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For decades, diehards were searching for the mysterious demo of Pokemon Gold that showed up at Nintendo's Spaceworld show in 1997. Tales were told of unused Pokemon evolutions, de-evolutions and creatures that were cut entirely and never seen again. This early build, has only surfaced in magazines and some grimy VHS footage. Until now. 

Since getting their hands on the holy grail of Pokemon history, The Cutting Room Floor, 4chan and Reddit have gutted the Spaceworld demo and found all sorts of wild stuff, including Pokemon made by Nintendo that no one has ever seen. Don't worry, not all of the findings are as horrifying as Ditto's lost evolution Animon (shown above).

There's so much going on that it might be a little hard to parse it all, so we've pulled out some of the most fascinating bits.

There are quite a few never-before-seen Pokemon evolutions in the unreleased build. Farfetch'd, for instance, was going to have an evolution named Madame.

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Years before Tangrowth was introduced in Diamond and Pearl, Tangela had a different evolution: Gelanla.

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Then there's Pinsir, who had an evolved form named Plux.

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Several familiar Pokemon were also assigned de-evolution versions in the early Gold build. The pre-evolution of Vulpix was named Trifox.

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The pre-evolution of Doduo was called Chiks. In a disturbing twist, Chiks has three heads. Where does the third one go when it evolves? Does it just hide until Dodrio comes along?

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Meowth was slated to have a gosh-dang adorable pre-evolution named Meowsy. I love everything about this.

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Some familiar Pokemon also show up in the build looking a bit different. Remoraid and Octillery were originally going to have more weapon/military-style features. Octillery would have actually been more like artillery!

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A handful of brand-new Pokemon were also unearthed in the demo, like the fantastic Tigrette and Electiger here.

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Then there's Turban, who appears to be a separate version of the Pokemon that bites onto Slowbro's tail. This makes so much sense.

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There were even prototype starter Pokemon that were completely different than what we got. Instead of the Cyndaquil line, the demo build had Flambear, Volbear and Dynabear. 

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There were different water starters too. Meet Cruz, Aqua and Aquaria. They almost seem like Popplio from Sun/Moon, don't they?

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The coolest Gold omission might be the shark Pokemon Ikari, which has an anchor for a tail.

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As our own Justin Hall points out, a fan came up with a VERY similar Fakemon years before this Pokemon was unearthed.

Even more bonkers than that, just a couple of weeks ago during an episode of Drawfee, CollegeHumor's Jacob Andrews drew his own new Pokemon. It looks EXACTLY like the Doduo pre-evolution that was just discovered. 

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This seems to be happening a lot, as 4chan found.

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Be sure to check out the work of The Cutting Room Floor wiki more info on this incredible find!