Motofumi Fujiwara

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Motofumi Fujiwara (Japanese: 藤原基史) is a key person in Game Freak. He has also illustrated several cards for the Pokémon Trading Card Game.


Fujiwara has been credited as a Pokémon designer in most core series games. He also often takes on the role of graphic designer.


Title Platform Release date Position
Pulseman Mega Drive 1994-07-22 Graphics
Pokémon Red and Green Versions Game Boy 1996-02-27 Pokémon Design
Bushi Seiryūden: Futari no Yūsha Super Nintendo Entertainment System 1997-01-17 Graphics
Pokémon Red and Blue Versions Game Boy 1998-09-30 Pokémon Design
Pokémon Gold and Silver Versions Game Boy Color 1999-11-21 Pokémon Design
Pokémon Crystal Version Game Boy Color 2000-12-14 Pokémon Design
Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire Versions Game Boy Advance 2002-11-21 Pokémon Desiger, Graphic Designer
Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Versions Game Boy Advance 2004-01-29 Pokémon Designer
Pokémon Emerald Version Game Boy Advance 2004-09-16 Graphics Lead, Graphic Design, Pokémon design
Drill Dozer Game Boy Advance 2006-02-06 Graphic Design
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Versions Nintendo DS 2006-09-28 Pokémon Design, Graphic design
Pokémon Platinum Version Nintendo DS 2008-09-13 Pokémon Design, Graphic Design
Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions Nintendo DS 2009-09-12 Pokémon Design
Pokémon Black and White Versions Nintendo DS 2010-09-18 Pokémon Design, 2-D Graphic Design, Battle Effect Design
Pokémon Black and White Versions 2 Nintendo DS 2012-06-23 Pokémon Design, 2-D Graphic Design, Battle Effect Design
Pokémon X and Y Nintendo 3DS 2013-10-12 Pokémon Characters Design, UI Graphic Design
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Nintendo 3DS 2014-11-21 Pokémon Characters Design
Pokémon Sword and Shield Nintendo Switch 2019-11-15 UI Graphic Design, Pokémon Design

Indirect roles

Title Platform Release date Credit
Mendel Palace (Quinty in Japan) Nintendo Entertainment System 1989-06-27 Special Thanks
Game Boy Camera Game Boy 1998-02-21 Original Characters
Pokémon Stadium (English) Nintendo 64 1999-04-30 Original Characters
Pokémon Colosseum Nintendo GameCube 2003-11-21 Pokémon Character Designer
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness Nintendo GameCube 2005-08-04 Pokémon Character Designer
Pokémon Battle Revolution Wii 2006-12-14 Pokémon Character Designer


The following is a list of Pokémon designed by Motofumi Fujiwara.

Cards illustrated

Fujiwara contributes TCG artwork infrequently, beginning with the Japanese-exclusive Pokémon VS set. Full list of cards illustrated.