A video game, card game, or other toy featuring certain Japanese cartoon characters.
- ‘When a Pokemon is hit three times with the ball, it is captured.’
- ‘‘After kids come up with a strategy to catch a Pokemon, they then have to train and nurture it as it evolves,’ she says.’
- ‘In the Pokemon TV series, as soon as you capture a Pokemon, it somehow becomes loyal to you.’
From the name of the Japanese video game Pokemon, itself from the words pocket monster.