Originally named "POKEMON CENTER Co., Ltd." and founded in 1998, The Pokémon Company was established through joint investment by the three businesses holding the copyright on Pokémon: Nintendo Co., Ltd., Creatures Inc., and GAME FREAK inc. The company name was changed to its present iteration in October 2000. Since then, our business activities have expanded to overall management of the Pokémon brand.
The Pokémon Company
POKEMON CENTER Co., Ltd. is established in Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo. (Capital: 60 million yen)
Capital is increased to ¥240 million.
Company name changes to The Pokémon Company. Game-related business begins.
License-related business begins.
Overseas affiliate Pokémon USA, Inc. (now The Pokémon Company International) is established in Delaware, U.S.A.
Capital is increased to ¥360 million.
apital is increased to ¥361.8 million.
Capital is increased to ¥365.4 million.
The Official Pokémon website is launched.
Representative office is established in London, England.
Pokémon Daisuki Club is launched.
Overseas affiliate Pokémon Korea, Inc., is established in Seoul, Korea.
Pokémon Communications Company, an affiliate, is established.
Pokémon Center Tokyo Co., Ltd.(now Pokémon Center Co., Ltd.), an affiliate, is established.
Pokémon Communications Company is merged.
Pokémon Center Tokyo is established in Nihonbashi, Tokyo.
Pokémon Center Osaka is established in Umeda, Osaka.
Pokémon Center Nagoya is established in Sakae, Nagoya.
Pokémon Center Fukuoka is established in Hakata, Fukuoka.
Pokémon Center Yokohama is established in Minato Mirai, Yokohama.
Pokémon Center Tokyo is remodeled and reopened.
Pokémon Center Sapporo is established in Sapporo, Hokkaido.
Pokémon Center Osaka is remodeled and reopened in Umeda, Osaka.
Pokémon Center Fukuoka is remodeled and reopened in Hakata-eki, Fukuoka.
Pokémon Center Tohoku is established in Sendai, Miyagi.
Pokémon Center Nagoya is remodeled and reopened in Sakae, Nagoya.
Pokémon Center TOKYO-BAY is established in Funabashi ,Chiba.
Pokémon Center MEGA TOKYO is remodeled and reopened in Ikebukuro, Tokyo.
Pokémon Center Hiroshima is established in Kamiyacho, Hiroshima.
Pokémon Center Kyoto is established in Shijo, Kyoto.
Pokémon Center SKYTREE TOWN is established in Oshiage, Tokyo.
Pokémon Center Sapporo is remodeled and reopened in Sapporo, Hokkaido.
Pokémon Center Tokyo DX and Pokémon Cafe are established in Nihombashi, Tokyo.