History Franchise / Pokemon

7th May '18 11:35:01 AM Randomwaffle23
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While these [[PlayTheGameSkipTheStory aren't necessarily the greatest stories ever told]], the games are certainly enjoyable, especially if you have friends that also play the games. You see, the completion of the in-game storyline and {{Bonus Dungeon}}s only comprised part of the gameplay. The real meat of the game (or as some insist, the only point of the game) was the [[PlayerVersusPlayer one-on-one]] CompetitiveMultiplayer. Not only were the player's Pokémon usable against the in-game enemies, these same Pokémon can be pitted against Pokémon trained by other live players of the game. As such, players continued to train and catch Pokémon just so they have the best team among their peers. To further facilitate interaction between players was the fact that Pokémon can also be traded between games, and that [[SocializationBonus certain Pokémon can only be obtained by trading]]. That was the rationale behind releasing different versions of the game, as each version had certain Pokémon that were exclusive to it, and trading was the only way to get those exclusives in the other version.

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While these [[PlayTheGameSkipTheStory aren't necessarily the greatest stories ever told]], the games are certainly enjoyable, especially if you have friends that also play the games. You see, the completion of the in-game storyline and {{Bonus Dungeon}}s only comprised comprise part of the gameplay. The real meat rest of the game (or as some insist, the only point of the game) was is the [[PlayerVersusPlayer one-on-one]] CompetitiveMultiplayer. Not only were are the player's Pokémon usable against the in-game enemies, these same Pokémon can be pitted against Pokémon trained by other live players of the game. As such, players continued can continue to train and catch Pokémon just so they in order to have the best team among their peers. To further facilitate interaction between players was the fact that players, Pokémon can also be traded between games, and that [[SocializationBonus certain Pokémon can only be obtained by trading]]. That was is the rationale behind releasing different versions of the game, as each version had has certain Pokémon that were exclusive to it, and trading was is the only way to get those exclusives in the other version.



The franchise will soon have [[Film/DetectivePikachu a live action movie]] on the way from Creator/LegendaryPictures and Creator/{{Universal}} Studios, based off the ''VideoGame/DetectivePikachu'' spin-off. It will be the first live-action entry of the franchise to be officially licensed, and the first live-action media related to ''Pokémon'' since the short-lived ''Pokémon Live!'' concert tour in the United States (besides the 20th anniversary Pokémon commercial shown during Super Bowl 50). Although it is expected not to be based off any of the main ''Pokémon'' entries, such films could also be in the pipeline should the ''Detective Pikachu'' movie do well.

You can visit the official website(s) ([[http://www.pokemon.co.jp/ Japanese,]] [[http://www.pokemon.com English/Worldwide]]), as well as the official Website/YouTube account ([[http://www.youtube.com/user/PokemonCoJp Japanese,]] [[http://www.youtube.com/user/Pokemon English]]), Tumblr account ([[https://pokemon.tumblr.com/ English]]), Website/{{Twitter}} account ([[https://www.twitter.com/Pokemon_cojp Japanese,]] [[https://twitter.com/Pokemon English]]), and Website/{{Facebook}} account ([[https://www.facebook.com/PokemonCoJp Japanese,]] [[https://www.facebook.com/Pokemon English]]). See also Creator/GameFreak's official website ([[http://www.gamefreak.co.jp here, in Japanese]]), and Junichi Masuda's blog (which contains content regarding the ''Pokémon'' series -- [[http://www.gamefreak.co.jp/blog/dir/ Japanese]]; [[http://www.gamefreak.co.jp/blog/dir_english English]]).

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The franchise will soon have [[Film/DetectivePikachu a live action movie]] on the way from Creator/LegendaryPictures and Creator/{{Universal}} Studios, based off the ''VideoGame/DetectivePikachu'' spin-off.spin-off game. It will be the first live-action entry of the franchise to be officially licensed, and the first live-action media related to ''Pokémon'' since the short-lived ''Pokémon Live!'' concert tour in the United States (besides the 20th anniversary Pokémon commercial shown during Super Bowl 50). Although it is expected not to be based off any of the main ''Pokémon'' entries, such films could also be in the pipeline should the ''Detective Pikachu'' movie do well.

You can visit the official website(s) ([[http://www.pokemon.co.jp/ Japanese,]] Japanese]], [[http://www.pokemon.com English/Worldwide]]), as well as the official Website/YouTube account ([[http://www.youtube.com/user/PokemonCoJp Japanese,]] [[http://www.youtube.com/user/Pokemon English]]), Tumblr account ([[https://pokemon.tumblr.com/ English]]), Website/{{Twitter}} account ([[https://www.twitter.com/Pokemon_cojp Japanese,]] [[https://twitter.com/Pokemon English]]), and Website/{{Facebook}} account ([[https://www.facebook.com/PokemonCoJp Japanese,]] [[https://www.facebook.com/Pokemon English]]). See also Creator/GameFreak's official website ([[http://www.gamefreak.co.jp here, in Japanese]]), and Junichi Masuda's blog (which contains content regarding the ''Pokémon'' series -- [[http://www.gamefreak.co.jp/blog/dir/ Japanese]]; [[http://www.gamefreak.co.jp/blog/dir_english English]]).
20th Apr '18 9:54:16 AM Monolaf317
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In [[TheWikiRule the grand tradition of]] TheInternet, more extensive information lies free for use in [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Main_Page Bulbapedia]], a subdivision of the enormous Website/{{Bulbagarden}} fansite. You can vote for your favourite ''Pokémon'' game [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/crowner.php/BestEpisode/PokemonGames here]].

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In [[TheWikiRule the grand tradition of]] TheInternet, more extensive information lies free for use in [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Main_Page Bulbapedia]], a subdivision of the enormous Website/{{Bulbagarden}} fansite.

You can vote for your favourite ''Pokémon'' game [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/crowner.php/BestEpisode/PokemonGames here]].
9th Mar '18 3:39:27 PM ZanyFilly
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** ''Pokemon'' books

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** ''Pokemon'' ''Pokémon'' books
9th Mar '18 3:38:50 PM ZanyFilly
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** ''Book/Pokemon''

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** ''Book/Pokemon''''Pokemon'' books
9th Mar '18 3:37:30 PM ZanyFilly
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** ''Book/Pokemon''
14th Feb '18 7:02:00 PM Anura
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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 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}}'' 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.

Of course, that's only counting the games. As a ''multimedia'' franchise with a [[LongRunners long running anime]], one movie a year for 20 straight years, several different manga, a popular trading card game, and tons upon tons of merchandise, [[CashCowFranchise Pokémon is literally the most profitable thing thing ever]], making more money than even Franchise/StarWars.

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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 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}}'' 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.

Of course,
franchise. And that's only counting the games. As just as a ''multimedia'' game franchise; as stated above, as a wider media franchise with a [[LongRunners long running anime]], one movie a year for 20 straight years, several different manga, a popular trading card game, and tons upon tons of merchandise, [[CashCowFranchise Pokémon it is literally the most profitable thing thing ever]], making more money than even Franchise/StarWars.
ever.]]
11th Feb '18 11:19:32 AM Anura
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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}}'' 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.

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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]], time, by a wide margin,[[note]]''Pokémon'' is a whopping seventy million copies ahead of number three, the ''UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}'' 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.
11th Feb '18 11:18:55 AM Anura
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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}}'' 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.

The concept of ''Pokémon'' would not be confined to the VideoGame medium. Merchandising sprung up all over the place, including, of course, an [[TheAnimeOfTheGame anime]].

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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}}'' 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.

The concept of ''Pokémon'' would not be confined to the VideoGame medium. Merchandising sprung up all over the place, including, of
franchise.

Of
course, an [[TheAnimeOfTheGame anime]].
that's only counting the games. As a ''multimedia'' franchise with a [[LongRunners long running anime]], one movie a year for 20 straight years, several different manga, a popular trading card game, and tons upon tons of merchandise, [[CashCowFranchise Pokémon is literally the most profitable thing thing ever]], making more money than even Franchise/StarWars.
29th Jan '18 7:25:20 AM Monolaf317
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* ''Pokémon Playhouse''
25th Jan '18 4:10:46 AM jormis29
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The franchise will soon have [[http://comicbook.com/2016/07/20/legendary-developing-live-action-detective-pikachu-movie/ a live action movie]] on the way from Creator/LegendaryPictures and Creator/{{Universal}} Studios, based off the ''VideoGame/DetectivePikachu'' spin-off. It will be the first live-action entry of the franchise to be officially licensed, and the first live-action media related to ''Pokémon'' since the short-lived ''Pokémon Live!'' concert tour in the United States (besides the 20th anniversary Pokémon commercial shown during Super Bowl 50). Although it is expected not to be based off any of the main ''Pokémon'' entries, such films could also be in the pipeline should the ''Detective Pikachu'' movie do well.

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The franchise will soon have [[http://comicbook.com/2016/07/20/legendary-developing-live-action-detective-pikachu-movie/ [[Film/DetectivePikachu a live action movie]] on the way from Creator/LegendaryPictures and Creator/{{Universal}} Studios, based off the ''VideoGame/DetectivePikachu'' spin-off. It will be the first live-action entry of the franchise to be officially licensed, and the first live-action media related to ''Pokémon'' since the short-lived ''Pokémon Live!'' concert tour in the United States (besides the 20th anniversary Pokémon commercial shown during Super Bowl 50). Although it is expected not to be based off any of the main ''Pokémon'' entries, such films could also be in the pipeline should the ''Detective Pikachu'' movie do well.
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