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Pikachu was almost redesigned as a “tiger with huge breasts” for the US release of Red/Blue

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I feel like this news broke a month ago? But yeah I recommend searching up the interview this comes from, it's a very interesting insight into what it took to bring pokemon overseas. That stuff about there not being a "cute" in marketing for western culture in the 90s is very interesting. 

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3 minutes ago, Glennstavos said:

I feel like this news broke a month ago? But yeah I recommend searching up the interview this comes from, it's a very interesting insight into what it took to bring pokemon overseas. That stuff about there not being a "cute" in marketing for western culture in the 90s is very interesting. 

It's like, did they not see Mickey Mouse? Or Disney in general?

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If you looked at the darned games and not the anime, although you could attribute a fraction of it to limitations of the Game Boy Color and Game Freak's initial lack of experience as GSC would show, Gen 1 was the Pocket Monster generation. Set aside Clefairy and Eevee and a few others, and the generation was uglier, more monstrous or at least plain and on the whole less cute than later generations. Symbolic of this is Gen 1 being the source of a disproportionate number of the Poison type Pokemon, a type usually defined by being less than heart-meltingly sweet. Gen 1 is the realization of Satoshi Tajiri's inspiration- of bugs crawling over a GameBoy Link Cable, not plushies.

But, Pikaboobs has no place in vintage Gen 1, let Digiwaifumon have it. Though SMT wouldn't object were there a place for a tiger with cleavage, but I do not know if there is in any mythos. An abomination interpretation of Narasimha is the closest thing that comes to mind.

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A pikachu with some serious honkers. a real set of badonkers. packin some dobonhonkeros. massive dohoonkabhankoloos. big old tonhongerekoogers. Giant bonkhonagahoogs. HUMONGOUS hungolomghnonoloughongous.

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Just read about this today

Here's a pic I found online regarding what @Glennstavos said:

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Neat stuff!

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