Back in November, The Pokémon Company teased that 2021 would be a year of “very special” celebrations around the iconic series’ 25th anniversary. Today, the first of these markings has been unveiled.
The trailer above gives fans a nostalgic look back through the franchise’s history, with a admittedly sweet set of clips that follow a Poké Ball as it goes past games, trading cards and the like from years gone by. In the end, we see that pop superstar Katy Perry will join The Pokémon Company as part of the fun, and there is still a small piece of a song to be heard.
“This one goes out to anyone who started capturing Pokémon … but ended up capturing emotions instead,”
When it comes to future celebrations? Well, we can expect more of the “biggest names in music” to be involved, and as of March, the company says they will start revisiting the many regions of the Pokémon world. A “series of cool themed collectibles” has also been teased, with products to be announced and launched throughout the year – including a re-release of some iconic Pokémon cards and a very cool skateboard.
We’m sure there’s going to be a lot more Pokémon goodness to enjoy throughout the year, but what do you hope to see from the series’ 25th anniversary? Let us know below.