Happy 20th Birthday, Pokemon January 12, 2016Posted by Maniac in Game News, Site News.
Wow, time really does fly. Nintendo and The Pokémon Company have announced that this year marks the 20th birthday of the Pokémon franchise! That’s right, that handheld game where you travel across the world, capturing, training, trading and collecting Pokémon, has been going strong for twenty years!
To celebrate the incredible milestone, the game’s developers will be redistributing ALL of the previously exclusive legendary Pokémon from each generation that could not be obtained through normal means, starting with Mew in February. These Pokémon should be obtainable through either Nintendo Network or GameStop. This is an incredible revelation as it enables the game’s newest players (as well as old school players with dead batteries) to reobtain some of the most powerful Pokémon ever created completely legitimately through the Gift feature!
The Pokémon Company also launched the official Pokémon 20 website. The website currently features a timeline of all the games, TCG expansions, and TV seasons that have been released over the past 20 years as well as a tentative schedule for all the Legendary Pokémon they plan to distribute.
Finally, in honor of the event, we have decided to take this time to announce Pokémon Day 2016. That’s right, for the rest of the day we will be re-releasing some of our best Pokémon related content, alongside some of the best Pokémon content from across the web. It is possible, given the heavy demand for it, all this Pokémon-mania could mean the site’s next Podcast…could be on the Pokémon franchise!
Happy Birthday, Pokémon. Keep those #Pokemon20 hashtags flying in social media!