How Pokemon Went Viral
How Pokemon Went Viral
Release date December 6, 2012
Length 10:39
Link How Pokemon Went Viral
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How Pokemon Went Viral is the 4th episode of Digressing & Sidequesting on The Game Theorists.


Pokemon is one of history's most successful video game franchises. But how did the Pokemon games become so popular? DNSQ looks at how the gameplay of Pokemon Red and Pokemon Blue helped the games achieve viral status around the world, what role the Pokemon anime had in the process, and even how the Pokemon card game factored in. Spoiler alert: It wasn't just the cuteness of Pikachu that made these video games huge!