Have you caught them all? Hey gang, this week, we’re diving into Pokémon Trivia.
Pokémon took over schools and TVs in the 1990s. It was everywhere and it’s high time we tackled the franchise.
This episode was the direct result of listener feedback. So, let it not be said that we don’t listen to what you’re saying. If you’ve got a suggestion for an episode in the future, let us know.
We’re doing a cross-promotion this week with the RPG podcast, Halfwits & Failed Crits.
Halfwits & Failed Crits is an actual play tabletop role-playing podcast where Game Master Jonathan Swenson vows to get his players to the end of a campaign. Unfortunately their cursed dice have other plans. Join them as they play Dungeons & Dragons, and try to make the guild to beat all guilds in Season 1 – Worlds Divided. Blast off into space with Season 2 – Children of the Spine, a Stars Without Number game. Or just hop on for a good time but not a long time with any of the crazy One Shots!? Where the Game Master can be anyone and the rules can be anything!
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Hey gang, happy Wednesday and welcome back to the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast. I’m your host, Brian Rollins and this week it’s a listener-requested episode! That’s right, the survey from a while back bore some fruit and one of the listener requests was Pokémon. That’s right, speak and we do listen. Now the survey is closed, but we still have a contact form on Dorky Geeky Nerdy as well various places on social media you can holler at us with ideas.
As always, it’s three rounds of ten questions each. I ask the questions, you guess the answers. It’s like Pub Trivia Night without the drink minimum. I think that covers the basics, so let’s get started with…
The Dorky Round
1. The name 'Pokémon' is derived from what two words?
2. Jessie and James are members of what team?
3. On what game console was Pokémon first released?
4. How many Pokémon are contained in the first game (Red & Green)?
5. Pokémon was initially released in Japan in what year?
6. Which came first, the card game or the video game?
7. Approximately 600 Japanese children suffered from what after watching a 1997 episode of Pokémon?
8. Who voiced Pikachu in the 2019 movie, Detective Pikachu?
9. Which character has appeared in the most episodes of the anime?
10. How old was Ash when he first sets out in the anime series?
1. What was Gary Oak's first Pokémon?
2. When was Pokémon released in the US?
3. Who created Pokémon?
4. What company initially released Pokémon?
5. In what year was the first Pokémon movie released?
6. In the anime, Brock says he likes donuts. What's he actually eating?
7. As of 2021, how many seasons of the Pokémon anime have aired?
8. When Game Freak initially started in the 1980s, what did they make?
9. What's Ash's name in the original Japanese?
Pokémon is the only video game to appear on the cover of what famous magazine that premiered in 1923?
The Nerdy Round
1. According to the Pokédex, what is the only Pokémon that can devolve?
2. If not for trademarking issues, what was going to be the name of Pokémon?
3. What country banned Pokémon in 2001?
4. In terms of money, what is the most valuable Pokémon card?
5. Hitmonchan and Hitmonlee were named after what martial arts actors?
6. The name Pokémon is an example of wasei-eigo which means what?
7. What government stamped Pikachu on their official currency in 2001?
8. What Pokémon was supposed to accompany Ash before they went with Pikachu in the anime series?
9. Koffing and Weezing were originally named what?
10. After 9/11, the episode 'A Scare in the Air' was renamed to what?
And that’s it for this week’s show. I hope you 90s kids had a little nostalgia trip. As a Gen-Xer, I sometimes miss these things, so the listener’s feedback is a huge help. Drop us a line at DorkyGeekyNerdy.com and let us know what you like and what you don’t.
We’ll be back again next Wednesday for more trivia. Here’s a clue to tide you over.
What decade brought us The Funky Phantom, Sealab 2020, and Star Trek: The Animated Series?
Who doesn’t want more cartoons in the Summer? I hope to see you here.
This has been episode 125 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy trivia podcast. I’m your host, Brian Rollins. The music has been by Jason Shaw at Audionautix.com.
Thanks for listening.
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