‘Pkmn’ is a shortened form of the term Pokémon, a well-known franchise hailing from Japan. Pokémon is a brand that includes a trading card game, video games, TV series, and films.
The term Pokémon is a blend of two words: ‘pocket’ and ‘monsters’. It was created in 1995 by Satoshi Tajori and is under the ownership of The Pokémon Company, a collaboration between Nintendo, Game Freak, and Creatures.
Pokémon are imaginary creatures that wander in the wild and are captured by humans, known as trainers, who train them to battle each other. Initially, the Pokédex, which is the official Pokémon encyclopedia, listed 151 Pokémon. However, the list has grown over time and now includes over 700 different species of Pokémon.
Some of the most recognizable Pokémon include Pikachu, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Charmander, and the often criticized Jigglypuff. So, next time when you come across ‘Pkmn’, you’ll know it’s just a quicker way to say Pokémon.
Example for using ‘Pkmn’ in a conversation
Hey! Did you catch that new Pkmn game?
Yeah, I got it yesterday! It’s so much fun!
Nice! Which Pkmn did you choose as your starter?
I went with Squirtle. Water types are my favorite!
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