as a whole.
An exploration of the development process for Pokémon Red and Green (or Blue), plus some info on beta Pokémon.
The first trial begins for level 40 players in Brazil and South Korea.
Prototype designs galore including alternate forms and pre-evolutions, a super small Kanto with a drastically different map, and even a Picross minigame!.
Learn about an upcoming hack, Pokémon Unbound.
The US gets to try out the beta of Pokémon Go shortly.