The Pokémon Company has announced that it plans to hold a year-long celebration of 20 years of Pokémon! A new site called Pokémon20 has opened and contains tons of information on the celebration, some of which we’ve added below. Fans can also browse a Pokémon Timeline, share their stories, images, and videos using the hashtag #Pokemon20 on Twitter, Instgram or Facebook and much, more.
So, what’s coming up this year?
First up, limited Edition New Nintendo 3DS bundles will be released, coming with Pokémon Red or Pokémon Blue preinstalled. The bundles will come with special faceplates featuring artwork from the original box art of Red and Blue version.
Europeans will also be able to purchase special 2DS bundles, featuring red, blue or yellow consoles and a copy of either Red, Blue or Yellow Version preinstalled.
A series of new plush, figurines and accessories will be released throughout the year, including a new “Champion” version of the Pokémon Trainer Red Nendoroid figure, this time including Charizard, Venusaur and Blastoise.
The first three Pokémon movies will be digitally remastered and available for download online later in the year from iTune, Google Play or Amazon Instant Video
Trading Card Game
The TCG hasn’t been left out and over the year new products will be released. Amongst these are Mythical Pokémon Collection booster boxes, Red & Blue Collection booster boxes featuring special Venusaur EX, Blastoise, Charizard EX and Pikachu EX cards and finally special 20th Anniversary TCG accessories.
Games & Apps
The Pokémon Company has also confirmed the release of at least two new Pokémon games this year: Pokémon Go and Pokkén Tournament. Will there be more? Who knows!
The Pokémon Company has also announced that a new app called Pokémon Photo Booth will be released for iOS and Android devices at some point in the year, with no other details provided.
For each month of 2016 a Mystical Pokémon will be downloadable to Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. Mew kicks off the run of distributions, starting next month.