The first Pokémon Game Boy games Pocket Monsters Red and Green were released in 1996. But as Shigeru Miyamoto points out, they were held up. The reason? EarthBound.
Over the years, people have made numerous Pokémon-themed lingerie. Those have been totally unofficial. Until now.
Dugtrio really needs to cut back on those gym hours.
Pokémon Snap is coming to the Wii U Virtual Console in Japan. Priced at 1,028 yen (US$9.17), it’ll be out in the region on April 4. No word yet about an international release.
This year marks Pokémon’s 20th anniversary. Starting in 1996, when Pokémon Red and Blue launched in Japan, the world has purchased millions of Pokémon games and its spin-offs. Over 279 million, that is.
Whenever there is a new Pokémon game, you can count on two things: Excitement and phoney magazine scans of the new Trainers and the three Starters. Pokémon Sun and Moon will be no exception.
Here we are, celebrating Pokémon’s 20th anniversary. The best tribute I’ve seen so far is this GIF made by Japanese Twitter user Memi. It’s beautiful.
Enormous, officially licensed Pokémon cushions aren’t cheap.
For some people, the first set of Pokémon designed by Game Freak might as well be the only Pokémon that exist.
The Pokémon anime debuted in Japan back in 1997, following the adventures of ten-year-old Ash, Pikachu, and their friends. That was nearly twenty years ago. Ash might still be 10, but he sure has changed.
Detective Pikachu sure is different from what we’re used to. Not only does the character solve mysteries, but he also talks. There are more surprises to be had.
At age six, Professor Oak introduced me to this crazy world where adorable electric rats can fight sentient piles of toxic sludge while forgetting his own grandson’s name. Seventeen years later, I still power on one of the first three generations of Pokémon, pack up some potions, and proceed to kick Gary’s snobby ass…
Like, literally, too damn big.
You might know tons about Pikachu. How the character used to look slightly different or how Pikachu adores ketchup. But maybe you don’t know these tidbits.
You might not have enough badges to control Charizard, but surely you can round up enough leaves to make one.
Pokémon may be famously cheery, but the series has its share of dark, spooky myths. The most famous of those have got to be the ones about Lavender Town.
Imagine a house that is covered entirely in Pokémon goodies. Wait. Don’t imagine it, watch it on television!
It might be in the running for “most ridiculous Pokémon yet.”