What the Heck is Mr. Mime? A New Phylogeny of Pokémon

Who doesn’t like a little science with their gaming? Join Nintendo World Report’s Zachary Miller and Neal Ronaghan for an exciting lesson in taxonomy and phylogenetics as Zach presents a ridiculously rigorous family tree of the original 151 Pokémon, its major clades, and defining features. Are the three legendary birds paraphyletic? Find out in this incredibly nerdy presentation on the science of Pocket Monsters.

Panelists

Zachary Miller [Phylogenist, Nintendo World Report], Neal Ronaghan [Youngster, Nintendo World Report], Andy Goergen [Island Kahuna, Nintendo World Report], Nathan Mustafa [Hiker, Nintendo World Report], Kelly Goergen [Lass, Nintendo World Report]