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History of Pokemon

How Pocket Monsters became Pokemon

Marion Jamet

on 28 May 2013

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Prezi by Owen Longjohn, Marion Jamet, Isaiah Mendoza, Ankur Jain Pokemon and its Impacts on American Society Inception Integration Impact Inception The Real Inception Pokemon was the brain child of Satoshi Tajiri, who created the game company Game Freak, and later the design studio, Creatures. Tajiri, when he originally pitched his "Capsule Monsters" game idea to Nintendo, was denied funding. His new partner, Shigeru Miyamoto, later pitched the idea to Nintendo, capturing their interest. Nintendo spent six years developing the game, changing the name to "Pocket Monsters" due to copyright issues. During this process the Game Freak company went bankrupt. Integration From Japan... Pokemon began as a Game Boy game, called "Pocket Monsters" in 1995. The TV series of the same name came out in April of 1997. The series was a huge hit in Japan, until December 16th, 1997, when an incident left over seven hundred people sick and forcing the cancellation of the series until the following April in 1998. The series was renamed "Pokemon", and was brought over to the US for syndication, worrying many Americans. to America. The company, 4Kids Entertainment, quelled the worries of Americans by restricting the effects "Pokemon" had on viewers. It forced the dimming of all flashing lights, the elimination of any inappropriate material and cultural gaps, and the rewriting of some script elements. The show was debuted worldwide in September of 1998. The Blue and Red Pokemon games were released on the Game Boy platform that November. It became the highest selling game ever for the platform. The show blew up to new proportions when in 1999 Warner Brothers bought the rights to run the series and ran it Saturday mornings, making "Pokemon" the #1 most watched show by 6-12 year olds in the spring of '99. Impacts Reshaping each "Pokemon" episode takes up to three months and costs nearly one hundred thousand dollars. "Pokemon" is now the #1 children's program in America (2007). In most areas it's broadcast every weekday, as well as twice each Saturday. "Pokemon" products have inspired a trading frenzy with rare Japanese originals in high demand. "Pokemon" games have been expanded with Nintendo consoles, the "Pokemon" Pearl, Diamond, and Platinum games having particular success with sales in the 17 millions. "Pokemon" has made appearances in pop culture in conventions like Comic-Con and parades like the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. Effects on America American Changes America made several changes to the original Japanese "Pokemon", including changing the names of characters in the TV show. Many spinoffs were created in attempts to take advantage of "Pokemon"'s popularity. Spinoffs allowed for original American made "Pokemon" material such as the anime-based puzzle game, "Pokemon Puzzle League", and "Pokemon Live! The Musical". At one point, "Digimon" stole "Pokemon"'s crown as the most watched show on Saturday mornings, until "Pokemon" Gold & Silver were released. Generation 1 Ash: An ambitious and hopeful 10 year old trainer
Pikachu: Ash's best friend and trusted Pokemon
Brock: A 15 year old Gym Leader who joins Ash on his journey to become a Pokemon breeder
Misty: A 10 year old Gym Leader who follows Ash around, demanding he pays her back after he ruins her bike. She hopes to become the best water Pokemon master Generation 2 In Pokemon Red and Blue, the starting Pokemon were Squirtle, Bulbasaur, and Charmander Pokemon Gold and Silver were released during the month of October. Pokemon: The Johto Journeys, an entire new series featuring over 100 new Pokemon, an entirely new world with new towns premiered on TV. The new games enhanced the Pokemon gaming experience by adding many new features: the ability for Pokémon to have different genders, in turn allowing them to breed, the time system with a real-time clock, the friendship system, and shiny Pokemon first appeared. Generation 3 Starting Pokemon included Totodile, Chikorita, and Cyndaquil Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire Versions reached North America included a new region, Hoenn, 135 new Pokemon, Pokemon contests, Double Battles, and Abilities and Natures for each Pokemon. Detailed weather conditions and two new villainous teams, Team Magma and Team Aqua were introduced.
The new series, Advanced Generation series, reach North America almost a year later. New characters introduced.
Pokemon FireRed and LeafGreen arrived in North America, and were remakes of Pokemon Red and Blue brought to Generation 3 standards, as well as adding wireless connectivity through a wireless adapter for the Game Boy Advance and a new region-- the Sevii Islands. This remake encouraged the new generation of kids to continue to enjoy Pokemon with the technological quality they were surrounded with. Pokemon remakes allowed Pokemon to continue to be popular.
Game Freak developed a third version to complement Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire, Pokemon Emerald. Emerald featured the same wireless connectivity as FireRed and LeafGreen, as well as an updated version of Hoenn with many new features, including the Hoenn Battle Frontier, the ability to re-battle Gym Leaders, an altered plot, and animations for all Pokémon. Generation 4 Diamond and Pearl Versions were released for Nintendo DS in North America on April 22, 2007. Along with 107 new Pokemon in the new land of Sinnoh, these games offered a pseudo-3D rendering of the overworld, the return of the time system, visible gender differences between Pokemon, a split between physical and special moves, a new villainous team, Team Galactic, and Pokemon Super Contests.
The anime Diamond & Pearl series started in Japan and in the US in synchronization with the release of the games. Like the previous series, it introduced a new female character, Dawn, based on her game counterpart.
The third version of Generation 4, Platinum Version, was released in North America on March 22, 2009. Generation 5 Pokemon Black and White was a risk, jeopardizing the consumers that had lived through the original Pokemon. Nintendo revealed that no old Pokemon would be available in the games until the main storyline had been completed, effectively giving both new and old Trainers in Unova, a region based on the New York City metropolitan area, rather than Japan. 156 new Pokemon were introduced. Maintaining the innovations of Generation IV, Black and White added further to the time system that had been introduced more than ten years prior
Similar to the original series, Ash's companions this time around are two Gym Leaders: Cilan and Iris. Like the games, the new series was also given a facelift. No Pokemon from previous generations (apart from Pikachu and Meowth) are shown in the episodes. Longtime anime characters, including the protagonist Ash Ketchum receive an upgraded appearance, most notably in regards to their eyes. Generation 6
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