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The Pokémon Official Magazine is the world's first official Pokémon magazine. Released in the United Kingdom, the first issue went on sale October 1st, 2004, and had 92 pages.
The launch issue came with three gifts. Six Pokémon fridge magnets, a double sided poster, and a 3-D Charmander model were included in the package. Editor Tim Street made the following statement regarding the release of Pokémon Official Magazine:
"There has never been a better time to launch this title; fans have demanded it for years, ever since the very first Pokémon phenomenon swept the globe at the turn of the millennium. The appetite for Pokémon has never waned - just look at the amazing sales success of the Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire Game Boy Advance titles last year."
The magazine was intended to be quarterly, with a new issue planned for release four times a year. However, due to poor sales, the magazine was canceled after its second issue.
The magazine was, however, later revived and is published in other European countries, such as Denmark, the Netherlands and Greece. A special "Premiere Issue" of the magazine has also appeared in the United States and Canada.
Gallery of cover images
The package the first issue came in
Eighteenth issue of the Danish version
North American Premiere Issue