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|desc=Nothing is known about this Pokémon other than its Pokédex number, #174, the same as {{p|Igglybuff}}.}}
 
|desc=Nothing is known about this Pokémon other than its Pokédex number, #174, the same as {{p|Igglybuff}}.}}
 
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|nick=Kokana
 
|type1=Bug
 
|img=Kokana.png
 
|epnum=Pokémon Red and Green beta
 
|epname=Pokémon Red and Green beta
 
|desc=Nothing is known about this Pokémon.}}
 
 
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|nick=Kasanagi
 
|type1=Bug
 
|img=Kasanagi.png
 
|epnum=Pokémon Red and Green beta
 
|epname=Pokémon Red and Green beta
 
|desc=Nothing is known about this Pokémon. It may be a Bug-type.}}
 
 
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|type1=Bug
 
|type2=Flying
 
|img=Kasanagi evolution.png
 
|epnum=Pokémon Red and Green beta
 
|epname=Pokémon Red and Green beta
 
|desc=The evolution of Kasanagi. It may be a Bug-type as it resembles {{p|Ledyba}}.}}
 
   
 
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|desc=The only known information about this creature is its name and image. While it resembles a seal, this image appeared in magazines ''after'' the release of {{2v2|Red|Green}} so while many fans believe it may have been an early version of {{p|Seel}}, this may not be true because Seel already existed at the time. However, it is most likely a {{type2|Water}} and could have been a scrapped pre-evolution for {{p|Lapras}} or an extremely early version of a member of the {{p|Spheal}} evolution family. In the alpha of Gold and Silver, its National Pokédex number was 212, it was a {{type2|Water}}, and knew the moves Growl, Water Gun, and Tackle. Despite the numbering, it was the Water-type starter in the alpha demos.}}
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|desc=The only known information about this creature is its name and image. In the playable alpha demo of Gold and Silver, its National Pokédex number was 212, it was a {{type2|Water}}, and knew the moves Growl, Water Gun, and Tackle. Despite the numbering, it was the Water-type starter in the alpha demos. Since it resembles a seal, some fans believe it may have inspired {{p|Spheal}}'s design, but they are no more similar than either of them is to {{p|Seel}}.}}
   
 
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|desc=Honōguma's name is a combination of 炎 ''honō'' for flame, and 熊 ''kuma'' for bear. Like Kurusu above, its name and image are all that is known. While not confirmed, its name almost definitely means it was a {{type2|Fire}}. It bears a slight resemblance to {{p|Raichu}}, but doesn't share the same type or species of animal (Raichu being a rodent and Honōguma being a bear), so it is highly unlikely it was related to it. Given its name refers to it as a bear, it could have been an early version of the {{p|Teddiursa}} evolution family, or, while not a bear, but having the same bipedal stance and being Fire-type, an early version of the {{p|Cyndaquil}} evolution family. In the alpha it was a {{type2|Fire}}, and knew the moves Ember, Scratch, and Leer; and was the Fire-type starter.}}
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|desc=Honōguma's name is a combination of 炎 ''honō'' for flame, and 熊 ''kuma'' for bear. Like Kurusu above, its name and image are all that is known. While not confirmed, its name almost definitely means it was a {{type2|Fire}}. In the alpha it was a {{type2|Fire}}, and knew the moves Ember, Scratch, and Leer; it was the Fire-type starter. Given its name refers to it as a bear, some fans believe it could have been an early version of the {{p|Teddiursa}} evolution family, but that seems doubtful.}}
   
 
{{TrainerPoké
 
{{TrainerPoké
 
|nick=Unnamed creature
 
|nick=Unnamed creature
|type1=Fighting
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|type1=Unknown
 
|img=Alpha top.png
 
|img=Alpha top.png
 
|epnum=Pokémon Gold and Silver beta
 
|epnum=Pokémon Gold and Silver beta
 
|epname=Pokémon Gold and Silver beta
 
|epname=Pokémon Gold and Silver beta
|desc=[[File:237Hitmontop.png|150px|right]]This strange creature appeared as art but was never given a name. Its extremely odd appearance is somewhat similar to {{p|Hitmontop}}; namely the multiple feet around its midsection. Although this creature has its point located on its bottom, and Hitmontop has its point located on its head, this creature is most likely a very early version of Hitmontop, possibly before the designers decided to add it to the {{p|Tyrogue}} evolution line. It also resembles {{p|Clefairy}} and may have been a very early version of {{p|Cleffa}}. }}
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|desc=[[File:237Hitmontop.png|150px|right]]This strange creature appeared as art but was never given a name. Its extremely odd appearance is somewhat similar to {{p|Hitmontop}}; namely the multiple feet around its midsection. Although this creature has its point located on its bottom, and Hitmontop has its point located on its head, this creature may have been redesigned as Hitmontop, although it would seem unlikely that it was originally part of the {{p|Tyrogue}} evolution line. }}
   
 
{{TrainerPoké
 
{{TrainerPoké
 
|nick=Unnamed turtle
 
|nick=Unnamed turtle
|type1=Water
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|type1=Unknown
|type2=Rock
 
 
|img=Alpha turtle.png
 
|img=Alpha turtle.png
 
|epnum=Pokémon Gold and Silver beta
 
|epnum=Pokémon Gold and Silver beta
 
|epname=Pokémon Gold and Silver beta
 
|epname=Pokémon Gold and Silver beta
|desc=[[File:564Tirtouga.png|200px|right]]Nothing is known about this turtle Pokémon. Notably, it barely resembles anything that was released in Generation II. Some fans have speculated it may have been an alternative take on {{p|Magcargo}} or {{p|Donphan}} or maybe an extremely early, and different take on {{p|Corsola}} or {{p|Pupitar}}. Also, the fact that it's just a head sticking out of a shell, somewhat resembles that of {{p|Shuckle}}. The Pokémon it most closely resembled was {{p|Squirtle}}, but Squirtle was in Red and Green, which pre-dates the appearance of this image. {{p|Torkoal}} from [[Generation III]], and the {{p|Turtwig}} evolution family from [[Generation IV]] bear the closest resemblance prior to its appearance, but it is highly unlikely they are related. It also bears a striking resemblance to {{p|Tirtouga}} from [[Generation V]]. }}
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|desc=[[File:564Tirtouga.png|200px|right]]Nothing is known about this turtle Pokémon. Notably, it barely resembles anything that was released in Generation II. It bears a resemblance to {{p|Tirtouga}} from [[Generation V]], although it does not appear to be a {{type2|Water}}. }}
   
 
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|desc={{main|Gengar (Pokémon)}}[[File:094Gengar.png|100px|right]][[File:033Nidorino.png|100px|right]]<br>{{main|Nidorino (Pokémon)}}<br><br>An early version of Gengar, and a creature with traits of Nidorino, {{p|Gyarados}} and {{p|Feraligatr}}.}}
 
|desc={{main|Gengar (Pokémon)}}[[File:094Gengar.png|100px|right]][[File:033Nidorino.png|100px|right]]<br>{{main|Nidorino (Pokémon)}}<br><br>An early version of Gengar, and a creature with traits of Nidorino, {{p|Gyarados}} and {{p|Feraligatr}}.}}
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{{TrainerPoké
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|nick=Kokana
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|type1=Bug
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|img=Kokana.png
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|epnum=Pokémon Red and Green beta
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|epname=Pokémon Red and Green beta
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|desc={{main|Weedle (Pokémon)}}[[File:013Weedle.png|100px|right]]<br><br>An early version of Weedle.}}
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{{TrainerPoké
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|nick=Kasanagi
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|type1=Bug
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|img=Kasanagi.png
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|epnum=Pokémon Red and Green beta
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|epname=Pokémon Red and Green beta
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|desc=The evolution of Kokana. It was replaced by {{p|Kakuna}}, although they share little similarities.}}
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{{TrainerPoké
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|nick=Kasanagi evolution
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|type1=Bug
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|type2=Flying
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|img=Kasanagi evolution.png
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|epnum=Pokémon Red and Green beta
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|epname=Pokémon Red and Green beta
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|desc=The evolution of Kasanagi. Like its pre-evolution, it was replaced by {{p|Beedrill}}, but it somewhat resembles {{p|Ledian}}.}}
   
 
{{TrainerPoké
 
{{TrainerPoké

Revision as of 07:59, 6 December 2011

There are Pokémon and characters that were just a few of many different designs that Game Freak created. Only a few were added, and even those often went through redesigns before making it into the final product.

Unreleased Pokémon

Buhi
Buhi
Nothing is known about this Pokémon other than its Pokédex number, #124, the same as Jynx.
Debut Capsule Monsters
Papyō
Papyō
Nothing is known about this Pokémon other than its Pokédex number, #211, the same as Qwilfish.
Debut Capsule Monsters
Oviparous creature
Oviparous creature
In the artwork featuring early versions of Red and Rhydon inside a cave, an unidentified Pokémon can be seen. It appears to be hatching from an egg.
Debut Capsule Monsters
Godzillante & Gorillaimo
Godzillante & Gorillaimo
Nothing is known about this first Pokémon 'Godzillante'. It may have been a Fire-type, as it is shown to be breathing fire. As its name implies, it was most likely based on Godzilla. Godzillante notably shares a resemblance to one of the fake Pokémon toys shown in the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga volume 1 (p. 107). Nothing is known about the second Pokémon 'Gorillaimo'. Its hat could be a reference to the character Ninten from the Ape Inc. game, Mother. Its also resembles the Nintendo character Donkey Kong.
Debut Capsule Monsters
Dragon4
Dragon4
Nothing is known about this Pokémon other than its Pokédex number, #174, the same as Igglybuff.
Debut Capsule Monsters
Kurusu
Kurusu
The only known information about this creature is its name and image. In the playable alpha demo of Gold and Silver, its National Pokédex number was 212, it was a Template:Type2, and knew the moves Growl, Water Gun, and Tackle. Despite the numbering, it was the Water-type starter in the alpha demos. Since it resembles a seal, some fans believe it may have inspired Spheal's design, but they are no more similar than either of them is to Seel.
Debut Pokémon Gold and Silver beta
Honōguma
Honōguma
Honōguma's name is a combination of 炎 honō for flame, and 熊 kuma for bear. Like Kurusu above, its name and image are all that is known. While not confirmed, its name almost definitely means it was a Template:Type2. In the alpha it was a Template:Type2, and knew the moves Ember, Scratch, and Leer; it was the Fire-type starter. Given its name refers to it as a bear, some fans believe it could have been an early version of the Teddiursa evolution family, but that seems doubtful.
Debut Pokémon Gold and Silver beta
Unnamed creature
Unnamed creature
237Hitmontop.png
This strange creature appeared as art but was never given a name. Its extremely odd appearance is somewhat similar to Hitmontop; namely the multiple feet around its midsection. Although this creature has its point located on its bottom, and Hitmontop has its point located on its head, this creature may have been redesigned as Hitmontop, although it would seem unlikely that it was originally part of the Tyrogue evolution line.
Debut Pokémon Gold and Silver beta
Unnamed turtle
Unnamed turtle
564Tirtouga.png
Nothing is known about this turtle Pokémon. Notably, it barely resembles anything that was released in Generation II. It bears a resemblance to Tirtouga from Generation V, although it does not appear to be a Template:Type2.
Debut Pokémon Gold and Silver beta
Unnamed sheep
Bulbanews
Bulbanews has an article related to this subject:
Nothing is known about this Pokémon, nor is there any artwork of it known to exist. An interview in @Gamer magazine with Junichi Masuda and Ken Sugimori, directors of development and art respectively at Game Freak, revealed that there was a rejected Pokémon design, based off of the first cloned sheep, but it was deemed to be "too controversial." Since Dolly, the cloned sheep, was born several months after the release of Pokémon Red and Green in Japan, it's more likely that this Pokémon would have been intended for Generation II.
Debut Game Freak

Altered Pokémon

Gengar & Nidorino
Gengar & Nidorino
Main article: Gengar (Pokémon)
094Gengar.png
033Nidorino.png

Main article: Nidorino (Pokémon)

An early version of Gengar, and a creature with traits of Nidorino, Gyarados and Feraligatr.
Debut Capsule Monsters
Kokana
Kokana
Main article: Weedle (Pokémon)
013Weedle.png


An early version of Weedle.
Debut Pokémon Red and Green beta
Kasanagi
Kasanagi
The evolution of Kokana. It was replaced by Kakuna, although they share little similarities.
Debut Pokémon Red and Green beta
Kasanagi evolution
Kasanagi evolution
The evolution of Kasanagi. Like its pre-evolution, it was replaced by Beedrill, but it somewhat resembles Ledian.
Debut Pokémon Red and Green beta
Poliwag
Poliwag
Main article: Poliwag (Pokémon)
060Poliwag.png


An early version of Poliwag.
Debut Pokémon Red and Green Beta
Nyosuka
Nyosuka
Main article: Poliwhirl (Pokémon)
061Poliwhirl.png

Main article: Poliwrath (Pokémon)
062Poliwrath.png


An early version of Poliwhirl or Poliwrath. Notably it is wearing a crown, similar to the King's Rock necessary to evolve Poliwhirl into Politoed.
Debut Pokémon Red and Green Beta
Dragonair
Dragonair
Main article: Dragonair (Pokémon)
148Dragonair.png


An early version of Dragonair.
Debut Pokémon Red and Green Beta
Happa
Happa
Main article: Chikorita (Pokémon)
152Chikorita.png


Happa's name simply means "leaf" in Japanese. Happa is the early version of Chikorita. Happa resembles Chikorita without its body and legs. It isn't known why the design was changed, but without the body and legs, Chikorita would have been significantly smaller than the other two Generation II starters; Cyndaquil and Totodile. In the alpha, its Pokédex number was 152 and it knew the moves Leech Seed, Tackle, and an unknown move called "Serene".
Debut Pokémon Gold and Silver beta
Ledyba
Ledyba
Main article: Ledyba (Pokémon)
165Ledyba.png


An early version of Ledyba. Unlike the final design, it has a black abdomen rather than a cream colored one. It also has a single pair of hands, and a pair of feet, and it appears to be headless, with its eyes and antenna attached to its body. There is also beta art of Silver. His hair is shorter and he appears to be closer to Ethan's age.
Debut Pokémon Gold and Silver beta
Marill
Marill
Main article: Marill (Pokémon)
183Marill.png


An early version of Marill. While they are recognizably similar, they are visually quite different. The pink/purple color is the main difference as well as the notably missing large ears. It also sports a thinner body, more resembling a rodent, but does not sport Marill's erratic tail pattern, though with this being a concept art, small details were most likely not a concern at the time.
Debut Pokémon Gold and Silver beta
Girafarig
Girafarig
Main article: Girafarig (Pokémon)
203Girafarig.png


This concept art of Girafarig shows the original design contained two full-sized giraffe heads, instead of the final version's one. It is also unknown why the design was changed, but overall it remains mostly similar outside of some coloring differences (though, because this is concept art, specific coloring details were most likely not considered at the time). This design might be reference to Girafarig's name being a palindrome.
Debut Pokémon Gold and Silver beta
Bukū
Bukū
Main article: Qwilfish (Pokémon)
211Qwilfish.png


Bukū's name is derived from "fugu", the Japanese word for blowfish. It is most likely an early version of Qwilfish. Notable differences between Qwilfish and this pre-release version are the colors, and shape of the tail. However, the shape of the tail does appear slightly similar to the length of the tail in Qwilfish's Generation II back sprite. However, this was just an error and no other generation shows Qwilfish's tail that short.
Debut Pokémon Gold and Silver beta
Blaziken / Latias
Blaziken / Latias
Main article: Blaziken (Pokémon)
257Blaziken.png
380Latias.png

Main article: Latias (Pokémon)

Sometimes referred to as Latiaziken or Latiken by fans, this beta image from Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire depicts a creature with traits of both Latias and Blaziken. In appearance, it more closely resembles Blaziken. However, some features, including the size, are more similar to Latias. Some of its features do not resemble those of either Pokémon, such as the hands.
Debut Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire beta
Shellos & Gastrodon

Shellos & Gastrodon
Shellos & Gastrodon
Main article: Shellos (Pokémon)
422Shellos-East.png
422Shellos-West.png
423Gastrodon-East.png
423Gastrodon-West.png

Main article: Gastrodon (Pokémon)

Prototype back sprites of Shellos and Gastrodon show an another form for each. These forms are possibly leftovers from when Shellos and Gastrodon were planned to be in Generation III. Shellos's sprite is pink, like its West Sea variation, and seems to combine the western variation's head with the Eastern variation's body, while Gastrodon's sprite is brown and looks like its Western variation, but with more rock-like protrusions on its body. Gastrodon's Platinum Pokédex entry appears to reference its beta sprite.
Debut Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire beta

Minor alterations

Blastoise & Staryu
Blastoise & Staryu
Main article: Blastoise (Pokémon)
009Blastoise.png
120Staryu.png

Main article: Staryu (Pokémon)

In this early depiction of a battle, Blastoise is without its signature water cannons. Its shell is also much more rounded, making it appear similar to Golem. It also has a much flatter face and more pronounced ears. Staryu is much more geometric in its design without its gem's supporting struts. Staryu closely matches its Red, Green, and Blue sprites.
Debut Capsule Monsters
Gastly and Slowbro
Gastly and Slowbro
Main article: Gastly (Pokémon)
092Gastly.png
080Slowbro.png

Main article: Slowbro (Pokémon)

Early versions of Gastly and Slowbro. Gastly closely matches its Red, Green, and Blue sprites.
Debut Capsule Monsters
Rhydon
Rhydon
Main article: Rhydon (Pokémon)
112Rhydon.png


Early sketches of the Capsule Monsters creature that would become Rhydon, the first designed Pokémon.
Debut Capsule Monsters
Lapras
Lapras
Main article: Lapras (Pokémon)
131Lapras.png


An early version of Lapras. While they are recognizably similar, they are visually quite different. Notably Lapras's curly ears are not present. Under the chin the pattern appears different, blending in with the texture of the rest of the head. There are also no visible appendages or tail but that may be due to the water. However, it bears a striking resemblance to its Generation I back sprite. Also in the sketch is a early design of Red.
Debut Capsule Monsters
Ash's Pikachu

Ash's Pikachu
Pikachu
Main article: Pikachu (Pokémon)

025Pikachu.png
Pikachu's belly was originally a different color than the rest of it's body. It has so far only been shown on its Red and Green sprite, Red and Blue sprite, and a Pocket Monsters Carddass Trading Card.
Debut Pokémon Red and Green Versions
Ash's Kakuna

Ash's Kakuna
Kakuna
Main article: Kakuna (Pokémon)

014Kakuna.png
The "arms" on Kakuna seen in its Red and Blue sprite are commonly mistaken to be a sprite error, as they are rarely shown in any other media. They have so far only been shown on its Red and Blue sprite and a Pocket Monsters Carddass Trading Card.
Debut Pocket Monsters Carddass Trading Cards
Ash's Graveler
Graveler
Main article: Graveler (Pokémon)

075Graveler.png
Graveler was originally shown with fingers colored differently than the rest of its body, as seen in a Pocket Monsters Carddass Trading Card.
Debut Pocket Monsters Carddass Trading Cards
Ash's Exeggcute

Ash's Exeggcute
Exeggcute
Main article: Exeggcute (Pokémon)

102Exeggcute.png
Exeggcute was originally shown with one large central egg surrounded by smaller eggs, as seen in its Red and Blue sprite and a Pocket Monsters Carddass Trading Card.
Debut Pocket Monsters Carddass Trading Cards
Ash's Rhyhorn

Ash's Rhyhorn
Rhyhorn
Main article: Rhyhorn (Pokémon)

111Rhyhorn.png
Rhyhorn originally had more pointed spikes, as seen in its Red and Blue sprite and a Pocket Monsters Carddass Trading Card.
Debut Pocket Monsters Carddass Trading Cards
Pocket Monsters Blue designs
Pocket Monsters Blue designs
007Squirtle.png
067Machoke.png
023Ekans.png
033Nidorino.png
The background artwork for the Japanese Pokémon Blue uses some ambiguous Pokémon designs. One of these is of Squirtle, with a larger shell and a different tail. Another is of Ekans, with visible teeth and a larger face than in the final game. There is a design in the center that resembles a Machoke, only with a slightly different face. Near the bottom right is a Pokémon face, possibly based on Nidorino.
Debut Pokémon Blue (Japanese)
Bellossom
Bellossom
Main article: Bellossom (Pokémon)
182Bellossom.png


Both early artwork of Bellossom and its Gold and Silver artwork show that it was originally to be a similar color to its other evolutionary relatives. A possible explanation for this change would be the intention to avoid another racial controversy, as the original Bellossom design appears similar to traditional polynesian dress. However, this is unlikely to be the case.
Debut Pokémon Gold and Silver beta
Tyranitar
Tyranitar
Main article: Tyranitar (Pokémon)
248Tyranitar.png


This early version of Tyranitar is nearly identical to the design seen in the finalized Gold and Silver versions. It was shown alongside two unnamed Pokémon (seen in the section above) on the cover of a Japanese gaming magazine, where it was the only early design to become a released Pokémon. It has very few differences compared to the final version. Of these differences, the early Tyranitar design is more heavy-set, has a tan rather than indigo belly, has arms more reminiscent of Nidoking, and dozens of short spikes upon its back rather than a few long ones. It seems peculiar that Tyranitar was nearly completed at the time, but the other two featured Pokémon were never seen in their original designs.
Debut Pokémon Gold and Silver beta
Treecko
Treecko
Main article: Treecko (Pokémon)
252Treecko RS.png


Concept art of Treecko shows numerous designs for the creature before the final design was decided. Many of these early sketches more closely resemble real geckos than the final product.
Debut Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire beta
Torchic
Torchic
Main article: Torchic (Pokémon)
255Torchic RS.png


This early version of Torchic is nearly identical to the current Torchic, aside from the large floppy ears, rather than its final design's flame shaped feathers on its head, and a flame-shaped marking on the back of its head.
Debut Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire beta
Excadrill
Excadrill
Main article: Excadrill (Pokémon)
530Excadrill.png


In Excadrill's first appearance in a promotional video, the red markings on its body were mirrored. However, it was changed to its current appearance the next video it appeared in.
Debut Pokémon Black and White beta
Throh and Sawk
Main article: Throh (Pokémon)
538Throh.png

Main article: Sawk (Pokémon)
539Sawk.png

According to interviews with Ken Sugimori in Nintendo Dream, during development, Sawk and Throh both had horns making them look more like Oni. However, they were replaced with eyebrows so as not to clash with Tornadus and Thundurus, who both were originally designed to be red and blue, like Throh and Sawk.
Debut Pokémon Black and White beta

Unreleased characters

Female main character

Female main character
Female main character
Red, Green and Blue Adventures.png
This art of a female character (with Squirtle) looks similar to Green, as seen to the right. The image was shown on the boxes for the games, as well as in official strategy guides. It is unknown if she was ever intended to be a playable character, like Red, or if she was supposed to be a supporting character, and act similar to the partner/rival of the player in Ruby and Sapphire. When Red and Green were later remade, players finally got the chance to use a female character. It is possible she was based on this character, namely due to the near exact resemblance of this character and Green, who later donned the same outfit as this character in the FireRed & LeafGreen chapter of Pokémon Adventures. The lower artwork additionally raises the possibility of the female character being planned to appear in a Generation I game, showing that the same character has been used in several artworks.
Debut Pokémon Red and Green beta
Female Trainer
Female Trainer
This unnamed female Trainer art was revealed in a magazine prior to Generation II but never officially released. It is unknown who this Trainer was supposed to represent, be it a main character, a supporting character, or just an NPC. Visually, she has similarities to multiple Trainer classes. Her age and appearance make her appear similar to a Beauty or Cool Trainer, but her outfit is similar to a Lass or Picnicker. There is an object on her shirt that looks like what could have been a gym badge. This badge has a rain drop on it, meaning she could have been a Water-type Gym Leader.
Debut Pokémon Gold and Silver beta
Male Trainer
Male Trainer
Hiding in the background of the same magazine as the female Trainer above was a male Trainer that was never used. As with the female Trainer, it is unknown if he was designed as a main character, or supporting character, or was simply representing a Trainer class. He has hints of multiple classes, such as a Tamer, Psychic, Juggler, Burglar, PokéManiac, Gambler and a male Rocket Executive. There is an object on his bandana that looks like what could have been a gym badge. This badge has a red diamond on it. Due to the dark colors used and the fact that he is pictured with Tyranitar, it is possible he was a Dark-type Gym Leader.
Debut Pokémon Gold and Silver beta
Female Latiken Trainer
Female Latiken Trainer
Latias Latios.png
There is an unused Trainer seen on the beta sketch of Latiken. It is very difficult to tell what this trainer's role in the games was as she barely resembles anyone. Whether she was a player character, rival, or supporting character is currently unknown. This character has a strong resemblance to the character shown riding Latios in other art.
Debut Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire beta

Unknown cries

In Red and Blue

Within the coding of Pokémon Red and Blue, there is data for nine unused Pokémon cries. The cries are defined accordingly to the Pokémon's index numbers. Whereas cry data for 30 Missingno. are left blank, resulting in voice 0 (Nidorino), pitch 0 and length 0 cries, there are a number of remaining cries which appear to have been defined intentionally. Cry 181 was notably reused for Crobat in Gold and Silver.

Unknown Pokémon 67
Base 0, Pitch 128, Length 16. Similar to Togepi.
Debut Pokémon Red and Green beta
Unknown Pokémon 69
Base 29, Pitch 244, Length 64. Similar to Golbat.
Debut Pokémon Red and Green beta
Unknown Pokémon 79
Base 34, Pitch 255, Length 64.
Debut Pokémon Red and Green beta
Unknown Pokémon 81
Base 14, Pitch 224, Length 96. Loosely resembles Poliwag, may be a reference to its prototype design or Nyosuke.
Debut Pokémon Red and Green beta
Unknown Pokémon 94
Base 15, Pitch 64, Length 192. Similar to Dragonair.
Debut Pokémon Red and Green beta
Unknown Pokémon 95
Base 15, Pitch 32, Length 192. Similar to Dragonite.
Debut Pokémon Red and Green beta
Unknown Pokémon 127
Base 17, Pitch 32, Length 16.
Debut Pokémon Red and Green beta
Unknown Pokémon 137
Base 15, Pitch 64, Length 128. Similar to Dragonair, longer than cry 94.
Debut Pokémon Red and Green beta
Unknown Pokémon 181
Identical to Crobat. Base 29, Pitch 0, Length 128.
Debut Pokémon Red and Green beta

In Ruby and Sapphire

In a leaked German version of Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, labelled 'Debugging Version 0509A' the cries of Pokémon with index numbers 252-276 are playable in the 'Driver Test' menu. Although these Pokémon normally correspond with ?, they have the cries of existing Pokémon exclusively to the Driver Test, suggesting that they may have once been real Pokémon.

Unknown Pokémon 266
There is an unused Pokémon cry assigned to index number 266.
Debut Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire beta
Unknown Pokémon 269
There is an unused Pokémon cry assigned to index number 269.
Debut Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire beta


See also