Happy Pokémon Day!
Author: Sam Tree
| Posted: 27 February 2018, 15:03
22 years ago, Pokémon Red and Green debut in Japan. Nintendo and The Pokémon Company are celebrating by marking February 27th as Pokémon Day!
To celebrate, the two companies have released a number of additions to social apps as well as released new merchandise.
For Pokémon trainers who own either an Amazon Echo or a Google Home device are able to download a new app which allows the devices to respond to Pikachu noises in various ways. The new app is called “Pikachu Talk”; more information on the app can be found here.
Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle make their way to Snapchat with new lenses while Pokémon GO gets a Pikachu with a birthday hat to celebrate the day – be warned, they’re tricky buggers to catch but will reward you with triple the stardust.
The online Pokémon Center store has also seen some new merchandise, including an epic new line of “Gallery DX” figures, or which Charizard is apart of. Fans of collectable figures should be sure to check these out.
Finally, Pokémon The Movie: I Choose You will be streaming for free on the Pokémon TV app for the next week. What a way to celebrate! What are your thoughts on the day’s festivities? Let us know in the coments below.