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Fan Makes PokéNational Geographic Series on Pokémon in Nature

The Pokémon franchise has been used to teach science, like the touring Pokémon Fossil Museum in Japan that’s meant to teach about fossilization. Now a Pokémon fan has created a new kind of science for Pokémon: National Geographic Pokémon spoofs called PokéNational Geographic, where a narrator who sounds similar to David Attenborough describes Pokémon as if they’re parts of nature being documented.

The vides are credited to Elious Entertainment. Here, for instance, is the PokéNational Geographic episode “You Encountered a Wild Magikarp.”

The narrator is called Professor Ginkgo, and credit for his voice goes to Michael Michaelson. While scientific-sounding, Professor Ginkgo is pretty harsh on Magikarp.

The narrator says, “As we delve into our great oceans, we come across our most irrelevant specimen, a creature of momentous stupidity and shallow ignorance of its surroundings. Magikarp. The fish Pokémon. An underpowered, pathetic Pokémon. It may jump high on rare occasions, but never more than seven feet. It is known as virtually worthless and one of the most weak and pathetic Pokémon in the world. In terms of both power and speed, it is famous for being very unreliable. In the distant past it was somewhat stronger than the horribly weak descendants that exist today.”

The videos might be a matter of seconds, like 20 seconds, or they might go on for a little over a minute. Let’s take a look at the others.

Here is the PokéNational Geographic episode “You Encountered a Wild Magnemite.”

Here is the episode “You Encountered a Wild Sobble.”

Here is the episode “You Encountered a Wild Phantump.”

Here is the episode “You Encountered a Wild Baltoy.”

What do you think of these Pokémon National Geographic spoofs and the information they give? Are there other specific Pokémon you’d like to see included in this fan-made series?

Source: Youtube


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