Whether you've been playing Pokémon games since "Blue" first hit almost 15 years ago or didn't warm up to the cuddly monsters until you saw "Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life" last year, you probably don't know as much about the franchise as the minds that put together this be all and end all of infographics.

They've inspired face-punchingly realistic fantasy artwork before, and now they've provided the case study for a mother-load of dates, numbers and names that breaks them down by type, lets you know which cards you shouldn't have thrown away and explains the shared piece of history between the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Pokémon that exists whether you knew about it or not.The words-and-pictures masterpiece created by Online University not only boils down the bans Pokémon went up against in China and Saudi Arabia; it also unloads exactly how young Ash, Brock and Misty are supposed to be in the series. Those facts alone may blow your mind. If they don't, give the list a second chance below, and there's a good chance you'll find something that does.

[Via Kotaku]

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