He became friends with Shigeru Miyamoto when he went to work for Nintendo.
Satoshi is, in some ways, similar to the character "Ash" from his creation,Pokemon, when he was a child, such as collecting.
Tajiri published two books: "CAP Land" and "Catch 'em all CAP Land."
As a child, Tajiri hated school. His father had wanted him to become an electrical utility engineer.
Two people who helped him with his magazine company were James Hanzakto and Yuusuke Santamaria. These people were friends of Tajiri.
To learn game programming, he took apart a Nintendo system to see how it was put together and worked.
He was part of the first generation of people in Japan to be introduced to anime and manga.
He had a passion for video games since he was a kid.
He is described by Nintendo officials as "reclusive" and "eccentric."
His first game he made was a game called Quinty.
Before he created the Pokemon franchise, one of his favorite video games was Space Invaders. He was such a big fan of arcades that one local arcade where he lived gave him a Space Invaders machine to take home.
Other than the Pokemon franchise, Tajiri has worked on other video games like Drill Dozer.
The first Pokemon video games took Tajiri 5 years to make: the longest time ever for a Nintendo Game.
The idea of the Pokemon video game franchise was partly inspired by how Tajiri enjoyed collecting and trading the bugs he caught as a kid.
In the Japanese version of Pokemon, Gary Oak is named Shigeru, after Shigeru Miyamoto, one of Tajiri's friends, and the maker of franchises such as Mario and The Legend of Zelda.
In the Japanese version of Pokemon, Ash is named "Satoshi", probably after Tajiri's first name.
In 1982, Tajiri, along with his friends, published a magazine about cheat codes and other game-related things, naming it "Game Freak." Game Freak later became a company who made their own games, including the Pokemon video game franchise.
He was diagnosed with Aspberger's syndrome.
Satoshi Tajiri I'll sleep for twelve hours, and then work for 24 hours.