By Amanda L. Kondolojy
Even though there is not too much Pokémon in the modern era, I believe that the series is sticking to what it does best, which is a good thing. Nintendo is focusing on producing high-quality handheld titles, and even though the console game this time around was a bit of a letdown, you can't help but feel like the series is progressing nicely nonetheless.
So, what does the future hold for this illustrious and long-lasting franchise? Well, you can bet that there will be plenty more Pokémon games coming soon. The Pokémon franchise is currently on track to support Nintendo's WiiWare service with Everyone's Pokémon Ranch. This title is directly tied to Pokémon Diamond and Pearl and allows you to transfer and trade your Pokémon from the game to your console. There is also a follow up to Pokémon Ranger in the works.
It is very interesting to look back on the ten years since Pokémon first made a splash in the US. The series has definitely had its ups and downs over the years, but it has proved several times that it is not going anywhere any time soon.
Amanda L. Kondolojy
CCC Freelance Writer