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What can we expect from the 25th anniversary of Pokemon?  - Feature

What can we expect from the 25th anniversary of Pokemon? – Feature

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It’s Thanksgiving and it’s time for the Macy’s parade in New York. After floating on the float showing various things, a familiar yellow friend arrives. Many Picassos have come and started dancing as a way of saying thank you. However, in the end, something was discovered … the 25th anniversary of Pokemon. That’s right, It’s almost Pokemon’s 25th anniversary!

So, as we approach 2021, on this important occasion, Pokemon fans around the world can think about what to look forward to in the coming year.

Look Back – Pokemon20

Five years ago Pokemon 20th Anniversary Celebrations (that’s right, we did the math). It feels almost like yesterday and a lifetime ago. What exactly did we get that year?

In the West, the celebrations were completely gone and we had a “legendary year”. Every month in 2016, a legendary Pokமொmon celebration was held with distributions Pokemon X & Y/Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, As well as DCG products and products. Major games were developed towards the beginning of the 7th generation Pokemon Sun & Moon And Pokemon GO Brought Pokemonia back to the forefront in a major way not seen since the late 90s. This really made Pokemon a household name. This is a great way to celebrate two decades of the series, but now the question is: How can the 25th anniversary match it? Let’s look at some possibilities point-by-point.

The main series Pokemon game?

The main series games will always be the center of the fan, which is the driving force of the franchise. They dictate how the next three or four years will progress. However, unlike the 20th anniversary, this year we are in the middle of the eighth generation and we have no chance to build until next year. With Pokemon Sword & Shield As the best-selling Pokemon games of 2000 this year, we need to think about how Game Freak and Pokemon Company can emulate this.

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Updated versions are no longer on the table, they have been replaced with DLC, thus a remake of the previous game (new) Let’s go! The version of the Gen II Zohto games looks like a brainless one, at least from a business perspective) or is completely new but runs on the same machine as Sword & Shield.

The fan community thinks Diamond & Pearl Remakes are next, thinking about this from 2017 onwards. Is it time for that to happen this year? We must also remember that Game Freak wants to surprise us, so the possibilities are endless!

Spin-off games

There are four different spin-off topics we know of in development at the time of writing, many of which are likely to hit 2021.

First the Nintendo Switch title, New Pokemon Snap. This is the much loved 1999 Nintendo 64 classic sequel and sequel. Although we do not know much about what will be in it, we will get this game in the 25th year of Pokemon.

Pokemon sleep Introduced in 2018 as a mobile game, it is one of the most intriguing games we can even consider. The details for this game are very limited, but its concept is to monitor your sleep using Pokemon Geo Plus + and interact with Pokemon and use it. The development of the game may have stopped (it was supposed to start earlier this year) which is why we have not heard anything, but it may come out and be possible – Wait for it – A sleeper hit.

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Emerged in 2018 as well Detective Picasso ‘2’ On the Nintendo Switch. When it was announced, it was clear that it was at the beginning of development (it doesn’t even have an official name yet), so the right question is whether it will be ready in 2021. The film is based on the huge success of its 3DS predecessor and is definitely a game to look forward to.

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There is also the highly controversial game that is likely to come out next year. Pokemon Unite You played with the other four players against another team of five with a mobile and switch title and a five-man battlefield created by Timmy Studios & Pokemon. As Pokemon is the largest media rights in the world and MOBAs are the largest video game genre in the world, this game has the potential to hit the heights of Pokemon GO’s engagement and operation, especially in Asian markets. However, the expression of the game in the West did not go right for a variety of reasons, so it remains to be seen if it can be broken in all regions.

Games like Pokemon Masters EX, Pokemon Cafe Mix And there will be various events to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Pokemon GO. Pokemon GO announced one in February, The Pokemon GO Tour: Condo Event During the day you can catch all the condo pokemon and do the whole research to get a glossy mue.

Of course things will happen on these topics during the festive year, and – Who knows – You can get some surprises there too.

Anime & Movies

Pokemon trips It continues in Japan, and in Ash & Co’s stories it feels like a full celebration of ownership with Pokemon going to different parts of the world. It is unclear whether there are any celebratory episodes with older characters.

As for the movies, the events of this past year have changed things. 2020 film, Secrets The Jungle, Coming out in Japan only on December 25, 2020, we will undoubtedly get it in 2021. The next question is, will the 2021 movie still be on track? Will Japan get it late in the summer of 2021? Only time will tell.

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Pokemon Trading Card Game

Pokemon is not the only thing celebrating its 25th anniversary. 2021 marks the 25th anniversary of the Pokemon Trading Card game. For the 20th anniversary, there were two collections focusing on the past: Generations, a collection centered on the condo pokemon, while Evolution provided reprints of several original cards that brought new power levels to the game. We already know that in February, a week before the 25th anniversary, we will be getting the latest set of Shining Fats around the Shiny Pokemon. Besides, let’s look at a Bespoke 25th anniversary set? Some retailer lists indicate that we do, but they are often unreliable, so it is difficult to say at this point.

Beautiful Pokemon business

Merch would be an interesting place. In general, Pokemon sales focus on the younger audience with silk, toys and more, although in the last few years, we have been getting more and more adult clothing, and recently, a new business line was announced; Pokemon Day (February 27) is available for $ 100 per premium Poke Ball in association with Wand. This means that older audiences can get more premium products in addition to products for younger Bokeh fans.


So with everything in mind, it looks like there will be a lot for Pokemon fans in all areas of ownership. Is there anything you expected? Anything you want to see? Let’s celebrate Pokemon!