Post by Torchickens on Sept 29, 2018 6:56:07 GMT -5
This is very old news, but wasn't on the site. There are some Trainers in the English Version's Battle Tower inspired by real people.
Guitarist Masuda - Junichi Masuda, Pokémon composer Bug Catcher Tajiri - Satoshi Tajiri, Creator of Pokémon, who loved catching bugs Scientist Mori - Possibly Akito Mori, a programmer for Pokémon Teacher Kawakami - Possibly Naoko Kawakami, who appears in the credits under "Special Thanks"
(and possibly more)
This was covered on IIMarckus' site. He is a Pokémon code expert who started the Pokémon disassembly projects, which aim to take the game's compiled form (modified version of Z80) and analyse it/convert parts of it to be more user-friendly.