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National Pokémon Day

February 27, 2025

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National Pokémon Day is on February 27 to commemorate the launch of the first Pokémon games, released by Nintendo Japan in 1996.

Pokémon Presents 2024

Things to do on Pokémon Day:
• Look for Pokémon Convention dates to attend in the future
Watch Pokemon Day streaming event on official YouTube channel
• View and download Pokémon logos & icons
• Download Pokémon activity sheets – puzzles, mazes, coloring pages, and more
• Get the Pokémon Holiday Calendar

Pokémon announcements since 2019:
• Pokémon Sword and Shield (2019)
• New Mythical Pokémon Zarude (2020)
• Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl (2021)
• Pokémon Legends: Arceus (2021)
• Pokémon Legends: Arceus Daybreak Update (2022)
• Pokémon Scarlet and Violet (2022)
• Hidden Treasure of Area Zero (2023)


Is Pokémon American or Japanese?
Pokémon is a Japanese media franchise consisting of video games, animated series and films, a trading card game, and other related media. Pokémon is jointly owned by Nintendo, Game Freak, and Creatures.

What does Pokémon stand for?
Pokémon is short for “Pocket Monsters”, the original Japanese name.

What is the rarest Pokémon?
Meltan and Melmetal are classified as Mythical Pokémon, one of the rarest categories of Pokémon that there is. While many Meltan were shown initially, these Meltan eventually merged with Ash’s Meltan so it could evolve, creating the first known example of a Melmetal.

What animal is Pikachu from?
Satoshi Tajiri, a founder of the Pokémon franchise, classified Pikachu an electric-type pokémon as a mouse type. Well, he’s definitely the the most famous electric rodent.


February 27, 2025
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