Koji Nishino is a planner at Game Freak. He has been involved in the Pokémon series since Red and Green and has worked mostly on designing and balancing the parametric data of the titles, including Pokémon movesets, wild Pokémon distributions and trainer teams.

Game Works

Special Thanks



  • Nishino makes an in-game cameo in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, where he can be battled at the Game Freak building in Castelia City. He uses the sprite of a Hiker.
  • The Pokémon Snorlax's design is a caricature of Nishino; its Japanese name (Kabigon) is based on Nishino's nickname.
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