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The logo of of the original Pokémon Official Magazine
The Pokémon Official Magazine is the name of several different publications worldwide.
In the United Kingdom
The world's first official Pokémon magazine was 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.
In February 2013, it was announced by Future Publishing that Pokémon Official Magazine would be returning to the United Kingdom. The new magazine will have a publishing schedule of 13 issues per year.
- Issue 1 came out on March 20.
- Issue 2 came out on April 11.
- Issue 3 is due out on May 9.
In other countries
Pokémon Official Magazine is published in other European countries, such as Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands and Greece.
A special "Premiere Issue" of the magazine has also appeared in the United States and Canada in late 2009. It came packaged with a booster pack from Platinum: Arceus. No other issues have appeared in the North American region since then.
Gallery of cover images
The package the first issue came in
Eighteenth issue of the Danish version
North American Premiere Issue
Cover artwork for the new UK magazine