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Get ready for Pokemon Black and White with these Pokemon facts

 

Nintendo DSi Pokemon Black Special Edition bundle

The Pokemon Black and White games and the special Pokemon Black and White Nintendo DSi bundles release  in just a couple of days, and to help celebrate we wanted to share some pretty cool Pokemon facts and records!  All of the below facts and records can be found in the new Guinness World Records 2011 Gamer’s Edition.

Largest Collection of Pokémon Memorabilia

Lisa Courtney has a collection of Pokémon memorablillia that numbered 14,410 different items when counted in October 2010.  Lisa has been collecting for over 14 years, and her favorite item is a doll of the Pokémon Absol that she bought through eBay.  Her collection includes items from the UK, US, France and, of course, Japan.  Since appearing in last year’s Guinness world Records Gamer’s Edition, Lisa has been honored by Hertford Museum, UK, which has run an exhibition featuring some of Lisa’s amazing collection and her Guinness World Records certificate.

First Perfect Game On Pokémon Puzzle League

Lawrence “Tusm” Brown (USA) was the first person to attain a perfect score on Pokémon Puzzle League racking up 999,999 points in 2006.

First protein named after a video game character

In July 2008, biologists from the Osaka Bioscience Institute in Suita, Osaka Prefecture, identified a protein that is necessary to efficiently transmit visual information to the brain. Having determined that the protein is used in kinetic vision (being able to detect fast-moving objects), they named it pikachurin after Pikachu, who is also apparently very fast.

Highest score for Game Boy Color Pokémon Pinball

On June 25, 2005, Matt O’Rourke (USA) achieved a score of 309,374,900 on Nintendo Game Boy Color’s Pokémon Pinball (Blue) and 322,497,700 (Red).

Highest Score on Pokémon Puzzle Challenge (Nintendo, 2000)

The highest score on Pokémon Puzzle Challenge (Hard Mode, Garbage level) is 13,756, achieved by Jennifer Jacobs (USA) in New York, USA, on May 20, 2010.

Top-50 Characters of All-Time

Pokémon’s Ash Ketchum, the ultimate Pokémon Trainer, comes in at #37 of the top 50 video game characters list generated by Guinness World Records readers.  Everyone’s favorite Pokémon, Pikachu surfaced at #20.

Got a cool Pokemon fact, record, or story that you want to share?  Go for it – We’d love to hear from you!

 

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