In April 1998, Pokémon Center Co., Ltd. is established by the original authors of Pokémon: Nintendo Co., Ltd., Creatures Inc. and GAME FREAK Inc. The company name was changed to The Pokémon Company in October 2000. Since then, our business activities have expanded to overall management of the Pokémon brand.
Manufacture and Sale of Pokémon Video Games
Development of Pokémon Video Games and Trading Card Game
Development of Pokémon Video Games
“Pokémon Red Version and Pokémon Green Version” for the Game Boy are launched in Japan.
The Pokémon Trading Card Game is launched in Japan.
TV anime series “Pokémon” is launched on TV Tokyo in Japan.
Pokémon Center Co., Ltd. is established in Nihonbashi, Tokyo.
Pokémon Center Tokyo is opened in Nihonbashi, Tokyo.
“Pokémon The First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back” and “Pikachu’s Vacation” are launched in Japan.
The first TV anime series “Pokémon, I Choose You!” is launched with 111 TV broadcasting stations in U.S.
“Pokémon Red Version and Pokémon Blue Version” for the Game Boy are launched in U.S.
Pokémon Center Osaka is opened in Umeda, Osaka.
"Pokémon Card Game: Base Set" is launched in U.S.
“Pokémon Gold Version and Pokémon Silver Version” for the Game Boy are launched in Japan.
“Pokémon The First Movie” is launched in U.S.
The company name is changed to The Pokémon Company and business activities expand further.
Overseas affiliate Pokémon USA, Inc. (now The Pokémon Company International) is established.
Pokémon Center Nagoya is opened in Nagoya, Aichi.
“Pokémon Ruby Version and Pokémon Sapphire Version” for the Game Boy Advance are launched.
The Official Pokémon website is launched.
Representative office is established in London, UK.
Pokémon Center Fukuoka is opened in Hakata, Fukuoka.
“Pokémon Daisuki Club” is launched.
“Pokémon The Park 2005” is opened for a limited time at the satellite venue of EXPO 2005 AICHI JAPAN.
Pokémon Center Yokohama is opened in Yokohama, Kanagawa.
Overseas affiliate Pokémon Korea, Inc., is established in Seoul, Korea.
“Pokémon Diamond Version and Pokémon Pearl Version” for the Nintendo DS are launched.
Pokémon Center Sapporo is opened in Sapporo, Hokkaido.
The first official tournament “Pokémon World Championships 2009” is held.
“Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version” for the Nintendo DS are launched.
Support activities for disaster-impacted areas, ”POKÉMON with YOU” is started.
An affiliate, Pokémon Center Tokyo Co., Ltd.(now Pokémon Center Co., Ltd.), is established.
Pokémon Center Tohoku is opened in Sendai, Miyagi.
“Pokémon X and Pokémon Y” for the Nintendo 3DS are launched worldwide simultaneously for the first time.
Pokémon Center TOKYO-BAY is opened in Funabashi ,Chiba.
“Pikachu Outbreak!” is held in the Yokohama Minato Mirai area.
Pokémon Center MEGA TOKYO is opened in Ikebukuro, Tokyo.
Pokémon Center Hiroshima is opened in Kamiyacho, Hiroshima.
The official online store, Pokémon Center ONLINE, is launched.
Pokémon Center Kyoto is opened in Shijo, Kyoto.
“Pokémon GO” is released.
Pokémon Center SKYTREE TOWN is opened in Oshiage, Tokyo.
“Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon” for the Nintendo 3DS are launched.
Pokémon Center Tokyo DX and Pokémon Cafe are opened in Nihonbashi, Tokyo.
“Pokémon Local Acts,” the project promoting both Japan’s localities and Pokémon to tell their charms worldwide is started.
Overseas affiliate Pokemon Singapore Pte. Ltd. is established in Singapore.
“Pokémon: Let’s GO, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s GO, Eevee!” for the Nintendo Switch are launched.
The Pokémon Scholarships to support students destined to forge a new era are established.
Pokémon Center Singapore is opened in Changi Airport, Singapore.
The first Hollywood movie, “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” is released.
Pokémon Center Osaka DX and Pokémon Cafe are opened in Shinsaibashi, Osaka.
“Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield” for the Nintendo Switch are launched.
Pokémon Center Shibuya is opened in Shibuya, Tokyo.
Pikachu Sweets by Pokémon Cafe is opened in Ikebukuro, Tokyo.
“Pokémon HOME” is released.
Overseas affiliate Pokémon Shanghai is established in Shanghai, China.