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The Pokemon Card Game and Animated Series Quiz
by Staff
The Pokemon realm extends into TV, video games, card games and toys. Are you a Pokemon superfan? Take this quiz to see if you can "catch 'em all."

When did the animated television series "Pokemon" debut in the United States?

  • 1998
  • 2000
  • 2002

Which Pokemon product was released first?

  • animated series
  • trading cards
  • video game

True or false: "Pokemon" the animated series was released in Japan the same day it was released in the U.S.

  • true
  • false

Who is the main character in the animated series "Pokemon"?

  • Ash
  • Max
  • May

Which company is the video game developer that created the game "Pokemon"?

  • Game Arts
  • Good-Feel
  • Game Freak

When were the "Pokemon" trading cards first published?

  • 1995
  • 1996
  • 1997

Which company first published the "Pokemon" trading cards?

  • Media Factory
  • Japan Publications Trading Co.
  • Tezuka Productions Co.

Which video gaming system was the game "Pokemon" originally developed for?

  • Sony PlayStation
  • Nintendo Game Boy
  • Sega Genesis

How many different "Pokemon" trading cards were published in the original 1996 release?

  • 102
  • 82
  • 62

How many years after their Japanese debut were "Pokemon" trading cards first available in the U.S.?

  • one
  • two
  • three

Which Pokemon is Ash's partner in the animated series "Pokemon"?

  • Pichu
  • Mew
  • Pikachu

True or false: The name "Pokemon" is short for the Japanese words "<i>poketto monsuta</i>."

  • true
  • false

In how many countries is the "Pokemon" animated series broadcast?

  • 70
  • 50
  • 30

What is the most valuable trading card in the "Pokemon" card series?

  • Bruno's Steelix
  • Mew EX
  • Pikachu Illustrator

Which "Pokemon" animated series episode made more than 600 Japanese children ill?

  • episode 38
  • episode 28
  • episode 18

In which year did Nintendo take over publishing of the "Pokemon" trading cards?

  • 2001
  • 2003
  • 2005

What color are the character Pikachu's cheeks in the animated series "Pokemon"?

  • yellow
  • white
  • red

Who is the creator of "Pokemon" and founder of Game Freak, the video game development company?

  • Satoshi Tajiri
  • Akira Toriyama
  • Naoko Takeuchi

How many Pokemon creature types are there?

  • 18
  • 16
  • 14

What Pokemon creature type is the character Pikachu?

  • fire
  • electric
  • water

True or false: While in development, the game "Pokemon" was called "Capsule Monsters."

  • true
  • false

Which "Pokemon" animated series character is Ash's rival from his hometown?

  • Max
  • Gary
  • Brock

Which team has the Pokemon named Meowth in the animated series "Pokemon"?

  • Team Rocket
  • Team Aqua
  • Team Magma

Which illusionist once sued Nintendo over a "Pokemon" character?

  • David Blaine
  • Uri Geller
  • Criss Angel

Which Pokemon creature was originally chosen to be the mascot for the animated series "Pokemon"?

  • Pikachu
  • Bulbasaur
  • Clefairy

In the series "Pokemon," how many Pokemon creatures are Ash and his friends searching for?

  • 100
  • 150
  • 200

How many cards are players allowed in a deck for the "Pokemon" trading card game?

  • 60
  • 56
  • 52

What is the tagline for the animated series "Pokemon"?

  • Can't catch 'em all.
  • Try to catch 'em all.
  • Gotta catch 'em all.

True or false: There is a protein named after the "Pokemon" character Pikachu.

  • true
  • false

How many types of cards are there in the "Pokemon" trading card game?

  • two
  • three
  • four