Quiz: How well do you remember these original Pokémon characters, 20 years on?

If you're reading this story, chances are you're a millennial (boo, hiss).

You are probably saddled with debt and don't stand a chance of ever owning your own home, not to mention the fact that you've inherited a world full of intractable conflict and melting ice caps.

But at least when you were growing up you had the glorious privilege of exploring the world of first-gen Pokémon.

The franchise is turning 20 years old this year (TWENTY!), and to celebrate, the original 1996 Red and Blue Nintendo Gameboy games are being re-released for the 3DS.

To limber you up for the next round of catching and battling monsters, we are throwing down the gauntlet: do you want to be the very best, like no one ever was?

Then prove it: how many of these Pokémon characters from the original 151 can you name?

All images: The Pokémon Company

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