The Pokémon franchise first appeared in 1996 with the video games Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green for the Game Boy system. The word Pokémon (short for Pocket Monsters) is a romanized contraction of the Japanese brand Poketto Monsuta (ポケットモンスター). Set in the Pokémon world, each Pokémon game sets players as Pokémon trainers, who raise Pokémon pokémon ( ポケモン) and use them to battle against other Pokémon trainers. Pokémon is an entertainment franchise comprising several video games, anime, manga, books, trading card games. It was formed by Satoshi Tajiri in 1995. Pokémon has become the second most successful and lucrative media franchise in the world, behind only Nintendo’s Pokémon franchise. Pokémon Go is a free-to-play, location-based augmented reality game developed by Niantic for iOS and Android devices. It was released in July 2016. Pokémon Go was initially released in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States on July 6th and then in Europe (the UK included) on July 13th. Pokémon Go uses the mobile device GPS to locate and move towards pokémon in their real world environment. Pokémon Go was very popular upon release, with rates of adoption similar to those of Facebook or Twitter. Daily active users peaked at 26 million, just four days after launch. It has since lost about 15 million players, as of February 2017.
Antonio Carlos Jobim is a Brazilian composer, pianist and singer who is best known for his bossa nova compositions. His most famous piece, Corcovado, was written in collaboration with lyricist Newton Mendonça and has been recorded by many artists over the years. If you’re looking to learn this beautiful song, Antonio Carlos Jobim – Corcovado