retroking1981 said:
So...

Does Nintendo have a strangle hold on the PokeMon Company/IP?

Is there no chance one day someone else could decide they want it?

If so would Nintendo be powerless if the PokeMon Company wanted out?

tecnically speaking it's possible for someone to buy out the Pokémon IP, the only problem is that ALL the pokémon names, items, characters etc. are filled under copyright by Nintendo, so whoever wanted to buy it would end up with a  title that has near to 0 content to it...