• Pokemon: Mr. Mime Was Given an Extra Finger for A Bizarre Reason

    3 days ago - By Game Rant

    There's a surprising amount of thought that goes into the design of various Pokémon in the games, with different Pocket Monsters being inspired by creatures in the real world, and often influenced by mythology, Japanese or otherwise. And while newer generations of Pokémon may be more cuddly than their earlier-generation counterparts, one first-generation Pokémon, in particular, was loathed by parents, as they thought it was a member of the Yakuza. The Pokémonin question is Mr. Mime, and while the humanoid may seem like one of the least-threatening creatures on the roster, his original...
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  • Mr. Mime's design got a fifth finger after parents complained of an unintended Yakuza connection

    Mr. Mime's design got a fifth finger after parents complained of an unintended Yakuza connection

    3 days ago - By Go Nintendo

    Here's an odd bit of Pokemon trivia for you that you might not know. Mr. Mime's original design sported 4 fingers, much like many other cartoon characters out there. This was his design in the original games, promo artwork, and more. This ended up getting changed though, as there was a bit of a backlash to the design in Japan. A number of Japanese parents ended up complaining about Mr. Mime not having a fifth finger, as they saw this as being associated with the Yakuza.
    For those who don't know, the Yakuza participate in the act of cutting off one's pinky, which is called yubitsume. Yakuza...
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