... Whoever wrote that article must be somewhat ignorant.
"Perhaps no greater case can be made for the franchise's influence than the fact that Nintendo wasn't the only company to profit from its success. A shameful number of also-rans have ripped off the Pokémon formula, from the pitifully blatant (Digimon) to the genuinely clever (Mega Man Battle Network), and most have them have enjoyed a lasting popularity."
Digimon copying Pokemon? More like vice versa. And Mega Man ripping Pokemon off? What a joke