- a media franchise including video games, animated television series, movies, card games, etc. that depict a fictional class of pet monsters and their trainers.
- a pet monster in this fictional world.
Origin of Pokémon
Examples from the Web for pokemon
They learn the names of all the cars, or the dinosaurs, or all the powers of every Pokemon.New Yorker Covers You Weren’t Meant to See
May 7, 2012
Word Origin and History for pokemon
video and trading card franchise, released in Japan in 1996, said to be from a contracted Romanization of Japanese Poketto Monsuta "pocket monsters," both elements ultimately from European languages. Apparently it is a collective word with no distinctive plural form.