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Pokemon Why is it so Popular Who would have guessed that a funny bunch of digital creatures with names like Pikachu Charmander Squirtle and Jiggly Puff would hypnotize our kids empty our pocketbooks and create the biggest game sensation in memory With more than 5 billion in international sales Pokmon is the best-selling video game in the US More than 42 million Game Boy and Nintendo 64 cartridges have been sold since last September Factor in the 1 million trading-card packs sold a top animated TV series and the 100 or so a Pokmon license offering everything from backpacks to lollipops and its clear that were a nation obsessed Some smart features have helped hold kids fascination As any Pokmon player knows the goal of the game is to collect and tame all 150 characters But to do so kids must link their Game Boys up with those of friends and make trades Some of the printed cards were issued in limited quantities spawning frenzied trading clubs for obsessed kids and causing the card s to be banned in many schools In Japan where the Pokemon were born Ash is called Satoshi and Satoshi was made in the image of his creator Satoshi Tajiri a young outcast who as a boy living just outside Tokyo collected insects and other tiny creatures of field pond and forest In a nation of ultra conformists he was a misfit who didnt even dream of college His father tried to get him a job as an electrical-utility repairman He refused No one expected him to go very far even when he came up with the game after six trying years But it is Tajiris obsessions more dysfunctional than Disney like that are at the core of the Pokemon phenomenon As a boy Tajiri accumulated insects especially beetles Even now he is proud of the way he captured beetles looking under rocks to find them sleeping In Pokemon the pocket
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