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[[File:25th Anniversary logo.png|thumb|200px|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 [[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.
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The entire year of 2021 is set to be celebrated as '''Pokémon's 25th Anniversary''', as '''February 27, 2021''' marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the [[history of Pokémon|original Japanese release]] of {{game|Red and Green|s}} 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>
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==Event distributions==
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A [[List of serial code event Pokémon distributions in Generation VIII#Singing Pikachu|singing Pikachu]] was distributed to {{pkmn|Sword & Shield}} games on February 25.
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==Games==
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A [[Pokémon Presents]] was announced on February 25, 2021, and was held at midnight JST on February 27, 2021. The presentation opens with a retrospective trailer which is followed by a trailer on the upcoming [[New Pokémon Snap]], as well as announcements on the following games, all set in the [[Sinnoh]] region.
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===Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl===
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[[Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl]] were announced during the February 2021 Pokemon Presents. They are [[remake]]s of the [[Generation IV]] games {{game|Diamond and Pearl|s}}, and are slated to release in late 2021.
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===Pokémon Legends: Arceus===
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[[Pokémon Legends: Arceus]] was announced during the February 2021 Pokemon Presents. It will be released in early 2022.
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==Music==
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{{main|P25 Music}}
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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> and {{wp|J Balvin}}. Post Malone performed a virtual concert on Pokémon Day that was streamed on the official Pokémon Youtube and Twitch channels.
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==Trading Card Game==
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[[File:25th Anniversary key art.png|thumb|200px|25th anniversary key art]]
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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>
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Starting Pokémon Day, specially-marked {{wp|General Mills}} cereals included {{TCGMerch|Sword & Shield|Series|General Mills Cereal Sword & Shield Mini Packs|mini booster packs}}.<ref>[https://twitter.com/GenMillsCereal/status/1365678849439236098 General Mills Cereal Twitter]</ref>
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==Merchandise==
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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>
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In Japan, [[Uniqlo]] launched a selecton of Pokémon "stamp" designs for use on their UTme! app between February 19 - April 30, 2021.<ref>[https://utme.uniqlo.com/tips/12147/ ''Enjoy the 25th anniversary by wearing a Pokémon T-shirt designed with your favorite Pokémon!!'' - Uniqlo] (retrieved February 19, 2021)</ref>
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A [[Mega Construx Pokémon]] "Celebration Pikachu" model was released by {{wp|Mega Brands}}.<ref>[https://www.megabrands.com/en-us/construction-toys/pok%C3%A9mon/celebration-pikachu ''Celebration Pikachu'' - Mega Brands] (retrieved February 19, 2021)</ref>
   
 
==Related articles==
 
==Related articles==
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* [[Pokémon Day]]
 
* [[Pokémon 10th Anniversary]]
 
* [[Pokémon 10th Anniversary]]
 
* [[Pokémon 20th Anniversary]]
 
* [[Pokémon 20th Anniversary]]
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==External links==
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* [https://25.pokemon.com/en-us Official website for the Pokémon 25th Anniversary]
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==References==
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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 marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the original Japanese release of Pokémon Red and Green 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]

Event distributions

A singing Pikachu was distributed to Sword & Shield games on February 25.

Games

A Pokémon Presents was announced on February 25, 2021, and was held at midnight JST on February 27, 2021. The presentation opens with a retrospective trailer which is followed by a trailer on the upcoming New Pokémon Snap, as well as announcements on the following games, all set in the Sinnoh region.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl were announced during the February 2021 Pokemon Presents. They are remakes of the Generation IV games Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, and are slated to release in late 2021.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Pokémon Legends: Arceus was announced during the February 2021 Pokemon Presents. It will be released in early 2022.

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] and J Balvin. Post Malone performed a virtual concert on Pokémon Day that was streamed on the official Pokémon Youtube and Twitch channels.

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]

Starting Pokémon Day, specially-marked General Mills cereals included mini booster packs.[5]

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.[6]

In Japan, Uniqlo launched a selecton of Pokémon "stamp" designs for use on their UTme! app between February 19 - April 30, 2021.[7]

A Mega Construx Pokémon "Celebration Pikachu" model was released by Mega Brands.[8]

Related articles

External links

References

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