History Franchise / Pokemon

2nd Oct '17 5:20:01 PM Kayube
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** ''Pokémon Blue Version'' (1996 JP)
14th Sep '17 3:39:33 AM StFan
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To say that the brand took off like a [[JustForPun (Team) rocket]] would be an understatement. Part of its success is down to the fact that with each generation, you must have access to (through purchase or a friend) at least ''two'' games to complete your Pokédex, trading with another player, and you ''both'' need Game Boys and alternate copies of the game. Despite being a relatively young series, the franchise is [[CashCowFranchise the second-best-selling video game franchise of all time]], by a wide margin,[[note]]''Pokémon'' is a whopping seventy million copies ahead of number three, the ''UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}'' [[VideoGame/WiiSports s]][[VideoGame/WiiSportsResort e]][[VideoGame/WiiPlay r]][[VideoGame/WiiFit i]][[VideoGame/WiiMusic e]][[VideoGame/WiiParty s]], also published by Nintendo![[/note]] and is only beaten by its older brother, the ''[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]]'' franchise. Though it consistently has come close to topping it, ''Pokémon'' still has a way to go before [[strike:it's [[ThemeTuneCameo the very best]] ]] it tops the plumbers.

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To say that the brand took off like a [[JustForPun (Team) rocket]] would be an understatement. Part of its success is down to the fact that with each generation, you must have access to (through purchase or a friend) at least ''two'' games to complete your Pokédex, trading with another player, and you ''both'' need Game Boys and alternate copies of the game. Despite being a relatively young series, the franchise is [[CashCowFranchise the second-best-selling video game franchise of all time]], by a wide margin,[[note]]''Pokémon'' is a whopping seventy million copies ahead of number three, the ''UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}'' [[VideoGame/WiiSports s]][[VideoGame/WiiSportsResort e]][[VideoGame/WiiPlay r]][[VideoGame/WiiFit i]][[VideoGame/WiiMusic e]][[VideoGame/WiiParty s]], series (''VideoGame/WiiSports'', ''VideoGame/WiiSportsResort'', ''VideoGame/WiiPlay'', ''VideoGame/WiiFit'', ''VideoGame/WiiMusic'', ''VideoGame/WiiParty''), also published by Nintendo![[/note]] and is only beaten by its older brother, the ''[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]]'' franchise. Though it consistently has come close to topping it, ''Pokémon'' still has a way to go before [[strike:it's [[ThemeTuneCameo the very best]] ]] it tops the plumbers.



* ''VideoGame/PokemonDuel'' (aka ''Pokémon Co-Master'')

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* ''VideoGame/PokemonDuel'' (aka (a.k.a. ''Pokémon Co-Master'')
12th Sep '17 2:31:12 PM PDL
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The second factor is the strict move limit: each of your Pokémon can only know 4 moves at once, out of a large movepool that they can learn from. This was hampered in the first generation by balance issues leading to some elements and species becoming obvious {{Game Breaker}}s, but later generations have made many strides in balancing them out, most notably with the addition of new types: [[CombatPragmatist Dark]], [[ExtraOreDinary Steel]] and [[OurFairiesAreDifferent Fairy]].

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The second factor is the strict move limit: each of your Pokémon can only know 4 moves at once, out of a large movepool that they can learn from. This was hampered in the first generation by balance issues leading to some elements and species becoming obvious {{Game Breaker}}s, but later generations have made many strides in balancing them out, most notably with the addition of new types: [[CombatPragmatist Dark]], [[ExtraOreDinary Steel]] and [[OurFairiesAreDifferent Fairy]].
Fairy]]. Other restrictions placed on the player are the number of Pokémon one can have on a given team, which is no more then six at a time. Other mechanics introduced in later generations, such as items that Pokémon can hold and abilities they can possess are also limited but serve to increase depth in strategy.
18th Aug '17 2:58:10 PM ZanyFilly
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* ''Literature/Pokemon'' books

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* ''Literature/Pokemon'' ''Literature/{{Pokemon}}'' books
18th Aug '17 2:57:48 PM ZanyFilly
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* ''Literature/Pokemon'' books
30th Jul '17 6:21:57 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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* ''UsefulNotes/PokemonMini''
28th Jun '17 5:33:35 AM AbsolSigma
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The strategy in the gameplay comes from two factors. First of all, there's an ambitiously large ElementalRockPaperScissors setup. 15 (later 17, and now 18[[note]]excluding the ???-type, which was removed in ''Black'' and ''White'' and the shadow type, wich only exists in certain spinoff titles [[/note]]) different elements are in play, and some species of Pokémon belong to ''two'' elements instead of just one, which can neutralize or compound the elements' respective resistances or weak points. Pokémon aren't strictly limited to moves of their elemental type either[[note]]though they do receive an attack bonus for it[[/note]], but can learn almost any move the particular creature might ''reasonably'' be capable of executing (like [[MakingASplash Water]] Pokémon using [[AnIcePerson Ice]]-type moves, or [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragon]] Pokémon using [[PlayingWithFire Fire]]-type moves), and sometimes ones they aren't (a [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Lapras plesiosaur-like creature]] learning to eat dreams and shoot lightning? [[RuleOfCool Okay!]]).

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The strategy in the gameplay comes from two factors. First of all, there's an ambitiously large ElementalRockPaperScissors setup. 15 (later 17, and now 18[[note]]excluding the ???-type, which was removed in ''Black'' and ''White'' and the shadow type, wich which only exists in certain spinoff titles [[/note]]) different elements are in play, and some species of Pokémon belong to ''two'' elements instead of just one, which can neutralize or compound the elements' respective resistances or weak points. Pokémon aren't strictly limited to moves of their elemental type either[[note]]though they do receive an attack bonus for it[[/note]], but can learn almost any move the particular creature might ''reasonably'' be capable of executing (like [[MakingASplash Water]] Pokémon using [[AnIcePerson Ice]]-type moves, or [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragon]] Pokémon using [[PlayingWithFire Fire]]-type moves), and sometimes ones they aren't (a [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Lapras plesiosaur-like creature]] learning to eat dreams and shoot lightning? [[RuleOfCool Okay!]]).
13th Jun '17 8:30:21 PM GoldenDarkness
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* Untitled main series game for the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch (TBA)

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* [[/index]] Untitled main series game for the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch (TBA)(TBA) [[index]]
13th Jun '17 9:45:43 AM talewind
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* Untitled main series game for the UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch (TBA)
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