Game Freak (1989- Present) is a Japanese video game developer. They are a second party developer for Nintendo, most well known for its development on the Pokémon series of games.
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.