“Pokemon” series (1996-)
In this case it's less about catching and more about fighting. The “Pokemon” games, designed around capturing and training a team of varied element-based creatures, has found a notable place in the tournament circuit. The games' easy to understand, difficult to master design comes into play, as competing players work hard to craft balanced teams of Pokemon.
Tournaments focus on player versus player matches, pitting each person's team of Pokemon against one another. Mixing split-second decision by players with careful planning, it can be as challenging as it is fun. And you know it’s authentic too, since the Pokemon World Championships league is officially run by Nintendo.
Pokémon is a series of video games developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo as part of the Pokémon media franchise. First released in 1996 in Japan for the Game Boy, the main series of role-playing video games (RPGs) has continued on each generation of Nintendo's handhelds.
The games are commonly released in pairs—each with slight variations—with an enhanced remake of the games usually released a few years after the original versions. While the main series consists of role-playing games, spinoffs encompass other genres, such as action role-playing, puzzle, and digital pet games.