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How did Pokemon(as in the franchise) come to existence?

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I am just wondering.

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>Originally released as a pair of interlinkable Game Boy role-playing video games developed by Game Freak, Pokémon has since become the second-most successful and lucrative video game-based media franchise in the world, behind only Nintendo's own Mario franchise.[3] Pokémon properties have since been merchandised into anime, manga, trading cards, toys, books, and other media.

Pokemon was inspired by bug catching/collecting, a hobby that Satoshi Tajiri (The creator of Pokemon) enjoyed as a child.

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which is why so many games start off with damn bug types :P
LOL, admit it Mr.K. Bug Types are epic.
Only good ones like Volcarona or Yanmega xD
Dont forgot scizor xD
Scolipede is cool too.
Heracross and genesect anyone? And what about my friend forretress?
What Brotad said. And in Galvantula and Accelgor completely own face in UU and RU
Indeed. But burmy is by far the best..., but metapod comes close.