WASHINGTON, May 16, 2016 – Pokémon (ポケモン) created by Satoshi Tajiri in 1995 is centered on fictional creatures called “Pokémon”, which “Pokémon Trainers” (humans playing the game) catch and train to battle each other for sport.
The three-decade-old-plus franchise, began as a video games and now includes video games, trading card games, animated television shows, movies, comic books, and toys. Pokémon is the second-most successful and lucrative video game-based media franchise in the world surpassed only by Nintendo’s Mario Bros. franchise.
Pokemon fans have purchased more than 200 million video games and in September 2015 the Pokémon media franchise has grossed revenues of 40.5 billion USD worldwide.
2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the release of the original games, with the company celebrating by airing an ad during Super Bowl 50, and issuing re-releases of Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow. The year will also see the launch of the next generation of games, Pokémon Sun and Moon, and the release of the new mobile augmented reality game Pokémon GO.
With recently released information on ‘Pokémon Sun And Moon” being leaked, Phillip Martinez of Digital Times reports:
After the reveal of the Starter Pokémon in Sun and Moon , the community has speculated what the evolutionary line will look like. Well a new video may have discovered the typings of the evolutionary line for the Pokémon Sun and Moon starters. YouTuber pdwinnall found some code within the Japanese Pokémon website where some of…