The first Pokémon designs are an example of how much a videogame can change from the initial idea of the developer until it reaches the hands of the fans. Game Freak has shared a series of images that show enormous changes to the start of this franchise, long before Pikachu was a simple drawing.
The documentation published by Famitsu comes from this project when it was not yet called Pokémon or Pocket Monsters, but Capsule Monsters. Among the designs you can see a large number of sketches of different elements of the game as the first Pokémon, with names as funny as Dragonchi, a few coaches that are similar to those we know, and different regions or game mechanics.
These official images are linked to the recent appearance on the web of discarded designs for the original Pokémon and other unpublished ones with new creatures.
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