The Pokéthulhu Adventure Game
The Monster In Your Pocket is
Cuddly, Evil, and Itching for Action!

[Image of little Pikathulhu, Randy Carter's favorite monster!]That is not dead which can eternal lie,
and with strange aeons even death may die!
To bring down our masters on an icy night,
And to claim the power when the stars are right . . .
Derleth! Bloch! Team Eibon!
Stand fast to resist our rage . . .
Or flee to the safety of a new dark age!

Amid the sagging gables of old New England, evil lurks . . . and squirms, and scuttles, and purrs. Grownups are fleeing in terror, hiding behind the Elder Sign.

You're 10 years old. You're our last hope. Armed with a Shining Dodecahedron and the elder incantations to make it work, you capture the monsters and train them to use their power . . . But not for evil. For sport.

You've thrilled to the popular TV show. Now, you can play the game! Is your Shoplifting score good enough to sneak a page from your opponent's Pokénomicon? Is your trained Jigglypolyp powerful enough to defeat a devolved Fungal Cluster? This is the world of Pokéthulhu, and now it's yours to save - or conquer!

You've reached the official home of The Pokéthulhu Adventure Game, the coolest free RPG Not of This Earth, and the only game that lets you crack into the depths of a Shining Dodecahedron to spill forth cuddly evil to do battle with your foes.

A Little History . . .

The Cumberland Games edition of Pokéthulhu is the third and ultimate (in every sense of the word) form of the game, but this game has been around the block a little before it finally came home to rest. Squishy Brain Games published the (very rare) first edition in the summer of 2000, and Dork Storm Press published the well-known second edition in 2001. The second edition added several features, including Over Cold Mountain and John Kovalic's What's-an-RPG? comic featuring his Dork Tower characters.

The current (third) edition is a free game, including the complete content of all previous editions, edited, revised, and expanded with yet-more new material including lots of fan-designed thulhu, the long-awaited Chaos Cards rules (introduced at the first World Pokethulhu Tournament two years ago and finally made public), and more!

Download the Game!

Click here to visit DriveThru RPG where you can snag your copy (it's free), or visit the Cumberland freebie page where you can snag several other items you might enjoy! The Pokéthulhu Adventure Game is ready-to-play and authorized by the producers of the Pokéthulhu TV show, comics and films (the thulhu themselves even use the same stats as the Pokéthulhu Collectible Card Game, so if you've got a stack of cards you've got a pile of extra thulhu, ready to go)! Get yours and play! You can also read this translation to Polish!

Surf the Web!

If you know of any Pokéthulhu-related websites that I'm missing, let me know!

  • The Dork Storm Site was the first web presence for the game that I know of, and still (literally) the most animated! This is where the 2nd Edition comes from. There's a link for T-Shirt sales, too! Go go go.
  • You can peek at the First Edition Cover and learn amusing creepy things at Yog-Sothoth, a Call of Cthulhu site so hip they dig the Pika, too! Testify, my dark brethren. Testify unto the unholy and the marketably cute!
  • This spiffy Pokéthulhu Wiki is a growing (and growable) resource at RPG.net.
  • My Little Pokenomicon is a private collection of thulhu to amuse and astound.
  • Phil Reed's Additional Stuff includes some expansions to the adventure/campaign seeds he wrote for the game, and a souped-up thulhu.
  • The Pokéthulhu Name Generator is just so cool I could live there. Really. And as far as I'm concerned every single silly thing it spits out is authorized. That's how cool it is. It's just that freakin' cool.
  • A name like Daniel Peace doesn't suggest ancient evil, but he must be a very wicked sorcerer indeed to have conjured up the Interactive Pokénomicon, a fully-illustrated step-by-step guide to identifying the little beasts in the wild.
  • The Pokéthulhu Playpen is pretty freakin' cool, too. Fun material, a nice look, a really kind and insightful review (good combo) and, of course, the game's very coolest typo, enshrined.
  • The Team Rocket Gym has a TV series episode guide (which needs your help!) and Pokéthulhu Tools, nifty Windows apps for making cultists and thulhu. Rockin'.
  • The Self-Proclaimed First Site is another site called "Pokénomicon," and there are house rules, thulhu, and a MIDI file that leaps out at you from nowhere and sucks at your bone marrow.
  • Pokéthulhu Live Feed is a mailing list devoted to (get this) a global Pokéthulhu campaign, a lighthearted (and perhaps lightheaded) answer to to WotC's Living GreyhawkTM and its many relatives. Hook your gaming table into the world.
  • The Alternate Record Cards are just part of the evil lurking at this site. There's also a game conversion to the Simply Roleplaying! system.
  • The Fragments of G'David includes some house rules and a full-length adventure, ready to play. Note that it may cause insanity in some web browsers.
  • There's no webpage at this link, just a bigass picture of a fascinating Lego creation. There's another image here.

[Image of Ulthar, Sonia's personal champion!][Image of Ulthar, Sonia's personal champion!][Image of Ulthar, Sonia's personal champion!]

The Pokéthulhu Adventure Game is Copyright © 2000, 2001 and 2002 by John Kovalic (artwork & comic), Philip Reed (campaign seed, pages 25,26) and S. John Ross (game and all other content). “Pokéthulhu Adventure Game” and “Pokéthulhu” are Trademarks of Squishy Brain Games. “Dork Tower” is a trademark of John Kovalic.

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