Pokemon Ruby Sapphire and Emerald
What is the first Pokemon ever?
Asked in Pokemon, Pokemon FireRed and LeafGreen
What was the first Kanto Pokemon created?
The previous answer was incorrect, Gengar wasn't the first created, and neither was the first Pokemon that was shown in the TV show. In the English dubbed versions, at least, Mewtwo was the first Pokemon ever shown. It was one of the first Pokemon shown in the games, though, alongside Nidorino... But as for the first Kanto Pokemon created, which in turn would be the first Pokemon ever created... According to Ken Sugimori, who created and designed the first 250 Pokemon, the first Pokemon that they ever created was actually Rhydon. Not Gengar, not Bulbasaur, not Pikachu... But Rhydon. I know, go figure? Right?