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Video: Time to Learn Some Facts That Link Pokémon and Science

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Knowledge is Super Effective!

While we may have an instinctive understanding of games the more we play, learning about mechanics and how the nuts and bolts of experiences work, it can be up to interpretation when looking for the additional meanings or influences within a given game. Download titles in particular sometimes have underlying messages or themes, or even references that can pass us by.

The Pokémon series and its intricacies naturally play up to this, as over the years it's been a feasting ground for those looking to deconstruct and understand it on a deeper level. Some 'mon designs have obvious inspirations, for example, and there's a degree of Pokélogic always at work. Yet still, we can rely on those such as the Do You Know Gaming YouTube channel to give us bite-sized bursts of fact-driven goodness. We may 'get' the basics in games we enjoy, but there's no harm in learning more.

A recent video, posted at the weekend, goes over some intriguing facts that tie Pokémon with science, whether interpreting ideas from the real world or the 'mon world infiltrating that of scientific research and discovery.

It's a fun watch for six minutes of your time, so check it out below.

[via gonintendo.com]

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User Comments (24)

MrWalkieTalkie

#10

MrWalkieTalkie said:

Did You Know Gaming teaches us about Pokemon Science.
And JonTron teaches us the history of bootleg Pokemon games.

Man... now I really wanna play some Pokemon!

Senario

#13

Senario said:

Did you know? The Last of Us should have been named The Last of Paras. Unfortunately due to a copyright claim at the last minute, they had to change the name.

Never forget, Paras. The original Cordyceps story.

ningeek185

#15

ningeek185 said:

READ THIS IF YOU'RE A DIE-HARD POKEMON FANATIC:

If you guys want to hear some more interesting Pokemon rumors and bizarre theories, I recommend tuning in to The Gamer From Mars YouTube videos. There are more than 5 episodes of Pokemon theories! They are good ones too!

BlackSpy

#17

BlackSpy said:

Ok, I don't care what anybody says, JonTron is wrong about the whole common ancestor thing, NOTHING ON this earth has a common ancestor: Humans were created by God as humans, plants created by God as plants, etc. And, um, JonTron is not God, sorry, he just isn't.

GumbyX84

#19

GumbyX84 said:

Great video. Very informative. Knew about Mew being the origin of all life, but didn't know of recapitulation theory. Same goes for the real-life natural phenomena behind Paras and Parasect.

ultraraichu

#20

ultraraichu said:

Interesting video. Now I feel bad about Paras evolution. More creepy then Cubone wearing its dead mother's skull. I wonder if that have any connection to real life.

DarkNinja9

#22

DarkNinja9 said:

yey thanks didnt know they had uploaded a new vid :D like how they went back to explain this time about parasect

Lostog

#24

Lostog said:

@BlackSpy you don't want to go creationism vs evolutionism on a gaming site. just accept "common ancestor" as an accepted scientific theory: that doesn't mean it's true, so you can choose to not believe in it if you wish so. but, the video involves science, so it's to be expected it invokes a fairly accepted scientific theory. it's a parallel between pokemon and science, not necessarly between pokemon and truth, accept it for what it is; noone is arguing science is right and this doesn't seem the place for that. (but i admit i did not yet watch the video and i'm just guessing its contents) (and i don't think "jontron is god" was meant to be taken seriously, but it is a bit silly comment)

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