Bulbasaur is one of the 403 fictional species of Pokemon
creatures from the multi-billion-dollar Pokemon media franchise—a
collection of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards and
other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. CNN has called Bulbasaur one of
the "lead critters", referring to it and its later forms as "the
Carmen Miranda of Pokemon figures" due to the "increasingly exotic
foliage on its head" as it evolves. Bulbasaur are one of the first
Pokemon that a player can obtain in the first of the series' video
games (Pokemon Red and Pokemon Blue). Bulbasaur also appear often in
the Pokemon anime. In every version of the Pokemon series, Bulbasaur
are vaguely reptilian creatures that move on all fours. They are small
and squat, and have a light blue-green body coloration, with darker
blue-green spots. The artwork design of Bulbasaur was created by Ken
Sugimori for the creature's 1996 debut in the Pokemon video games,
and has since remained unchanged.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Reign of Terror leader Maximilien Robespierre (pictured) was
Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, starting World War I.
The Tangshan earthquake measuring between 7.8 and 8.2 magnitude
flattened Tangshan, China, killing 242,769 and injuring 164,851.
Alberto Fujimori became President of Peru and the first person of East
Asian descent to become executive head of state of a non-Asian nation.
The remains of the prehistoric Kennewick Man were discovered.
Wikiquote of the day:
"We are social creatures to the inmost centre of our being. The notion
that one can begin anything at all from scratch, free from the past,
or unindebted to others, could not conceivably be more wrong." -- Karl