How Satoshi Tajiri’s Autism Helped Create Pokemon

By Colin Eldred-Cohen

Calling Pokemon a world-wide phenomenon would be a gross understatement.  The franchise has redefined a generation through its hordes of games, TV seasons, manga adaptations, toys, cards, and so much more.  But as Pokemon fans prepare for the release of Pokemon Sun/Moon or despair over Ash losing yet another Pokemon League tournament, it’s easy to forget how it all got started.  Before Pokemon Go, the Johto region, Master Balls, and even Pikachu, there was a man named Satoshi Tajiri.  In honor of Pokemon’s 20th Anniversary, I think it’s only right to look at the man who started it all.

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