All the best Pokemon costume guides to cosplay your favorite characters from the second highest-grossing media franchise of all-time. You can dress up like Ash Ketchum from the Pokemon anime series, Serena from the Nintendo 3DS game Pokemon X and Y, or the Mystic Trainer from Pokemon Go. See how to dress up like top Pokemon characters faster than you can say “Gotta Catch ‘Em All.”
Pokémon, short for the original Japanese title of Pocket Monsters, is a media franchise that began with the help of Nintendo in 1996. Pokemon was first introduced as the Pokémon Red and Blue Nintendo Game Boy game. The game revealed the original Pokemon species, a Pokedex, and trainers. Shortly after, the Pokemon Anime television series began that followed much of the story line of Nintendo video games. Pokemon continues to dominate with video games, movies, trading card games, manga series, and more.
The 20-year-old franchise recently saw a massive resurgence in popularity due to the augmented reality game, Pokemon Go. The mobile app took the world by storm with now over 750 million downloads. Players could become a real world Pokemon trainer with their iPhone or Android phones. Pokemon continues its growth with a live-action movie that is currently in production.