Pokémon might be famous for its games, but it also has some great gadgets

Pokémon might be famous for its games, but it also has some great gadgets


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Pokémon might be renowned for its cooperative gameplay, delightful spinoffs, and making an intimidating genre approachable, but the franchise also has a long history of creative and interesting gadgets.

The series is bursting with technology. The original in-game pokédex clearly takes inspiration from early Palm Pilot-like devices, for example. And if you think about them, pokéballs are technological marvels: they somehow transform living creatures into particles that can be transported across the world (and in the TV show, the pokéballs can even shrink). So it’s not all that surprising that there have been many Pokémon-themed toys and hardware.

We’ve collected just a few of the many memorable Pokémon gadgets in honor of the series’ 25th…

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