25 years of Pokemon: Fans around the world gear up for silver anniversary celebrations

Cubone, Raichu, Snubble And Marrill In The Animated Movie "Pokemon:The First Movie."
Cubone, Raichu, Snubble And Marrill In The Animated Movie "Pokemon:The First Movie." (Getty Images)

Has it really been a quarter-century since one of the iconic series of video games was created?

As hard as it is to believe, Pokemon fans around the world are gearing up for a big day on Saturday, when Pokemon will celebrate 25 years since its birth in Japan.

As of last March, Pokemon had sold 368 million copies around the world, which makes it the third-best-selling video game franchise of all time, behind Mario and Tetris.

So, what celebrations are being planned? Here are some for not only Saturday, but throughout this silver anniversary year for Pokemon.


A virtual concert by Post Malone

Post Malone will have a free virtual concert on Saturday starting at 7 p.m., that will be shown on Pokemon’s 25th anniversary website, the official Pokemon YouTube channel and the Pokemon Twitch channel.

Episodes that are music-themed


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