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The complete history of Pokemon’s 8 generations | The Leaderboard

In 1996, the public met 151 pocket monsters, called Pokémon, and the rest is history. This history happens to be quite extensive, spanning 26 years during which Pokemon games have evolved, growing their world, expanding their ecologies, and becoming a popculture and gaming phenomenon like no other.

Pokemon games still inspire players of all ages to catch’em all. But with new games coming out almost every year since, it can be hard to keep up with the story of the franchise and its vibrant universe. In the video below we will go over the 8 generations of Pokémon, discover the various regions of this series, and talk about the 898 Pokémon who fill these worlds.

The Complete History of Pokémon's 8 Generations | The Leaderboard

Do you need more Pokémon lore, history, and information? Check out our Pokemon library here at SQUAD. Whether it’s the anime, the Pokemon TCG Online card game, or any other game in the franchise, we have tons of content to discover.

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