Official Pokémon YouTube channel releases a Pokémon 25th Anniversary video celebrating the franchise’s history

25 years of Pokémon, and many more to come.

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It’s been 25 years since the first time trainers had the chance to discuss the choice of what Pokémon to start their journey with, and to venture out into the wild to capture a diverse team. We’ve come a long way since then, and the official Pokémon YouTube Channel uploaded a 25th anniversary celebration video sharing the numerous memories from throughout the franchise’s history.

The video was uploaded this morning, starting with a scene from the original Pokémon games featuring a trainer attempting to use a Weedle to capture a Pikachu on a Nintendo Game Boy.

The video games are not the only highlight in the video. There are numerous nods to the franchise, from the card games, animation series, several toys based on the many pocket monsters, and many more references.

The actual timeframe for the Pokémon anniversary takes place in February 2021, but you can expect numerous celebratory events throughout the year. These events will vary, such as the mobile game Pokémon Go’s Kanto Tour, where players will have a full day to capture all of the first generation Pokémon in an exclusive adventure.

Because of the many events celebrating Pokémon, you’ll be able to keep track of them all by checking out the new official Pokémon website. This website will share details of these events and keep you in the loop for each one. The first celebration kicks off in March centered around the Galar region, the most recent region to release, featured in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

You can expect more announcements and game details to be shared throughout the year. There might even be a Pokémon Snap update, which was previously teased during the summer of 2020. We haven’t received any other details about it since, so the 25th anniversary month would be a good time for Nintendo to host a Pokémon direct and discuss it.