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A Pokémon Day is an annual event that takes place in Italy. It is organized by Nintendo and held at the Mirabilandia amusement park, near Rimini. Every Pokémon Day is two or more days long. During each Pokémon Day, Event Pokémon or items are given away. A similar event is held in the Netherlands and Germany every year.
Pokémon Day 2005
The first Pokémon Day was held on July 2 and 3, 2005.
While no event Pokémon was distributed, the event item Aurora Ticket was given via Mystery Gift. There were also some free TCG cards: Charmander from EX RossoFuoco & VerdeFoglia and Farfetch'd from EX Smeraldo, among with other gifts like t-shirts and stickers.
There was a mini Game Boy Advance tournament and a TCG tournament that allowed the winners to go directly to the finals in Italy. Two POP 1 packs were given to all the participants.
Pokémon Day 2006
- Main article: List of Italian event Pokémon distributions in Generation III
The second Pokémon Day was from June 23 to 25, 2006. Similar to other European countries, ten event Pokémon were distributed:
Pokémon Day 2007
In 2007, the event was held from July 7 to 8, 2007.
The event Pokémon Mew was distributed during the event. The movie Lucario and the Mystery of Mew was also shown for the first time. The visitors were also allowed to try the demo version of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl that was released in Italy three weeks later.
As usual there was Pokémon Trading Card Game tournaments and tournaments for the new Pokémon Trading Figure Game.
Pokémon Day 2008
In 2008, the event was held from July 12 to 13, 2008. The event Pokémon Darkrai was distributed and the tenth movie was aired. In addition, as Pokémon Day spin-offs, the movie aired in only two selected UCI Cinemas events (one projection per event only): on September 7, 2008 in Naples and on September 14, 2008 in Milan. The movie should have aired on August 31, 2008 in both Rome and Geneve, but some issues with the given DVDs made the events fail.
Pokémon Day 2009
In 2009, the event was held from July 18 to 19, 2009. The movie Giratina and the Sky Warrior was shown as well.
The event Pokémon Regigigas was distributed during the event. Video game and TCG tournaments were also held.