ITT it is the year 1998.
This is the secret 152nd pokemon. You saw it in the movie, right? My uncle works at Game Freak and he told me how to catch it.
I remember hearing about Pikablu long before Marill was a thing.
I met a kid at the McDonalds playground the day I bought a Pokemon action figure.
On the back of the packet it had a red and blue background like the first series anime with a list of all the figures.
He pointed to an empty blue space at the end and said "there, that one's pikablu"