|Founded||20th January, 1999|
|Industry||Video Game Development|
Paon Corporation (パオン) is a Japanese video game company that makes games for Nintendo. It was founded on January 20th, 1999. When Rare, Ltd., a company that made games in the Donkey Kong series for Nintendo until it became a subsidiary of Microsoft in 2002, left Nintendo, Nintendo used Paon to develop certain Donkey Kong games such as DK: King of Swing, DK: Jungle Climber and Donkey Kong Barrel Blast.
Paon's only Super Smash Bros. game so far is Super Smash Bros. Brawl, which they developed in co-operation with Sora Ltd., HAL Laboratory, Inc., Monolith Soft, Intelligent Systems and Game Arts. Their current president is Rikiya Nakagawa. They are currently re-releasing old games for the Wii Virtual Console.