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Pokémon known as Pocket Monsters in Japan, is a Japanese media franchise managed by the Pokémon Company, a company founded and with shares divided between Nintendo, Game Freak, Creatures. The franchise copyright and Japanese trademark is shared by all three companies, but Nintendo is the sole owner of the trademark in other countries; the franchise was created by Satoshi Tajiri in 1995, is centered on fictional creatures called "Pokémon", which humans, known as Pokémon Trainers and train to battle each other for sport. The English slogan for the franchise is "Gotta Catch'Em All". Works within the franchise are set in the Pokémon universe; the franchise began as Pokémon Red and Green, a pair of video games for the original Game Boy handheld system that were developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo in February 1996. It soon became. Pokémon has since gone on to become the highest-grossing media franchise of all time, with $90 billion in total franchise revenue; the original video game series is the second best-selling video game franchise with more than 346 million copies sold and 1 billion mobile downloads, it spawned a hit anime television series that has become the most successful video game adaptation with over 20 seasons and 1,000 episodes in 169 countries.

In addition, the Pokémon franchise includes the world's top-selling toy brand, the top-selling trading card game with over 28.8 billion cards sold, an anime film series, a live-action film, manga comics, merchandise, a theme park. The franchise is represented in other Nintendo media, such as the Super Smash Bros. series. In November 2005, 4Kids Entertainment, which had managed the non-game related licensing of Pokémon, announced that it had agreed not to renew the Pokémon representation agreement; the Pokémon Company International oversees all Pokémon licensing outside Asia. In 2006, the franchise celebrated its tenth anniversary. In 2016, the Pokémon Company celebrated Pokémon's 20th anniversary by airing an ad during Super Bowl 50 in January and issuing re-releases of the 1996 Game Boy games Pokémon Red and Blue, the 1998 Game Boy Color game Pokémon Yellow for the Nintendo 3DS on February 26, 2016; the mobile augmented reality game Pokémon Go was released in July 2016. The first live-action film in the franchise, Pokémon Detective Pikachu, based on the 2018 Nintendo 3DS spinoff game Detective Pikachu, was released in 2019.

The most released games, Pokémon Sword and Shield, were released worldwide on the Nintendo Switch on November 15, 2019. The name Pokémon is the portmanteau of the Japanese brand Pocket Monsters; the term "Pokémon", in addition to referring to the Pokémon franchise itself collectively refers to the 890 fictional species that have made appearances in Pokémon media as of the release of the eighth generation titles Pokémon Sword and Shield. "Pokémon" is identical in the plural, as is each individual species name. Pokémon executive director Satoshi Tajiri first thought of Pokémon, albeit with a different concept and name, around 1989, when the Game Boy was released; the concept of the Pokémon universe, in both the video games and the general fictional world of Pokémon, stems from the hobby of insect collecting, a popular pastime which Tajiri enjoyed as a child. Players are designated as Pokémon Trainers and have three general goals: to complete the regional Pokédex by collecting all of the available Pokémon species found in the fictional region where a game takes place, to complete the national Pokédex by transferring Pokémon from other regions, to train a team of powerful Pokémon from those they have caught to compete against teams owned by other Trainers so they may win the Pokémon League and become the regional Champion.

These themes of collecting and battling are present in every version of the Pokémon franchise, including the video games, the anime and manga series, the Pokémon Trading Card Game. In most incarnations of the Pokémon universe, a Trainer who encounters a wild Pokémon is able to capture that Pokémon by throwing a specially designed, mass-producible spherical tool called a Poké Ball at it. If the Pokémon is unable to escape the confines of the Poké Ball, it is considered to be under the ownership of that Trainer. Afterwards, it will obey whatever commands it receives from its new Trainer, unless the Trainer demonstrates such a lack of experience that the Pokémon would rather act on its own accord. Trainers can send out any of their Pokémon to wage non-lethal battles against other Pokémon. In Pokémon Go, in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, wild Pokémon encountered by players can be caught in Poké Balls, but cannot be battled. Pokémon owned by other Trainers cannot be captured, except under special circumstances in certain side games.

If a Pokémon defeats an opponent in battle so that the opponent is knocked out, the winning Pokémon gains experience points and may level up. Beginning with Pokémon X and Y, experience points are gained from catching Pokémon in Poké Balls; when leveling up, the Pokémon's battling aptitude statistics increase. At certain levels, the Pokémon may learn new moves, which are techniques used in battle. In addition, many species of Pokémon can undergo a form of metamorphosis and transform into a similar but stronger species o

Dragon Cliffs

Dragon Cliffs or Dragon Cliff is a basaltic monolith located on western Axel Heiberg Island, Canada. It is the most striking feature of Expedition Fiord and rises several hundred metres out of the fiord. Dragon Cliff is made of flood basalt lava flows that contain more than 10 flow units totalling over 200 m of stratigraphic thickness, it is part of the Albian Strand Fiord Formation, which in turn for part of the High Arctic Large Igneous Province. It is interpreted to represent the cratonward extension of the Alpha Ridge. Volcanism in Canada

Aitor Blanco

Aitor Blanco Aldeano is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a central defender. Born in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Álava, Blanco only started playing organized football at the age of 21, with CD Aurrerá de Vitoria in Segunda División B, he spent the better part of his career in that level representing UD Lanzarote, CD Recreación de La Rioja, CF Palencia and CD Mirandés. Blanco appeared in 27 games in his first season with the latter club, helping it promote to Segunda División for the first time ever, he added two goals in the side's semi-final run in the Copa del Rey. On 17 August 2012, at the age of 35 years and five months, Blanco played his first match as a professional, in a 0–1 home loss against SD Huesca, he scored his first goal in division two on 1 September, contributing to a 4–0 win at Xerez CD. Blanco left the club in June 2013, joined third-tier team SD Amorebieta shortly after, he retired aged 39, following 89 competitive appearances. Aitor Blanco at BDFutbol Aitor Blanco at Futbolme Aitor Blanco at Soccerway

Leandro Putaro

Leandro Putaro is a German professional footballer who plays as a striker for Eintracht Braunschweig. Putaro is a youth exponent from VfL Wolfsburg, he made his Bundesliga debut on 6 February 2016 against Schalke 04. He substituted Nicklas Bendtner after 81 minutes in a 3–0 away loss. For the 2016–17 season Putaro went on loan to 2. Bundesliga side Arminia Bielefeld. In June 2017, the deal was made permanent and Putaro signed on three-year deal with Bielefeld. On 17 August 2018, Putaro joined Eintracht Braunschweig on loan until the end of 2018–19 season. Putaro is of Italian descent. Putaro is a German youth international at various levels; as of match played 11 July 2019 Leandro Putaro at

Martial Kingdoms

Martial Kingdoms is a Chinese single-player wuxia strategy video game developed by Taiwanese studio T-Time Technology Co. Ltd; the game was released in 2003. It has a sequel, Martial Kingdoms 2, released in 2007; the player chooses one from 13 martial arts sects to play as, must conquer the other sects to rule the wulin and win the game. At the start of the game, each sect controls at least one duo out of 20 main ones, all located on a map of China. A sect is conquered when its leader is killed. There are different ways for a sect to increase its strength and power: Recruiting and training new members Taking control of unoccupied bases or conquering bases controlled by other sects, so as to acquire more resources such as gold and iron ore. Upgrading its factories to produce weapons and medicine of better quality Discovering and learning more powerful skills through studying and gaining experience from battles Forming alliances with other sects Attracting special characters to join the sectThe player can manage the sect members and arrange their daily schedules to determine how much time each member spends on a certain task and what skill the member will be learning.

The game is set in the Ming dynasty during the reign of the Jiajing Emperor. The emperor is deceived by the treacherous chancellor Yan Song, he fears that the wulin may pose a threat to him, he sends the Jinyiwei to stir up conflict among the various sects in the hope that they will destroy each other. There are four storylines. In each storyline, the number of bases occupied by each sect at the beginning is different and some sects appear only in certain storylines. In addition, the player has the option of creating a new sect if he/she does not wish to play as any of the 12 default sects; the 20 bases are: The 12 default sects featured in the game are: List of organisations in wuxia fiction Xuanyuan Jian The Legend of Sword and Fairy Jade Empire Bujingai Heavenly Sword Heroes of Jin Yong Dragon Oath Martial Kingdoms official website

Çatalan Bridge

The Çatalan Bridge known as the West Bridge, is a 1,575 m long bridge crossing the Seyhan Dam Lake in Adana, Turkey. The bridge connects the city of Adana to the villages and vacation homes north of the lake. Despite crossing the Seyhan Dam Lake, the bridge is named after the Çatalan Dam, 14 kilometres north and the next dam upstream on the Seyhan River; the Çatalan bridge was the longest bridge in Turkey from its construction in 1998 to 2007, when it was surpassed by Viaduct No. 1 near Bolu and the longest bridge crossing a body of water until 2016, when it was surpassed by the Osman Gazi Bridge near Gebze. Construction was started in 1998 by a consortium of three companies: Lurgi Bamag, STFA and ALKE; the bridge opened to traffic on 17 June 2002. Çatalan Bridge