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 developed starting in 2008, eventually released out of beta in 2012. Most of the game's active proponents and development efforts at the time subsequently went into Pokémon Tabletop United. Dr_Mr_Stark continued work into Pokemon Tabletop Adventures 3.