Pokemon originated as a video game in Japan in the 1990s. It features a world of fantastical creatures, or Pokemon, that can be captured and trained and used in battles against each other. It is the top selling video game franchise of all time. There have been television and movie spin offs, as well as numerous generations of the game. In 2016, Pokemon Go was released, an augmented reality game played on mobile phones where gamers captured Pokemon in real-world locations. It became a massive media phenomenon, with millions of people playing all over the word.