The world’s 1st and only Pokémon College is to be launched in Japan next year. If you don’t know what Pokémon is you have either been living under a rock or are over 40 years of age.
Pokémon (ポケモン) is a media franchise owned by The Pokémon Company, and created by Satoshi Tajiri in 1996. It is centered around fictional creatures called Pokémon, which humans need to capture and train to fight each other for sport.
The franchise began as a pair of video games for the original Game Boy, developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo. The franchise now spans video games, trading card games, animated television shows and movies, comic books and toys. Pokémon is the second-most successful and lucrative video game-based media franchise in the world, behind only Nintendo’s Mario franchise.
Now they are branching out into education and giving people the opportunity to do a degree in Pokémon rearing and becoming a “Pokémon Master”. Peanuts Daily spoke with the head trainer and dean of this prestigious University, the Professor Kenji Tang:
Not only will our school help our graduates become great Pokémon trainers it will also teach them many life skills. At least 50% of our students are foreign nationals so it’s not a case of the world thinking we are strange. And so, if they think we are ill, just taze them like Pikachu would. Let’s see who’s laughing then!
The college outlines 5 key skills it claims will be learnt:
Networking through a Common Interest
Using External Resources to Improve Your Knowledge
Peanuts Daily wishes the best of luck to all the new trainers.
Author: Mr. Edgerie, Thomas