Have you ever wanted to work for the company that creates the Pokémon Games? Well, Game Freak have launched a recruitment page on their website looking for Programmers, Graphic Designers and Planners.

They ideally want people that are graduating in 2019 or the very least within the last 3 years. Here are is the criterial they are looking for.


  • Looking for people who are graduating in 2019 or those who have graduated within 3 years (2016 – 2018)
  • interested in a programmer (coding games in C++), graphic designer (designing artwork for games and implementing them), and planner (project planning)
  • developers working at Game Freak can expect to take home 220,000 yen a month (USD1953)
  • “lowest guaranteed” annual salary is 3,459,905 yen (USD30,723)
  • lowest guaranteed annual salary is increased to 4,019,873 yen (USD35,696) next fiscal year
  • bonuses are distributed twice a year in July and December
  • exceptional employees can expect more monetary rewards
  • allowances for working at home, working on public holidays, fully paid travel expenses, and management compensation
  • paid vacation leave, summer vacation, and New Year vacation
  • work from Monday to Friday for 8 hours (flexible timing system included).
  • programmers will have to send samples of their work (source files and executable files) and a list of details (how long they have been coding, number of members they have worked with, etc)
  • those vying to become a graphic designer are required to send their portfolio
  • planners need to send two business proposals for a Nintendo Switch game that has nothing to do with the Pokemon franchise
  • applications close on February 2, 2018

Source: Game Freak & NintendoSoup

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