Pokémon Fan (US)
- This article is about the publications given out at events. For the magazine of the video games, see Magazines in the Pokémon world.
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Pokémon Fan was a small publication published by Pokémon USA, Inc. that was usually given out at Pokémon events and game releases. It contained information on Pokémon games, anime, trading card game, merchandise, and events.
The magazine had frequent sections on upcoming and already released games, both mainline games and spinoffs. The mainline game sections typicaly showcased new and returning features of the game along with screenshots and official artwork. The spinoff game sections explained the concept and gameplay of the game and also showcased screenshots and official artwork.
Sections detailing how to obtain certain event Pokémon were also included. The sections detailed how to activate Mystery Gift and download the event Pokémon or item. For event items like the Aurora Ticket and Mystic Ticket they also included a walkthrough detailing how to use the item to encounter the Pokémon.
The magazine also occasionally featured sections on newly announced Pokémon, including Deoxys, Munchlax, and Weavile. These sections typically showed off official artwork of the Pokémon as well as information on their type(s), ability, forms, and evolution line.
Recurring sections on the Pokémon anime featured information on the then airing seasons of the anime, often featuring descriptions and screenshots of several episodes. Some anime special episodes such as The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon were also given their own section.
The anime movies that were released around the run of the magazine were often given sections that teased the plot of the movie and showcased screenshots and official artwork.
The magazine included information on current and upcoming trading card game sets, as well as information on trading card game events and tournaments including Pokémon League, Pokémon World Championships, Pokémon TCG State ⋅ Province ⋅ Territory Championships, and Pokémon Organized Play.
Frequently the magazine included sections and advertisements for various officially licensed Pokémon merchandise including:
- Prima's Official Strategy Guides
- Pokémon figures and toys
- Pokémon plushies
- Pokémon books
- Pokémon-themed clothing
Events and Contests
The magazine also featured frequent sections on upcoming and past real life Pokémon-related events, including:
- Pokémon 10th Anniversary Journey Across America
- Pokémon Rocks America
- Rocking with the School of Rock Kids - a music event held in Rockefeller Center held to promote Pokémon Colosseum
- Several Pokémon events held at Space Center Houston
Sections on a few real life Pokémon-related contests were also featured, including:
- Poké Card Creator Contest
- Pokémon US Youth Soccer All-Stars scholarship essay contest
The recurring "Fan Fare!" and "Famous Fans" sections showcased several different Pokémon fans. The "Fan Fare!" section typically featured children and young adults that the magazine had interviewed about their favorite Pokémon games, Pokémon merchandise collections, and experiences with the series. The "Famous Fans" section featured a number of celebrities and child actors who are Pokémon fans.
The magazine also typically included an "Activity page" section which featured Pokémon-themed crosswords and word searches as well as connect the dots puzzles for various Pokémon.
|Spring 2004||Spring 2004|
|Summer 2004||Summer 2004||Toys "R" Us|
|Fall Issue 2004: Deoxys Revealed||Fall 2004||Pokémon Rocks America 2004|
|Summer Issue 2005: GREEN Is Good!||Summer 2005|
|Fall 2005: XD is Here!||Fall 2005||San Diego Comic-Con 2005|
|Pokémon 10th Anniversary||Spring 2006|
|Winter Issue||Winter 2006||EB Games|
|Special Issue: Get Your Battle On!||2007||GameStop|
Toys "R" Us
|Name||Fall 2005||Spring 2006||Winter 2006||2007|
|Akira Chiba||-||-||President and CEO||President|
|Blister (blisternyc.com)||-||Design Group||-||-|
|Chris Brixley||Creative Director||Creative Director||Creative Design Team||Creative Director|
|Cris Silvestri||Support Staff||Support Staff||-||-|
|John Hershberger||Support Staff||Support Staff||-||-|
|Katherine Fang||-||Assistant Editor||Contributing Writer||-|
|Kristina Naudus||Assistant Editor||Assistant Editor||Assistant Editor||Associate Editor|
|Maya Nakamura||Support Staff||Support Staff||Licensing Support Staff||Licensing Support Staff|
|Paul Baron||-||Support Staff||-||-|
|Phaedra Kaufman||Support Staff||Support Staff||-||-|
|Rachel Riger||-||Support Staff||-||-|
|Ray Yuen||-||-||Creative Design Team||Designer|
|Yuko Arai||Support Staff||-||-||-|
- Pokémon Fan: Fall Issue 2004: Deoxys Revealed (2004). pg 6-9.
- Pokémon Fan: Fall 2005: XD is Here! (2005). pg 9-11.
- Pokémon Fan: Fall Issue 2004: Deoxys Revealed (2004). pg 2-3.
- Pokémon Fan: Winter Issue (2006). pg 5.
- "Pokemon Fan Magazine lot of 5 and World Championships 2011 Magazine". WorthPoint. https://web.archive.org/web/20230125063238/https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/pokemon-fan-magazine-lot-world-2108932432
- "Pokémon Fan - Fall Issue 2004 - Deoxys Revealed!". Internet Archive, uploaded by thegameninja, September 10, 2022. https://archive.org/details/pokemonfanfall2004_202209
- "Pokemon Gale Of Darkness Pokemon Fan Magazine San Diego COMIC-CON 2005". Ebay, listed by thefinalflap. https://web.archive.org/web/20230125025849/https://www.ebay.com/itm/175305697890
- Lucard, Alex (December 2007). "Manaphy Day!". Beckett Unofficial Pokémon Collector issue 97 page 4.
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