Friend and Foe

Posted by Forkball in 12-18-2008, 04:19 AM

If you’ve played Pokemon, you know that each Pokemon is numbered in the Pokedex (the encyclopedia that has basic Pokemon information). Bulbasaur is 1, Ivysaur 2, Venusaur 3 etc.

Anyways, Pikachu’s number is 25:

And Meowth’s number is 52:


THE NUMBERS ARE REVERSE OF EACH OTHER. CAT AND MOUSE. FRIEND AND FOE.

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Goombas, Kirby, Pokemon and Pac-man.

Posted by Golden Darkness in 01-27-2008, 05:49 AM

Originally Posted by Jon of the Wired:
Eh, it’s not really the same thing. Goombas and mushrooms may have similar appearances, but they’re actually different sprites. The bushes are literally the same sprite as the clouds, just with a palette swap.

Speaking of Goomba, they are actually supposed to be living chestnuts, as their Japanese name is Kuribo, with the Kuri being chestnut.

Other facts of interest:

Kirby’s sprite was originally meant to be a placeholder.

All the maps of the Pokemon handheld games(no spin offs) are based on parts of Japan (with Diamond and Pearl’s Sinnoh region similarity to Hokkaido being the most obvious)

Pac-Man was originally going to be called Puck-Man, but there was worry that the arcade cabinets could be vandalized to have the title end up as something very vulgar.

Cacildo´s note: When was the Scott Pilgrim movie released again?

 

The bushes in Super Mario Bros. and pokemon reverse names

Posted by Ezduo in 01-27-2008, 03:17 AM

The bushes in Super Mario Bros. were just recolored clouds.

Ekans backwards is snake.
Girafarig backwards is girafarig.

Cacildo´s note: The image in the original post is broken (after all, its a 3 year old image in a   once free image holder), but since this is a “secret” so widespread across the internet (after this post, i mean) it was easy to get a new one.