The Origin of the Lab
A long time ago, the lab was started by a guy named ASB. The lab was on GameFAQs at this time, on a board dedicated to Ruby and Sapphire. There were many researchers. Eventually, as more games came out and Ruby's popularity declined, everyone left the board and the lab. A year later, two of the members (Rated and Justin) decided to start it back up. Proto joined soon after it was restarted. It went on there for quite some time, but no new members stayed for more than a few weeks. Finally, it was moved to Pokemon Nights. Now, there are more members and it's still growing!