Game Freak believes Pokémon will never appear on platforms other than Nintendo and mobile

Game Informer recently spoke with Game Freak co-founder Junichi Masuda as part of a major feature in its latest issue. One key topic brought up is who exactly owns the Pokémon franchise. Masuda ultimately highlighted that the rights lie with three companies - Nintendo, Game Freak and Creatures. “Everyone really knows Nintendo; there is a … Continue reading Game Freak believes Pokémon will never appear on platforms other than Nintendo and mobile

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Nintendo and Pokémon developer Game Freak apply for Outbreak trademark

Nintendo Co., Ltd., Game Freak and Creatures Co., Ltd. have applied for a trademark for the word "Outbreak." This isn't related to a video game but instead refers to "viewing gardens, viewing caves, providing entertainment and providing information on them." This filing is most likely related to the annual Pikachu Outbreak event, which is currently … Continue reading Nintendo and Pokémon developer Game Freak apply for Outbreak trademark

Nintendo registers trademarks for Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon, Pokkén Tournament DX and more in China

Nintendo recently registered a few Pokémon-related trademarks in China, which apply to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, Pokkén Tournament and Pokkén Tournament DX, plus additional trademarks for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon along with Creatures Inc. and Game Freak. This is likely toward an effort to protect Nintendo's properties in China. Pokémon Ultra … Continue reading Nintendo registers trademarks for Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon, Pokkén Tournament DX and more in China

Nintendo applies trademarks for Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon, Pokkén Tournament DX and more

Nintendo recently applied for trademarks for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon (both in English), Pokkén Tournament and Pokkén Tournament DX, plus additional trademarks for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon (both in Japanese) along with Creatures Inc. and Game Freak. Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and Pokkén Tournament are scheduled to … Continue reading Nintendo applies trademarks for Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon, Pokkén Tournament DX and more

The Pokémon Company’s net profit sees a 26 times increase to $143 million in 2016

The release of Pokémon GO in the summer of 2016 and of Pokémon Sun and Moon last holiday season generated some massive income for The Pokémon Company. Net profit reached a staggering $143.3 million in the fiscal year that ended on February 28, 2017, which was the company's 19th fiscal in its history. In comparison … Continue reading The Pokémon Company’s net profit sees a 26 times increase to $143 million in 2016

New Pokémon trademark “Pokedaringu” filed by Nintendo, Game Freak and Creatures

A new Pokémon-related trademark has been filed in Japan by Nintendo, Game Freak and Creatures Inc. The trademark is for the Japanese word ポケダリング - pronounced as Pokedaringu and possibly translated as PokéDaring or PokéDulling. It has yet to be revealed what this trademark pertains to exactly, but it could be for a game, merchandise … Continue reading New Pokémon trademark “Pokedaringu” filed by Nintendo, Game Freak and Creatures

Video: Creatures Inc. president Hirokazu Tanaka discusses his work on Pokemon

Creatures Inc. is responsible for creating a number of spin-off Pokemon games, including the charming Pokemon Stadium, PokéPark, Pokemon Colosseum, Pokemon Rumble and Pokemon Ranger series. One of its latest projects is Great Detective Pikachu, which is currently only available in Japan for Nintendo 3DS. Check out the video below to hear the Japanese development … Continue reading Video: Creatures Inc. president Hirokazu Tanaka discusses his work on Pokemon