Answer by kevin · Mar 09, 2011 at 04:27 AM
I believe that it will be around for a long time. This is due to the large amount of fanbase and if there is still a large amount of fans, they will still produce the shows. If a company can make a profit of something, they will mostly do it.
I was reading up a while ago and they been said to be the Mickey Mouse of Japan (and how long that has been going on).
Also, I have been watching it since the start and have official VHS of the original 10 episodes in a special collector carrying case, not to also mention the local syndication of Pokemon I recorded a long time ago.
Answer by Justin · Mar 09, 2011 at 09:45 PM
As long as Nintendo and Gamefreak are making money, they will continue to make Pokemon. Look at Nintendo's other games like Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Starfox. Some of those games have been around longer than a lot of gamers today, and they're still being made. (Though, I'm still waiting for a Starfox on the Wii...)
Answer by Patxi · Mar 10, 2011 at 10:43 AM
The amount of fans of Pokemon has surpass that of Dragon Ball, they keep buying their games and series. The Pokemon games, no matter how much Pokemon they keep adding they are the top sellers in handhelds consoles, surpassing other games for the DS and PSP alike for millions of copies. Although Pokemon lost it's touch after Johto people still watch it. Other anime series takes months, years to get licensed in the US/other countries and translated after their release, Pokemon gets translated after they get release in Japan. In Cartoon Network they are like 10 - 15 eps behind from Japan has any other series been translated like that? Of course not. The closest thing was Inuyasha's Final eps that where put on Hulu, and didn't get translated, just subbed.
So for your question will be around a long time.