Pokémon celebrates its 20th anniversary with special events in 2016

General News — 13 January, 2016

On February 27 this year, the Pokémon franchise will be 20 years old! The Pokémon Company has announced that there will be lots of celebrations during 2016.

First up is the re-release of the original Pokémon Red/Blue on 3DS via Virtual Console as previously reported. Several other new games are due for release in 2016 too, including Pokémon Go and Pokken Tournament.

New events are scheduled for 2016 too - every month from February will see the release of a mythical Pokémon! In order they are Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Darkrai, Manaphy, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Keldeo, Genesect and finally Meloetta in December. They will be available in Gamestop stores in America. No details about other locations just yet.

But wait, there's more!

A new 3DS bundle will be released. The New Nintendo 3DS Pokémon 20th Anniversary bundle has the Virtual Console games pre-installed, and comes with a cover plate featuring artwork from the original games.

New Nintendo 3DS Pokemon bundle

There will undoubtedly be more things announced as we approach February 27th so be sure to check back!

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