DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that Pokemon is not a Japanese word but a contraction of the words pocket and monster? The phenomenal anime has made a hallmark in different industries. From books, TV series, films, and of course, gaming, Pokemon earned more than 53 billion yen since its creation in 1996. It was the brainchild of Nintendo, Game Freak, and Creatures. It started with a pair of video games for Game Boy that spurred Pokemon to its unprecedented success. The franchise has eight generations of games in the main series, and has more than a handful of spinoff titles. It became huge successes and paved the way for some of the best and funniest fan-made Pokemon games.
Its most recent evidence of success was amplified by the release of the first generation of Pokemon Go in 2016 and the succeeding generations that later followed it. In an article published on Forbes website (Yes, Pokemon is Forbes-worthy!), it seems likely that the fourth generation will be released by May or June this year. It is also interesting to note that in 2016, Pokemon Go was also awarded as the Best Mobile and Handheld Game in The Game Awards 2016. The availability of the game on both iOS and Android smartphones has paved the way for more than 75 million people to play the game, making it land on the list of the Best Pokemon Games of the 21st century presented by Metacritic. Indeed, Pokemon fans are all excited for all that has yet to come.