Creatures Inc., formerly known as Ape, Inc., is a Nintendo subsidiary known for their work on the Pokémon Trading Card Game and the Mother series. As Ape they worked on the Mother series, including the games Mother, EarthBound, Mario's Super Picross and The Monopoly Game 2. Currently they own one third of the Pokémon franchise, with Nintendo and Game Freak owning the rest of the successful property.