The game is played in a world where many fantastic animals are able to be energized and stored nicely in a machine called a Poké Ball. These animals are called “pocket monsters,” or Pokémon for short, and they are carried as tools, friends and partners by Pokémon Trainers. Trainers have various skills and abilities each defined by a Trainer’s goal.
Pokémon Tabletop Adventures was last actively developed ca. 2012/13 with a slow burnout of activity ending ca. 2016. Most of the game's active proponents and new development efforts subsequently went into Pokémon Tabletop United.