When did Pokemon come out?

“Pokemon, short for “”Pocket Monsters,”” is a popular Japanese media franchise created by Satoshi Tajiri and Ken Sugimori. The franchise includes video games, anime, trading cards, toys, and other merchandise, and has a massive fan following around the world. The first Pokemon video game was released in Japan on February 27, 1996, for the Game Boy console. The game was an instant hit, and it quickly spawned a sequel and a trading card game.

In 1998, Nintendo released the first Pokemon game in North America, and it was an instant success. The game’s popularity led to the creation of an animated television series, which further popularized the franchise. Today, Pokemon remains one of the most successful and recognizable media franchises in the world, with millions of fans and a vast array of merchandise and spin-off products.”