There’s almost no way you haven’t heard of Pokémon. It’s a long- running series of bestselling video games, dating all the way back to 1996. Pokémon is an entertainment property with over 1,200 TV episodes and more than 20 feature films. It’s also a card game that has produced and sold over 34 billion individual cards. In short, Pokémon is everything and everywhere. It’s the biggest media franchise in the world. In these pages, you’ll discover the humble origins of this fun- filled pastime. You’ll learn how Pokémon Go unleashed a worldwide phenomenon. You’ll discover how
a bestselling video game for the tiny Nintendo Game Boy spun into a massively successful television series. You’ll even find out how a single Pokémon card sold for over $5 million and made a cameo in WWE’s WrestleMania.
We’re revealing the story of Pokémon’s beginnings, some of its greatest hits and how its world has stayed relevant with its legions of fans. We’ll also explain what “gotta catch ’em all” really means and share all the new surprises in store for lovers of this incredible franchise!
On Newsstands: 2/17/23 - 5/22/23