Pokémon Teases Celebrations In Honor Of Series’ 25th Anniversary

Pokémon Prepares to celebrate 25 years of monster-catching next year.

Pokémon 25th Anniversary logo


It seems a celebration is in order. Today during the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day in New York’s Herald Square, a group of festive Pokémon trainers unfurled a banner revealing a new logo in honor of the hugely popular franchise’s upcoming 25th anniversary.

Coinciding with the logo’s reveal, the official Pokemon Twitter account posted a message teasing more exciting news for the series’s fans next year. “Need one more thing to be thankful for today, Trainers? Our Pokémon 25th Anniversary celebration kicks off in 2021! Stay tuned for more details.”

Developer Game Freak and Nintendo officially announced Pokémon Sun and Moon’s development for the 3DS on February 26, 2016, to commemorate the series’ 25th anniversary. That said, it wouldn’t be a surprise if a new game is revealed in just a few short months.

In June, it was also announced that Bandai Namco is developing a sequel to HAL Laboratory’s 1999 N64 title, New Pokémon Snap, for the Nintendo Switch.

Pocket Monsters: Red and Green debuted for the Game Boy in Japan on February 27, 1996. It wasn’t until September of 1998 that the series would appear in North America with Pokémon Red and Blue’s release.

So Trainers, what do you hope to see from the Pokémon 25th Anniversary? As always, we love to hear what you think. Be sure to sound off in the comments and let us know.

Frank has been the caffeine-fueled evil overlord of HeyPoorPlayer since 2008. He speaks loudly and carries a big stick to keep the staff of the HPP madhouse in check. A collector of all things that blip and beep, he has an extensive collection of retro consoles and arcade machines crammed into his house. Currently playing: Dodonpachi Dai-Ou-Jou (Arcade), Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove (Switch), Neo Turf Masters (Neo Geo)

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