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Satoshi Tajiri

Satoshi Tajiri was born on August 28, 1965 in Tokyo, Japan. He is a writer and director, known for Pokémon (1998), Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back (1998) and Pokémon Red Version (1996). See full bio »

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  Pokémon (TV Series) (based on a story by - 821 episodes, 1998 - 2015) (story - 3 episodes, 1998 - 1999)
- Mending a Broken Spirit! (2015) ... (based on a story by)
- Adventures in Running Errands! (2015) ... (based on a story by)
- Over the Mountain of Snow! (2015) ... (based on a story by)
- A Festival Trade! A Festival Farewell? (2015) ... (based on a story by)
- Rotom's Wish! (2015) ... (based on a story by)
 2015 Strokémon: The XXX Parody (Video short) (characters)
 2014 Pokémon Alpha Sapphire (Video Game) (creator)
 2014 Pokémon Omega Ruby (Video Game) (creator)
 2013 Pokémon X (Video Game) (original concept)
 2013 Pokémon Y (Video Game) (original concept)
 2013 Pokémon Origins (TV Mini-Series) (original story - 4 episodes)
- Charizard (2013) ... (original story)
- Giovanni (2013) ... (original story)
- Cubone (2013) ... (original story)
- Red (2013) ... (original story)
 2013 Ash Fucks Misty: A XXX Pokémon Porn Parody (Video short) (characters)
 2010 Pokémon the Series: Black and White (TV Series) (original characters) / (original concept)
 2010 Pokémon White Version (Video Game) (concept)
 2009 Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life (original concept)
 2006 Pokémon Diamond Version (Video Game)
 2006 Pokémon Pearl Version (Video Game)
 2006 Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl (TV Series) (creator)
 2006 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate! (TV Movie) (based on a story by) / (creator)
 2006 The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon (TV Movie) (creator)
 2004 Pokémon: FireRed Version (Video Game) (scenario)
 2004 Pokemon LeafGreen Version (Video Game) (scenario)
 2002 Pokémon Ruby Version (Video Game) (creator)
 2002 Pokémon Sapphire Version (Video Game) (creator)
 2002 Anime Fiction (Video) (based on characters created by - uncredited)
 2001 Star Ballz (Video) (based on characters created by - uncredited)
 2000 Pokémon Puzzle League (Video Game) (characters)
 2000 Pokémon Puzzle Challenge (Video Game) (characters)
 2000 Pikachu & Pichu (Short) (creator)
 1999 Pokemon: Power of One (original concept)
 1999 Pokémon Snap (Video Game) (created by "Pokémon")
 1998 Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition (Video Game) (scenario)
 1998 Pikachu's Vacation (Short) (creator)
 1997 Pokémon (TV Series) (based on a story by - 1 episode)
- Dennô Senshi Porygon (1997) ... (based on a story by)
 1996 Pokémon Red Version (Video Game) (creator) / (game scenario)
 1992 Smartball (Video Game)
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[About his sleeping pattern]: It's the way I work. I sleep 12 hours and then work 24 hours. I've worked those irregular hours for the past three years. It's better to stay up day and night to come up with ideas. I usually get inspiration for game designing by working this schedule. See more »


Got the idea for Pocket Monsters (Pokemon) from his childhood memories of collecting insects, as well as the linking capabilities of Nintendo's handheld gaming system, Game Boy. See more »

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