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The entire year of 2021 is set to be celebrated as '''Pokémon's 25th Anniversary''', as '''February 27, 2021''' marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the [[history of Pokémon|original Japanese release]] of [[Pokémon Red and Green Versions]], and therefore the twenty-fifth anniversary of the [[Pokémon]] media franchise as a whole.
 
The entire year of 2021 is set to be celebrated as '''Pokémon's 25th Anniversary''', as '''February 27, 2021''' marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the [[history of Pokémon|original Japanese release]] of [[Pokémon Red and Green Versions]], and therefore the twenty-fifth anniversary of the [[Pokémon]] media franchise as a whole.
   
The 25th anniversary logo was revealed during the {{wp|Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade}} on November 26, 2020.
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The 25th anniversary logo was revealed during the {{wp|Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade}} on November 26, 2020.<ref>[https://press.pokemon.com/en/releases/MEDIA-ALERT-Pokemon-Teases-Upcoming-25th-Anniversary-Celebrations ''Pokémon Teases Upcoming 25th Anniversary Celebrations'' - The Pokémon Company International] (retrieved February 13, 2021)</ref>
   
 
==Music==
 
==Music==
 
{{main|P25 Music}}
 
{{main|P25 Music}}
A yearlong campaign titled P25 Music was created as a collaboration between [[The Pokémon Company International]] and {{wp|Universal Music Group|Universal Music Group and Brands}} for the 25th anniversary. The first participating artist is {{wp|Katy Perry}}.
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A yearlong campaign titled P25 Music was created as a collaboration between [[The Pokémon Company International]] and {{wp|Universal Music Group|Universal Music Group and Brands}} for the 25th anniversary. Participating artists include {{wp|Katy Perry}} and {{wp|Post Malone}}.<ref>[https://press.pokemon.com/en/releases/POKEMON-UNVEILS-VIRTUAL-MUSIC-CONCERT-WITH-POST-MALONE-TO-CELEBRATE-25 ''Pokémon Unveils Virtual Music Concert With Post Malone To Celebrate 25th Anniversary'' - The Pokémon Company International] (retrieved February 13, 2021)</ref>
   
 
==Trading Card Game==
 
==Trading Card Game==
 
[[File:25th Anniversary key art.png|thumb|200px|25th anniversary key art]]
A collection of {{TCG|Jumbo cards}} featuring {{pkmn2|starter}}s was released throughout the year. The cards are all reprints of their respective Pokémon's first released card with the 25th Anniversary logo added. A {{TCGMerch|Sword & Shield|Series|First Partner Collector's Binder|binder}} to hold them was the first item released on February 26 and included the Pikachu card. {{TCGMerch|Sword & Shield|Series|First Partner Packs}} were released in subsequent months, with three cards per pack, ordered by generation.
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A collection of {{TCG|Jumbo cards}} featuring {{pkmn2|starter}}s was released throughout the year. The cards are all reprints of their respective Pokémon's first released card with the 25th Anniversary logo added. A {{TCGMerch|Sword & Shield|Series|First Partner Collector's Binder|binder}} to hold them was the first item released on February 26 and included the Pikachu card. {{TCGMerch|Sword & Shield|Series|First Partner Packs}} were released in subsequent months, with three cards per pack, ordered by generation.<ref name="Activations" >[https://press.pokemon.com/en/releases/POKEMON-CELEBRATES-25-YEARS-WITH-MASSIVE-MUSIC-PROGRAM-AND-ACTIVATIONS ''Pokémon Celebrates 25 Years With Massive Music Program And Activations Across The Franchise'' - The Pokémon Company International] (retrieved February 13, 2021)</ref>
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From February 9, in the United States, {{TCG|McDonald's Collection 2021}} was included in McDonald’s Happy Meals.<ref>[https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/collect-25th-anniversary-pokemon-tcg-cards-in-mcdonalds-happy-meals/ ''Collect 25th Anniversary Pokémon TCG Cards in McDonald’s Happy Meals'' - pokemon.com] (retrieved February 13, 2021)</ref>
   
 
==Merchandise==
 
==Merchandise==
A limited edition [[Pokémon Center X Bear Walker Collection|Bear Walker]] skateboard was made for the anniversary. It was available for pre-order from {{OBP|Pokémon Center|store|PokémonCenter.com}} starting January 19.
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A limited edition [[Pokémon Center X Bear Walker Collection|Bear Walker]] skateboard was made for the anniversary. It was available for pre-order from {{OBP|Pokémon Center|store|PokémonCenter.com}} starting January 19.<ref name="Activations" />
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{{wp|Levi Strauss & Co.}} and The Pokémon Company International launched the ‘90s-inspired Levi's x Pokémon collection on February 15, 2021 to celebrate the anniversary.<ref>[https://pokemon.gamespress.com/LEVIS-X-POKEMON ''Levi's x Pokémon'' - The Pokémon Company International] (retrieved February 13, 2021)</ref>
   
 
==Related articles==
 
==Related articles==
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* [[Pokémon Day]]
[[File:25th Anniversary key art.png|thumb|200px|25th anniversary key art]]
 
 
* [[Pokémon 10th Anniversary]]
 
* [[Pokémon 10th Anniversary]]
 
* [[Pokémon 20th Anniversary]]
 
* [[Pokémon 20th Anniversary]]
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
* [https://25.pokemon.com/en-us Official website for the Pokémon 25th Anniversary]
 
* [https://25.pokemon.com/en-us Official website for the Pokémon 25th Anniversary]
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==References==
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{{reflist}}
   
 
[[Category:Pokémon meta]]
 
[[Category:Pokémon meta]]

Revision as of 03:16, 13 February 2021

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The 25th anniversary logo

The entire year of 2021 is set to be celebrated as Pokémon's 25th Anniversary, as February 27, 2021 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the original Japanese release of Pokémon Red and Green Versions, and therefore the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Pokémon media franchise as a whole.

The 25th anniversary logo was revealed during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 26, 2020.[1]

Music

Main article: P25 Music

A yearlong campaign titled P25 Music was created as a collaboration between The Pokémon Company International and Universal Music Group and Brands for the 25th anniversary. Participating artists include Katy Perry and Post Malone.[2]

Trading Card Game

25th anniversary key art

A collection of Jumbo cards featuring starters was released throughout the year. The cards are all reprints of their respective Pokémon's first released card with the 25th Anniversary logo added. A binder to hold them was the first item released on February 26 and included the Pikachu card. First Partner Packs were released in subsequent months, with three cards per pack, ordered by generation.[3]

From February 9, in the United States, McDonald's Collection 2021 was included in McDonald’s Happy Meals.[4]

Merchandise

A limited edition Bear Walker skateboard was made for the anniversary. It was available for pre-order from PokémonCenter.com starting January 19.[3]

Levi Strauss & Co. and The Pokémon Company International launched the ‘90s-inspired Levi's x Pokémon collection on February 15, 2021 to celebrate the anniversary.[5]

Related articles

External links

References

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