Here are 10 fun facts about the Pokémon company in 2024:
- The Pokémon company achieved record profit growth, with $11.6 billion in total revenue from licensed products, showing the incredible popularity of the franchise.
- Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, the main series games of Generation IX, introduced a new style of adventure with the freedom to explore at your own pace and follow your own path.
- Pokémon Scarlet and Violet also featured Tera Raid events, where players could team up with up to 100 other trainers to battle giant Pokémon and earn rare rewards.
- Pokémon Legends: Arceus, the first open-world RPG in the series, received a sequel that explored the ancient history of another region, with new forms and mechanics.
- Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, the spin-off series that lets you play as a Pokémon, returned with a new game that featured over 1000 Pokémon and a dynamic story that changed based on your choices.
- Pokémon GO, the augmented reality game that lets you catch Pokémon in the real world, celebrated its 8th anniversary with special events, bonuses, and exclusive content.
- Pokémon Sleep, the app that tracks your sleep patterns and rewards you with Pokémon, launched in 2024 after several delays and became a hit among fans who wanted to catch some Z’s.
- Pokémon Unite, the strategic team battle game that pits Pokémon against each other in 5v5 matches, added new modes, maps, and Pokémon, as well as cross-play and cross-progression features.
- Pokémon Masters EX, the mobile game that lets you team up with famous trainers and Pokémon from the series, celebrated its 5th anniversary with a massive update that added new sync pairs, events, and features.
- The Pokémon World Championships 2024, the biggest tournament for competitive Pokémon players, was held in Honolulu, Hawaii, and featured various games from the franchise, including VGC, TCG, and Pokémon GO.