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[[File:Pokémon Company logo.png|thumb|250px|The Pokémon Company logo]]'''The Pokémon Company''' is the company in charge of marketing and licensing Pokémon content.
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==History==
 
==History==

Latest revision as of 11:45, April 23, 2012

Pokémon Company logo

The Pokémon Company logo

The Pokémon Company is the company in charge of marketing and licensing Pokémon content.

HistoryEdit

Originally named "The Pokémon Center Company" and founded in 1998, The Pokémon Company was established through joint investment by the three businesses holding the copyright on Pokémon: Nintendo, Creatures Inc., and GAME FREAK inc. The company name was changed to its present iteration in October 2000. Since that time, our business activities have grown and diversified into several distinct areas, maintaining a focus on our license management business.

1998Edit

AprilEdit

  • The Pokémon Center Company is established in Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo. (Capital: 60 million yen)
  • The Pokémon Center Tokyo is established

DecemberEdit

  • The Pokémon Center Tohoku is established in Sendai, Miyagid in Nihonbashi, Tokyo.

NovemberEdit

  • The Pokémon Center Osaka is established in Umeda, Osaka.

1999Edit

SeptemberEdit

  • Capital is increased to ¥240 million.

2000Edit

OctoberEdit

  • Company name changes to The Pokémon Company. Game-related business begins.


DecemberEdit

  • License-related business begins.

2001Edit

FebruaryEdit

  • Overseas affiliate Pokémon USA, Inc. (now The Pokémon Company International) is established in Delaware, U.S.A.
  • Capital is increased to ¥360 million.

MayEdit

  • Capital is increased to ¥361.8 million.

JuneEdit

  • Capital is increased to ¥365.4 million.

2002Edit

JulyEdit

  • Mobile phone website Pokémon Hiroba is launched.

OctoberEdit

  • The Pokémon Center Nagoya is established in Sakae, Nagoya.

NovemberEdit

  • The Official Pokémon website is launched.

2003Edit

MarchEdit

  • Representative office is established in London, England.

NovemberEdit

  • The Pokémon Center Fukuoka is established in Hakata, Fukuoka.

2004Edit

JanuaryEdit

  • The Pokémon Daisuki Club is launched.

2005Edit

MarchEdit

  • The Pokémon Center Yokohama is established in Minato Mirai, Yokohama.

2006Edit

AugustEdit

  • Overseas affiliate Pokémon Korea, Inc., is established in Seoul, Korea.

2007Edit

JulyEdit

  • The Pokémon Center Tokyo is remodeled and reopened.

2009Edit

MarchEdit

  • The Pokémon Center Sapporo is established in Sapporo, Hokkaido.

2010Edit

AprilEdit

  • The Pokémon Communications Company, an affiliate, is established.

NovemberEdit

  • The Pokémon Center Osaka is remodeled and reopened in Umeda, Osaka.

2011Edit

MarchEdit

  • The Pokémon Center Fukuoka is remodeled and reopened in Hakata-eki, Fukuoka.

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