Pokémon Official Magazine. A Magazine in the UK which has it's 1st issue released on October 1st in the United Kingdom.
It is a one of the kind official magazine with all the trimmings and loads of extras that you aren't likely to find in Pokémon World.
And to make things even better, yours truely, has had a small hand in helping POM out Animewise.
"We wanted to have a magazine that covered all things that Pokémon fans love. From the games to the trading cards and cartoons, Pokémon Official Magazine covers it all. We'll have official Pokédex posters each month to put on your bedroom wall, TCG league reports, toys you can buy, game tips, quizzes and loads more. Pokémon fans of all ages are going to love it!" says Tim Street, Editor of Pokémon Official Magazine

The 1 October launch is timed to coincide with the release of Pokémon FireRed & LeafGreen which are set to be the big Christmas games of 2004 on Game Boy Advance.

And here are the covers so you know what to look for when you are going to go get it. Left is without the bag, 2nd is with

Well worth getting for any UK Pokémon Fan

The world’s first OFFICIAL Pokémon magazine hits the shelves today

Emap Active today launches the world’s first official Pokémon magazine. The magazine will be published quarterly, priced Ł3.99.

With the total number of Pokémon games sold in Europe exceeding 25 million and the hugely successful Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire for Game Boy Advance having sold approximately 3.3 million in Europe last year, the Pokémon phenomenon looks set to continue.

Editor Tim Street commented:

“There has never been a better time to launch this title; fans have demanded it for years, ever since the very first Pokémon phenomenon swept the globe at the turn of the millennium. The appetite for Pokémon has never waned - just look at the amazing sales success of the Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire Game Boy Advance titles last year.

“Emap Active was awarded the official licence to publish this magazine because we were able to prove that we can innovate and deliver fantastic reader value, which is exactly what we’ve done.”

The 92 pages of the official Pokémon magazine are crammed with a colourful mixture of all things Pokémon, including exclusive competitions, reviews, posters and quizzes.

Marketing manager Stuart Bell has developed a launch campaign to generate awareness of the magazine and create excitement at the news-stand:

“From official magazine branding on Nintendo game boxes to advertising in Emap’s youth magazines, we are generating huge awareness for this exciting launch.

“At point of sale, we’ve invested heavily in the quality of our officially endorsed magazine and delivered a hard hitting promotional package - where else can fans get a 3D papercraft Pokémon to build or a sheet of official character magnets? Pokémon fans deserve the best and we’re confident that this exclusive foil-wrapped ‘Poképack’ delivers great value.”

The 1 October launch is timed to coincide with the release of Pokémon FireRed & LeafGreen which are set to be the big Christmas games of 2004 on Game Boy Advance.

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