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Tetsuya Watanabe is a producer at Game Freak. He started out as a programmer in the Pokémon series with Red and Green, and was the program director of Ruby and Sapphire, FireRed and LeafGreen, Diamond and Pearl and Black and White.

Currently, he is the Director of Game Frequency and General Manager of Development Division 1 at Game Freak; in his position, he manages Game Freak's "Gear Project" system, in which groups of employees can submit ideas for original games outside of the Pokémon franchise.

He has also regularly worked as a supervisor on various Pokémon spin-offs along with Junichi Masuda, and is also involved with the upcoming Detective Pikachu movie.

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