Game Fact Friday

Pokemon Gold And Silver Were Supposed To Mark The End Of The Series Forever

hard to believe, isn’t it? Especially when you consider how huge Pokemon still is right now, and how many hundreds (thousands, even?) of those digital creatures there are in existence today. But it’s true: when Pokemon Gold and Silver were released all the way back in 1999, they were supposed to be the last Pokemon games in the series – they were even supposed to mark the end of the franchise entirely, trading cards and all.

This makes sense when you consider that even conjuring up another 150 Pokemon for Gold and Silver seemed a little bit cheeky. Pokemon CEO Tsunekaz Ishihara even said: “I thought that once we entered the twenty-first century, it would be time for me to do something else entirely.” Well, given how popular Pokemon was in the aftermath of these games, it would have been kind of dumb to have abandoned such a bonafide cash cow during its prime.

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