Pokémon Go! Medieval Style. Catcheth those folk all.

Bet you thought that Pokémon first appeared in Japan in the 1990s.

Not so, fartuous knave!

The British Library has revealed that they have already caught them all – in Medieval times.

Pokémon are known for by their strange hybrid appearance, bright coloring and distinctive quirks.

Many medieval manuscripts are filled with similarly fantastical creatures.

These two could be Pokémon Go! Medieval players

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Manuscripts have weird and wonderful creatures like this Pokémon-looking little guy

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Not to mention hybrids and dragons

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Wait. Is the guy in purple hurling a Pokémon Go! Medieval Pokeball?

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Pokémon And Other Medieval Beasts

An illustration student, Mary McClain, created a Medieval manuscript called a beastiary for Pokémon.

A bestiary is a illustrated Medieval book of real and imaginary animals.

This being the Middles Ages, there’s usually a pointed moral lesson as well.

Noble Hunt

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Putting out Unicorn Fire with Pokeballs

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Medieval Poke

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Another marvellous Medieval catch

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Source : Twitter @BLMedieval

 

Medieval Satan and Pokemon

Medieval people believed in the devil. Remember, if your Pokémon possesses you, get an exorcism and vomit him out.

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Source : Twitter @DamienKempf

Read the full wonderful British Museum blog here.