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File:Capsule Monsters Cover.jpg|The cover of the Capsule Monsters Manga, featuring early {{p|Nidorino}} and {{p|Gengar}}.
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File:Capsule Monsters map.jpg|An early design of the map of [[Kanto]], also showing an alternate logo.
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File:Poké Ball sketch.png|An early [[Poké Ball]].
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File:Early Red and Rhydon sketch.jpg|The proposed player character and an early {{p|Rhydon}}.
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File:Mart Sketch.jpg| A [[Poké Mart]] concept.
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File:Capsule Monsters Town.jpg‎|A town.
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File:Capsule Monsters Bedroom.jpg|A Trainer's bedroom.
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File:Capsule Monsters Hotel.jpg|A Hotel, possibly a precursor to the [[Celadon Hotel]] or the [[Pokémon Center]].
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File:Capsule Monsters Route.jpg|Interaction on a [[Route]].
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</gallery>
| style="{{roundy|20px}} border: 2px solid #{{normal color dark}}; background: #{{normal color light}}; width:100px; height:100px"|
 
[[Image:Mart Sketch.jpg|200px]]
 
|- align=center style="font-size: 80%;"
 
| The cover of the Capsule Monsters Manga, featuring early {{p|Nidorino}} and {{p|Gengar}}.
 
| An early design of the map of [[Kanto]], also showing an alternate logo.
 
| An early [[Poké Ball]].
 
| The proposed player character and an early {{p|Rhydon}}.
 
| A [[Poké Mart]] concept.
 
 
 
|- align=center
 
| style="{{roundy|20px}} border: 2px solid #{{normal color dark}}; background: #{{normal color light}}; width:100px; height:100px"|
 
[[Image:Capsule Monsters Town.jpg‎|200px]]
 
| style="{{roundy|20px}} border: 2px solid #{{normal color dark}}; background: #{{normal color light}}; width:100px; height:100px"|
 
[[Image:Capsule Monsters Bedroom.jpg|200px]]
 
| style="{{roundy|20px}} border: 2px solid #{{normal color dark}}; background: #{{normal color light}}; width:100px; height:100px"|
 
[[Image:Capsule Monsters Hotel.jpg|200px]]
 
| style="{{roundy|20px}} border: 2px solid #{{normal color dark}}; background: #{{normal color light}}; width:100px; height:100px"|
 
[[Image:Capsule Monsters Route.jpg|200px]]
 
|- align=center style="font-size: 80%;"
 
| A town.
 
| A Trainer's bedroom.
 
| A Hotel, possibly a precursor to the [[Celadon Hotel]] or the [[Pokémon Center]].
 
| Interaction on a [[Route]].
 
|}
 
   
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 05:06, 15 November 2012

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Capsule Monsters (Japanese: カプセルモンスター Capsule Monsters) was Satoshi Tajiri's early design concept of Pokémon, first proposed to Nintendo as early as 1990. According to the book Pikachu's Global Adventure, this early concept traces all the way back to Tajiri's childhood years, during which he had enjoyed bug collecting.

Various Pokémon are known or believed to have originated from this early concept work, such as the well known battling foes Nidorino and Gengar. A few others include Lapras, Rhydon, and Slowbro, though many of the concept sketches included generic looking creatures such as simple dragon and apelike figures that may have eventually been developed into many of the existing Pokémon.

The name "Capsule Monsters" is inspired by Japanese gashapon machines.[1] Apparently, Tajiri had trouble trademarking the name "Capsule Monsters" so he changed it first to "CapuMon" and then later "Pocket Monsters".

A game of the same name also appeared in the Yu-Gi-Oh manga and anime series, though with different creatures and concepts.

Artwork

References

  1. Pokémon 10th Anniversary Commemoration Column (Japanese)

External Links

Information on Capsule Monsters

Capsule Monster displays

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