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1st Logo
(Feburary 27, 1996-June 16, 2002)

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: On a letterboxed white background, a gray star shoots by from the top right of the screen to the bottom left. The Game Freak logo, which is a blobby black circle with a "G" on it, appears with "GAME FREAK" written below. Stars fall from the logo, and "PRESENTS" appears below.

  • The North American and European releases of the Pokémon games do not have "PRESENTS". This is likely due to a bug during the localisation process.
  • If you playPokémon on the Game Boy Color, the logo becomes colorized. By default, the stars and the "G" are the color of the game you're playing. However, the Game Boy Color has a feature to change the color palette. On the Super Game Boy, Pokemon Stadium (2)'sGB Tower mode, and Pokemon Yellow on the Game Boy Color, the "G" is yellow and the stars are rainbow colored.

FX/SFX: The star, the logo flashing. Pretty standard graphics for the Game Boy.

Music/Sounds: A shooting star sound which sounds similar to the move Metronome on the Pokemon games. The Japanese version of Pokémon Green has a slightly different sound.

Availability: Can be found on copies of Poké
mon Red, Pokémon Blue, Pokémon Yellow, and Pokémon Green (Japan only) for the Game Boy.

Scare Factor: None to low. This is a favorite of Pokemon fans.

2nd Logo

Game Freak (1999)Logo: On a black background, the Game Freak logo appears. A yellow star falls onto the logo, it explodes into little stars and at the same time, "GAME FREAK INC." appears below via a 'drop-&-slide' animation letter-by-letter. The black background turns dark blue gradient.

FX/SFX: The star moving and exploding, The text sliding in.

Music/Sounds: None, it's a silent Logo.

Availability: Seen on Click Medic
for the PlayStation. The game was only released in Japan, so it is a tough find.

Scare Factor: None.

3rd Logo
(October 14, 1999-April 24, 2002)

Game Freak - CLG WikiLogo: On a black (or white if playing on the Super Game Boy 2 and older) background, a yellow star spirals into the center of the screen, causing the Game Freak logo from before to appear, only with the "G" yellow and the text white. Yellow bubbles float from the logo, and "PRESENTS", in slightly smaller text, appears below.

FX/SFX: The star and bubbles.

Music/Sounds: A high-pitched twinkling sound based on the 1st logo.

Availability: Seen on Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver for the Game Boy Color.

Scare Factor: None to low.

4th Logo
(December 14, 2000-November 1, 2001)

Game Freak - CLG WikiLogo: On a black background, a pink blob drops down from the center of the screen and bounces once, revealing it to be the Pokémon Ditto (known as Metamon in Japan). It then morphs into a yellow Game Freak logo, and "GAME FREAK", in white, appears below, alongwith "PRESENTS" in slightly smaller text.

FX/SFX: Ditto/Metamon's animations.

Music/Sounds: A couple of "thud" sounds, followed by a "morphing" sound, and ending with a short jingle.

Availability: Seen on Pokémon Crystal for the Game Boy Color.

Scare Factor: None to low.

5th Logo
(November 21, 2002-October 21, 2005)

Game Freak - CLG WikiLogo: In a forest, we see a raindrop flowing down the leaf on the top-right. It drops into the water, followed by two more drops dropping down. After the drops are finished, the Game Freak logo, in blue, fades in, with "GAME FREAK" in white over it with "PRESENTS" in green below. We pan up to the opening to the game.

Variant: A different version is found on Pokémon Emerald where the logo appears earlier than usual in a bubble-like fashion instead of a fade. This version also zooms in at the end.The North American and European releases of that game also don't have "Presents" at the bottom of "Game Freak".

FX/SFX: The logo fading-in and fading-out.

Music/Sounds: The intro of the game.

Seen on Pokémon Ruby, Pokémon Sapphire, and Pokémon Emerald for the Game Boy Advance.

Scare Factor: None.

6th Logo
(January 29-September 23, 2004)

Game Freak - CLG WikiLogo: Exactly like the 1st logo, but it's different. On a black background, the star is bigger and slower, leaves a star trail to form the Game Freak logo, and the words "GAME FREAK", with "PRESENTS" below,fade in over the G.

Variant: Similar to the 1st logo, some copies of the North American and European releases of Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen do not have "PRESENTS". However, certain copies do have "PRESENTS".

FX/SFX: The star, the logo flashing. It's just a remake of the first logo.

Music/Sounds: A warbly 8-bit tune followed by a little quiet, peaceful song.

Availability: Seen on Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen on the Game Boy Advance.

Scare Factor: None.

7th Logo

Game Freak (2006)Logo: On a brick wall, we see the white Game Freak logo. The camera pans to the right and the wall starts to burst, then we briefly see a red spiral thing from the logo of the game zooming in and rotating.

FX/SFX: The camera panning to the right, The Wall Breaking.

Music/Sounds: Drill Dozer's opening theme.

Availability: Seen on Drill Dozer for the Game Boy Advance.

Scare Factor: Low. The action (accompanied by the fast music) may be sudden for some.

8th Logo
(September 28, 2006-July 2, 2009)

Game Freak - CLG WikiLogo: Stars go from the top screen to the bottom then the Game Freak symbol appears in gold. More stars fall to create the text on the bottom screen saying:


Variant: On Pokémon Platinum there's a little Game Freak symbol on the left side of the text (that's now spaced out) on the bottom screen. Other than that, it's identical.

FX/SFX: Stars falling.

Music/Sounds: Dramatic music.

Availability: Seen on Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl on the Nintendo DS. Also on Pokémon Platinum.

Scare Factor: Low, due to the music.

9th Logo
(September 12, 2009-April 2, 2010)

Logo: Nearly the same as the Pokemon Platinum variant of the 8th logo, except it cuts to a scene of the ocean, then either Ho-Oh or Lugia flies towards the screen and the screen fades to white.

FX/SFX: None at first, then a sun moves.

: Bells tolling.

Availability: Seen on Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver on the Nintendo DS.

Scare Factor: None to low. The bells tolling gives it a creepy feel. Lugia or Ho-Oh flying towards you is also a bit creepy.

10th Logo
(September 18, 2010-October 12, 2012)

Game Freak (2011)Logo: On a black background, we see a bluish-white star with a trail. It then crashes into the spotlight, emitting in the cyan-pink cloud, forming the letters "G", "A", "M", "E", "F", "R", "E", "A" and "K". The words take place, and then the Game Freak symbol fades in from the left. The symbol then flashes, and then as "PRESENTS" appears below,the words shine. Then the logo fades out.

Variant: Similar to the 1st and 6th logos, the North American and European releases of Pokémon Black, White, Black 2, and White 2 do not have "PRESENTS".

FX/SFX: The star, the explosion, the words taking place and the fading.

Music/Sounds: Ambient humming and futuristic sounds, such as laser sounds and an echoed glass shattering sound when the star explodes, then the ambient humming sound morphs into a choirs that abruptly changes to a logo jingle playing in reverse when the logo shines.

Availability: Seen on Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, and Pokémon White 2 on the Nintendo DS.

Scare Factor: Low. The star exploding and the sounds can unnerve some.

11th Logo
(2012-2013, 2015)

Logo: The Game Freak logo from the last logo fades in and out.

FX/SFX: The fade in and out.

Music/Sounds: None

Availability: Seen on HarmoKnight on the Nintendo 3DS and Tembo the Bad*** Elephant for the PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Scare Factor: None.

12th Logo
(October 12th 2013)

Logo: Just an in-credits text on the title screen reading:


The Game Freak Symbol is seen on the left as usual.

FX/SFX:The fade in and out.

Music/Sounds: The title screen music, which is the Pokémon theme.

Availability: Seen on Pokémon X and Y on the Nintendo 3DS, at the end of the title screen's animation when the game is left idling there; thus it is possible to complete the game without even seeing the logo once.

Scare Factor: None.

13th Logo

Logo: We pan across a forest with three Beautiflies flying, and come across the pond, a Skitty and a Zigzaggon's tail are showing and then disappear. Then, The raindrop from the 5th logo flows down to the tip of the leaf, it then falls into the pond, and then 2 more drop, and then PRESENTED BY fades in. Followed by
GAME FREAK and the Game Freak symbol is seen on the left. The camera then pans to Mt. Chimney, The logo fades out as Latias/Latios fly to the mountain, then the game's intro starts.

FX/SFX: Just about everything

Music/Sounds: A remixed version of the opening theme from the original Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire.

Availability: Seen on Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire on the Nintendo 3DS.

Scare Factor: None.

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