Pronounced pokemon poh-kay-mon It is the second largest Nintendo video game franchise in the world, replaced only by Nintendo’s own Super Mario. The franchise, which is now around 16 years old, will launch its sixth generation in the series later this year.
Created by Japanese founder Satoshi Tajiri in 1996, the game was inspired by the popular pastime of collecting insects that Tajiri enjoyed as a child. By the spring of 2010, the Pokémon franchises had collectively sold more than 200 million copies worldwide.
Pokémon also known as ‘pocket monsters’ in Japan is the term used to refer to the 649 fictional creatures that have appeared in the series since its inception.
The goal of the Pokémon player is to complete the Pokedex by collecting all available Pokémon species located in the game environment. The player, who is considered a Pokémon trainer, must train the strongest and most powerful of the captured Pokémon, which will allow them to compete against teams of other trainers. The goal is to become the most powerful Pokémon trainer, the Pokémon Master.
The first generation of Pokémon that proved very popular with Japanese gamers was released under the title ‘pocket monsters’ Aka and Midori (red and green) for the Game Boy in Japan. The updated version Ao (blue) will be released shortly thereafter. The Ao version was reprogrammed Pokomon Red and Blue before being released in the US in 1998.
The second generation of Pokémon, produced for Gameboy Color, introduced 100 new species of Pokémon in 1999, with Pokémon Gold and Sliver, followed by Pokémon Crystal. The third generation created for Gameboy Advanced, saw the release of Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, along with a remake of Pokémon Red and Blue. As part of the third generation, Nintendo also introduced Pokemon FireRed, Greenleaf, and Pokemon Emerald. Pokémon collectively now total 386 species.
Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum contributed to the fourth generation of the game and it was released in 2006 for the Nintendo DS. Bringing the total number of species to 493. The fifth generation of the franchise released during 2010 for the Nintendo DS, introduced Pokemon Black and White, bringing the total number of species to 649.
The next installment in the series for Nintendo 3DS, which was announced in January 2013, will be released in October 2013. The Pokémon franchise, which has expanded rapidly over the years, has also introduced successful lines of cards. collection, manga and numerous Pokémon. anime series and movies.