Pokemon’s Original Creators Reminisce About 20 Years And Broken Computers


As part of The Pokémon Company’s celebration of 20 years of pocket monsters, it has released a pair of videos interviewing those who have been there since the beginning.


Below, you will find a video with Junichi Masuda, a Pokémon game director who started as a programmer and sound designer. In the video he talks about his time with the series, remarking that the original Red and Blue took about six years to make, and he broke a handful of computers through the course of development.


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The second video features a short interview with The Pokémon Company’s president and CEO, Tsunekazu Ishihara who was a producer on the original Red and Blue.


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This isn’t the only way The Pokémon Company is celebrating 20 years. Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow are finally coming to the 3DS Virtual Console this year, and you can currently download Mew for free from GameStop. You can also find interviews with Masuda here and here covering some strange topics surrounding Pokémon.


[Source: The Pokémon Channel on YouTube]




Our Take


Always love to hear these stories of classic game development. It’s crazy to think Game Freak spent to much time on the original Pokémon games, but it has clearly paid off.




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