Whether you traded cards with your friends or you were a master trainer in the making, Pokemon inspired legions of fans to get out there and catch 'em all. At its height, Pokemon seemed to take over the world. Merchandise, movies, video games: Pokemon was everywhere. In recent years, Pokemon has experienced a resurgence in popularity thanks to the likes of the augmented reality mobile game called
As a budding Ash Ketchum, you were on a mission to collect and train as many Pokemon characters as possible. From the iconic Pikachu and adorable Squirtle to the intimidating Mewtwo and ferocious Pinsir, Pokemon captured our hearts and imaginations while we were trying to capture them. Regardless of whether it's been years or hours since you last played Pokemon, take this quiz to see how many characters you can identify. If you can do so from just an image, well, you're definitely worth your weight in Poke balls.
While you're putting your Pokemon knowledge to the test, you'll also learn interesting facts about your favorite characters. Do you know Mewtwo's origin story? How about Metapod's not-so-amazing defense mechanism? This quiz has a mix of popular Pokemon and lesser-known characters to keep things interesting. Once you've finished, send it to your friends to see how they'd fair against you in the Pokemon gym. Is that Charizard roaring your name? You've gotta catch 'em all!