List of Guinness World Records for the Pokémon franchise

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Guinness World Records is a database that annually registers the records obtained by brands or people in the most varied subjects. Over the years, the Pokémon franchise and its fans have accumulated several awards.

Pokémon franchise

Boxart for Pokémon Red

This is a list of records achieved by the Pokémon franchise as a whole.[1]

Longest-running anime series based on a videogame

The longest-running anime series based on a videogame is Pokémon the Series, which first aired in Japan on 1 April 1997 (and the USA in September 1998) and continues to be produced. The most recent episode at the time of the record being granted, The Finals I: "Torrent" (episode 1,216), aired on 21 October 2022, and it was scheduled to reach episode 1,218 by the end of its 25th season on 4 November 2022.[2]

Best-selling RPG

The best-selling role-playing game of all time is Pokémon Red, Green, and Blue, with 31,380,000 units sold around the world across its lifetime, as of March 9, 2020.[3]

Most users to input a command to play a live streamed videogame

The most participants on a single-player online videogame is 1,165,140, and was achieved by the Twitch community Twitch Plays Pokémon who played Pokémon Red from February 12 to March 1, 2014.[4]

Pokémon GO

Logo for Pokémon GO

According to Guinness World Records, Pokémon GO alone has been responsible for achieving five records to date.[5] This includes:

  • Most revenue grossed by a mobile game in its first month
  • Most downloaded mobile game in its first month
  • Most international charts topped simultaneously for a mobile game in its first month (downloads)
  • Most international charts topped simultaneously for a mobile game in its first month (revenue)
  • Fastest time to gross $100 million by a mobile game


Cody Harbidge

Cody Harbidge holds the record for the longest videogame marathon playing Pokémon games, which he achieved after playing Pokémon Shield for 36 hours and 12 seconds, as recorded in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on June 17, 2021.[6] During the event, he raised £1,174 for the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation.

Jens Ishøy Prehn and Per Ishøy Nielsen

Jens Ishøy Prehn and Per Ishøy Nielsen hold the record for the largest collection of Pokémon cards, which they achieved after collecting 32,809 cards, as recorded in Niverød, Denmark, on September 13, 2021.[7] Prehn and Nielsen are brothers who have been collecting Pokémon cards for much of their lives. The first card they remember collecting was the Venusaur released as part of a pack of 11 from the Base Set.

Jen Molly Walker

Jen Molly Walker holds the record for the most Pokémon identified in one minute, which is 82, as recorded in a park in Liberty, New York, USA, on September 17, 2022.[8] According to Jennifer, while practicing for the challenge her record was 86 Pokémon.

Lisa Courtney

Lisa Courtney and part of her collection
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Lisa Courtney is a Pokémon fan from the United Kingdom. She is the Guinness World Record holder of having the largest collection of Pokémon memorabilia, including 17,127 different items as of July 18, 2017.[9] According to her, she has been collecting for over fourteen years. Her collection includes items from the United Kingdom, the United States, France, and Japan. She has made several trips to Japan for the specific purpose of collecting Pokémon merchandise, each time sending many boxes back home with her. Part of her collection, including her Guinness World Record certificate, has been displayed at the Hertford Museum as part of an exhibition on popular culture.[10]

Logan Paul

Online personality Logan Paul holds the record for the most expensive Pokémon trading card sold at a private sale, which was a Pokémon Illustrator card costing $5,275,000, as confirmed at WrestleMania 38 on April 2, 2022.[11][12][13]

The card received a Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA) grade of 10 ("Gem mint"), the highest grade possible, and it is the only known copy of this card to have that grade. 41 copies of Pokémon Illustrator are known to exist, with 20 of them graded by PSA, eight of those receiving a PSA grade of 9, and only one receiving a PSA grade of 10.

Paul negotiated for 5 months with a collector in Dubai known as Dubsy, who was willing to exchange his grade 10 card for a grade 9 version of the card that he believed had formerly been part of his collection. Paul contacted fellow collector Matt Allen, who located and purchased the grade 9 card from collector pokemafa, before selling it to Paul for $1,275,000 in June 2021. From there, Paul flew to Dubai to bring the card to Dubsy, who traded Paul the grade 10 card in exchange for the grade 9 card and $4,000,000 on July 22, 2021.

After receiving the card but before the world record was confirmed, Paul had an $80,000 diamond necklace custom-made to display the card. The card, still in its PSA case, acts as the necklace's pendant.


On September 20, 2023, the content creator known as FleeceKing managed to be the first player to reach level 50 on Pokémon GO.[14]


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