(N.) A Game and an Anime that has been made popular by millions of kids. The Game itself, isn't too bad since they're so many Pokemon and so many different combinations of raising them and using them, whether it be the six Pokemon lineup or Moves they they have.
The Show however, is the reason it has a kiddie reputation and is hated by most people. I don't blame most people when they say they hate Pokemon, cause the show makes them say all of that. If they tried the game, they might've thought otherwise.
Still though, the many different games that come out aren't that nessacary. If you played one, you've played them all. I used to be really into Pokemon in middle school, and played it all the time, but knew better than to buy EVERY single different version and waste my money like that. Also avoided the Card Game.
There is now about eight (with nine coming soon) different Main Pokemon games and about 400 Pokemon in all. If they had avoided the awful Anime, merchandise, and side project crap, more people might now actually be still intrested in it and not just wish them all to die. All of that Commerical crap ruined what used to be a great and complex game.
by G-Union October 14, 2003
If you can ignore all the shitty spin-off games and marketing behind the series, it's still one of the best RPGs around.
I'm 20 and I still love all the pokemon games(I'm talking about the traditional handheld ones, not the stupid spin-offs). Red and Blue will always have a place in my heart.

I plan on getting the new one for DS.
by Aldwardo February 14, 2007
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
Pokemon are creatures that first appeared on gameboys in Japan in the year 1996.It then became a fad a fad so powerful that pokemon came to America in 1998.It had its own anime and trading card game.Pokemon is still popular but not as popular as it was from 1996-2001.
Pokemon rocks!!
by Sonicfan888 December 27, 2008
A cool game that should've just been left by itself. If the creators had ANY SENSE, they never would've made the gay show or the stupid card game to go along with it.
The pokemon games are cool. The show and cards are gay.
by Rachel June 05, 2004
Short for "Pocket Monsters," Pokemon originated in Japan in 1995. Pokemon are essentially little monsters that "trainers" collect and battle with. The games and trading cards came to America around 1998, and have been a big hit with children everywhere. Originally, there were around 150 Pokemon to collect in the 3 gameboy games or trading cards. There was also a TV show about a young trainer named Ash and his 2 friends trying to collect all of the Pokemon. Pokemon really went downhill around 2003, but true fans of the series will still find a way to enjoy it.
Even teenagers and adults still enjoy Pokemon. Pokemon is very addictive.
by somebody, someone April 06, 2008
in simple terms, the-highly-underestimated-shit
(thats just the gameboy game)
however, the gameboy game, and the TV show, have a very strange story, they are about 10-year-old kids that go to different towns to have monster fights to try to win battles to become the best, shortly after the beginning of this life threatening series, the main character, Ash, who has a pokemon that electricutes him in just about every episode, decides to run around the rest of the city's (based on the names of colors, starting in Pallet town,) with a most likely much older adult who likes hard rock types and cute fire types.
2 friends are on a trip together, the one with the gameboy who played pokemon for 2 hours and is now asleep, is a total badass, his/her friend decides that he/she is bored and decides to play the friends gameboy, at firsts laughs that the kid is playing pokemon, but 2 hours later has evolved charmeleon into charizard, a much more badass version.. when friend A awakes to find that his pokemon game has been played, because he is a badass, he pulls out his real fucking pokeball, and beats the shit outta his buddy
by ArcticSoldier35 May 21, 2008
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