Assuming Gamefreak was still the developer and The Pokemon Company was'd be the Pokemon Company's mascot. Unless Nintendo owned more of the Pokemon Company during this timeline. If those conditions are met, I dunno. Would anime have been a popular enough catalyst for Pokemon in '85? And above all, would JRPGs be as accepted in the US as they became post NES era. I just think the market would have had to mature up to that point to accept the Pokemon that released in 96 and 98.