To make up for my somewhat absence recently, as I continue to work behind the scenes for this summer's major new features, I've decided to start a small series of articles for the site focusing on the history of the Pokémon franchise from its very inception in Satoshi Tajiri's head over 30 years ago to where we stand today as Generation V looms in the distance.
Today's first article focuses on Pokémon's pretty turbulent beginnings and brings us as far as Pokémon Red and Blue's debut worldwide. Make sure to keep an eye out for the next article in the series where we'll take a look at how Pokémon went onto dominate the world's media outside of video games.
I hope you enjoy it. Feel free to let me know what you think in the comments.