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Trivia

Since there is so little information to warrant separate pages for every SpaceWorld pokemon, I thought I would try writing them out as trivia to fit on the pages of existing pokemon.


Chikorita

  • Chikorita is named Happa (Japanese: ハッパ') in the 1997 SpaceWorld demo of Pokémon Gold and Silver. Its name comes from 葉っぱ happa meaning "leaf."
    • In the demo, it is likely intended to evolve into Hanamogura instead of Bayleef, who is absent from the game. It is unclear at what level this would occur, as evolution data was wiped for all Pokémon available in the playable demo area.

Bayleef

Meganium

Hoothoot

  • Hoothoot is present in the 1997 SpaceWorld demo of Pokémon Gold and Silver with a slightly altered design, including three dots under its eyes instead of notches and a zigzagging pattern on its lower back.
    • In the demo, it is a pure Flying-type instead of Normal/Flying and is likely intended to evolve into Bōbō, a possible early version of Noctowl. It is unclear at what level this would occur, as evolution data was wiped for all Pokémon located in the playable demo area.

Noctowl

Ledyba

  • Ledyba is present in the 1997 SpaceWorld demo of Pokémon Gold and Silver with a green coloration and seven spots on its back instead of five.
    • Due to their largely different learnsets, it is unclear whether Ledyba was intended to evolve into Mitsuboshi in the demo or if they were counterparts, as evolution data was wiped for all Pokémon located in the playable demo area.

Spinarak

  • Spinarak is named Kokumo (Japanese: コクモ) in the 1997 SpaceWorld demo of Pokémon Gold and Silver. Its name comes from 子 ko (child) and 蜘蛛 kumo (spider). It evolves into Tsūheddo starting at level 23.
    • Spinarak is purple instead of green in the demo and in the final release of Pokémon Gold and Silver. As many early Pokémon were drawn directly as sprites and a green pallet was available in the game, it would seem that this was indeed Spinarak's original intended coloration.

Ariados

Crobat

Pichu

Cleffa

  • Cleffa is present in the 1997 SpaceWorld demo of Pokémon Gold and Silver with a slightly different design, featuring an all-pink body, a small stubby tail, and the overall shape of a five-pointed star with a small ball on its topmost point.
    • As the friendship mechanic is absent in the demo, it instead evolves into Clefairy starting at level 12.

Igglybuff

Togepi

Natu

Xatu

Mareep

  • Mareep is named Pachimē (Japanese: パチメエ) in the 1997 SpaceWorld demo of Pokémon Gold and Silver and has a pink coloration instead of yellow. Its name may come from パチパチ pachipachi an onomatopoeia for crackling or blinking and メー an onomatopoeia for the sound a sheep makes.
    • In the demo, it evolves into Flaaffy starting at level 16, which then evolves into Ampharos starting at level 32.

Flaaffy

Ampharos

Bellossom

Marill

Spaceworld '97 fan art
  • Marill is present in the 1997 SpaceWorld demo of Pokémon Gold and Silver with a pink coloration instead of blue. It does not evolve into any other Pokémon in the demo version of the game.
    • Its appearance was vaguely known prior to the demo leak via fan art drawn by an attendee of the Spaceworld '97 event.

Politoed

Hoppip

  • Hoppip is named Haneko (Japanese: ハネコ) in the 1997 SpaceWorld demo of Pokémon Gold and Silver and has a slightly different design, being of a dark coloration instead of pink and with no limbs but a longer tail.
    • It is likely intended to evolve into Skiploom starting at an unknown level, as evolution data was wiped for all Pokémon available in the playable demo area.

Skiploom

  • Skiploom is named Poponeko (Japanese: ポポネコ) in the 1997 SpaceWorld demo of Pokémon Gold and Silver and has a cat-like design with a yellow coloration and no limbs but a much longer tail. Its name is a combination of 蒲公英 tanpopo (dandelion) and 猫 neko (cat).
    • It is likely intended to evolve from Hoppip starting at an unknown level, as evolution data was wiped for all Pokémon available in the playable demo area, and evolves into Jumpluff starting at level 40.

Jumpluff

  • Jumpluff is named Wataneko (Japanese: ワタネコ) in the 1997 SpaceWorld demo of Pokémon Gold and Silver and has a considerably different design, having a pink coloration instead of blue, a single cotton puff surrounded by large leaves on top of its head, leaf-shaped ears and no limbs but a much longer tail. Its name is a combination of 綿 wata (cotton) and 猫 neko (cat). It evolves from Skiploom starting at level 40.

Aipom

Sunflora

  • Sunflora is named Sanī (Japanese: サニー) in the 1997 SpaceWorld demo of Pokémon Gold and Silver and has a slightly different design with a thin body and standing on several roots instead of two feet. Its name comes from sunny.
    • It is a Grass/Psychic-type instead of a Grass-type, and does not evolve from any other Pokémon in the demo version of the game.

Quagsire

  • Quagsire is named Mizūo (Japanese: ミズウオ) in the 1997 SpaceWorld demo of Pokémon Gold and Silver and has a slightly different design, lacking the rounded dorsal ridge and with the dark marking along its back engulfing a longer tail, which ends in a paddle-like fin. Its name is a combination of 水 mizu (water) and 魚 -uo (fish), likely from 山椒魚 sanshouuo (salamander) which translates directly as "Japanese pepper fish."
    • It is a pure Water-type instead of Water/Ground, and does not evolve from any other Pokémon in the demo version of the game.

Espeon

Umbreon

Origin

  • Considering its original Poison type, Umbreon's markings may have been inspired by the rings of the blue-ringed octopus, a highly venomous species found in the oceans near Japan.

Murkrow

Slowking

Unown

Girafarig

Steelix

Snubbull

Qwilfish

Scizor

  • Scizor is named Shizāsu (Japanese: シザース) in the 1997 SpaceWorld demo of Pokémon Gold and Silver and has a green coloration instead of red as well a less rounded design, featuring a more defined jaw, a spike protruding from both of its shoulders and longer wings lacking venation. Its name may be a corruption of scissors.

Sneasel

Remoraid

Octillery

Delibird

Mantine

Skarmory

Houndour

  • Houndour is named Debiru (Japanese: デビル) in the 1997 SpaceWorld demo of Pokémon Gold and Silver and has a slightly different design, featuring visible vertebrae along its spine that connect the skull on its forehead to the rib-like ridges on its back. Its name comes from devil.

Houndoom