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August 23rd, 2006, 05:37 AM
Pokémon came 1975 as a manga by Satoshi Tajiri, but then it was called Capsule Monsters. The manga wasn't so popular so it's rare since there wasn't sold so many. I would like to have it. Have any one here read it?
The first games (Pokémon green/red) came 1995.

August 23rd, 2006, 07:09 AM
[sorry to the reporter for missing an important sentence XD]

This belongs in the Pokémon manga section, so off we go~ *moves*

August 23rd, 2006, 08:47 AM
Kinda Impossible, seeing Tajiri was bron 10 years before this release.

August 23rd, 2006, 10:53 AM
Pokémon came 1975 as a manga by Satoshi Tajiri, but then it was called Capsule Monsters. The manga wasn't so popular so it's rare since there wasn't sold so many. I would like to have it. Have any one here read it?
The first games (Pokémon green/red) came 1995.The idea of Pokemon was originally a bug catching game made by Tajiri that eventually panned out to include different sorts of creatures. Maybe someone else who had some part in the form of Pokemon we know now, but the main idea came from Tajiri as the bug catching game, not Capsule Monsters, which I've never even seen proof of so I doubt it even exists.

August 23rd, 2006, 05:31 PM
Capsule monsters I believe belongs to Yugioh, so Thats not a Pkemon Manga.

August 23rd, 2006, 09:41 PM
Capsule monsters I believe belongs to Yugioh, so Thats not a Pkemon Manga.
Correct amundo.
But yu-gi-oh(the manga) was made in 1996 maybe a little earlier, so capsle monsters is probably something diffrent, another random manga???

August 24th, 2006, 12:11 AM
I found this out on Bulbapedia and two other sites I don't remember the name of, but I now Satoshi was very young when he made the manga. I cannot find Capsule Monsters on the internet, but its very rare.

Her is the text from Bulbapedia:
The history of Pokémon spans nearly a decade from when work began officially on first game to now. It started simply enough as a hobby of Satoshi Tajiri, who as a child had a fondness for catching insects and tadpoles near his home in suburban Tokyo. Over time, Tajiri decided to put his idea of catching creatures into practice because it would give children the same thrill as he had.

With the help of Ken Sugimori and other friends, Tajiri formed Game Freak and much later the design studio known as Creatures. In 1975, the precursor to Pokémon was serialized in manga form as Capsule Monsters; however, the manga was unsuccessful and was discontinued. In 1991, Tajiri discovered the Game Boy and the Game Boy Link Cable gave him the image of insects traveling along the wire. After several failed attempts at pitching Capsule Monsters to Nintendo, Tajiri's new friend Shigeru Miyamoto pitched it to the company, and Nintendo began to fund the project, spending six years developing the games that would become a worldwide sensation. Before the first Pokémon games were released in Japan in 1996, sprites of Pikachu, Mew, Meowth, Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle appeared in Game Freak's Game Boy Camera in 1995. Around this time, Nintendo decided to change the name "Capsule Monsters" to "Pocket Monsters."

August 27th, 2006, 01:44 PM
According to that, Capsule Monsters was a hobby of Satoshi, and he changed it to pokemon to sell it. That means that Capsule monsters only exists in Yugioh, so it's kinda gone.

August 27th, 2006, 05:57 PM
No, no. There was a website I went to that had this manga's scans. It features that Ash lookalike with the scary Clefairy ^^; This manga was called Capsule Monsters, I believe. The one in Yugioh is different. Satoshi collected bugs/beetles. The game idea came to him when he imagined bugs crawling on a line. Hahah. @_@;

August 27th, 2006, 10:09 PM
I know someone said on the internet that he had seen the Capsule Monsters manga, but thought it a Pokémon copy and didn't buy it. Now he hates himself . . .
I wonder what the manga looks like. I cannot find it anywhere on the internet.

August 27th, 2006, 10:29 PM
Interesting, but the scary clefairy one is completly different, it`s by another guy .

September 26th, 2006, 08:51 PM

Yeah, You were right, Piakchu_Charizard. It's not by Satoshi. XD;

September 27th, 2006, 06:28 AM
http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/8991/poke01tl0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/3839/poke02el5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

What we currectly have and probably what we'll only ever have...

Death Rogers
September 27th, 2006, 12:20 PM
The thing to the left on the first picture resembles Gengar. While the snake thing looks like a mix between a Dragonair and a Gyarados.

Odd how those early drawings turned into what is today's Pokemon as we know it.

September 29th, 2006, 12:15 AM
Also there was a completely diffrent game in the Yu-Gi-Oh anime called Capsule Monsters.

September 29th, 2006, 03:50 AM
I Dont know how a pokeball would look like a capsule...O_o

September 29th, 2006, 05:06 AM
hehe... a poke ball being a capsule LOL O_o

September 30th, 2006, 04:34 AM
Yeah, actually Pocket Monsters where meant to be called Capsule Monsters, they changed the name at the last moment.

October 2nd, 2006, 07:57 PM
HEhe...Capsules...Take one pokeball in the morning and one at night xP

October 2nd, 2006, 09:54 PM
But I wonder what they would call it in U.S.A......Capmon.:D .But it would still be called Capsule Monster`s because it wasn`t copyrighted in U.S.A at the time.

October 3rd, 2006, 03:06 AM
Though it NEEDS some investigation, Pokemon is probably related to "Ultraman" which, according to a review of Satoshi Tajiri, is where Capsule Monsters exist... I'll look it up a bit more and inform you guys...

October 20th, 2006, 07:38 AM
Actually for those who had seen the old Ultraseven series, you'll probably remember the main character (ultraseven's human disguise) throwing tiny bullet-shaped capsules that transformed into three huge monsters: Windam - a humanoid robot, Mikuras - a bipedal ox-like monster and Agira - a triceratops-like monster. He uses the same commands that Pokemon trainers used to summon or recall their Pokemon - E.g. "Windam, go!" "Windam, come back!"

The capsule monsters were seen again in Ultraman Zearth, Ultraman Leo and the new Ultraseven series.