Pokémon Official Magazine
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A series of official Pokémon magazines have been published around the world.
Pokémon Official Magazine
On October 1, 2004, the first official Pokémon magazine was published in United Kingdom. The first issue had 92 pages, and included three gifts; a double-sided poster, a 3D Charmander model and six Pokémon fridge magnets.
Editor Tim Street made the following statement regarding the release of Pokémon Official Magazine:
"There has never been a better time to launch this title; fans have demanded it for years, ever since the very first Pokémon phenomenon swept the globe at the turn of the millennium. The appetite for Pokémon has never waned - just look at the amazing sales success of the Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire Game Boy Advance titles last year."
The magazine was intended to be quarterly, with a new issue planned for release four times a year. However, due to poor sales, the magazine was canceled after its second issue.
Official Pokémon Magazine
In February 2013, Future Publishing, publisher of Official Nintendo Magazine, announced that it would begin publication of Official Pokémon Magazine from March that year. Each issue had 34 pages, including posters, covering various aspects of the Pokémon franchise such as video games, the Trading Card Game and the anime, and came with a free gift.
Issues contained several pages retelling the plot of an episode from Pokémon the Series: Black & White, as well as a page summarizing an older episode, along with various 'fun pages' (which included coloring activities, word decoders and counting games) and pages dedicated to drawings of Pokémon sent in by readers.
Due to poor sales, the magazine was cancelled after 13 issues. Subscribers were transfered to Official Nintendo Magazine for the remainder of their subscriptions.
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On March 29, 2017, Immediate Media Company began publishing Pokémon Magazine. The magazine follows a similar format to Official Pokémon Magazine; each issue is 34 pages in length, includes information on the anime, Trading Card Game and video games, and includes posters and free gifts.
The magazine is published monthly, and is still in publication as of July 2021.
In other countries
- Main article: List of Danish Pokémon Official Magazine issues
In February 2009, Yellow Media began publication of Pokémon, le magazine officiel (Pokémon, The Official Magazine) in France. In July 2011, Yellow Media went into receivership, and publication ceased after 24 issues. Publication of the magaine was then taken over by Panini Group, who published the magazine under the same name from July 2011 until June 2018. The magazine was then renamed Pokémon Magazine and in January 2019, was renamed again to Pokémon Mag. Beginning in June 2020, the magazine was replaced by two magazines published in alternate months; Dimension Pokémon and Univers Pokémon.
- Main article: List of German Pokémon Official Magazine issues
Since 2007, Panini Group have published Pokémon Das offizielle Magazin (Pokémon The Official Magazine) in Germany (as well as Austria and Luxembourg). As of July 2021, 165 issues have been published.
In Italy, Gedis Group published a magazine titled Pokémon La Rivista Ufficiale (Pokémon The Official Magazine) until 2013, when it was renamed Pokémon Acchiappali Tutti! La Rivista Ufficiale (Pokémon Catch Them All! The Official Magazine). Between May 2017 and March 2018, Panini Group published Pokémon Il Magazine Ufficiale (Pokémon The Official Magazine). On April 29, 2021, Panini restarted publication of the magazine.
- Main article: List of Mexican Pokémon Official Magazine issues
- Main article: List of Dutch Pokémon Official Magazine issues
A special "Premiere Issue" of Pokémon Official Magazine appeared in the United States and Canada in late 2009. It came packaged with a Platinum: Arceus booster pack. No other issues have appeared in the North American region since then.
On February 27, 2020, Blue Ocean Entertainment began publication of quarterly magazine Pokémon. Trenuj ze mną! (Pokémon. Train with me!).
- Main article: List of Spanish Pokémon Official Magazine issues
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Packaging for Pokémon Official Magazine (UK) issue 1
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Pokémon Magazine (UK) issue 2
Pokémon Officielt Magasin (DK) issue 18
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Pokémon het Officiële Magazine (NL) issue 6/2016
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North American Premiere Issue
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Pokémon: La revista oficial (ES) issue 1
- We're launching the Official Pokemon Magazine next month - Official Nintendo Magazine (archived from the original March 01, 2013; retrieved July 6, 2021)
- Immediate launches Pokémon Magazine - InPublishing (retrieved July 6, 2021)
- Pokémon - GamesMags.com (retrieved July 6, 2021)
- Pokémon - Panini France (retrieved July 6, 2021)
- Pokémon - Panini Germany (retrieved July 6, 2021)
- Pokémon Magazine 1 - Panini Italy (retrieved July 6, 2021)
- Pokémon Magazine #15 - Panini México (retrieved July 6, 2021)
- Pokémon - Panini Netherlands (retrieved July 6, 2021)
- Pokémon. Train with me - Blue Ocean Polska (retrieved July 6, 2021)
- Pokemon N.39 - Panini Spain (retrieved July 6, 2021)
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