Game Freak

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Game Freak
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Founded April 26, 1989
Headquarters Tokyo, Japan
Key people Satoshi Tajiri (founder)
Ken Sugimori (Pokémon art director)
Junichi Masuda (Pokémon game director)
Employees 73(As of April 2014)

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.

Games developed by Game Freak

Title Format Release Date
Mendel PalaceNES 1990-10October 1990
Smart BallSNES1992-03March 1992
YoshiNES1992-06June 1992
YoshiGame Boy1992-07July 1992
Mario & WarioSNES1993-08August 1993
Smart Ball 2SNES1994-001994
Nontan to Issho! Kuru-Kuru PuzzleGame Boy1994-04April 1994
Nontan no Issho: Kuru Kuru PuzzleSNES1994-11November 1994
BUSHI Seiryūden: Futari no YūshaSNES1997-01January 1997
Pokémon Blue VersionGame Boy1998-09September 1998
Pokémon Red VersionGame Boy1998-09September 1998
Game Boy CameraGame Boy19981998
Pokémon Yellow VersionGame Boy1999-10October 1999
Pokémon Gold VersionGame Boy Color2000-10October 2000
Pokémon Silver VersionGame Boy Color2000-10October 2000
Pokémon Crystal VersionGame Boy Color2001-07July 2001
Pokémon Ruby VersionGame Boy Advance2003-03March 2003
Pokémon Sapphire VersionGame Boy Advance2003-03March 2003
Pokémon FireRed VersionGame Boy Advance2004-09September 2004
Pokémon LeafGreen VersionGame Boy Advance2004-09September 2004
Pokémon Emerald VersionGame Boy Advance2005-04April 2005
Drill DozerGame Boy Advance2006-02February 2006
Pokémon Diamond VersionNintendo DS2007-04April 2007
Pokémon Pearl VersionNintendo DS2007-04April 2007
Pokémon Platinum VersionNintendo DS2009-03March 2009
PulsemanGenesis (VC)2009-07July 2009
Pokémon HeartGold VersionNintendo DS2010-03March 2010
Pokémon SoulSilver VersionNintendo DS2010-03March 2010
Pokémon Black VersionNintendo DS2011-03March 2011
Pokémon White VersionNintendo DS2011-03March 2011
Pokémon Black Version 2Nintendo DS2012-07October 2012
Pokémon White Version 2Nintendo DS2012-07October 2012
HarmoKnightNintendo 3DS2013-03March 2013
SolitiBaNintendo 3DS2013-03March 2013
Pokémon XNintendo 3DS2013-10October 2013
Pokémon YNintendo 3DS2013-10October 2013
Pokémon Omega RubyNintendo 3DS2014-11November 2014
Pokémon Alpha SapphireNintendo 3DS2014-11November 2014

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