Celebrating Pokémon’s 20th anniversary, Game Freak’s Junichi Masuda looks back on the early days of developing Red and Green. It sounds like a tough time!
In Pocket Monsters, “Team Rocket” is fairly harmless organised crime unit that steals, sells and captures rare and powerful Pokémon. The Team Rocket characters are typically comical, but surely, the concept of dealing in stolen Pocket Monsters is prime grist for a game.
Why isn’t there? A Pokémon online game sounds like a logical idea. But the Pokémon franchise director Junichi Masuda has an explanation.