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Game Freak
Game Freak
Inc. (Japanese: 株式会社ゲームフリーク, Hepburn: Kabushiki gaisha
Kabushiki gaisha
Gēmu Furīku, stylized as GAME FREAK inc.) is a Japanese video game developer, best known as the primary developer of the Pokémon
Pokémon
series of role-playing video games.

Contents

1 History 2 Gameography 3 References 4 External links

History[edit]

Play media

An animated history of how Satoshi Tajiri came to conceive Pokémon

Predating the video game company, Game Freak
Game Freak
was a self-published video game magazine created by Satoshi Tajiri and Ken Sugimori in the 1980s. Tajiri wrote and edited the text and Sugimori illustrated. Tajiri also used "Game Freak" as his pen name when he wrote as a freelance writer to publications such as Family Computer Magazine and Famicom Tsūshin.[2][3] On April 26, 1989, Tajiri and Sugimori started a video game development company with the same name.[4][5][6][7] One of Game Freak's first games was the Nintendo Entertainment System
Nintendo Entertainment System
action and puzzle game Quinty, which was released in North America
North America
as Mendel Palace. Its most popular series, Pokémon—the romanized contraction of the Japanese brand Pocket Monsters (ポケットモンスター, Poketto Monsutā)[8]—is published and distributed respectively by The Pokémon Company
The Pokémon Company
and Nintendo
Nintendo
worldwide. In October 2015, Game Freak
Game Freak
bought Koa Games, a mobile development company.[9] Gameography[edit]

Year Title Publisher Platform

1989 Quinty (Mendel Palace)

JP: Namco NA: Hudson Soft

NES

1991 Smart Ball Sony SNES

Yoshi Nintendo NES Game Boy

1992 Magical Tarurūto-kun Sega Mega Drive

1993 Mario & Wario Nintendo SNES

1994 Nontan to Issho: Kuru-Kuru Puzzle Victor Interactive Game Boy

Pulseman Sega Mega Drive

Smart Ball
Smart Ball
2 Sony SNES

Nontan to Issho: Kuru Kuru Puzzle Victor Interactive Super Famicom

1996 Pocket Monsters: Red & Green Nintendo Game Boy

Pocket Monsters: Blue

Pokémon
Pokémon
Red and Blue

Bazaar de Gosāru no Game de Gosāru NEC PC Engine

1997 Bushi Seiryūden: Futari no Yūsha T&E Soft Super Famicom

1998 Game Boy Camera Nintendo Game Boy

Pokémon
Pokémon
Yellow: Special
Special
Pikachu
Pikachu
Edition

1999 Pokémon
Pokémon
Gold and Silver Game Boy Color

Click Medic Sony PlayStation

2000 Pokémon
Pokémon
Crystal Nintendo Game Boy Color

2002 Pokémon
Pokémon
Ruby and Sapphire Game Boy Advance

2004 Pokémon
Pokémon
FireRed and LeafGreen

2005 Pokémon
Pokémon
Emerald

Drill Dozer

2007 Pokémon
Pokémon
Diamond and Pearl Nintendo
Nintendo
DS

2009 Pokémon
Pokémon
Platinum

2010 Pokémon
Pokémon
HeartGold and SoulSilver

2011 Pokémon
Pokémon
Black and White

2012 Pokémon
Pokémon
Black 2 and White 2

HarmoKnight Nintendo
Nintendo
3DS

2013 Pocket Card Jockey

JP: Game Freak WW: Nintendo[10]

Nintendo
Nintendo
3DS iOS Android

Pokémon
Pokémon
X and Y Nintendo Nintendo
Nintendo
3DS

2014 Pokémon
Pokémon
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

2015 Tembo the Badass Elephant Sega Xbox One PlayStation 4 Windows

2016 Pokémon
Pokémon
Sun and Moon Nintendo Nintendo
Nintendo
3DS

2017 Giga Wrecker Game Freak Windows

Pokémon
Pokémon
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Nintendo Nintendo
Nintendo
3DS

TBA Untitled Pokémon
Pokémon
game[11] Nintendo
Nintendo
Switch

References[edit]

^ 会社概要 (in Japanese). Game Freak
Game Freak
Inc. Retrieved June 13, 2016.  ^ Satoshi Tajiri (1989-01-06). ぼくたちゲーセン野郎. Family Computer Magazine (in Japanese): 114–115. Retrieved 2015-11-29.  ^ Satoshi Tajiri (1986-08-01). ビデヲゲーム通信. Biweekly Famicom Journal (in Japanese). Retrieved 2015-11-29.  ^ Kohler, Chris (2010-04-19). " Pokémon
Pokémon
Creators' Fanzine Fetches High Price". Wired.  ^ "COLUMN: 'Game Mag Weaseling': Just Checking In". GameSetWatch.  ^ Previous post Next post (2010-04-19). " Pokémon
Pokémon
Creators' Fanzine Fetches High Price GameLife". Wired.com. Retrieved 2010-11-16.  ^ Gifford, Kevin (2008-04-07). "COLUMN: 'Game Mag Weaseling': Just Checking In". GameSetWatch. Retrieved 2010-11-16.  ^ Swider, Matt. "The Pokemon Series Pokedex". Gaming Target. Gaming Target. Retrieved February 28, 2007.  ^ " Pokémon
Pokémon
Developer Game Freak
Game Freak
Has Purchased a Mobile Game Development Company".  ^ "Pocket Card Jockey for Nintendo
Nintendo
3DS". Nintendo
Nintendo
of America, Inc. Retrieved 7 May 2016.  ^ Hernandez, Patricia. "A 'Core' Pokémon
Pokémon
Game Is Coming To The Nintendo
Nintendo
Switch (Eventually)". Kotaku. Retrieved 4 July 2017. 

External links[edit]

Official website (in Japanese) Game Freak
Game Freak
at IGN

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Pokémon

Nintendo Game Freak

Satoshi Tajiri Ken Sugimori Junichi Masuda

Creatures Inc. The Pokémon
Pokémon
Company

Video games (Video games list)

Main series

Red & Blue

Yellow

Gold & Silver (Crystal) Ruby & Sapphire

Emerald

Diamond & Pearl

Platinum

Black & White

Black 2 & White 2

X & Y Sun & Moon

Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Remakes

FireRed & LeafGreen HeartGold & SoulSilver Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Console games

Snap Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD: Gale of Darkness Battle Revolution Pokkén Tournament

Other

Go Mystery Dungeon TCG Online Shuffle Duel Detective Pikachu

Television series (seasons 1–13, 14–current)

Original

Indigo League

"Pokémon, I Choose You!"

Adventures on the Orange Islands The Johto Journeys Johto League Champions Master Quest

Advanced Generation

Advanced Advanced Challenge Advanced Battle Battle Frontier

Diamond and Pearl

Diamond and Pearl DP: Battle Dimension DP: Galactic Battles DP: Sinnoh League Victors

Best Wishes

Black & White BW: Rival Destinies BW: Adventures in Unova BW: Adventures in Unova and Beyond

XY

XY Kalos Quest XY & Z

Sun and Moon

Sun and Moon Ultra Adventures

Specials

Mewtwo Returns Chronicles The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon Origins Generations

Films

Original

The First Movie 2000 3 4Ever Heroes

Advanced Generation

Jirachi Wish Maker Destiny Deoxys Lucario and the Mystery of Mew Pokémon
Pokémon
Ranger and the Temple of the Sea

Diamond and Pearl

The Rise of Darkrai Giratina and the Sky Warrior Arceus and the Jewel of Life Zoroark: Master of Illusions

Best Wishes

Black—Victini and Reshiram & White—Victini and Zekrom Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice Genesect and the Legend Awakened

XY

Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction Hoopa and the Clash of Ages Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel

Reboot series

I Choose You! Everyone's Story

Live-action

Detective Pikachu

Manga series (volume list)

Pocket Monsters Pokémon
Pokémon
Adventures Magical Pokémon
Pokémon
Journey The Electric Tale of Pikachu Battle Frontier Ginji's Rescue Team Pokémon Diamond and Pearl
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl
Adventure! Pocket Monsters RéBURST Pokémon
Pokémon
Black and White

Characters

TV series

Ash Ketchum Pikachu Brock Misty Team Rocket

Meowth

Others

Pokémon
Pokémon
Adventures Pokémon
Pokémon
species

Controversies

Burger King recall Black and Blue Controversial episodes

"Dennō Senshi Porygon"

Fandom

Pokémon
Pokémon
Apokélypse Pokémon
Pokémon
Sage Pokémon
Pokémon
Uranium Twitch Plays Pokémon

Other

Gameplay of Pokémon Pikachu
Pikachu
(sculpture) Pokémon
Pokémon
Live! Trading Card Game Trading Figure Game Universe Theme songs

" Pokémon
Pokémon
Theme"

Lavender Town Play! Pokémon Poképark Pokémon: Tenth Anniversary Pokémon
Pokémon
Junior Super Smash Bros. Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions "Gotta Catch 'Em All" World Championships

2014 2015 2016

Book Category Portal

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Nintendo
Nintendo
development teams

Divisions

Entertainment Planning & Development European Research & Development Network Service Database Platform Technology Development Software Technology

Subsidiaries

1-UP Studio Monolith Soft Nd Cube Retro Studios iQue

Affiliated

Creatures Inc. Camelot Software Planning DeNA Game Freak Genius Sonority Good-Feel Grezzo HAL Laboratory Intelligent Systems Next Level Games The Pokémon
Pokémon
Company

Former divisions

Research & Development 1 Research & Development 2 Entertainment Analysis & Development (EAD) Software Planning & Development (SPD) Integrated Research & Development (IRD) System

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