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The {{bp|Pokémon Company International}} has announced a range of celebrations for the {{bp|Pokémon 20th Anniversary}}. These parallel the scale of celebrations seen for the {{bp|Pokémon 10th Anniversary}}.
 
The {{bp|Pokémon Company International}} has announced a range of celebrations for the {{bp|Pokémon 20th Anniversary}}. These parallel the scale of celebrations seen for the {{bp|Pokémon 10th Anniversary}}.
   
Fans are encouraged to use the {{wp|hashtag}} #Pokemon20 to share their experiences with Pokémon. It is hinted that Pokémon Company International's favorite submissions will get some kind of prize.
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Fans are encouraged to use the {{wp|hashtag}} #Pokemon20 to share their experiences with Pokémon. It is hinted that Pokémon Company International's favorite submissions will get some kind of prize. In the United States, new ad for Pokémon will air during {{wp|Super Bowl 50}} on Sunday, February 7, which will also promote this hashtag.
   
 
The official website also includes an interactive timeline, detailing the important Pokémon events in each year of the franchise's existence. The timeline can be found [http://www.pokemon20.com/en-us/timeline.html here].
 
The official website also includes an interactive timeline, detailing the important Pokémon events in each year of the franchise's existence. The timeline can be found [http://www.pokemon20.com/en-us/timeline.html here].
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On Pokémon Day, {{wp|Toys "R" Us}} stores in the United States will have special foil Pikachu and Magikarp TCG cards from the new ''Generations'' set, a Pokémon activity book, and a poster with the original 151 Pokémon from {{bp|Generation I}}. They will be available until supplies last.
 
On Pokémon Day, {{wp|Toys "R" Us}} stores in the United States will have special foil Pikachu and Magikarp TCG cards from the new ''Generations'' set, a Pokémon activity book, and a poster with the original 151 Pokémon from {{bp|Generation I}}. They will be available until supplies last.
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==Pokémon Photo Booth==
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A new app titled "Pokémon Photo Booth" will be available for free download on {{wp|iPhone}} and {{wp|Android (operating system)|Android}} later this year.
   
 
==Anime==
 
==Anime==
{{wp|iTunes}}, {{wp|Google Play}}, and {{wp|Amazon.com|Amazon}} will have 12 of the {{bp|Pokémon movie}}s available for digital download this year. ''{{bp|M01|Pokémon: The First Movie}}'', ''{{bp|M02|Pokémon the Movie 2000}}'', and ''{{bp|M03|Pokémon 3: The Movie}}'' are among the movies that will be available and will be digitally remastered.
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Starting January 19, 12 {{bp|Pokémon movie}}s (13 counting both versions of the 14th movie separately) will be available for digital download on {{wp|iTunes}}, {{wp|Google Play}}, and {{wp|Amazon.com|Amazon}}. The following movies will be available:
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*''{{bp|M01|Pokémon: The First Movie}}'' (digitally remastered)
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*''{{bp|M02|Pokémon the Movie 2000}}'' (digitally remastered)
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*''{{bp|M03|Pokémon 3: The Movie}}'' (digitally remastered)
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*''{{bp|M04|Pokémon 4Ever}}''
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*''{{bp|M10|Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai}}''
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*''{{bp|M11|Pokémon: Giratina & the Sky Warrior}}''
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*''{{bp|M12|Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life}}''
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*''{{bp|M13|Pokémon—Zoroark: Master of Illusions}}''
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*''{{bp|M14|Pokémon the Movie: Black—Victini and Reshiram}}''
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*''{{bp|M14|Pokémon the Movie: White—Victini and Zekrom}}''
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*''{{bp|M15|Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice}}''
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*''{{bp|M16|Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened}}''
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*''{{bp|M17|Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages}}''
   
 
{{bp|Pokémon TV}} will be featuring Pokémon films every month throughout the year.
 
{{bp|Pokémon TV}} will be featuring Pokémon films every month throughout the year.
   
In the same vein as ''[[Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction now available as digital download and iBook|A Pokémon Super Story! Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction]]'', ''A Pokémon Super Story! Pokémon: The First Movie!'' will be available on iTunes. This 48-page long interactive book will contain 24 video clips from the movie.
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In the same vein as ''[[Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction now available as digital download and iBook|A Pokémon Super Story! Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction]]'' (which launches January 19), the {{wp|iBook}} ''A Pokémon Super Story! Pokémon: The First Movie!'' will be available on iTunes on February 1, 2016 for US$4.99/£3.99/€5.99. This 48-page long interactive book will contain 24 video clips from the movie.
   
 
==Merchandise==
 
==Merchandise==
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The merchandise that will be available on PokemonCenter.com includes:
 
The merchandise that will be available on PokemonCenter.com includes:
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*The Pokémon 20th Anniversary collection of TCG accessories: a deck box, playmat, card sleeves, and 3-ring binder, all displaying the colorful Pokémon 20th logo in a Pokémon Center exclusive design (soon)
 
*A Pokémon 20th Anniversary Pikachu pin that is over 2 inches wide, and a Pokémon 20th Anniversary lanyard (soon)
 
*A Pokémon 20th Anniversary Pikachu pin that is over 2 inches wide, and a Pokémon 20th Anniversary lanyard (soon)
 
*A T-shirt in both kids' and adults' sizes with a colorful Pokémon 20th Anniversary logo (early 2016)
 
*A T-shirt in both kids' and adults' sizes with a colorful Pokémon 20th Anniversary logo (early 2016)
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<gallery>
 
<gallery>
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Pokémon 20th Anniversary T-shirts.png|T-shirts
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Pokémon 20th Anniversary TCG accessories.png|TCG accessories
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Pokémon 20th Anniversary hat.png|Hat
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Pokémon 20th Anniversary pin and lanyard.png|Pin and lanyard
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Pokémon 20th Anniversary mug.png|Mug
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Pokémon 20th Anniversary raglan shirt.png|Raglan shirt
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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In Europe, numerous limited-edition toys, figurines and plush items from {{wp|Tomy|TOMY}} will be available at participating retail locations.
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===Nendoroid===
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[[File:Red Champion Ver Nendoroid.png|thumb|Pokémon Trainer Red: Champion Ver.]]
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The {{wp|Nendoroid} "Pokémon Trainer Red: Champion Ver." will be released exclusively on PokemonCenter.com. This special limited-edition Nendoroid figure comes with a {{bp|Great Ball}}, an {{bp|Ultra Ball}}, and 3 Pokémon figures: {{p|Venusaur}}, {{p|Charizard}}, and {{p|Blastoise}}.
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Nendoroid is a series of figures produced by Good Smile Company. They typically feature anime or manga characters, and are mostly distributed in Japan. They are designed to be about 10 cm tall with a large head and small body to look cute. They have interchangeable and movable body parts and faces to allow a variety of expressions and poses.
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The Red Nendoroid figure was released in Japan in September 2014, and in North America (via the online Pokémon Center store) in December 2014. This special edition has not previously been released. The standard edition comes a {{bp|Poké Ball}} and a {{bp|Master Ball}}, and {{p|Bulbasaur}}, {{p|Charmander}}, and {{p|Squirtle}} figures.
   
 
==Trailers==
 
==Trailers==
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*[http://www.pokemon20.com/en-us/ Pokémon 20th Anniversary website]
 
*[http://www.pokemon20.com/en-us/ Pokémon 20th Anniversary website]
 
**[http://www.pokemon20.com/en-us/products.html#animation/read-and-watch-a-classic-interactive-story A Pokémon Super Story! Pokémon: The First Movie!]
 
**[http://www.pokemon20.com/en-us/products.html#animation/read-and-watch-a-classic-interactive-story A Pokémon Super Story! Pokémon: The First Movie!]
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**[http://www.pokemon20.com/en-us/products.html#all/nendoroid-pokemon-trainer-red-champion-edition-posable-figure Nendoroid—Pokémon Trainer Red: Champion Edition Posable Figure]
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**[http://www.pokemon20.com/en-us/products.html#all/pokemon-center-trading-card-game-accessories Pokémon Center Trading Card Game Accessories]
 
**[http://www.pokemon20.com/en-us/products.html#all/pokemon-20th-pin-and-lanyard Pokémon 20th Pin and Lanyard]
 
**[http://www.pokemon20.com/en-us/products.html#all/pokemon-20th-pin-and-lanyard Pokémon 20th Pin and Lanyard]
 
**[http://www.pokemon20.com/en-us/products.html#all/pokemon-20th-t-shirt-for-kids-and-adults Pokémon 20th T-Shirt for Kids and Adults]
 
**[http://www.pokemon20.com/en-us/products.html#all/pokemon-20th-t-shirt-for-kids-and-adults Pokémon 20th T-Shirt for Kids and Adults]
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**[http://www.pokemon20.com/en-us/products.html#all/pokemon-20th-ceramic-mug Pokémon 20th Ceramic Mug]
 
**[http://www.pokemon20.com/en-us/products.html#all/pokemon-20th-ceramic-mug Pokémon 20th Ceramic Mug]
 
*[http://nintendo.com.au/index.php?action=news&nid=3736&pageID=6 Nintendo Australia & New Zealand]
 
*[http://nintendo.com.au/index.php?action=news&nid=3736&pageID=6 Nintendo Australia & New Zealand]
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*[http://pokemon.gamespress.com/release.asp?i=1904&lang=en&region=United+Kingdom Official Pokémon press site] (UK)
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*Pokémon.com (US)
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**[http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/a-massive-movie-extravaganza/ A Massive Movie Extravaganza!]
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*Pokémon.com (UK)
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**[http://www.pokemon.com/uk/pokemon-news/a-massive-movie-extravaganza/ A Massive Movie Extravaganza!]

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Pokémon 20th Anniversary logo

The Pokémon Company International has announced a range of celebrations for the Pokémon 20th Anniversary. These parallel the scale of celebrations seen for the Pokémon 10th Anniversary.

Fans are encouraged to use the hashtag #Pokemon20 to share their experiences with Pokémon. It is hinted that Pokémon Company International's favorite submissions will get some kind of prize. In the United States, new ad for Pokémon will air during Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, February 7, which will also promote this hashtag.

The official website also includes an interactive timeline, detailing the important Pokémon events in each year of the franchise's existence. The timeline can be found here.

Due to the amount of content announced, there are several Bulbanews articles on these announcements. A full list are included under the "See also" section.

Mythical Pokémon distributions

Mythical Pokémon will be distributed each month throughout 2016, starting in February. See this Bulbanews article for more details.

Coverplates and bundles

Pokémon bundles with the New Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS, as well as cover plates, have been announced. See this Bulbanews article for more details.

Pokémon Day

The Pokémon Company International has declared Feb 27, 2016 to be Pokémon Day, in celebration of the original Pokémon games Pokémon Red and Green being released in Japan on that day 20 years prior. (This day is unrelated to past events of the same name in Europe and Singapore.)

On Pokémon Day, Toys "R" Us stores in the United States will have special foil Pikachu and Magikarp TCG cards from the new Generations set, a Pokémon activity book, and a poster with the original 151 Pokémon from Generation I. They will be available until supplies last.

Pokémon Photo Booth

A new app titled "Pokémon Photo Booth" will be available for free download on iPhone and Android later this year.

Anime

Starting January 19, 12 Pokémon movies (13 counting both versions of the 14th movie separately) will be available for digital download on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon. The following movies will be available:

Pokémon TV will be featuring Pokémon films every month throughout the year.

In the same vein as A Pokémon Super Story! Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction (which launches January 19), the iBook A Pokémon Super Story! Pokémon: The First Movie! will be available on iTunes on February 1, 2016 for US$4.99/£3.99/€5.99. This 48-page long interactive book will contain 24 video clips from the movie.

Merchandise

PokemonCenter.com will be selling special merchandise to celebrate the Pokémon 20th Anniversary.

The merchandise that will be available on PokemonCenter.com includes:

  • The Pokémon 20th Anniversary collection of TCG accessories: a deck box, playmat, card sleeves, and 3-ring binder, all displaying the colorful Pokémon 20th logo in a Pokémon Center exclusive design (soon)
  • A Pokémon 20th Anniversary Pikachu pin that is over 2 inches wide, and a Pokémon 20th Anniversary lanyard (soon)
  • A T-shirt in both kids' and adults' sizes with a colorful Pokémon 20th Anniversary logo (early 2016)
  • A raglan baseball shirt with the Pokémon 20th Anniversary logo (spring 2016)
  • A baseball cap in the New Era 9Fifty style with the Pokémon 20th Anniversary logo (summer 2016)
  • A white 12-oz mug with a red interior and the Pokémon 20th Anniversary logo (summer 2016)

In Europe, numerous limited-edition toys, figurines and plush items from TOMY will be available at participating retail locations.

Nendoroid

Pokémon Trainer Red: Champion Ver.

The {{wp|Nendoroid} "Pokémon Trainer Red: Champion Ver." will be released exclusively on PokemonCenter.com. This special limited-edition Nendoroid figure comes with a Great Ball, an Ultra Ball, and 3 Pokémon figures: Venusaur, Charizard, and Blastoise.

Nendoroid is a series of figures produced by Good Smile Company. They typically feature anime or manga characters, and are mostly distributed in Japan. They are designed to be about 10 cm tall with a large head and small body to look cute. They have interchangeable and movable body parts and faces to allow a variety of expressions and poses.

The Red Nendoroid figure was released in Japan in September 2014, and in North America (via the online Pokémon Center store) in December 2014. This special edition has not previously been released. The standard edition comes a Poké Ball and a Master Ball, and Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle figures.

Trailers

North America

By pokemon

Europe

By pokemon

See also

External links