Gotta catch ‘em all!
Pokémon is one of the most interactive, playful, and kid-friendly franchises of all time. Created by video game maker Satoshi Tajiri for the Game Boy, the Pokémon universe is full of creatures called Pokémon – a shortening of “pocket monsters – which child adventures capture and train. The Pokémon are friends and guardians to the children, and they battle each other to become stronger and evolve into their most powerful abilities. The best trainers compete against each other in elaborate contests for fame and glory.
Unlike a lot of other favorite childhood characters, Pokémon have always been interactive. The series started as a video game, where players explored the world collection Pokémon to battle against both the game and one another. It later evolved into a famous trading card game and children would bring their collection of Pokémon cards to school and challenge their friends. Finally it became a well-loved cartoon show, featuring Pokémon trainer Ash Ketchum, who travelled with his best friend Pikachu. This yellow mouse Pokémon with the electricity powers became the icon of the series.
Pokémon has been one of Nintendo’s best sellers and new games are popping up all the time, from brawlers to comedy games to Pokémon Go, an augmented reality game that had millions of people trying to capture unique Pokémon on their cell phones. An entire generation shared in the Pokémon adventure and there are hundreds of products to capture their affection for these creatures, from stuffed animals to action figures to clothing and home décor to a million other things. And we have them all here just for you!