A TV show, video game, and card game. Other Pokèmon things can also be action figure like games.The first video games were Red, Blue, and Yellow. Yellow had a Pikachu following you throughout the game unless you took it out of your party. Later they made Chrystal, Gold, and Silver. Chrystal was made after Gold and Silver and was special because the Pokèmon would move when first seen in battle, you could play as a girl, and Suicune was not running around the reigon of Johto, but stayed in battle allowing you to catch it easier. Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald were made on Game Boy, when the older ones were for Game Boy Color. It also hade more Pokèmon added. After that a remake of Red and Blue was made, called Leaf Green and Fire Red. Pokèmon Green was in Japan and Pokèmon Blue was in the U.S during the first games.Then things were made for the new DS, Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum. Another set of Pokèmon was added to the Pokèdex for these games. You could obtain a Pokèradar after defeating the Elite 4 including the champion so you could get more Pokèmon that you couldn't get before, mainly for the Pokèmon from Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald.A remake of Gold and Silver is coming to the U.S., alreading in Japan for the DS. One of the things in it is allowing you to choose whatever Pokèmon you have to follow you around (Of course you change it, it has to be in your party).
My favorite DS game is Pokèmon Platinum.