About Pokémon Day
Pokemon, also known as "Pocket Monsters," first became popular in Japan in the late 1990s, and it quickly spread to other countries around the world. The franchise includes video games, trading card games, animation, and other merchandise.
The first Pokemon video game, Pokemon Red and Green, were released for the Game Boy in Japan in 1996. The games quickly became a hit, and a translated version of the games, Pokemon Red and Blue, was released in North America in 1998, which was followed by the release in Europe, Australia, and other parts of the world in 1999.
The accompanying anime series began airing in Japan in 1997 and eventually made its way to the United States and other countries, becoming a cultural phenomenon. The anime's popularity helped to fuel interest in the games and merchandise.
The franchise's success is due to its charming characters, addictive gameplay, and its ability to appeal to both children and adults. The games and anime have a loyal fan base and continue to be popular to this day, with new games and anime series and movies being released regularly, as well as new merchandise.
Overall, Pokemon became popular starting in the late 1990s, with the release of the first Pokemon video games and anime series, and has since grown to become a cultural phenomenon with millions of fans around the world.