The yearlong celebration of 25 years of Pokémon is off to a rousing
start, and things are about to get even more exciting! Be sure to watch an
upcoming virtual concert featuring global superstar (and lifelong Pokémon fan)
Post Malone! Plus, don’t miss a Pokémon distribution in Pokémon
Sword and Pokémon
Shield, a nostalgic event in Pokémon GO, and a collection of music-themed Pokémon the Series
episodes on Pokémon TV.
There are some
great events happening in Pokémon video games as well. Starting on February 25,
players will be able to add a special Pikachu to their copy of Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield with a special password that you’ll find
here on Pokemon.com, on Pokémon’s
25th Anniversary website,
and on Pokémon’s official social media channels. The password will also be
distributed via the Pokémon Trainer Club newsletter. In keeping with the P25 Music celebration, this Pikachu will know the move Sing, an attack that it
can’t normally learn.
Pokémon GO players should be gearing up for February 20, the
day of the Pokémon
GO Tour: Kanto event. During this event, you’ll have the opportunity to
collect the original 150 Pokémon that appeared in the original Pokémon video
games, Pokémon Red Version and Pokémon Green Version. Tickets for
Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto are available now in Pokémon GO’s in-game shop, so don’t
miss your chance to join in on the fun.
To help get you
into a musical mood for Post Malone’s Pokémon Day concert on February 27, you
can tune in to Pokémon TV or use the Pokémon TV mobile app starting on that day to watch a selection of music-themed
episodes of Pokémon the Series. Reliving some of Ash’s classic
adventures makes for a perfect lead-in to the big show.
On February 26, you’ll also be able
to find the Pokémon Trading Card Game: First Partner Collector’s Binder at
participating retailers. This binder is emblazoned with the Pokémon 25th Anniversary
logo and is designed to store oversize Pokémon TCG cards featuring all the
first partner Pokémon, which will release throughout 2021. To start your
collection off right, the binder comes with an oversize Pikachu card. Look for
the initial First Partner Pack that features the first partner Pokémon of the
Galar region on March 6.
And just think—this is only the
beginning of this yearlong celebration! Remember that you can visit the Pokémon’s
25th Anniversary website
for the latest updates on the festivities.