Pokemon is the short name of Pocket Monsters and it also includes video game series, films and others. Nintendo created firstly Pokemon video game in 1996 and it became the second most successful game series after Mario for Nintendo. After game’s success, cards, films, manga and more are released. Game released with the name “Pikachu” for Nintendo 64 and it sold over 200 million copies. In first years of video game there were only a few characters on the Pokémon universe but now it’s developed. How many Pokemon characters are there?
There are today 648 Pokemon characters in the Pokemon universe. First character of Pokemon Universe is Bulbasaur. Bulbasaur name is coming from bulb and dinosaur words.
Another popular character is Pikachu. Pikachu character is used for video games, cards, manga and anime. Pikachu comes from Pichu and evolves to Raichu.
Charmander is another popular character in Pokemon Universe. It’s firstly seen on Pokémon Red and Blue video game and fans liked it very much. Its name is coming from “char” and “salamander”.
Squirtle character of Pokemon Universe is one of the most worked over character. Some little changes after its release are also possible to see. It’s also known as Tiny Turtle in Pokemon series. It’s also an important figurine on plush toys and cards. Especially Burger King Cards are popular.
There are also lots of different characters in Pokemon Universe like Butterfree, Parasect, Machamp, Hitmonchan, Tauros and Articuno. All of characters have different powers.