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“Started in 1996, Pokémon rapidly became the early 2000's big gaming craze after pogs faded away. The game consists of various creatures possessing different strengths and powers.
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“I never was into Pokemon, but I remember most of my classmates, especially the guys, were into it. Pokemon everything was coveted by these folks. It's comparable to the Twilight
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Pokémon is a media franchise published and owned by thevideo game company Nintendo and created by Satoshi Tajiri in 1996. Originally released as a pair of interlinkable Game Boy role-playing video games developed by Game Freak, Pokémon has since become the second most successful and lucrative video game-based media franchise in the world, behind only Nintendo's own Mario series. Pokémon properties have since been merchandisedinto anime, manga, trading cards, toys, books, and other media. The franchise celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2006, and as of 28 May 2010, cumulative sales of the video games (including home console versions, such as the "Pikachu" Nintendo 64) have reached more than 200 million copies.

The name Pokémon is the romanized contraction of the Japanese brand Pocket Monsters (ポケットモンスター PokettoMonsutā?),[5] as such contractions are quite common in Japan. The term "Pokémon", in addition to referring to the Pokémon franchise itself, also collectively refers to the 649 fictional species that have made appearances in Pokémon media as of the release of the Pokémon role-playing game (RPG) for theNintendo DS, Pokémon Black and White. Like the words deer and sheep, the word "Pokémon" ...

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Description: Originally a single series, Pokémon, it has since been made into four series, including Advanced Generation, subsequently Diamond and Pearl and Best Wishes, which sequentially continue the story of Pokémon, while its spin-off Pokémon Smash (formerly Weekl
Genre: Animation
Studio: OLM, Inc
Original Air Date: April 1, 1997 – ongoing

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