In this episode of The Japanese Pokedex Project, we analyze the Japanese Pokedex entry of Bulbasaur, AKA Fushigidane!
Did you know that Fushigidane has a bulb on its back? Oh, you knew? Well, it’s obvious, isn’t it? But was it born with it? Did it get planted after birth like Squirtle’s shell was formed after hatching? The answer is in the video!
Tom also pronounces Fushigidane’s height and weight in Japanese, so that you know how to say them without headaches! Of course, Japan uses the metric system, so that’s what the Japanese Pokemon Field Guide shows, but don’t worry! We made the conversion to inches for you! Also, they use grams and kilograms rather than pounds, but we also included a handy conversion!
Without further ado, here’s the video! Enjoy!
You can download this episode’s Japanese vocabulary in Anki flash card format by clicking here!
Game Grammar is a Youtube video series that teaches Japanese grammar by looking at the dialog in video games like Pokemon FireRed / LeafGreen as it shows up on-screen and we go through the game.
We chose Pokemon LeafGreen because it is aimed at kids, so its grammar is going to be relatively easy to understand, although it can give non-native learners quite a few headaches, no doubt! But that’s why we are here to help you on your quest to learn Japanese!