Industry Video game
Founded April 26, 1989
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Key people

Satoshi Tajiri (founder)
Ken Sugimori (Pokémon art director)

Junichi Masuda (Pokémon game director)
Products Games for Nintendo video game consoles
Number of employees
71 (as of April 2011)[1]
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Game Freak, Inc. (株式会社ゲームフリーク Kabushiki-gaisha Gēmu Furīku?) is a Japanese video game developer that currently creates games exclusively for Nintendo. It is most popular for developing the Pokémon series of role-playing video games.


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Game Freak was originally a self-published gaming magazine created by Satoshi Tajiri and Ken Sugimori in the 1980s. Tajiri wrote and edited the text and Sugimori illustrated. On April 26, 1989, Tajiri and Sugimori started a video game development company with the same name.[2][3][4][5] One of Game Freak's first games was Famicom action/puzzle game Quinty, which was released in North America as Mendel Palace. Its most popular series, Pokémon (ポケモン Pokemon?)—the romanized contraction of the Japanese brand Pocket Monsters (ポケットモンスター Poketto Monsutā?)[6]—is published by Nintendo in Japan, North America and Europe.

Developed gamesEdit

Game BoyEdit

Game Boy ColorEdit

Game Boy AdvanceEdit

Nintendo DSEdit


  • Click Medic (1999, Sony)

Family Computer/Nintendo Entertainment SystemEdit

Super Famicom/Super Nintendo Entertainment SystemEdit

  • BUSHI Seiryūden: Futari no Yūsha (1997, T&E Soft)
  • Mario & Wario (1993, Nintendo)
  • Smart Ball / Jerry Boy (1991, Sony)
  • Smart Ball 2 / Jerry Boy 2 (1994, Sony)
  • Nontan no Issho: Kuru Kuru Puzzle (1994, Victor Interactive)


  • Bazaar de Gosāru no Game de Gosāru (1996, NEC)

Sega Mega DriveEdit


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