I dont believe everything I see on FB but once I saw a pic from a course book which referenced Pokemon it said something like "To memorize all 100 Pokemon.."
.In 2008, Japanese researchers discovered a new protein which helps carry electrical impulses from the eyes to the brain and named it Pikachurin. According to the researchers, the decision was based on both Pokémon and protein possessing "lightning-fast moves and shocking electric effects".
.Zbtb7, a gene discovered by a geneticist from the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York City, was originally named "Pokemon", stands for "POK erythroid myeloid ontogenic factor".
.In an interview with CultBox, Hollyoaks actor Andrew Still, who portrays Joel Dexter in the series, was asked what TV show reminded him of his childhood, to which he replied: "Definitely Pokémon. I remember going to a childminder when I was around 5 and me and all the other kids there would sit religiously around the TV and watch it".
.During a Republican debate for the 2012 United States presidential election, candidate Herman Cain quotes a "poet" saying "Life can be a challenge, life can seem impossible, but it's never easy when there's so much on the line." These are actually the beginning lines of The Power of One, the theme song for the movie of the same name. During his withdrawal speech, he reused the line but with proper attribution.
.In April 2014, the Carnivore and Pangolin Conservation Program and CNN's Change the List project held a poll to name a pangolin rescued from traffickers as part of a campaign to raise awareness for the endangered mammal. Of the top five choices from CNN comments, the name "Sandshrew" won the official Facebook poll. Sandshrew the pangolin now lives in a Vietnamese national park.