Definition of Pokémon in English:

Pokémon

(also Pokemon)

noun

trademark
  • 1mass noun A series of Japanese video games and related media such as trading cards and television programs, featuring cartoon monsters that are captured by players and trained to battle each other.

    ‘if you grew up in the '90s you'll remember spending all your time playing Pokémon’
    • ‘When a Pokemon is hit three times with the ball, it is captured.’
    • ‘In the Pokemon TV series, as soon as you capture a Pokemon, it somehow becomes loyal to you.’
    • ‘‘After kids come up with a strategy to catch a Pokemon, they then have to train and nurture it as it evolves,’ she says.’
    1. 1.1count noun Any of the monster characters featured in Pokémon video games and related media.
      ‘players can encounter every single known Pokémon in the game—all 720 of them!’

Origin

1990s: from the name of the Japanese video game Pokémon, abbreviation of Poketto Monsutā, Japanese transcription of English pocket monster.

Pronunciation

Pokémon

/ˈpōkiˌmän/