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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:


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:

Pokemon will soon be teaming up with McDonald’s in celebration of the franchise’s 25th anniversary.

On February 9, Happy Meals will include promo cards, sticker sheets, and some sort of card frame. You’ll receive four of 25 promos featuring the starter Pokemon from each region. As noted by PokeBeach, each card is a reprint but with a 25th anniversary stamp featured in the corner.

If you’re not interested in the Happy Meals, you can purchase the Pokemon items separately.

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Another set of Pokemon-themed Funko Pops are in the works. The latest additions include Pikachu (Attack Stance), Meowth, Psyduck, and Metallic Silver Bulbasaur.

Metallic Silver Bulbasaur, Meowth, and Psyduck should arrive on April 14. Pikachu (Attack Stance) will follow a bit later on June 9.

GameStop is currently taking pre-orders for these new figures here.


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News regarding Pokemon’s 25th anniversary continues, as The Pokemon Company has passed along an announcement detailing various plans it has in store for the franchise’s big milestone. It covers the P25 Music partnership with UMG involving Katy Perry and other big names, merchandise, and more.

Here’s the full press release:


A special piece of art has been shared in celebration of Pokemon’s 25th anniversary. You can check it out above.

An official website for the milestone has also opened, accessible here. It teases collaborations with musicians like Katy Perry, collectibles that will be unveiled later, and more.

Also, for those that missed it, a special 25th anniversary video can be found here.


2021 is expected to be a big year for Pokemon with the franchise turning 25 years old. The original games debuted on February 27, 1996 in Japan.

We don’t know the full extent of the celebration plans just yet, but things are kicking off with a special “25 Years of Memories” video that’s just been published today. You can check it out below.


A new piece of Pokemon merchandise is on the way, and it looks pretty incredible.

Gengar fans will be happy to hear about the newest Bandai-P product. The company is coming out with a cushion featuring a roll out blanket tongue. The dimensions are H48×W55×D53 cm with the tongue at roughly 170cm long.

Pricing for the cushion is set at 25,950 yen, or about $250. It should ship in June 2021.

Here are a few additional photos:


The latest wave of Pokemon Funko Pop figures have been revealed. Mew, Raichu, Ponyta, and silver Pikachu are currently in the pipeline. Availability will offer by retailer, but some listings have pointed to a February / March 2021 release.

You can pre-order these upcoming Funko Pops on Amazon here. GameStop also has them here.

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