Pokemon is a contraction taken from two Japanese words, poketto and monsuta which means Pocket Monsters. The cute little characters from a video game that also became hugely popular as trading cards then in toys and television shows. The purpose is to collect, train and then do battle with other Pokemon until a trainer eventually wins the game. Every character has a distinct personality and skill set so its easy to match a Pokemon costume one to your child. Chances are, they already have a favorite anyway.
The best selling outfit is the Pikachu costume because it is the mascot of the Pokemon franchise. Other costumes include Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Charizard, Eevee, Ash and Jiggly Puff. These outfits are fun for role playing along with the game so they make a great toy in addition to a Halloween costume. Its much more fun to plays video games and trade cards when you can embody the characters that you train and fight. It brings playing pretend to the next level and its a great idea for really creative and imaginative children.