Pokémon Official Magazine

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Former Pokémon Official Magazine logo

A series of official Pokémon magazines have been published around the world.

United Kingdom

 
Pokémon Official Magazine issue 1
 
Official Pokémon Magazine issue 1
 
Pokémon Magazine issue 1

Pokémon Official Magazine

On October 1, 2004, the first official Pokémon magazine was published in United Kingdom. The first issue had 92 pages, and included three gifts; a double-sided poster, a 3D Charmander model and six Pokémon fridge magnets.

Editor Tim Street made the following statement regarding the release of Pokémon Official Magazine:

"There has never been a better time to launch this title; fans have demanded it for years, ever since the very first Pokémon phenomenon swept the globe at the turn of the millennium. The appetite for Pokémon has never waned - just look at the amazing sales success of the Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire Game Boy Advance titles last year."

The magazine was intended to be quarterly, with a new issue planned for release four times a year. However, due to poor sales, the magazine was canceled after its second issue.

Official Pokémon Magazine

In February 2013, Future Publishing, publisher of Official Nintendo Magazine, announced that it would begin publication of Official Pokémon Magazine from March that year.[1] Each issue had 34 pages, including posters, covering various aspects of the Pokémon franchise such as video games, the Trading Card Game and the anime, and came with a free gift.

Issues contained several pages retelling the plot of an episode from Pokémon the Series: Black & White, as well as a page summarizing an older episode, along with various 'fun pages' (which included coloring activities, word decoders and counting games) and pages dedicated to drawings of Pokémon sent in by readers.

Due to poor sales, the magazine was cancelled after 13 issues. Subscribers were transfered to Official Nintendo Magazine for the remainder of their subscriptions.

Issues
# Date
1 March 20, 2013
2 April 11, 2013
3 May 9, 2013
4 June 6, 2013
5 July 2, 2013
6 July 30, 2013
7 August 27, 2013
8 September 24, 2013
9 October 22, 2013
10 November 19, 2013
11 December 17, 2013
12 January 14, 2014
13 February 11, 2014

Pokémon Magazine

On March 29, 2017, Immediate Media Company began publishing Pokémon Magazine.[2] The magazine follows a similar format to Official Pokémon Magazine; each issue is 34 pages in length, includes information on the anime, Trading Card Game and video games, and includes posters and free gifts.

The magazine is published monthly, and is still in publication as of July 2021.[3]

In other countries

Denmark

Main article: List of Danish Pokémon Official Magazine issues

From February 2007 to December 2011, Egmont Group published Pokémon Officielt Magasin (Pokémon Official Magazine) in Denmark. The magazine was published monthly and lasted for 55 issues.

France

In February 2009, Yellow Media began publication of Pokémon, le magazine officiel (Pokémon, The Official Magazine) in France. In July 2011, Yellow Media went into receivership, and publication ceased after 24 issues. Publication of the magaine was then taken over by Panini Group, who published the magazine under the same name from July 2011 until June 2018. The magazine was then renamed Pokémon Magazine and in January 2019, was renamed again to Pokémon Mag. Beginning in June 2020, the magazine was replaced by two magazines published in alternate months; Dimension Pokémon and Univers Pokémon.[4]

Germany

Main article: List of German Pokémon Official Magazine issues

Since 2007, Panini Group have published Pokémon Das offizielle Magazin (Pokémon The Official Magazine) in Germany (as well as Austria and Luxembourg). As of July 2021, 165 issues have been published.[5]

Italy

In Italy, Gedis Group published a magazine titled Pokémon La Rivista Ufficiale (Pokémon The Official Magazine) until 2013, when it was renamed Pokémon Acchiappali Tutti! La Rivista Ufficiale (Pokémon Catch Them All! The Official Magazine). Between May 2017 and March 2018, Panini Group published Pokémon Il Magazine Ufficiale (Pokémon The Official Magazine). On April 29, 2021, Panini restarted publication of the magazine.[6]

Mexico

Main article: List of Mexican Pokémon Official Magazine issues

From July 2017 to December 2019, Panini Group published Pokémon: La revista oficial (Pokémon: The Official Magazine) in Mexico. The magazine lasted for 15 issues.[7]

The Netherlands

Main article: List of Dutch Pokémon Official Magazine issues

Since February 2007, Panini Group have published Pokémon het Officiële Magazine (Pokémon the Official Magazine) in the Netherlands (as well as Flanders, Belgium).[8]

North America

A special "Premiere Issue" of Pokémon Official Magazine appeared in the United States and Canada in late 2009. It came packaged with a Platinum: Arceus booster pack. No other issues have appeared in the North American region since then.

Poland

On February 27, 2020, Blue Ocean Entertainment began publication of quarterly magazine Pokémon. Trenuj ze mną! (Pokémon. Train with me!).[9]

Spain

Main article: List of Spanish Pokémon Official Magazine issues

From 2012 to 2017, Panini Group Published Pokémon: La revista oficial (Pokémon: The Official Magazine) in Spain. The magazine lasted for 39 issues.[10]

Gallery

References

Bulbanews has an article related to this subject:
  1. We're launching the Official Pokemon Magazine next month - Official Nintendo Magazine (archived from the original March 01, 2013; retrieved July 6, 2021)
  2. Immediate launches Pokémon Magazine - InPublishing (retrieved July 6, 2021)
  3. Pokémon - GamesMags.com (retrieved July 6, 2021)
  4. Pokémon - Panini France (retrieved July 6, 2021)
  5. Pokémon - Panini Germany (retrieved July 6, 2021)
  6. Pokémon Magazine 1 - Panini Italy (retrieved July 6, 2021)
  7. Pokémon Magazine #15 - Panini México (retrieved July 6, 2021)
  8. Pokémon - Panini Netherlands (retrieved July 6, 2021)
  9. Pokémon. Train with me - Blue Ocean Polska (retrieved July 6, 2021)
  10. Pokemon N.39 - Panini Spain (retrieved July 6, 2021)


Publications relating to the Pokémon Trading Card Game
Strategy guides: Pokémon Trading Card Game Strategy GuideThe Official Pokémon Trading Card Game Guide
Pokémon Trading Card Game Player's GuidePokémon Trading Card Game Fossil Expansion Player's Guide
Pokémon Trading Card Game Volume 3: Team RocketPokémon Made Simple!Let's Play Pokémon
Team Rocket Strategy GuideGym Heroes Strategy GuideGym Challenge Strategy Guide
Platinum Player's GuidePlasma Storm Player's GuidePlasma Blast Player's GuideXY Player's Guide
Quick Guide to Fire-Type PokémonFurious Fists Player's GuidePhantom Forces Player's GuidePrimal Clash Player's Guide
Roaring Skies Player's GuideAncient Origins Player's GuideBREAKthrough Player's GuideBREAKpoint Player's Guide
Fates Collide Player's GuideGenerations Player's GuideSteam Siege Player's GuideEvolutions Player's Guide
Sun & Moon Player's GuideGuardians Rising Player's GuideBurning Shadows Player's GuideThe Making of Shining Legends
Crimson Invasion Player's GuideUltra Prism Player's GuideForbidden Light Player's GuideCelestial Storm Player's Guide
Dragon Majesty Player's GuideDragon Majesty: Dragons Then and NowLost Thunder Player's GuideTeam Up Player's Guide
Unbroken Bonds Player's GuideUnified Minds Player's GuideHidden Fates Player's GuideCosmic Eclipse Player's Guide
Sword & Shield Player's GuideRebel Clash Player's GuideDarkness Ablaze Player's GuideVivid Voltage Player's Guide
Shining Fates Player's GuideBattle Styles Player's GuideChilling Reign Player's GuideEvolving Skies Player's Guide
Celebrations Player's Guide
Collectors' guides: Beckett Unofficial Guide to Pokémon: 2008 Price GuideBeckett Unofficial Guide To Pokémon Diamond & Pearl
Collecting Pokémon: An Unauthorized Handbook and Price GuidePokémon Collector's Value Guide
Pokémon Unofficial Card Collector's GuideUnofficial Beckett Pokémon Collector Price Guide
Magazines: Beckett Pokémon Unofficial CollectorMonthly Coin Toss: Pokémon Card MagazinePokémon Official Magazine
PoJo's Unofficial Pokémon News & Price Guide MonthlyPokémon Card Fan Club
Manga: Aim to Be a Card Master!!Exciting Victory! Pokémon Card Game!!Himemaru: Pokémon Card Explorer
How I Became a Pokémon CardLet's Play the Pokémon Card Game XY!Let's Play the Pokémon Card Game! Sun and Moon Arc
Pokémon Card Game Battle ComicPokémon Card GB The Comix
Video game guides: Official Pokémon TCG Perfect GuidePokémon Card GB Final Tactical BookPokémon Card GB Official Guidebook
Pokémon Card GB2 Official GuidebookPokémon TCG: Official Nintendo Player's Guide
Pokémon TCG: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
Other: Pokémon Card Official Book 2000Pokémon Card Game BW National Illustrated EncyclopediaPokémon Card Game BW Workbook


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