Main character, other characters, background, stat blocks, battle
Skills required / taught:
Collect wild monsters and
battle them with others,
compete to win and collect one of each
monster in game.
Pokémon is a media franchise published by the video game company
Nintendo and created by Satoshi Tajiri in 1996. Originally released
as a pair of inter-linkable Game Boy role-playing video games,
Pokémon has since become the second most successful and lucrative
video game-based media franchise in the world, behind only
Nintendo's own Mario series.
How it Works
Players of the games are designated as Pokémon Trainers, and the two
general goals (in most Pokémon games) for such Trainers are: to
complete the Pokédex by collecting all of the available Pokémon
species found in the fictional region where that game takes place;
and to train a team of powerful Pokémon from those they have caught
to compete against teams owned by other Trainers, and eventually
become the strongest Trainer, the Pokémon Master.
Diverse creatures made unique through stats – A Pokémon’s stats are
based on four values, two of which are hidden from the player. A
player knows the species of Pokémon and the Pokémon’s level, but
unless they work to reverse calculate or measure it in some other
way, a player won’t know a Pokémon’s Individual Values (IVs) or
Effort Values (EVs). IVs are established when a Pokémon is created
and serve to make each one more unique, because of these values a
level 20 pikachu might have different stats from another level 20
pikachu, thus making individual creatures more unique. EVs are
gained from battling and have established maximum values for each
stat and for all EVs gained in total, thus a trainer can have their
Pokémon battle certain monsters to help it develop its stats.
Evolution – as certain Pokémon level up or meet other requirements
they change into stronger Pokémon.