San Francisco: Pikachu, Squirtle, Charizard, and all their friends have become iconic Pokemon 20, one of the most successful video games of all time, has completed two decades of entertainment.
February 27, 1996, Pokémon Red and Green went to Japan for the Game Boy. It spawned a series that has sold over 200 million copies.
But Pokemon coverage goes far beyond video games because it also inspired the cartoon, which is carried out more than 900 episodes, 19 movies and popular card game, which is still receiving updates.
Fans even play the game on a competitive basis, and Nintendo has earned a lot of money, thanks to the sale of goods, such as T-shirts and plush brand earned $1.5 billion per year, according to Venture Beat.
Few people had high hopes for the Pokémon, when it started. It left for the aging Game Boy, which was released in 1996 and saw a decline in popularity. However, very soon Pokemon new interest in the platform.
In honor of the anniversary, Pokemon has released a new video celebrating two decades of “Pocket Monsters, the original title of the series.