Pokemon has entertained both children and adults alike for several generations. Whether hit video games, anime series and movies, trading cards, or more, there's something for every budding trainer hoping to catch 'em all.

Created by:
Satoshi Tajiri
First Film:
Pokemon: The First Movie
Latest Film:
Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle
First TV Show:
First Episode Air Date:
April 1, 1997
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Pokémon Black & White: Which Starter Is The Best?

Pokémon Black and White is remembered as one of the best in the franchise, and that's thanks in part to the three fantastic starters players can get.

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23 Best Action RPGs For Beginners

So many games to choose from and so little time! These beginner aRPGs are perfect for those just getting into the genre.

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10 Pokemon To Take With You To The Beach

Headed to the beach? Well, you need to know which Pokemon you should bring along, of course!

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Pokemon Themed Streets Open In Vegas, "Squirtle Lane" And "Jigglypuff Place"

I've heard of catching them all, but driving them all?

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Pokemon: Every Pikachu Clone, Ranked

Every generation of Pokemon has added a new creature that can be seen as a clone of Pikachu, how do all of them stack up?

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Pokemon: The 20 Most Powerful Mega Evolutions Of All Time, Ranked

From Mega Charizard X to Mega Absol, we're taking a look at some of the strongest Mega Evolutions in Pokemon.

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Pokemon TCG: Mew VMAX Deck Guide

The Mew VMAX deck has been a bulwark of Pokemon TCG's meta for months. May the fun continue - build one yourself today!

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Pikachu Isn't One Of The Three Pokemon Catchable In Every Game

You'll need all 151 guesses to get all three.

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10 Games Turning 25 In 2023

These games are just old enough to have a quarter-life crisis

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Pokemon Scarlet And Violet Abruptly Cancel The Latest Tera Raid Battles

Players reported crashes and receiving no rewards when beating last week's limited-time raids.

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The 10 Best Pokemon For UnderUsed Tier

Climb the UnderUsed ladder with the best UU-tier competitive Pokemon.

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I Cannot Believe The Thing People Are Boycotting Pokemon Unite Over

The Pokemon Unite community has plenty of reasons to be upset, but the reason they've decided to boycott is surprising.

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Imakuni?’s Doduo Is The Funniest Pokemon Card You’ve Never Heard Of

Imakuni? encourages you to sing, shout, and throw your cards about

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How Many Pokemon Games Are There?

The Pokemon franchise spreads far and wide. Just how many games are included in this reach?

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Pokemon Is Still Waiting For Its Breath Of The Wild Moment

Zelda has always been bold enough to shake up the formula - Pokemon needs to do the same in Gen 10.

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Pokemon: Building A Good OU Team

Competitive singles is an incredibly popular format in Pokemon - here's how to build a team for the Overused tier.

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Pokemon: What Are The Competitive Tiers?

The world of competitive Pokemon can be confusing. Find out what UU, OU, Ubers, and even PU are in this guide to the competitive tiers.

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Pokemon: The Shortest And Longest Names In The PokeDex

You may be able to catch 'em all, but Pokemon names have become so long. Can you spell 'em all?

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Pokemon Go's Remote Raid Passes Can't Be Used On New Shadow Raids

Shadows raids will be introduced to Pokemon Go next week, but it's more bad news for trainers who rely on remote raid passes.

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Pokemon Go’s Master Ball Won’t Save The Game, But It’s A Start

Pokemon Go has been on a downward spiral for a while now, but abandoning paid content may help retain the remaining players