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Charizard Playmat for Pokémon Premium binder

Charizard Playmat for Pokémon Premium binder

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    Charizard Playmat for Pokémon Format: 60cm x 30cm. To be used as a mouse pad or to play the game.

    For Tabletop Games:
    - Smooth and soft fabric, protects your Trading Cards & accessories while playing.
    - Thick rubber base protects your table from dice throwing.

    or for Computer Games:
    - Works with any mouse
    - High quality, non-slip material on the bottom
    - Super wide mat that fits both your keyboard and mouse.

    About Pokémon

    Pokémon became known in 1995 with the Pokemon game for the Game Boy and grew into a gigantic brand. The word Pokemon is a contraction of the words “pocket monsters”. These pocket monsters are contained in a ball, a so-called Pokeball. Besides the Pokémon games from Nintendo, there are the well-known Pokémon cards. These Pokémon Trading Card Game cards are not only used as a game, but the cards are also extremely popular with collectors. To get to know all the pocket monsters, Pokemons, the animated television series is also fun to watch. So quickly search for the best Pokémon articles. Gotta catch 'em all!

    More about Pokemon

    Pokemon is a media franchise owned by The Pokemon Company, which was founded by Satoshi Tajiri around 1995. It focuses on fictional creatures called "Pokémon", which are captured and trained by humans called Pokémon Trainers to make them fight each other for the sport.

    Originally released as a duo interconnect role playing game for the Game Boy, developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo. Pokemon has since become the second most successful game franchise in the world, after Super Mario. The Pokémon franchise includes games for various Nintendo platforms, trading card games, manga comics, an anime television series and accompanying feature films, and a magazine. There are also various accessories derived from the television series, ranging from cuddly toys to clothing. The card game has been available worldwide since 1999 (including in the Benelux), and is still popular among school-aged youth (7-12 years).

    First generation

    Pokémon was invented by Satoshi Tajiri in 1991. As a youth, Tajiri liked to search for insects in the nearby area of his home, a hobby he later used in inventing Pokémon. This happened because he saw children walking with the so-called Game Boy. This gave him the idea of insects crawling over a wire from one Game Boy system to another. The idea for Capsule Monsters was born in this way.

    After submitting his ideas to Nintendo several times, his friend Shigeru Miyamoto made an attempt, which was successful. Nintendo sponsored development of the first game, which would take six years. All Pokémon's Sprites were drawn by Tajiri's friend Ken Sugimori. Before the release of the first game in Japan, sprites were released of some Pokémon: Pikachu, Mew, Meowth, Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle appeared in Game Freaks Game Boy Camera in 1995. Around this time Nintendo changed the name from Capsule Monsters in Pocket Monsters . The first Pokémon games, Pokémon Red and Green Versions, were released for the Nintendo Game Boy in Japan on February 27, 1996. This fulfilled Satoshi Tajiri's dream and made it possible for people of all ages to catch, train, and play creatures. to become a Pokémon Master. Due to the huge success of Pokémon Red and Green, they were quickly followed by Pokémon Blue, equipped with better graphics and sound. Without too much promotion, it turned out at the end of that year that the game was the best-selling game of that year. That is why it was decided to release the game internationally, because success was also expected there. The game also hit like a bomb in the United States and Europe, but with a little more promotion. However, only Pokemon Red and Blue were released in the United States and Europe, both at the technological level of the Japanese Pokémon Blue. Pokémon Green has never been released outside of Japan.

    The franchise's popularity led to an anime series based on the games. This anime premiered in Japan on April 1, 1997. The main character is a young Pokémon trainer named Satoshi (after Satoshi Tajiri, renamed Ash Ketchum in English), based on Red. Another character introduced in the first episode is Satoshi's rival, Shigeru (after Shigeru Miyamoto, later renamed in English as Gary Oak), based on Blue.

    On April 25, 1998, the first Pokémon Center store opened in Tokyo, specializing in Pokémon stuff. Around that time, The Pokémon Company became active. Many other such stores have now been opened in Japan.

    North America received the anime on September 7, 1998, and the Red and Blue versions of the games on September 30, 1998. Soon after, people everywhere started playing the games under the slogan Gotta Catch 'em All! (Catch them all!). The card trading game was introduced in North America on January 9, 1999. Meanwhile, a new game was introduced in Japan in 1998: Pokemon Stadium, for the Nintendo 64. However, this game only produced 42 of the 151 Pokémon. On the other hand, the anime created great heights. On July 18, 1998, the first Pokémon movie premiered in Japan, called Pokemon the Movie: Mewtwo vs. Mew. This movie featured the rare Pokémon Mew and Mewtwo. In the United States, the film premiered on November 10, 1999. The film briefly held the record for largest sales at the opening for an animated film. Plans began shortly afterwards for a game based on the popular anime. This made Pokemon Yellow a reality, and was released on September 12, 1998 in Japan, and October 25, 1999 in the United States and Europe. Pokémon Yellow allowed Trainers to take on the role of Ash, and tour the Kanto region, with anime-like graphics for each Pokémon, and a Pikachu as a companion, following the trainer.

    Second generation

    Almost from the very beginning of Pokémon, it was clear that it wouldn't stay with 151 Pokémon. The Legendary Pokémon Ho-Oh already appeared in the anime's first episode, as an unknown Pokémon. Other next-generation Pokémon also appeared in the anime: Togepi, Marill, Snubbull, and Donphan are some examples of this. On July 17, 1999, the second Pokémon movie was released: Pokemon 2: Under Your Own Power. It premiered on July 21, 2000 in North America.

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