[ poh-kee-mahn, ‐key‐ ]

  1. a media franchise including video games, animated television series, movies, card games, etc. that depict a fictional class of pet monsters and their trainers.

  2. a pet monster in this fictional world.

Origin of Pokémon

1995–2000; shortening of Japanese Poketto Monsutā, itself a loan translation of English pocket monsters

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