Creatures (company)

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Creatures Inc.
Industry Video games
Founded November 8, 1995
Headquarters Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
Key people
Hirokazu Tanaka
Products Various video game titles for Nintendo
Number of employees
84[1] (as of April 2014)
Parent Nintendo

Creatures Inc. (株式会社クリーチャーズ Kabushiki-gaisha Kurīchāzu?) is a subsidiary of Nintendo[citation needed] and a Japanese video game development company. It was founded by Tsunekazu Ishihara in November 1995, as a successor to Shigesato Itoi's company Ape Inc.[2] It is well-known for producing Pokémon card games and toys. Its current president is Hirokazu Tanaka. The company has its headquarters on the second floor of the Gobancho KU Building (五番町KUビル Gobanchō KU Biru?) in Chiyoda, Tokyo,[3] in proximity to the Japan Rail Ichigaya Station.[4]


Creatures, Inc. was established on November 8, 1995.[5]

Previously Creatures had its headquarters on the 7th floor of the Nintendo Kanda Building (任天堂神田ビル Nintendō Kanda Biru?) in Sudachō, Chiyoda, Tokyo.[6] At a later point it was headquartered in the fifth floor annex of the kawasakiteitoku Building (川崎定徳ビル kawasakiteitoku Biru?) in Nihonbashi, Chūō, Tokyo.[7] Creatures are also well known for making Pokémon card games and toys for the Pokémon Franchise.[8]

List of games developed[edit]

Nintendo Entertainment System[edit]

Super Nintendo Entertainment System[edit]

Nintendo 64[edit]

Game Boy[edit]

Game Boy Color[edit]

Game Boy Advance[edit]

Nintendo DS[edit]



  1. ^ "会社概要". Creatures Inc. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "スペシャル対談/後編1・田尻さんと石原さんの6年". 任天堂マガジン表紙(No.23). Nintendo Co., Ltd. July 2007. Retrieved February 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Company." Creatures Inc. Retrieved on October 4, 2010.
  4. ^ "Access Map." (Direct image link) Creatures Inc. Retrieved on October 4, 2010.
  5. ^ "Company Profile." Creatures Inc. Retrieved on October 4, 2010. "設立 1995年11月8日"
  6. ^ "Creatures Welcome Page." Creatures Inc. March 2, 2000. Retrieved on October 4, 2010. "千代田区神田須田町1–22任天堂神田ビル7F"
  7. ^ "Welcome to Creatures Inc." Creatures Inc. Retrieved on October 4, 2010. "東京都中央区日本橋3-2-5川崎定徳ビル別館5F."
  8. ^ "Creatures Pokémon game cards and toys." Creatures Inc. Retrieved on October 4, 2010. "ポケモンカードゲームXY スーパーレジェンドデッキ60「ゼルネアスEX・イベルタルEX」2014.11.14"

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