Creatures, Inc.

Creatures, Inc.
株式会社 クリーチャーズ
Creatures logo.png
Creatures logo
Founded November 8, 1995
Headquarters Kudan-Kaikan Terrace 9F, 1-6-5 Kudanminami, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 102-0074, Japan
Type Private
Industry Video games, Trading cards


Creatures, Inc. (Japanese: 株式会社(かぶしきがいしゃ)クリーチャーズ Kabushiki gaisha Creatures) is an affiliate of The Pokémon Company (which itself is a joint venture by Nintendo, Game Freak, and Creatures).[1][2] It was founded on November 8, 1995[1][2] by Tsunekazu Ishihara with assistance of Satoru Iwata.[3][4] Creatures is one of the companies responsible for producing and licensing various aspects of the Pokémon franchise, including the Trading Card Game and other merchandise in Japan. Creatures owns one-third of the copyright to the Pokémon franchise (the other two-thirds owned by Game Freak and Nintendo). Its chairman and CEO was Ishihara until March 2023 and its president and CEO is Yuji Kitano, who has succeeded Hirokazu Tanaka since April 2023.[5][6][7]

The company was founded after the development team of Ape Inc. (known for creating the EarthBound series of video games) was disbanded. Ape still exists for the purpose of managing its IPs, and is an associate company of Nintendo and Hobonichi.[8][9]

As of April 2023, Creatures has 232 employees.[1][2]


Pokémon games


Pokémon 3D modeling

Packaging and logo design

Other credits

Non-Pokémon games


Other Pokémon products

External links


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