Once a very popular TV Show, Card game and video game which I myself was quite a fan of at the time. The TV Show and Card game sort of fizzled out after Poke'mon had had its time but the games were very good and they still exist to day. Of course I'm always seeing new card series's being brought out and am occasionally mildy interested because the artwork on some of the cards was rather good. In fact the card game was very popular and a lot of fights broke out about people not trading fairly and people even resorted to stealing others cards but I knew it had all gotten out of hand when at my first school they had people to watch over the swapping of Poke'mon cards and advising people on good swaps. Eventually most schools banned Poke'mon cards (and any others for that matter). So, when they began bringing out all those new Poke'mon and card sets it got a bit boring. So all in all the original Poke'mon cards, games and possibly the TV series was a rather good achievement but it never managed to keep a lot of fans after a few years, but, of course there are still dedicated Poke'mon fans all over the world.
When Poke'mon was cool:

Person 1: Whoa look I got this Japanese import of Venusaur!

Person 2: Oh well cool! Swap it for my shiny Clefairy!?

Person 1: No way!
by Craig January 21, 2005

Originated from Japan, of course. Is a widely popular video game and card game, and also a long-running cartoon.

The cartoon has been airing for over a decade and is very predictable. Every episode is the same plot, or so it seems. Here is a breakdown.

-Show opens with Ash and his posse or varying members walking along, planning where they are going next or talking about an upcoming battle/competition.
-A new and mysterious pokemon appears, causing Ash to blow his load and prepare to battle and capture it.
-Cue the appearance of the pokemon's owner, usually a cute female trainer that Brock , Ash’s buddy, immediately falls for and is naturally rejected, probably cause she is freaked out by his lack of eyes.
-the team and the new female trainer friend continue on, by no coincidence they are usually headed to the same town/city as each other or entering the same competition. (Ash and this trainer inevitably end up being matched up against each other during this competition at some point, if this is the case. The episode is ended with this revelation in these cases.)
-Cue our first look at team Rocket, the main bumbling and inept rivals of the group. They are usually in the process of hatching a hair brain scheme to make money at this point. They then spot Ash and Co., who they refer to as “the twerps”, and their plan switches to a plan to catch Ash’s pikachu. (and the trainer friends pokemon, if it is a particularly rare or valuable one). Sometimes, the plan involves Team Rocket disguising themselves in some lame getups, that even an idiot could tell its them. But Ash and Co get fooled. EVERY. TIME.
-Cut to a pokemon center, where ash and co. are stuffing their gourds and then go to bed. If it’s the night before a big competition, you get a scene with Ash deep in thought first, with pikachu babbling incoherently.
-Cut to the next day, the group are either in some random field, or in a stadium preparing to battle. And here’s Team Rocket! They do their rather cool spiel then bring out some ridiculous contraption that they use to snatch pikachu and any other nearby pokemon, and then make their getaway. Ash is usually dumbfounded at first, then proceeds to give chase.
-You then see Team Rocket, who, for some unknown reason, have stopped to rest in the middle of a getaway. They usually use the line "the twerps will never find us here". Right. Little do they know, Ash has dispatched one of his flying pokemon and said pokemon has located TR and is watching them during their discussion. The pokemon hastily makes its return to Ash.
-We go back to team Rocket, who a re chillaxing, when all of a sudden, here’s Ash and company! Then we usually get a dumfounded reaction from T.R., wondering how they’ve been found. Normally, a small pokemon battle breaks out with Ash and Brock battling Team Rocket and their inept and usually shitty pokemon. During the battle Pikachu is freed in some fashion and returns to Ash.
-We then get Ash sicking pikachu on Team Rocket, usually with a thunderbolt. Team Rocket are sent blasting off with their “We’re blasting off again!” line.
-Then we have group celebrating their “victory”
-Finally, we go to a scene with the group and their female friend standing together. It’s usually sunset, and they are preparing to go their separate ways and doing the good-byes and good lucks to each other. We then see Ash and company walking from the back on heading for their next adventure.

Rinse, Lather, Repeat. Just get it outta here already! (or at least change it)

kid 1 : Wow you got the new Mewtoo card! I'll give you 3 arcanines for it
kid 2: You kidding? Not a chance dude!
kid 1: awww....well hey Pokemon is about to come on TV wanna watch it?
kid 2: Fuck no....way too boring and predictable. Who wants to see Team Rocket get their asses handed to them again
by The Mad Hatter 55 April 21, 2009
A game that almost all 90s kids played, and a TV show that almost all 90s kids watched. The best Pokemon will ALWAYS be the first 150, now it's getting lame with the 450+ Pokemon, which now look like something out of a bad acid trip. The TV show was great when the theme song was "I wanna be the very best, like no one ever was...", after that, it went down the drain. I loved to play the games even though I sucked and I would really like Pokemon to exist in real life. To me, having a Vaporeon or a Dragonair as a pet would be pretty flippin awesome.
You'll teach me and I'll teach you! POOOKEEEMOONN!!!!!!

Yes, I am a girl and love Pokemon, and no, I am not ashamed.
by just give me a name already July 28, 2010
Four things really:

Video games-Good games at first, gets kinda boring/old later.

TCG-An okay tcg...for a while.

Anime-I'll admit, I used to LIKE this. Soon enough, its boring cycles of same thing over and over made me want to vomit (and I think I did...)

Other products-Mostly half-assed things to milk money

As a whole now, it is a terrible franchise.
Video Games-New Pokémon game! Now with some more POkémon that are too many to count! We used to make games with good strategic quality but not anymore!

Anime (if you can CALL it that)-Episodes #60-13086028609: Ash and gang meet people. Stuff happens. Team Rocket attacks once or twice and are blown away for the billionth time. End. Repeat.

Other stuff-Pokémon GLUE! Sold for much higher price for having a Pikachu on it!
by 390809826 August 04, 2004
Created by Satoshi Tajiri in February 1995, this Japanese phenomenon is globally popular. Also known outside Asia as Pokémon. There are 388 species currently known as of 2005. And there are currently 8 movies, 22 Hosou specials and over 400 episodes of the Pokémon anime aired.

The Pocket Monsters Anime is widely known for its general audience in Asia. Outside of Asia it is known as a 'Cartoon' series that targets the younger viewers because 4Kids Entertainment constantly eliminates the language in the script, mainly resulting in inconclusive and lightly emotional stories.

The Pocket Monsters GameBoy Series are based on Satoshi's adventures and are mainly plans to lay out for the next season in the Anime series. The games are very complex in nature and attract many people.

Pocket Monsters, in general, has been deemed childish in many countries especially America. Due to 4Kids Entertainment's editing, Pocket Monsters is a dying fad.
Pocket Monsters is more widely known as Pokémon
by Kitoshi March 22, 2006
1) A digital pet which people use to a) fight other people's Pokemon b) boast about to other people c) look at and wish they had one in real life as a pet instead of a dog.
2) A collectible card game like Yu-Gi-Oh! or Magic: The Gathering
3) the game Pokemon.
Small boy: Mom, I decided I don't want a dog.
Mom: Oh?
Boy: Yeah, I'd rather have this Pokemon.
by asmonder May 13, 2009
A very good video game and somewhat good card game. the only problem with it was the tv show. That's what fucked it up the most.
Video game: GOOD
Card game: it's ok

And another thing, DON'T MAKE THAT PIKACHU MASCOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Boy 1: pokemon would of been cool if the there werent for the show
Boy 2: you right.......
by bugmaster709 October 28, 2007
1. A Gameboy game which might have actually been okay if not for the other shit.
2. A creepy-ass card game.
3. A creepy-ass TV show.
1. I still play Pokemon Blue version. No school like the old school.
2. My Pokemon brings all the nerds to the yard/And they're like, do you wanna trade cards/Damn right, I wanna trade cards/I will trade you, but not my Charizard
3. Did you see the new episode of Pokemon? James gives Wobuffet anal sex!
by Cortana Dragoon July 12, 2005
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