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Motofumi Fujiwara (Japanese: 藤原基史) is a key person in Game Freak. He has also illustrated several cards for the Pokémon Trading Card Game.



Fujiwara has been credited as a Pokémon designer in every core series game except Pokémon Yellow and Pokémon Sun and Moon. He also often takes on the role of graphic designer.


Title Platform Release date Position
Pulseman Mega Drive 1994-07-22 Graphics
Pokémon Red and Green Versions Game Boy 1996-02-27 Pokémon design
Bushi Seiryūden: Futari no Yūsha Super Nintendo Entertainment System 1997-01-17 Graphics
Pokémon Red and Blue Versions Game Boy 1998-09-30 Pokémon design
Pokémon Gold and Silver Versions Game Boy Color 1999-11-21 Pokémon design
Pokémon Crystal Version Game Boy Color 2000-12-14 Pokémon design
Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire Versions Game Boy Advance 2002-11-21 Pokémon & graphic designer
Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Versions Game Boy Advance 2004-01-29 Pokémon designer
Pokémon Emerald Version Game Boy Advance 2004-09-16 Graphics lead/Graphic design/Pokémon design
Drill Dozer Game Boy Advance 2006-02-06 Graphic design
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Versions Nintendo DS 2006-09-28 Pokémon design & graphic design
Pokémon Platinum Version Nintendo DS 2008-09-13 Pokémon design & graphic design
Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions Nintendo DS 2009-09-12 Pokémon design
Pokémon Black and White Versions Nintendo DS 2010-09-18 Pokémon design/2-D graphic design/Battle effect design
Pokémon Black and White Versions 2 Nintendo DS 2012-06-23 Pokémon design/2-D graphic design/Battle effect design
Pokémon X and Y Nintendo 3DS 2013-10-12 Pokémon characters design/UI graphic design
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Nintendo 3DS 2014-11-21 Pokémon characters design

Indirect roles

Title Platform Release date Credit
Mendel Palace (Quinty in Japan) Nintendo Entertainment System 1989-06-27 Special thanks
Game Boy Camera Game Boy 1998-02-21 Original characters
Pokémon Stadium (English) Nintendo 64 1999-04-30 Original characters
Pokémon Colosseum Nintendo GameCube 2003-11-21 Pokémon character designer
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness Nintendo GameCube 2005-08-04 Pokémon character designer
Pokémon Battle Revolution Wii 2006-12-14 Pokémon character designer

Cards illustrated

Fujiwara contributes TCG artwork infrequently, beginning with the Japanese-exclusive Pokémon VS set. Full list of cards illustrated.