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Revision as of 20:30, 14 February 2010

There are Pokémon 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

Kurusu
Kurusu 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 Red and Green so while many fans believe it may have been an early version of Seel, this may not be true because Seel already existed at the time. However, it is most likely a Template:Type2 and could have been a scrapped pre-evolution for Lapras or an extremely early version of a member of the Spheal evolution family. In the alpha of Gold and Silver, it was Pokémon 212, Template:Type2-type, and knew the moves Growl, Water Gun, and Tackle. Despite the numbering, it was the Water-type Starter in the alpa demos.
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. It bears a slight resemblance to 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 Teddiursa evolution family, or, while not a bear, but having the same bipedal stance and being Fire-type, an early version of the Cyndaquil evolution family. In the alpha it was a Template:Type2 type, and knew the moves Ember, Scratch, and Leer.
Unnamed creature
Unnamed creature
237Hitmontop GS.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 is most likely a very early version of Hitmontop, possibly before the designers decided to add it to the Tyrogue evolution line.
Unnamed turtle
Unnamed turtle 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 Magcargo or Donphan or maybe an extremely early, and different take on Corsola or Pupitar. The Pokémon it most closely resembles is Squirtle, but Squirtle was in Red and Green, which pre-dates the appearance of this image. Torkoal from Generation III, and the Turtwig evolution family from Generation IV bear the closest resemblance prior to its appearence, but it is highly unlikely they are related.
Combusken / Latias Pokemon
Beta Ruby/Sapphire Design This beta image from Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire depicts a creature with traits of both Latias and Combusken.

Altered Pokémon

Happa
Happa
Main article: Chikorita (Pokémon)

152Chikorita GS.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, it was Pokémon 152 and knew the moves Leech Seed, Tackle, and an unknown move called "Serene".
Mariru
Mariru
Main article: Marill (Pokémon)

183Marill GS.png
Mariru is the early version of Marill. While they are recognizably similar and share similar names, they are visually quite different. The pink/purple color is the main difference as well as the notably missing large ears. Mariru 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.
Kirinriki
Kirinriki
Main article: Girafarig (Pokémon)

203Girafarig GS.png
This concept art of Girafarig shows the original design contained two heads, instead of the final version's one. It is also unknown why the design was changed from two heads to one, 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).
Bukū
Bukū
Main article: Qwilfish (Pokémon)

211Qwilfish GS.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. No other generation shows Qwilfish's tail that short.
Tyranitar
Tyranitar
Main article: Tyranitar (Pokémon)

248Tyranitar GS.png
This early version of Tyranitar is nearly identical to the Tyranitar known today. It was shown at the same time as two other unnamed Pokémon (seen in the section above) and strangely has little to no differences outside of the center design on the final version having a teal tint, and the neck being slightly thinner. It seems peculiar that Tyranitar was nearly completed at the time, but the other two featured Pokémon were never seen in their original designs.
Torchic
Torchic
Main article: Torchic (Pokémon)

This early version of Torchic is nearly identical to the current Torchic, aside from the large floppy ears.

Unreleased characters

Female main character
Female main character
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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 off of this character, namely due to the near exact resemblance of this character and Green, whom later adorned the same outfit as this character in the remakes.
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 the outfit is similar to a Lass or Picnicker.
Male Trainer
Male Trainer Hiding in the background of the same magazine article 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. However, singling the trainer class is difficult as the image is small, and low quality. He has notable hints of multiple classes, such as a Tamer, Psychic, Juggler, Burglar, Pokémaniac, Gambler, and even a male Rocket Executive. Some fans also speculate if he was an early design of Eusine.