Junichi Masuda is a games director, composer and producer. Masuda has been working with Game Freak, GAME FREAK inc., Niantic, Inc. and The Pokemon Company. Masuda started in 1989 as the composer of Mendel Palace. Then, Junichi Masuda went on to work on Mario & Yoshi as the composer. Afterwards, Junichi Masuda worked on Pokémon GO developed by Niantic, Inc. in 2016. The latest work of Junichi Masuda was Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!, Eevee!, published in 2018. Currently, Masuda is developing Pokémon Sword, Shield with GAME FREAK inc.. It is set to release in 2019.