Magikarp and Gyarados had their conception rooted in a piece of Chinese myth in which carp that are able to ascend a waterfall to reach a dragon's gate in turn become magnificent dragons. While this held little interest in the original Pokemon games, in Pokemon Snap it is highly evidenced by you needing to smack Magikarp into a waterfall to evolve it.
Jynx's color was changed from black in the original to purple in the Virtual Console re-release due allegations of racism regarding Jynx's design. This was also changed in the main Pokemon games, and Jynx's canon color is now purple.
Contributed By: The Retro Goat.
Originally, Pokemon Snap was just to be a generic game in which one took pictures; however, it was thought such a game would be too boring for success, and thus Pokemon was mixed into it.
Connection to Other Media
Pokémon Snap's protagonist, Todd Snap, has actually appeared in several episodes of the Pokémon anime.
Contributed By: NintendoGirl777.
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