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[[File:Satoshitajiri.jpg|130px|right|Satoshi Tajiri, Pokémon's creator]]
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The '''[[History of Pokémon|history of the Pokémon media franchise]]''' spans over a decade from when work began officially on the first game to now, and has roots even older. It started simply enough as a hobby of [[Satoshi Tajiri]], who as a child had a fondness for catching {{wp|insect}}s and {{wp|tadpole}}s near his home in suburban {{wp|Tokyo}}. Over time, Tajiri decided to put his idea of catching creatures into practice because it would give children the same thrill as he had.
'''{{Adv|Red}}''' is the first main character of the manga series [[Pokémon Adventures]]. His first [[Pokémon]] was a [[Poli]]wag, which [[evolution|evolved]] into a {{p|Poliwhirl}} when saving him from drowning prior to the beginning of the story.
 
   
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With the help of [[Ken Sugimori]] and other friends, Tajiri formed [[Game Freak]] and much later the design studio known as [[Creatures]]. When Tajiri discovered the [[Game Boy]] and the [[Link cable|Game Boy Link Cable]], it gave him the image of insects traveling along the wire, which led to concept for a new game called ''[[Capsule Monsters]]''. After several failed attempts at pitching this idea to [[Nintendo]], Tajiri's new friend [[Shigeru Miyamoto]] pitched it to the company, and Nintendo began to fund the project, spending six years developing the games that would become a worldwide sensation. Before the first Pokémon games were released in Japan in 1996, Nintendo decided to change the name "Capsule Monsters" to "Pocket Monsters."
Red is eleven years old at the beginning of the {{chap|Red, Green & Blue}}. He is first seen in ''[[PS001|Glimpse of the Glow]]'', when he shows a group of children the proper way to catch a Pokémon. He demonstrates by using his Poliwhirl to {{pkmn|battle}} a {{pkmn2|wild}} {{p|Nidorino}}. Red is very sentimental, as shown in the battle versus {{adv|Blue}} in the ninth annual [[Pokémon League]] tournament. He believes that defeating an opponent is no fun if they are at a disadvantage, as seen in both ''[[PS003|The Secret of Kangaskhan]]'' and ''[[PS023|Make Way for Magmar!]]''. At the beginning of the series, he is quite cocky, as shown in ''[[PS008|Suddenly Starmie]]''. However, this cockiness has subsided by the end of the RGB saga.
 
   
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Revision as of 00:00, 1 January 2010

The history of the Pokémon media franchise spans over a decade from when work began officially on the first game to now, and has roots even older. It started simply enough as a hobby of Satoshi Tajiri, who as a child had a fondness for catching insects and tadpoles near his home in suburban Tokyo. Over time, Tajiri decided to put his idea of catching creatures into practice because it would give children the same thrill as he had.

With the help of Ken Sugimori and other friends, Tajiri formed Game Freak and much later the design studio known as Creatures. When Tajiri discovered the Game Boy and the Game Boy Link Cable, it gave him the image of insects traveling along the wire, which led to concept for a new game called Capsule Monsters. After several failed attempts at pitching this idea to Nintendo, Tajiri's new friend Shigeru Miyamoto pitched it to the company, and Nintendo began to fund the project, spending six years developing the games that would become a worldwide sensation. Before the first Pokémon games were released in Japan in 1996, Nintendo decided to change the name "Capsule Monsters" to "Pocket Monsters."

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