Did you know that the name Pokemon is the romanized contraction of the Japanese brand Pocket Monsters?

The true story is that Pockemon is a media franchise published and owned by Japanese video game company Nintendo and created by Satoshi Tajiri in 1996. Originally released as a pair of interlinkable Game Boy role-playing video games developed by Game Freak, Pokemon has since become the second most successful and lucrative video game-based media franchise in the world, behind only Nintendo's own Mario series.

Now see what Pokemon would look like if they were real...

If Pokemon were real [17 photos] [3463]

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