Pokemon is a game that has you collecting monsters to use in battle against other monster collectors. First seen in a video game, Pokemon are now in collectible cards, cartoons and major motion pictures, making it one of the most recognized gaming franchises globally.

About Pokemon

Pokemon is a video game based brand owned by Nintendo and created by Satoshi Tajiri in 1996. Originally released as a pair of Game Boy role-playing video games, Pokemon has since become the second most successful and lucrative video game-based media franchise in the world, behind only Nintendo's own Mario series. Pokemon has since been merchandised into games, movies, trading cards, toys, books, and other media.

Pokemon, in all its forms, revolves around Pokemon Trainers who try to catch the Pokemon in order to train them to compete against teams owned by other Trainers. Pokemon are small little creatures or monsters that have different powers that they use to battle one another. Eventually each Pokemon "evolves" into a larger, more powerful creature, but they all seem to fit into pocket-sized balls which the trainers carry with them. The trainers try to catch every kind of Pokemon in order to complete the Pokedex to eventually become the strongest Trainer - the Pokemon Master.

Nintendo just released Pokemon Ranger: Guardian Signs, and Pokemon Black and White is set to release in 2011, so be sure to catch 'em all!

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