The Pokémon Company
|Founded||1998 by Nintendo|
|Headquarters||Minato, Tokyo, Japan
Bellevue, Washington, United States
London, United Kingdom
Seoul, South Korea
|Key people||Tsunekazu Ishihara
The Pokémon Company (株式会社ポケモン Kabushiki gaisha Pokemon?) is a corporation responsible for marketing and licensing the Pokémon franchise and is founded and affiliated with Nintendo. It began operating in 1998 and adopted the moniker Pokémon Ltd. in 2000. The company is headquartered in the Roppongi Hills Mori Tower in Roppongi Rokuchome, Minato, Tokyo.
The company has separate divisions that handle operations in different parts of the world, with The Pokémon Company International supporting the territories outside of Asia (except South Korea), Australia, and New Zealand. In South Korea, the operations are handled by Pokémon Korea, Inc.
The company's operations began in 1998 with the opening of the Pokémon Center store in Tokyo, before the actual trademark of Pokémon, Ltd. was established in 2000. Since then, Nintendo has been marketing this branch as The Pokémon Company. The United States branch (Pokémon USA, Inc.) opened in 2001 to handle licensing overseas. Nintendo Australia does all licensing and marketing of Pokémon products in Australia and New Zealand, as The Pokémon Company does not have an Australian branch.
Since 2001, nearly all licensed Pokémon products have "©Pokémon" in the copyright acknowledgments with the usual three of "©Nintendo", "©GAME FREAK inc." and "©Creatures Inc." The video games, Pokémon Trading Card Game and licensed toys are still being made by third- and second-party companies such as Tomy.
In 2009, Pokémon USA and Pokémon UK merged to become The Pokémon Company International, which handles American and European Pokémon operations under the administration of Kenji Okubo. Australian operations are to still be under control of Nintendo Australia, which is headed by Managing Director, Yuji Bando. The company's offices in the United States are in Bellevue, Washington and its offices in the United Kingdom are in London.
- Pocket Monsters: Red & Green
- Pocket Monsters: Blue
- Pocket Monsters' Stadium
- Pokémon Battle Revolution
- Pokémon Battrio
- Pokémon Black and White
- Pokémon Black 2 and White 2
- Pokémon X and Y
- Pokémon Box: Ruby & Sapphire
- Pokémon Channel
- Pokémon Colosseum
- Pokémon Conquest
- Pokémon Crystal
- Pokémon Dash
- Pokémon Diamond and Pearl
- Pokémon Emerald
- Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen
- Pokémon Gold and Silver
- Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver
- Pokémon mini
- Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team and Red Rescue Team
- Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
- Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness
- Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
- Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire
- Pokémon Platinum
- Pokémon Red and Blue
- Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire
- Pokémon Ranger
- Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
- Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
- Pokémon Rumble
- Pokémon Snap
- Pokémon Stadium
- Pokémon Stadium 2
- Pokémon Trozei!
- Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
- Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition
- PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
- PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
- Pokémon Rumble Blast
- Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity
- Pokkén Tournament
- TV series
- Pokémon: The First Movie
- Pokémon: The Movie 2000
- Pokémon 3: The Movie
- Pokémon 4Ever
- Pokémon Heroes
- Pokémon: Jirachi Wish Maker
- Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys
- Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew
- Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea
- Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai
- Pokémon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior
- Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life
- Pokémon: Zoroark: Master of Illusions
- Pokémon the Movie: White—Victini and Zekrom
- Pokémon the Movie: Black—Victini and Reshiram
- Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice
- Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened
- TV specials
- "Earnings Release". Nintendo. 26 October 2006. Retrieved 17 May 2013.
- "会社概要". The Pokémon Company. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
- "沿革". The Pokémon Company. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
- Daswani, Mansha (9 April 2009). "Pokémon Merges North American, European Operations". WorldScreen.com.com. Archived from the original on 13 April 2009. Retrieved 17 May 2013.
- "Contact Us". The Pokémon Company International. Retrieved 31 August 2014.