Nintendo of America have announced the results of an independent, yet conveniently timed, survey of 2,098 America parents concerning the Pokémon franchise. According to the survey over 75% of parents agreed that Pokémon "does a good job of promoting positive values and enhances strategic thinking."
Parents also agreed that the game improves memory skills, increases mental agility and awareness, and promotes teamwork. The newest titles in the series – Pokémon FireRed
- ship to US stores today, after considerable success in Japan.