You may have heard of Pokémon before, but what are they? Pokémon are creatures of all shapes and sizes. As a Pokémon Trainer, your job is to collect, train and battle your Pokémon against other Pokémon you meet on your adventure. There are over 700 different Pokémon!
Here are some examples where you can see how different they can look.
In most Pokémon games, you go on an adventure and travel through a beautiful land, exploring high and low. Usually you are trying to become the strongest Pokémon Trainer in the world. There are loads of different locations to explore, each with many Pokémon.
Check out the Hoenn region below from the most recent game. You can see how big the world of Pokémon can be!
Battling with Different Pokémon Types
We already told you there are over 700 Pokémon. These Pokémon all belong to different families though – or “Pokémon Types”. For example, in the picture below you can see that Torchic is a Fire-type and Mudkip is a Water-type. Do you think the colours of the Pokémon match their Types?
Types are also very important for Battling. Have you ever played the game ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’, where you make shapes with your hand? If you have, you’ll know Rock blunts Scissors, Scissors cut Paper, and Paper wraps Rock – it all goes round in a big circle!
Well, Pokémon battles are very similar: every Type can beat other Types. Look at the picture again: Fire defeats Grass, Grass defeats Water, and Water defeats Fire. Of course, winning a Pokémon battle depends on other things too, like how strong your Pokémon is, but basic Types are very important, so pay attention to them!