Pokemon became very popular when it was first introduced by Nintendo of Japan back in 1996 as their best selling game for the Nintendo Game Boy.
Pokemon short for "pocket monster" has become a great success in North America among kids. What makes this game so popular to children? Children love playing Pokemon because the unique characters in the game are monsters in which children can train as pets. This is a game where unique Pokemon characters battle each other by the control of their trainer. The better the trainer, the stronger the character and the better chances to win the game.
The unique aspect of the game is where each Pokemon creature has special abilities that are revealed in battle. Each character has different skills and abilities that grow as they gather more experience in their game battles. Every win in a battle adds a notch of experience to the Pokemon character which then allows them to grow into a much more powerful pet. This is a game that requires skill and challenges the player mentally which allows them to think about their next move. It is a fun educational yet addictive game that has become a great success for Nintendo for many years.
Pokemon games have become available in various entertaining platforms. Through the role-playing or adventure games, puzzle games and even Pokemon card games. These trading cards have images of different Pokemon characters on them. The idea here is to have kids collect as many Pokemon cards as they can, train them and battle against other Pokemon card collectors.
Fans often play through their Nintendo Game Boy or the modern Nintendo DS systems, but now Pokemon games are available for you to play online for free. Online games are generally programmed and animated using Flash and they are fun and entertaining to play just like the original Pokemon games released from Nintendo. Online gaming brings you the same interactive experience of collecting Pokemon monsters and battling with other Pokemon fans.