If for Super Mario Bros. 30th Anniversary Miyamoto revealed things never told before like "I see Mario as a classic cartoon character", do you think we will get something similar but revealing things like Baby Kangaskhan's species, more info about Capsule Monsters, revealing that both Munna and Tirtouga were meant to be Gen I and Gen II mons respectly, etc.?
Gamefreak is surprisingly secretive about it for whatever reason. We very rarely hear about scrapped Pokemon or the creator's thoughts on different Pokemon. It took us 15 years to learn that Ditto was inspired by ":)".
wtf is ppls deal with tirtouga?
just because there was a turtle looking beta pokemon that was scrapped it must mean that THAT specific design is what they "turned" into tirtouga?
that is stupid.
If I may rebut, the index numers of the Caterpie line, including Butterfree, are all after those of Venonat and Venomoth.
>Venonat's is 41 or 065
>Venomoth's is 77 or 119
>Caterpie line's are 7B-7D or 123-125
Which can help explain the mix up. since the fuzzy bug and butterfly1 were already in the game, when it came the time to put in the caterpillar and the cocoon, since they still had butterfly2 to insert into the game, they said fuck it and connected the three right away for convenience. Alternatively, since the fuzzy bug and butterfly1 were already in the game, when it came the time to put in the caterpillar and the cocoon, whoever was programming in them mistakenly assumed that the butterfly2 they had left was meant to be their evolution and they never bothered to correct it.
venomoth and butterfree are very similar conceptually so it's not that big of a deal really.