Gotta (eliminate the fakes so you can) catch 'em all.
Back in 1989, Satoshi Tajiri conceptualized a video game idea that would expand all the way to becoming one of the most popular entertainment franchises in the world, let alone the highest-grossing media franchise of all time.
Seven years later and Tajiri's vision was realized with the Japanese release of Pok émon Red and Green. A solid quarter-century later, it is safe to say that Satoshi put the eggs into the correct basket an entire generation before breeding eggs was even a thing in Pok émon.
Across those 25 years, that initial bunch of Pok émon would become known as the original 150 (+ Mew) of eight different Pok émon generations. As of the middle of 2021, there exists 898 different species of Pok émon. It is very likely that the next generation of Pok émon will put the grand total of collectible creatures into the quadruple digits.
With this immense number of Pok émon currently in existence, it can be difficult to remember those last few corners of the Pok éDex in that one generation you didn't play that much. To those of you who think you can overcome this, which of these Pok émon are NOT real?