Kanako Eo

Kanako Eo (Japanese: 江尾可奈子) is a graphic designer and has been an employee of Game Freak since at least 2002, contributing to the graphic and Pokémon design in the majority of main series Pokémon games during her time there. She has been involved with the conceptual design of characters in several Pokémon movies (credited as Kanako Eoh in some), and has produced many original illustrations for the Pokémon Trading Card Game. She also illustrated Mysterious Pirate Ship, a Pokémon Tales book available to read on the Pokémon Daisuki Club website. For a complete list of cards that she has illustrated, go here.



Title Platform Release date Position
Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire Versions Game Boy Advance 2002-11-21 Pokémon & Character Design
Pokémon Box Ruby & Sapphire Nintendo GameCube 2003-05-30 Design
Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Versions Game Boy Advance 2004-01-29 Graphic Design/Pokémon Design
Pokémon Emerald Version Game Boy Advance 2004-11-16 Graphic Design/Pokémon Design
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness Nintendo GameCube 2005-08-04 Pokémon Characters Designed By
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Versions Nintendo DS 2006-09-28 Pokémon Design/Graphic Design
Pokémon Battle Revolution Wii 2006-12-14 Pokémon Characters Designed By
Pokémon Platinum Version Nintendo DS 2008-09-13 Pokémon Design/Graphic Design
Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions Nintendo DS 2009-09-12 Graphic Design/Pokémon Design
Pokémon X and Y Nintendo 3DS 2013-10-12 Pokémon Characters Design/Trainer Graphics Design
Pokémon Art Academy Nintendo 3DS 2014-06-19 Pokémon Trading Card Game Illustrator
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Nintendo 3DS 2014-11-21 Pokémon Characters Design
Pokémon Sun and Moon Nintendo 3DS 2016-11-18 Pokémon Characters Design
Pokémon Sword and Shield Nintendo Switch 2019-11-15 Pokémon Design


Title Release date Position
Gotta Dance!! 2003-07-19 Conceptual Character Artist
Jirachi: Wish Maker 2003-07-19 Conceptual Character Artist
Destiny Deoxys 2004-07-17 Conceptual Character Artist
Lucario and the Mystery of Mew 2005-07-16 Conceptual Character Artist
Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea 2006-07-15 Conceptual Character Artist
The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon 2006-10-13 Conceptual Character Artist
The Rise of Darkrai 2007-07-14 Original Character Design
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness 2007-09-09 Conceptual Character Artist
Giratina and the Sky Warrior 2008-07-19 Original Character Design
Arceus and the Jewel of Life 2009-07-18 Conceptual Character Artist
Zoroark: Master of Illusions 2010-07-10 Conceptual Character Artist


Title Date
Mysterious Pirate Ship 2006