Pokémon turns 25 today! In the midst of COVID-19, Pokémon is still providing us with entertainment on a grand scale! The 25-year celebration isn’t going away anytime soon, as The Pokémon Company announced a ton of things that are going to be awesome!
New Pokémon games
As announced during the recent Pokémon Presents stream, Sinnoh is getting a long-awaited remake! Shining Pearl and Brilliant Diamond will arrive in late 2021. On top of that, a new Pokémon game that is also based on the Sinnoh region is coming in late 2022.
Pokémon Legends: Arceus is coming in late 2022 and yes … it’s like a Pokémon game from Zelda: Breath Of The Wild. Is it exactly what fans dreamed of since the release of Sword and Shield? An open world type of game for the Pokémon series, and Game Freak did it! Add the Sinnoh treatment to the mix and you’ve got yourself a winner! So it’s two remakes, well, almost, for the price of one!
Throughout this week, Pokémon has been celebrating its 25th anniversary in different ways. For example, in Pokémon GO, we have the trio of birds in Raids plus Mewtwo, in the Special Kanto themed event that was announced on Official website of The Pokémon Company.
On top of that, if you have Pokémon Sword and Shield, then you can claim a special Pikachu, yes, you can never get enough Pikachus, which knows the Sing move. Singing is not a move that Pikachu can learn on its own, so it is surely a rare collector’s item.
Special Pokémon P25 Music concert
The icing on the cake will arrive in the form of a special Pokémon-themed concert, live on the Pokémon Twitch channel and on the official Youtube channel. At 7 p.m. ET, both streaming platforms will broadcast Pokémon P25, a special concert with artists performing special Pokémon-themed songs to celebrate the occasion.
One of the confirmed artists is Post malone. You can hear the Malone hit I only want to Be With You on Spotify, and yes, the Viibe Pokémon is there, just listen carefully. Of course, the track is available on other music platforms, depending on the availability of your country.
But this is the question. On January 13, The Pokémon Company revealed made a special deal with Universal Music Group, under which even more artists will participate in this year’s celebration.
Katy Perry, the popular pop artist, is one of the confirmed faces. In fact, Perry was the mastermind behind the Concert P25, where Post Malone will perform live. Does this mean that Katy Perry will also appear? And who other artists should join them? We have no idea, but it’s exciting!
The Pokémon Company has officially confirmed that additional details regarding Perry’s participation in the P25 program will be announced during the year. P25 Music seems to be something that will last all year long, rather than just tonight. Katy Perry gave a press release a few weeks ago:
“Pokémon has been a constant in my life, from playing the original video games on my GameBoy, trading Pokémon cards at lunch, to the adventures of catching some monsters in Pokémon GO,” “I even visited Pokémon Café in Japan while on tour. It is truly an honor to be chosen to help celebrate a franchise that has given me so much in the last 25 years, and to see it evolve in ways that I can share this kind of electric joy with the children in my life and throughout the world. world”
With all of these things advertised, it seems like the P25 show could have some really good entertainment value. Stay tuned!
A franchise doesn’t turn 25 every day. This year’s event is somewhat different thanks to COVID-19 and overwhelming lockdowns, but still, we don’t think TPCI is cutting us off here in any way.
I’m happy to write these lines, because Pokémon is one of the franchises that I love the most, which is why I am here after all, and more importantly, Pokémon GO has been a great help to my left since it launched in 2016.
Being able to be part of a community with so many wonderful people is something for which I am very grateful. For me, the opportunity to be a part of GO Hub is honestly wonderful, and that’s mainly because Pokémon content is everywhere!
I think it’s downright impossible to summarize the impact Pokémon had on us in one article, but I think one thing is clear: we have Satoshi Tajiri to thank for creating this world that brought us all together. For another 25 years of Pokémon!