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February 1996 Pokémon Is Here! On February 27, Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green for Game Boy launch in Japan. All
April 1997 Pokémon TV Premiere The animated Pokémon TV series is introduced in Japan.US
The Pokémon TV show is introduced in Japan.UK
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November 1997 Mew's Debut Mew is available via distribution at Nintendo's Space World in Tokyo. All Mew was actually available earlier, as part of two iterations of the Legendary Pokémon Offer in April 1996 and July 1996, and at the 4th Next Generation World Hobby Fair in August 1996.
May 1998 Pokémon Comes to America Pokémon makes its first US appearance at Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. US
September 1998 Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue Players get their first chance to explore the Kanto region when Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue are released for Game Boy on September 28. US Until recently, TCPi commonly incorrectly stated that the games were released in the United States on September 30, 1998.
September 1998 Pokémon Animation The Pokémon animated TV series is introduced on September 5 in North America with the episode "Pokémon—I Choose You!" Within a month of its debut, over 1.5 million viewers are tuning in on Saturday mornings to watch. US Uses the "Pokémon: Indigo League" logo, which didn't exist at the time.
Probably wasn't released on Sept. 5. Most sources indicate Sept. 7 (Bulbapedia says Sept. 8).
November 1998 Pokémon Pikachu Pokémon Pikachu, a pocket virtual pet, is released. It features a built-in pedometer, encouraging players to get up and move. US
January 1999 The Pokémon Trading Card Game Fans discover a new way to play with their favorite Pokémon when the Pokémon Trading Card Game debuts with the launch of the Base Set. US
April 1999 Super Smash Bros. Super Smash Bros. is released for Nintendo 64 on April 26 with Pikachu, Mewtwo, and Jigglypuff as playable characters.
Super Smash Bros. is released for Nintendo 64 on April 26 with Pikachu and Jigglypuff as playable characters.
US Previously incorrectly stated that Mewtwo is a playable character in the original Super Smash Bros.
June 1999 Pokémon Pinball Pokémon Pinball is released for Game Boy Color on June 28. US
June 1999 Pokémon TCG: Jungle Jungle is the first expansion released for the Pokémon TCG. US
June 1999 Pokémon Snap Pokémon Snap lets players go on a photography safari for wild Pokémon when it is released for Nintendo 64 on June 30. US
September 1999 Pokémon Season Two Pokémon: Adventures in the Orange Islands, the second season of Pokémon animation, airs on the WB network. US Uses the "Pokémon: Adventures in the Orange Islands" name and logo, which didn't exist at the time.
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France, Germany Uses the "Pokémon: Indigo League" logo, which didn't exist at the time.
October 1999 Pokémon Yellow Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition, along with a limited-edition Pokémon Game Boy Color, is released on October 1. US Pokémon Yellow was actually released in the United States on October 18, 1998. This same error occurs on Pokémon.com.
States that Pokémon Yellow is a Game Boy Color game, which while true on a technical level, the game was originally promoted as a Game Boy game due to its backwards compatibility.
October 1999 Dibujos animados Pokémon Spain Uses the "Pokémon: Indigo League" logo, which didn't exist at the time.
October 1999 Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue The first Pokémon video games are released in Europe: Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue. PEGI - 12 Europe The European release date of Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue is unknown, with the two possible dates being June 10, 1999 and October 5, 1999 (so this is likely using the latter). Oddly, Pokémon.com uses the former date.
The European versions state that the games are PEGI 12 (or USK 0 for Germany), which is the rating for the Virtual Console release (PEGI and USK did not exist when the original games were released).
The UK version uses the US box art; the German version uses the original German box art; all other European versions avoid using box art.
October 1999 Pokémon Animation The Pokémon animated TV series is introduced in the United Kingdom with the episode "Pokémon—I Choose You!" UK Uses the "Pokémon: Indigo League" logo, which didn't exist at the time.
November 1999 Pokémon: The First Movie Pokémon: The First Movie debuts in theaters with the highest box office opening to date for an animated movie. US Uses new poster (which did not exist at the time) rather than original poster.
November 1999 The Pokémon Trading Card Game Fans discover a new way to play with their favorite Pokémon when the Pokémon Trading Card Game debuts with the launch of the Base Set. UK, France, Germany French and German versions use English card images.
November 1999 Super Smash Bros. Super Smash Bros. is released for Nintendo 64 with Pikachu and Jigglypuff as playable characters. PEGI 7. Europe The European versions state that the games are PEGI 7 (or USK 6 for Germany), which is the rating for the Virtual Console releases (PEGI and USK did not exist when the original games were released).
November 1999 Pokémon TCG: Jungle Jungle is the first expansion released for the Pokémon TCG. UK, France, Germany French and German versions use English card images.
January 2000 Serie Pokémon Italy Uses the "Pokémon: Indigo League" logo, which didn't exist at the time.
January 2000 Pokémon Season Two Pokémon: Adventures in the Orange Islands, the second season of Pokémon animation, airs. UK, Italy Uses the "Pokémon: Adventures in the Orange Islands" name and logo, which didn't exist at the time.
February 2000 Pokémon 2000 Stadium Tour The Pokémon 2000 Stadium Tour visits 20 cities across the United States. US The Pokémon 2000 Stadium Tour also visited Canada.
February 2000 Pokémon Stadium Players are treated to Pokémon in 3D for the first time when Pokémon Stadium is released for Nintendo 64 on February 29. US
February 2000 El Juego de Cartas Coleccionables Pokémon Spain Uses English card images.
February 2000 Jungle de JCC Pokémon Spain Uses English card images.
April 2000 Pokémon Yellow Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition, along with a limited-edition Pokémon Game Boy Color, is released. PEGI 12 Europe Pokémon.com and Nintendo UK state that Pokémon Yellow was released in Europe on June 16, 2000.
States that Pokémon Yellow is a Game Boy Color game, which while true on a technical level, the game was originally promoted as a Game Boy game due to its backwards compatibility.
The European versions state that the games are PEGI 12 (or USK 0 for Germany), which is the rating for the Virtual Console release (PEGI and USK did not exist when the original games were released).
The UK version uses the US box art; the German version uses the original German box art; all other European versions avoid using box art.
April 2000 Pokémon Trading Card Game Pokémon Trading Card Game is released for Game Boy Color on April 10, giving players a chance to play the card game against virtual opponents. US
April 2000 Pokémon TCG: Team Rocket The Pokémon TCG: Team Rocket expansion is released. It is the first set to include Dark Pokémon, with Dark Raichu as the first-ever secret card. US
July 2000 Pokémon the Movie 2000 The Legendary Pokémon Lugia makes its first appearance when Pokémon the Movie 2000 debuts. US Uses new poster (which did not exist at the time) rather than original poster.
August 2000 Pokémon TCG: Gym Heroes The Pokémon TCG: Gym Heroes expansion is released, introducing owner Pokémon and Stadium cards. US
September 2000 First Pokémon World Championships Pokémon Stadium Champions from the United States, Australia, and Europe converge in Sydney, Australia, to compete in the three-day 2000 Pokémon World Championships. (The Pokémon World Championships events as we know them today wouldn't come along for a few more years.) US
September 2000 Pokémon Puzzle League Pokémon Puzzle League mixes Pokémon characters and fast puzzle action when it is released for Nintendo N64 on September 25. US
September 2000 Pokémon Season Three Ash and his friends venture into the Johto region when Pokémon: The Johto Journeys, the third season of the animated Pokémon TV series, airs on Kids' WB! US Bulbapedia has the season starting in August (October for the home video season), so this is probably the wrong month.
September 2000 Pokémon Live! Pokémon Live!, the first Pokémon stage show, kicks off a North American tour at the world-famous Radio City Music Hall in New York. US
October 2000 Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver lead players into the Johto region when they are released for Game Boy Color on October 15. The games also mark the introduction of two new types of Pokémon: Dark type and Steel type. US
November 2000 Hey You, Pikachu! Hey You, Pikachu! is released for Nintendo 64 on November 6. It is the first Nintendo 64 game to use voice-recognition technology. US
December 2000 Pokémon Puzzle Challenge The fast-paced fun of Pokémon Puzzle League goes mobile when Pokémon Puzzle Challenge is released for Game Boy Color on December 4. US
December 2000 Pokémon TCG: Neo Genesis The Pokémon TCG: Neo Genesis expansion is released, featuring Pokémon from the Johto region for the first time. This expansion also introduces Baby Pokémon and two new types, Darkness and Metal. US
March 2001 Pokémon Stadium 2 Pokémon Stadium 2 is released for Nintendo 64 on March 28. US Pokémon Stadium 2 was actually released in the United States on March 26, 2001. This same error occurs on Pokémon.com.
April 2001 Pokémon 3 the Movie Pokémon 3 the Movie, featuring the mysterious Unown, debuts on April 6. US Uses new poster (which did not exist at the time) rather than original poster.
July 2001 Pokémon Crystal Pokémon Crystal is released for Game Boy Color on July 29. US
September 2001 Pokémon Season Four Pokémon: Johto League Champions, the fourth season of Pokémon animation, has its TV premiere. US Bulbapedia has the season starting in August, so this is probably the wrong month.
October 2001 Pokémon TCG: Neo Revelation The Pokémon TCG: Neo Revelation expansion is released, introducing Shining Pokémon. US Bulbapedia has the set being released in September, so this is probably the wrong month.
November 2001 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Pikachu Balloon Pikachu is featured as a balloon in the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for the first time. US
December 2001 Super Smash Bros. Melee Super Smash Bros. Melee is released on December 2. This is Pikachu's first appearance on Nintendo GameCube. US Super Smash Bros. Melee was actually released in the United States on December 3, 2001. This same error occurs on Pokémon.com.
February 2002 Pokémon TCG: Neo Destiny The Pokémon TCG: Neo Destiny expansion is released. This set introduces Light Pokémon. US
September 2002 Pokémon Season Five Pokémon: Master Quest, the fifth season of Pokémon animation, has its TV premiere. US
September 2002 Pokémon TCG: Expedition Base Set The Pokémon TCG: Expedition Base Set is released. It is the first expansion to include e-Cards for use with the Nintendo e-Reader. US
October 2002 Pokémon 4Ever Pokémon 4Ever, the fourth Pokémon movie, debuts as a special limited release. US Uses new poster (which did not exist at the time) rather than original poster.
March 2003 Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire Players explore the Hoenn region and discover awesome new Pokémon when Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire are released for Game Boy Advance on March 19. US
June 2003 Pokémon TCG: EX Ruby and Sapphire The Pokémon TCG: EX Ruby and Sapphire expansion is released. This expansion introduces Pokémon-EX, which are still a staple of tournament play. US
August 2003 Pokémon Pinball: Ruby and Sapphire Pokémon Pinball: Ruby and Sapphire is released for Game Boy Advance on August 25. US
September 2003 Pokémon Season Six Pokémon Advanced, the sixth season of Pokémon animation, has its TV premiere, taking Ash and friends into the Hoenn region for the first time. US
September 2003 Pokémon TCG: EX Sandstorm The Pokémon TCG: EX Sandstorm expansion is released. This expansion marked the first appearance of Pokémon that had Weakness or Resistance to more than one type. US
December 2003 Pokémon Channel Pokémon Channel is released for Nintendo GameCube on December 1, offering a mix of interactive and animated features. US
January 2004 Pokémon Heroes Pokémon Heroes, the fifth Pokémon movie, is released on DVD. US
January 2004 Pokémon Colosseum Pokémon Colosseum is released for Nintendo GameCube on March 22. The launch party is held at Rockefeller Center in New York City. US While it lists the correct release date in the prose, it is under the January heading.
March 2004 Pokémon TCG : EX Team Magma vs. Team Aqua The Pokémon TCG: EX Team Magma vs. Team Aqua expansion is released. It is the first expansion to feature dual-type Pokémon. US
June 2004 Pokémon: Jirachi Wish Maker Pokémon: Jirachi Wish Maker, the sixth Pokémon movie, debuts. US
July 2004 Pokémon Box Pokémon Box is released for Nintendo GameCube on July 11, giving players a place to store and manage the Pokémon they've caught. US
August 2004 The First Pokémon TCG World Championships The first Pokémon Trading Card Game World Championships are held in Orlando, FL. Japanese players complete the sweep, winning in every age division. US
September 2004 Pokémon FireRed and Pokémon LeafGreen Pokémon FireRed and Pokémon LeafGreen are released for Game Boy Advance on September 9. US
September 2004 Pokémon Season Seven Pokémon: Advanced Challenge, the seventh season of Pokémon animation, has its TV premiere. US
November 2004 Pokémon TCG : EX Team Rocket Returns The Pokémon TCG: EX Team Rocket Returns expansion is released. It is the first expansion to feature Pokémon Star. US
February 2005 Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys, the seventh Pokémon movie, premieres on Kids' WB. US Actually premiered on Kids' WB in January (at least according to Bulbapedia). Was released on home video in the United States in February, however.
March 2005 Pokémon Dash Pokémon Dash is the first Pokémon game to be released for Nintendo DS when it launches on March 13. US
May 2005 Pokémon Emerald Pokémon Emerald is released for Game Boy Advance on May 1. Players can visit the Battle Frontier for a whole new level of competition. US
August 2005 2005 Pokémon TCG World Championships The Pokémon TCG World Championships are held in San Diego, CA. US players make a strong comeback, earning the title of Champion in every age division. US
September 2005 Pokémon Season Eight Pokémon: Advanced Battle, the eighth season of Pokémon animation, has its TV premiere. US
October 2005 Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness is released for Nintendo GameCube on October 3. Players return to Orre to encounter mysterious Shadow Pokémon. US
October 2005 Pokémon TCG: EX Delta Species The Pokémon TCG: EX Delta Species expansion is released. This set introduced Delta Species Pokémon, plus Holon's Pokémon that could be used as Energy cards. US
February 2006 10 Years of Pokémon A celebration of 10 years of Pokémon kicks off at the American International Toy Fair in New York City. US
February 2006 Journey Across America Mall Tour Pokémon kicks off its Journey Across America Mall Tour on February 25 in Miami. Over the next several months, the tour visits 24 cities across America and ends in New York City with the Pokémon Video Game National Championships in August. US
March 2006 Pokémon Trozei Pokémon Trozei is released for Nintendo DS on March 6. US
August 2006 First Pokémon Video Game National Championships The first Pokémon Video Game National Championships are held on August 8 in New York City. US
August 2006 2006 Pokémon TCG World Championships The Pokémon TCG World Championships are held in Anaheim, CA, on August 18. Senior Division player Miska Saari of Finland is the first World Champion from Europe. US
August 2006 Pokémon TCG: EX Crystal Guardians The Pokémon TCG: EX Crystal Guardians expansion is released on August 30. Delta Species Pokémon-EX make their debut. US
September 2006 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team/ Red Rescue Team Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team / Red Rescue Team is released on September 18. US
September 2006 Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, the eighth Pokémon movie, debuts on September 19. US
September 2006 Pokémon Season Nine Pokémon: Battle Frontier, the ninth season of Pokémon animation, has its TV premiere on Cartoon Network. US
October 2006 Pokémon Ranger Pokémon Ranger introduces a whole new way to capture Pokémon when it is released for Nintendo DS on October 30. US
April 2007 Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, the ninth Pokémon movie, debuts on April 3. US The movie actually debuted on Cartoon Network on March 23, 2007 (according to Bulbapedia), but it was released on home video on April 3.
April 2007 Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl launch for Nintendo DS on April 22, featuring over 100 newly discovered Pokémon across the Sinnoh region. The launch party is held at Nintendo World in New York City. US
May 2007 Pokémon TCG: Diamond and Pearl The Pokémon TCG: Diamond and Pearl expansion is released on May 23, including Pokémon from the Sinnoh region for the first time. US
June 2007 Pokémon Season 10 Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl, the 10th season of Pokémon animation, has its TV premiere on Cartoon Network. Ash and Pikachu visit Sinnoh for the first time. US
June 2007 Pokémon Battle Revolution Pokémon Battle Revolution is released for Nintendo Wii on June 25. US
August 2007 2007 Pokémon TCG World Championships Jun Hasebe of Japan becomes the youngest ever Pokémon World Champion, winning the Junior Division title at age 7. Tom Roos of Finland wins the Masters Division championship, giving Finland back-to-back victories. US
February 2008 Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai, the 10th Pokémon movie, debuts on February 24. US
March 2008 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. Brawl is relased on March 9. Lucario joined Jigglypuff and Pikachu in the third installment of this popular series. Several Pokémon-styled stages were built as well. US Typo "relased" on official site.
April 2008 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness are released for Nintendo DS on April 20. US
April 2008 Pokémon Season 11 Pokémon: DP Battle Dimension, the 11th season of Pokémon animation, has its TV premiere on Cartoon Network. US
June 2008 My Pokémon Ranch My Pokémon Ranch is released for Wii on June 9. US
August 2008 2008 Pokémon TCG World Championships Masters Division player Jason Klaczynski becomes the first two-time Pokémon TCG World Champion. US
November 2008 Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia is released for Nintendo DS on November 10. US
November 2008 Pokémon TCG: Diamond and Pearl—Stormfront The Pokémon TCG: Diamond and Pearl—Stormfront expansion is released and introduces Shiny Pokémon to the Diamond & Pearl Series. US
February 2009 Pokémon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior Pokémon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior, the 11th Pokémon movie, debuts on February 13. US
February 2009 Pokémon TCG: Platinum The Pokémon TCG: Platinum expansion is released on February 11. This expansion introduces Pokémon SP and the Lost Zone. US
February 2009 Pokémon Platinum Pokémon Platinum is released for Nintendo DS on March 22. US
May 2009 Pokémon Season 12 Pokémon: DP Galactic Battles, the 12th season of Pokémon animation, has its TV premiere on Cartoon Network. US
June 2009 Pokémon Boutique in Times Square A dedicated Pokémon boutique opens in Times Square's Toys"R"Us. US
August 2009 2009 Pokémon World Championships The 2009 Pokémon World Championships are held in San Diego, CA, featuring a combined TCG and video game Worlds Championships for the first time. The first Pokémon Video Game World Champions come from the US and Japan. US
October 2009 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky is released for Nintendo DS on October 12. US
November 2009 Pokémon Rumble Pokémon Rumble is released for Wii on November 16. US
November 2009 Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life, the 12th Pokémon movie, debuts on November 20. US
February 2010 Pokémon TCG: HeartGold & SoulSilver The Pokémon TCG: HeartGold & SoulSilver expansion is released, introducing Pokémon LEGEND cards. US
March 2010 Pokémon HeartGold and Pokémon SoulSilver Pokémon HeartGold and Pokémon SoulSilver are released for Nintendo DS on March 14. US
May 2010 Pokémon TCG: HS—Unleashed The Pokémon TCG: HS—Unleashed expansion is released, introducing Pokémon Prime cards. US
June 2010 Pokémon Season 13 Pokémon: DP Sinnoh League Victors, the 13th season of Pokémon animation, has its TV premiere. US
June 2010 2010 Pokémon World Championships Canada gets its first World Champion when Jacob Lesage claims the Senior Division title in TCG. Yuka Furusawa of Japan becomes the first female World Champion, winning the TCG Junior Division. And Ray Rizzo begins his historic run, winning the first of three consecutive Pokémon Video Game World Championships. US The 2010 Pokémon World Championships were held in August, not June.
October 2010 Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs is released for Nintendo DS on October 4. US
November 2010 PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure is released for Wii on November 1. US
November 2010 Pikachu on Parade The Pikachu balloon makes its 10th annual appearance in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. US
February 2011 Pokémon—Zoroark: Master of Illusions Pokémon—Zoroark: Master of Illusions, the 13th Pokémon movie, debuts on February 5. US
February 2011 Pokémon TCG: Call of Legends The Pokémon TCG: Call of Legends expansion is released on February 9. This expansion included the Lost World Stadium card, which provided a new way to win the game. US
February 2011 Pokémon Season 14 Pokémon: Black & White, the 14th season of Pokémon animation, has its TV premiere on Cartoon Network. US
March 2011 Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version are released for Nintendo DS on March 6. US
March 2011 "Can't Stop (Catchin' 'Em All)" Grammy-nominated alternative rock band The Presidents of the United States of America debuts "Can't Stop (Catchin' 'Em All)" at the Pokémon Black and Pokémon White video game launch event at the Nintendo World store in New York City on March 5. US
April 2011 Pokémon TCG: Black & White The Pokémon TCG: Black & White expansion is released. This first expansion of the Black & White Series was comprised entirely of newly discovered Pokémon from the Unova region. US
April 2011 Pokémon Global Link The Pokémon Global Link launches. US Technically the Global Link launched in October 2010 (but for Japan only), although April 2011 was the date it launched internationally.
June 2011 Pokédex 3D Pokédex 3D is released for Nintendo 3DS systems on June 7. US Pokédex 3D was actually released in the United States on June 6. This same error occurs on Pokémon.com.
August 2011 Pokémon TCG: BW—Emerging Powers The Pokémon TCG: BW—Emerging Powers expansion is released on August 31. The expansion contains 26 newly discovered Pokémon from the Unova region. US
August 2011 2011 Pokémon World Championships Gustavo Wada of Brazil becomes the first South American World Champion when he wins the Pokémon TCG Junior Division. Pokémon TCG Senior Division player Christopher Kan is the first champion from Australia. US
August 2011 The Pokémon Trading Card Game Online The Pokémon Trading Card Game Online launches for PC and Mac. US
October 2011 Pokémon Rumble Blast Pokémon Rumble Blast is released for Nintendo 3DS. US
December 2011 Pokémon the Movie: White—Victini and Zekrom Pokémon the Movie: White—Victini and Zekrom, one of the two versions of the 14th Pokémon movie, debuts on December 3. US
December 2011 Pokémon the Movie: Black—Victini and Reshiram Pokémon the Movie: Black—Victini and Reshiram, one of the two versions of the 14th Pokémon movie, debuts on December 10. US
February 2012 Pokémon TCG: BW—Next Destinies The Pokémon TCG: BW—Next Destinies expansion is released on February 6, marking the return of Pokémon-EX. US
February 2012 PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond is released for Wii on February 27. US
February 2012 Pokémon Season 15 Pokémon: BW Rival Destinies, the 15th season of Pokémon animation, has its TV premiere on Cartoon Network. US
June 2012 Pokémon Conquest Pokémon Conquest is released for Nintendo DS on June 18, adding a tactical twist to the Pokémon video game legacy. US
August 2012 2012 Pokémon World Championships American Ray Rizzo completes his historic run of three consecutive Pokémon Video Game World Championships. Igor Costa of Portugal claims the Pokémon TCG Masters Division title. US
August 2012 Pokémon TCG: BW—Dragons Exalted The Pokémon TCG: BW—Dragons Exalted expansion is released, introducing Dragon-type Pokémon to the TCG. US
October 2012 Pokémon Dream Radar The first augmented reality Pokémon game, Pokémon Dream Radar, is released for Nintendo 3DS systems on October 7. US
October 2012 Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2 Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2 are released for Nintendo DS on October 7. US
November 2012 Pokédex 3D Pro Pokédex 3D Pro is released for Nintendo 3DS systems on November 8, giving players instant access to Pokémon stats on the go. US
December 2012 Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice, the 15th Pokémon movie, debuts on December 8. US
February 2013 Pokémon Season 16 Pokémon: BW Adventures in Unova and Beyond, the 16th season of Pokémon animation, has its TV premiere on Cartoon Network. US
February 2013 Pokémon TCG: BW—Plasma Storm The Pokémon TCG: BW—Plasma Storm expansion is released on February 6, marking the Pokémon TCG debut of the villainous Team Plasma. US
February 2013 Pokémon TV Mobile App The Pokémon TV app launches for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Android devices. US
March 2013 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity is released for Nintendo 3DS systems on March 24. US
August 2013 Pokémon Rumble U Pokémon Rumble U is released for Wii U on August 29. US
August 2013 2013 Pokémon World Championships Jason Klaczynski returns to the top to earn his third Pokémon TCG World Championship title, five years after his last. Arash Ommati of Italy is the first Pokémon Video Game Champion from Europe, winning the Masters Division. US
October 2013 Pokémon X and Pokémon Y Pokémon X and Pokémon Y are released globally for Nintendo 3DS systems on October 12, the first simultaneous global launch of a Pokémon video game. Fairy-type Pokémon make their first appearance in a video game. US
October 2013 Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened, the 16th Pokémon movie, debuts on October 19. US
November 2013 Pokémon Origins The four-part special Pokémon Origins premieres on Pokémon TV on November 15. US
January 2014 Pokémon Season 17 Pokémon the Series: XY, the 17th season of Pokémon animation, has its TV premiere on Cartoon Network. US
February 2014 Pokémon Bank Pokémon Bank is released for Nintendo 3DS systems on February 5. US
February 2014 Pokémon TCG: XY The Pokémon TCG: XY expansion is released on February 5. It is the first expansion to feature Fairy-type Pokémon and Mega Evolution Pokémon. US
March 2014 Pokémon Battle Trozei Pokémon Battle Trozei is released for Nintendo 3DS systems on March 20. US
August 2014 PokemonCenter.com PokemonCenter.com launches, offering specialty Pokémon apparel, plush, and more. US
August 2014 2014 Pokémon World Championships With the help of his trusty Pachirisu, Se Jun Park becomes the first South Korean Video Game World Champion, winning the Masters Division title. Andrew Estrada of Canada wins the Pokémon TCG Masters Division title, denying 2012 World Champion Igor Costa's shot at repeating. US
October 2014 Pokémon Art Academy Pokémon Art Academy is released for Nintendo 3DS systems on October 24. US
October 2014 The Pokémon TCG Online on iPad The Pokémon Trading Card Game Online launches for iPad, letting players compete on the go. US
October 2014 Camp Pokémon Camp Pokémon launches for iPhone and iPad devices, introducing young Trainers to the world of Pokémon. US
November 2014 Pokémon TCG: XY—Phantom Forces The Pokémon TCG: XY—Phantom Forces expansion is released on November 5, featuring Team Flare and Pokémon Spirit Link cards. US
November 2014 Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire are released for Nintendo 3DS systems on November 21. US
November 2014 Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, the 17th Pokémon movie, debuts on November 8. US
February 2015 Pokémon Season 18 Pokémon the Series: XY Kalos Quest, the 18th season of Pokémon animation, has its TV premiere on Cartoon Network. US
February 2015 Pokémon TCG: XY—Primal Clash The Pokémon TCG: XY—Primal Clash expansion is released on February 4, introducing Ancient Traits and Primal Reversion Pokémon. Wailord-EX broke the HP record with 250 HP. US
February 2015 Pokémon Shuffle Pokémon Shuffle is released for Nintendo 3DS systems on February 18. US
April 2015 Pokémon Rumble World Pokémon Rumble World is released for Nintendo 3DS systems on April 8. US
August 2015 Pokémon TCG: XY—Ancient Origins The Pokémon TCG: XY—Ancient Origins expansion is released on August 12, the first appearance of the Mythical Pokémon Hoopa. US
August 2015 2015 Pokémon World Championships Japanese players make a roaring comeback in the Pokémon Video Game World Championships, sweeping all three age divisions. US
September 2015 Pokémon Shuffle Mobile Pokémon Shuffle Mobile is released for iPad, iPhone, and Android devices. US
November 2015 Pokémon TCG: XY—BREAKthrough The Pokémon TCG: XY—BREAKthrough expansion is released on November 4, with the introduction of Pokémon BREAK and Stadium cards with two different effects. US
November 2015 Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon is released for Nintendo 3DS systems on November 20. US
December 2015 Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, the 18th Pokémon movie, debuts on December 12. US
February 2016 Pokémon Season 19 Pokémon the Series: XYZ, the 19th season of Pokémon animation, will premiere on February 20. US
February 2016 Pokémon TCG: XY—BREAKpoint The Pokémon TCG: XY—BREAKpoint expansion will be released on February 3, introducing more powerful Pokémon BREAK and Pokémon-EX. US
February 2016 Special Edition Pokémon Nintendo 3DS Systems! Coming in February: limited-edition New Nintendo 3DS bundles that come with Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue pre-installed! Each New Nintendo 3DS Pokémon 20th Anniversary bundle comes with special Pokémon faceplates featuring artwork from the original games. US
February 2016 Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue, and Pokémon Yellow Return to where Pokémon began with three classic games with Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue, and Pokémon Yellow for systems in the Nintendo 3DS family. The games remain true to the originals, complete with monochromatic pixel art and 4-bit background music. Check out all three on Nintendo eShop. US
2016 Pokkén Tournament for Wii U Pokkén Tournament will be released for Wii U in spring. US
2016 Pokémon GO Pokémon GO, a brand-new way to catch and play Pokémon, will be released in 2016. US