Game Freak

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Game Freak
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The logo of Game Freak.
Founded 1989
Parent company / owner N/A
Divisions / Subsidiaries N/A
Website www.gamefreak.co.jp/

Game Freak Inc. is a Japanese video game development studio. They are primarily known as the developers of the mainline Pokémon series of games.

History

Game Freak began as a magazine written and published by Satoshi Tajiri and Ken Sugimori during the 1980's. The company Game Freak would be founded by them in 1989.

With the success of their Pokémon franchise, in 1998, Nintendo, Creatures Inc., and Game Freak would establish The Pokémon Company, with the purpose of handling the marketing and licensing of the franchise.

In October 2015, Game Freak would purchase Moa Games, a mobile development company.

Games published by Nintendo

Game Year Console
Yoshi 1991 NES / Game Boy
Mario & Wario 1993 SNES
Pokémon Red and Green / Pokémon Red and Blue Versions 1996 Game Boy
Pokémon Blue 1996 Game Boy
Game Boy Camera 1998 Game Boy
Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition 1998 Game Boy
Pokémon Gold and Silver Versions 2000 Game Boy Color
Pokémon Crystal Version 2000 Game Boy Color
Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire Versions 2002 Game Boy Advance
Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Versions 2004 Game Boy Advance
Pokémon Emerald Version 2005 Game Boy Advance
Drill Dozer 2005 Game Boy Advance
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Versions 2007 Nintendo DS
Pokémon Platinum Version 2008 Nintendo DS
Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions 2010 Nintendo DS
Pokémon Black and White Versions 2011 Nintendo DS
Pokémon Black and White Versions 2 2012 Nintendo DS
HarmoKnight 2012 Nintendo 3DS
Pocket Card Jockey 2013 Nintendo 3DS, iOS, Android
Pokémon X and Y 2013 Nintendo 3DS
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire 2014 Nintendo 3DS
Pokémon Sun and Moon 2016 Nintendo 3DS
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon 2017 Nintendo 3DS

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Presidents
Managers, etc. Internal
Subsidiaries
  • NNSD: Yusuke Beppu
  • Monolith Soft: Hirohide Sugiura, Tetsuya Takahashi
  • 1-Up Studio: Gen Kadoi
  • ND Cube: Hidetoshi Endo
  • Retro: Michael Kelbaugh
  • NERD: Alexandre Delattre