With the fifth generation of Pokémon monsters introduced (in North America) earlier this month, the bestiary is up to nearly 650. That's a lot of Pokémon, and it figures not every one of them is recognized as much as, say, Charmander, Snivy, Pikachu and, yes, Mudkip.
Some bogus flyers promising "exclusive Mystery Gifts" caused quite a foofaraw at yesterday's Pokémon Platinum Launch in New York. Team Rocket is being blamed for the disturbance. Yes, really.