Pokemon is a media franchise created by Satoshi Tajiri and Ken Sugimori and known as Pocket Monsters in Japan. Various types of short stories and comics are printed based on Pokemon character as well as films, games, and television programs are also made. The Pokemon franchise is the world’s best-selling toy brand, and the original video game series is the second best-selling video game franchise. As it is a globally popular franchise, Pokemon characters are used in various things as pop culture icons. Pokemon has also been criticized for perceived occult and violent themes.