Junichi Masuda is a games director, composer, producer and programmer. 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 Yoshi developed by Game Freak in 1991. The latest work of Junichi Masuda was Pokémon Sword, Shield, published in 2019.