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Satoshi Tajiri is the Japanese video game designer and director best known as the creator of Nintendo's Pokémon franchise and a founder and president of video game developer Game Freak. As a fan of the arcade game, Tajiri wrote and edited his own Game Freak video game fanzine with Ken Sugimori, before developing it into a development company of the same name. Tajiri claims that reuniting the two Game Boys via a linked cable inspired him to create a game showcasing the collection and companion of his childhood hobby, collecting bugs. The game, which became Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green, took six years to complete and then sparked a multi-billion dollar franchise that re-energized Nintendo's handheld game. Tajiri continued to direct the Pokémon series until developing Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, when he changed his role of executive producer. Tajiri has also worked on other projects, including Mario's sidebar.

Native name 田尻 智
Born (age), Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan
Alma mater Tokyo National College of Technology
Occupation At Game Freak, One of the founders of Game Freak, President of Game Freak, Video game designer (1989–1999), Director (1989-1999)
Known for Pokémon

About Satoshi Tajiri

Creator of Pokemon who founded the video game company GameFreak, Inc. His videogames Pokemon Red, Green, and Blue later became a popular animated series and a film franchise.

Satoshi Tajiri before fame

He became interested in arcade games early in his childhood and started playing them instead of going to school.

Achievement of Satoshi Tajiri

A passion for insect collecting was blended with his love of video games, thus forming the foundation for Pokemon.

Satoshi Tajiri family life

His father was a car salesman and his mother a stay-at-home mom.

Associations of Satoshi Tajiri

Shigeru Miyamoto, the designer behind the Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda games, also helped on the development of Pokemon.

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Latest information about Satoshi Tajiri updated on July 26 2021.