Pokemon, a video role-playing game created by the Japanese game designer Satoshi Tajiri for Nintendo Inc., is now finding its way into U.S. classrooms in the form of a supplemental educational game for students.

Based on the popular and long-running franchise, Pokemon Learning League is a web-based suite of interactive lessons in language arts, math, science, and life skills for students in grades 3-6.

Characters from the Pokemon series, animated in the bug-eyed, hip-hop-infused tradition of Japanese Manga, take part in storylines that teach lessons aligned with state and national...

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