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Pokémon: The Japanese game that went viral

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Pokémon, with its first incarnation as a video game + trading card collection, emerged in Japan back in 1996 and created a viral storm, earning USD 5 billion for Nintendo, its parent company, in just three years. It created a frenzy of fans all across the world, something known a...

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The Pokémon craze was in full bloom when the first movie of the franchise debuted in 1999, though the parent company Nintendo made huge waves with the innovative, crazy-good NES console in 1983. The games were imaginative and beautiful, becoming extremely popular all across the world.

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  • The game is set in a fictional village where players explore the rivers and forests searching for creatures(or monsters) which are for taming and training.
  • The game was designed to compel the player to seek out other players and network with them to complete their mission.
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Pokémon was the brainchild of Satoshi Tijari, who was only 24 when he started working on the iconic game for Gameboy, taking six years before it finally went on sale in Japan.

The game tapped into the need to explore mountains, rivers and landscapes which had all but disappeared, with lar...

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After a lull lasting more than a decade, the Pokémon brand took advantage of new technologies like Augmented Reality (AR), GPS and powerful smartphones in the hands of billions, to create a real-life adventure game called Pokémon Go, which forced players to move outside, searchin...

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