Can You Name the Generation 1 Pokemon From a Single Sentence Description?

Heather Cahill

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About This Quiz

Do you know, love, and maybe even collect all of the original Pokemon? Take this quiz to find out just how much you know about them.

Pokemon is a game developed by Satoshi Tajiri and Ken Sugimori for play on the Nintendo Gameboy. First appearing in 1995, the franchise has now blossomed into games, movies, television, cards, merchandise and more. There are now seven generations of Pokemon. The franchise remains the second best seller of all time, just behind the more popular Mario Brothers.

The first generation of Pokemon includes 151 species, including Bulbasaur, Venusaur, Charmander, Charizard, Squirtle, and Pikachu, the mascot of the entire Pokemon franchise. Many of the first-generation Pokemon were based on real life critters, such as a pigeon (Pidgey), rat (Rattata), snake (Ekans.. see what they did there?), and seal (Seel). Each species has an English and a Japanese name.

So, if you know the fire type Pokemon that evolves from Charmeleon, the normal type Pokemon that carries a baby in its pouch and a water type Pokemon that looks like a seahorse, then this quiz is for you. If you don't remember these, go buy a deck and refresh your memory.

Take this quiz to see if you can catch all the Pokemon.

It is an electric mouse that is known as a mascot of the franchise. Can you name this Pokemon?

The Pokemon is Pikachu. Pikachu was Ash's first Pokemon in the anime, and serves as the main mascot for the franchise. It is an electric type Pokemon!

It is a normal type Pokemon that is a main character in the anime. Can you name this Pokemon?

The Pokemon is Meowth. Meowth evolves into Persian and closely resembles a cat. In the anime, Meowth is part of Team Rocket and he is able to communicate just like a human.

It is an electric-type Pokemon that is one of the three legendary birds in the Kanto region. Can you name this Pokemon?

The Pokemon is Zapdos. Zapdos is the electric type of the legendary birds. The other two birds are Moltres and Articuno, a fire and water type Pokemon.

It is a rock/ground-type Pokemon that has the ability to tunnel underneath the earth. Can you name this Pokemon?

The Pokemon is Onix. Onix can evolve into Steelix and it can be found in the Rock Tunnel and Victory Road in Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow. Brock also had an Onix in the anime.

It is a mythical Pokemon that is #151 in the Pokedex. Can you name this Pokemon?

The Pokemon is Mew. Mew is a psychic type Pokemon that is mostly obtained through events in the games. Mew also has a clone known as Mewtwo.

It evolves from Bulbasaur and it has leaves on it's back. Can you name this Pokemon?

The Pokemon is Ivysaur. Ivysaur evolves into Venusaur and it is a grass/poison type Pokemon. In the anime, Shauna and May both had an Ivysaur!

It closely resembles a fox and a fire stone is used to make it evolve. Can you name this Pokemon?

The Pokemon is Vulpix. Vulpix is a fire type Pokemon that evolves into Ninetales after using a fire stone. In the anime, Brock had a Vulpix.

It is a water-type Pokemon that resembles a star and Misty had this Pokemon in the anime. Can you name this Pokemon?

The Pokemon is Staryu, Staryu is a water Pokemon, and in the anime, Misty has a Staryu. Staryu can grow back any damaged parts and it evolves into Starmie.

It is a grass-type Pokemon that is covered in vines. Can you name this Pokemon?

The Pokemon is Tangela. Tangela is a grass Pokemon that evolves into Tangrowth. In the Red and Blue games, Tangela can be caught along Route 21.

It is an electric-type Pokemon that evolves from Elekid. Can you name this Pokemon?

The Pokemon is Electabuzz. Electabuzz evolves into Electivire and according to the Pokedex in the anime, the color red can make the Pokemon angry.

It was the first Pokemon that Ash caught in the anime and it is a bug type. Can you name this Pokemon?

The Pokemon is Caterpie. Caterpie is a bug type Pokemon that evolves into Metapod and later, Butterfree. It is #10 in the Pokedex and was the first Pokemon that Ash caught in the anime.

It is a normal type Pokemon that carries a baby in its pouch. Can you name this Pokemon?

The Pokemon is Kangaskhan. Kangaskhan carries a baby in its pouch and in the Red and Blue games, it can be caught inside the Safari Zone.

It is a water type Pokemon that resembles seahorse, and evolves into Kingdra. Can you name this Pokemon?

The Pokemon is Seadra! Seadra is a water Pokemon and it has a powerful venom. Seadra is the evolution of Horsea, which also resembles a seahorse.

It has a shell and it can carry humans through water on its back. Can you name this Pokemon?

The Pokemon is Lapras, Lapras is a water/ice type Pokemon that can carry humans on its back. Lapras does not evolve into any other Pokemon.

It is a normal type Pokemon that is commonly found sleeping. Can you name this Pokemon?

The Pokemon is Snorlax. Snorlax is the evolution of Muchlax and the Pokemon loves to eat and sleep. In the anime, Ash had his own Snorlax.

It is a ground type Pokemon that wears a skull and carries a bone. Can you name this Pokemon?

The Pokemon is Cubone. The skull Cubone wears on its head is the skull of its dead mother. Cubone evolves into Marowak and it can learn the moves "Bonemerang" and "Bone Club."

It is a legendary Pokemon that was an attempt at cloning another Pokemon. Can you name this Pokemon?

The Pokemon is Mewtwo. Mewtwo was created after attempts were made at cloning Mew. Mewtwo can mega evolve into Mewtwo X and Mewtwo Y.

It evolves from Pidgey and it resembles a bird. Can you name this Pokemon?

The Pokemon is Pidgeotto. Pidgeotto is a normal/flying type Pokemon that Ash caught in the anime and used in battle on many occasions. Pidgeotto evolves into Pidgeot.

It is a pink Pokemon with a Shellder attached to its tail. Can you name this Pokemon?

The Pokemon is Slowbro! Slowbro is a water/psychic type Pokemon that has been referred to as a "hermit crab Pokemon" by Ash's Pokedex in the anime.

It looks like a sea lion and can be found in Seafoam Islands in the Red/Blue games. Can you name this Pokemon?

The Pokemon is Dewgong. Dewgong is a water/ice type Pokemon that appears at Seafoam Islands in the Red/Blue games. It can learn the TM "Surf."

It is a water type Pokemon that is the final evolution of a starter from the Red/Blue games. Can you name this Pokemon?

The Pokemon is Blastoise. Blastoise is the final evolution of Squirtle, a water Pokemon. Gary Oak is the owner of a Blastoise in the anime!

It evolves from Haunter and it is purple with red eyes. Can you name this Pokemon?

The Pokemon is Gengar. Gengar is Gastly's final evolution, and it often lurks in the shadows and loves playing jokes on people. It is a ghost/poison type Pokemon.

It is a Psychic type Pokemon that can be found in Cerulean Cave in the Red/Blue games. Can you name this Pokemon?

The Pokemon is Kadabra! Kadabra is the evolution of Abra and Gym Leader Sabrina had a Kadabra in the anime. It can use moves such as Kinesis and Confusion.

It looks like a Poke Ball and it can explode. Can you name this Pokemon?

The Pokemon is Voltorb. Voltorb is an electric type Pokemon which is commonly found near places where there is plenty of electricity. It evolves into Electrode and found near power plants in the Red/Blue games.

It is a fighting type Pokemon that is grey and practices martial arts to become stronger. Can you name this Pokemon?

The Pokemon is Machop. Machop is a fighting type Pokemon that is extremely strong. It can evolve into Machoke and later it can evolve into Machamp.

It is a normal type with the ability to evolve into a variety of different Pokemon. Can you name this Pokemon?

The Pokemon is Eevee. Eevee can evolve into a variety of different Pokemon depending on its surroundings, what stone it is exposed to or other factors. In the anime, May hatched an Eevee from an egg.

It is the final form of Caterpie and resembles a butterfly. Can you name this Pokemon?

The Pokemon is Butterfree. In the anime, Ash's Metapod evolved into Butterfree. Butterfree is a bug/flying type Pokemon that can learn the move Big Buzz at level 31.

It is a poison-type Pokemon that evolves into Muk. Can you name this Pokemon?

The Pokemon is Grimer. Grimer is a poison type Pokemon that has a body that is made of sludge. In the Red and Blue games, Grimer can be found at the Pokemon Mansion.

It is #020 in the Pokedex and evolves from Rattata. Can you name this Pokemon?

The Pokemon is Raticate. Raticate is commonly found in Cerulean Cave in the Japanese version of Pokemon Blue. It evolves from Rattata.

It is a fire type Pokemon that evolves from Charmeleon. Can you name this Pokemon?

The Pokemon is Charizard. Charizard has the ability to Mega evolve and at level 77, it can learn the move Flare Blitz, a powerful fire-type move.

It is a dragon type Pokemon that resembles a snake. Can you name this Pokemon?

The Pokemon is Dratini. Dratini can evolve into Dragonair, and later Dragonite. In the anime, Clair had a Dratini that she protected from Team Rocket.

It is a normal type Pokemon that is often used to breed and can only learn one move. Can you name this Pokemon?

The Pokemon is Ditto. Ditto is a normal type Pokemon that can breed with many other Pokemon. The only move that Ditto can learn is "Transform!"

It is a water-type Pokemon known for being extremely good at jumping. Can you name this Pokemon?

The Pokemon is Magikarp. Magikarp is a water type Pokemon that evolves into Gyarados. In the anime, James had a Magikarp.

It is a water Pokemon that suffers from headaches. Can you name this Pokemon?

The Pokemon is Psyduck. Psyduck is a water type Pokemon that can evolve into Golduck. In the anime, Misty had a Psyduck that loved popping out of its Poke Ball.

It is a fire type Pokemon and Officer Jenny had one in the anime. Can you name this Pokemon?

The Pokemon is Growlithe. Growlithe is a fire type Pokemon that evolves into Arcanine. It can learn the powerful move Flare Blitz at level 45.

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