On Monday, March 29, 2021 at 12 PM ET, we will check out the #Pokémon franchise which consists primarily of four main #product lines; those are the video games, television series (anime), trading card game and movies. This video provides a brief #history of one of the main product lines of Pokémon.
1. A Brief History of TPCi
– The Pokemon Company International (TPCi) began in 1998, as a joint venture between Creatures, Game Freak and Nintendo.
– Creatures had the ideas, Game Freak had the experience and Nintendo had the money.
– Originally, the company existed under the names of The Pokemon Center Company and then The Pokemon Company before merging with Pokemon USA in 2001.
2. Four Main Product Lines
– Video Games: In 1996, the original releases in Japanese included a Green Version
– Television: Originally produced by 4Kids, TPCi brought production in-house in 2013
– Trading Card Game: Originally produced by Wizards of the Coast, TPCi brought production in-house in 2002
– Movies: Primarily theatrically released by either Miramax (Disney) and Warner Bros. with Viz Media handling the video distribution
– The following is not a comprehensive list of every item that was produced in each product line.
– The items and dates listed generally refer to the North American versions, unless otherwise stated.
– Almost everything is connected by generation.
– If you want to learn more, check out Bulbapedia (https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/).
– HaslageNet (http://www.Haslage.Net/)
(C) Pokémon, Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK Inc. TM, (R) and Pokémon character names are trademarks of Nintendo.
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Bulbagarden – http://www.bulbagarden.net/
Bulbapedia: Video Games – https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Video_games
The Pokemon Company – https://www.youtube.com/pokemon/
World of Longplays – https://www.youtube.com/recordedamigagames/
MrLagg – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCekkhn7hdLTyK6TXaoqg-2A/
Level Two Games – http://www.leveltwogames.com/
Additional images and video were provided by IGN (http://www.ign.com/), Pokemon (http://www.pokemon.com/), Nintendo (http://www.nintendo.com/) and Warner Bros. (http://www.warnerbros.com/).