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The Pokemon Company reported its latest financial results today, showing that 2020 was quite a good year for the legendary franchise.

For the year ended on February 28, 2021, sales came in at 120 billion yen ($1.1 billion). Operating profit stood at 27.8 billion yen ($254 million) and net profit was at 18.6 billion yen ($170 million).

Here’s a chart comparing net income in euros:

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Pokemon is no stranger to presentations in June. Over the past few years, we’ve seen Pokemon Presents broadcasts as well as Pokemon Directs. Rumor has it that we’ll be seeing something similar next month once again.

According to Twitter user Kelios, plans are in the works to air a new Pokemon Presents in early June. Fans can apparently expect news on Pokemon Unite as well as the release date for Pokemon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl.

Kelios accurately predicted a new Pokemon presentation for Pokemon Day back in February and spread the news regarding Pokemon Legends: Arceus just before the official reveal. He was also aware of a Nintendo broadcast last July, which would turn out to be a Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase.

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The Pokemon Build-a-Bear line expands today with its latest addition. Scorbunny, who was first featured in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield, is now up for grabs.

The online bundle includes:

The Pokemon Company has delivered an announcement recapping all of the news from today’s Pokemon Presents presentation, including New Pokemon Snap, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl and Pokemon Legends: Arceus. Check it out below.

As we celebrate 25 years of Pokemon, a new Pokemon Presents is about to air with fresh announcements pertaining to the series. We’re due for a 20-minute presentation in an hour from now. The show begins at 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET / 3 PM in the UK / 4 PM in Europe.

If you’d like to watch Pokemon Presents as it happens, we’ve included an embed for the broadcast below. Additional coverage will follow on the site during and after the event.

For one of Pokemon’s 25th anniversary festivities, a popularity vote was held in Japan over the past few days. Users could use a certain hashtag on Twitter to submit their choices.

The poll has since closed and the full results are in. Here’s a look at the top 30 most popular Pokemon as decided by Pokemon fans in Japan:

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A new Pokemon Presents presentation will air on February 26, The Pokemon Company has announced. It will last about 20 minutes.

Pokemon Presentation will be held at the following times:

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Earlier today, it was announced that Pokemon has teamed up with Post Malone for a special virtual music concert on February 27. There’s more to come besides that for the series’ 25th anniversary, however.

In announcing the partnership with Post Malone, it was also teased that fans can look forward to “more announcements that week from across the franchise.” This will all be happening during the same week – meaning the end of the February essentially.

Here’s today’s announcement in full:

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A bit of Pokemon developer news flew under the radar late last year.

Ambrella, a studio that opened its doors in 1996 and is perhaps best-known for the Pokemon Rumble games, was acquired any absorbed by Creatures. The company itself is no more.

Aside from the Pokemon Rumble titles, Ambrella worked on several other spinoffs. Hey You, Pikachu!, Pokemon Channel, Pokemon Dash, and My Pokemon Ranch were among them.

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Another Pokemon is getting the Build-A-Beat treatment. This time it’s Mew, who has its own cape and Master Ball hoodie.

Here’s the official product description as well as a few photos: