VIPs

Attendees have the opportunity to meet some of the people who make the Pokémon Trading Card Game and video games!

One of the most exciting aspects of the Pokémon World Championships is the chance to meet some of the most important people in the world of Pokémon. Don't miss this chance to meet some of the amazing minds behind your favorite Pokémon games. They will also be on hand to sign your favorite pieces of Pokémon memorabilia!

This is a great opportunity to rub elbows with true Pokémon celebrities. Don't forget to bring something cool for them to sign!

Tsunekazu Ishihara
Tsunekazu Ishihara

President & Chief Executive Officer, The Pokémon Company

In 1995, Tsunekazu Ishihara established a game planning and production company named Creatures, Inc., and produced the video games Pocket Monster Aka and Pocket Monster Midori (Pokémon Red Version and Pokémon Blue Version). In 1998, Mr. Ishihara participated in the foundation of Pokémon Center Co., Ltd. (currently The Pokémon Company), and assumed the post of president. Currently Mr. Ishihara works closely with the Pokémon Trading Card Game and the entire Pokémon universe, including the TV animation series and theatrical movies.

Junichi Masuda
Junichi Masuda

Director, GAME FREAK inc.

Junichi Masuda has been involved with the Pokémon brand since the development of the first Pokémon video game. He is engaged in the development of all video games created by GAME FREAK inc., responsible for a broad array of work including game design, music composition, script writing, and programming. Mr. Masuda is the Director for the upcoming Pokémon X and Pokémon Y video games.

Takao Unno
Takao Unno

3D Art Director, GAME FREAK inc.

Takao Unno joined Game Freak in 2002. Beginning with Pokémon Ruby Version and Pokémon Sapphire Version, Mr. Unno has worked primarily as a graphic designer. He served as the 3D art director for Pokémon Black and Pokémon White and as the overall game director for the most recent main series entry, Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2. He is currently the 3D art director for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.