With Pokémon’s 25th anniversary on the way, The Pokémon Company has teased that it will have some kind of celebration for the series next year.
Pokémon’s 25th anniversary is fast approaching, and The Pokémon Company has announced that it does have plans to celebrate. It was five years ago during Pokémon’s 20th anniversary that Pokémon Sun & Moon were released, and now the 25th anniversary will be in the middle of the 8th generation of Pokémon.
Despite Pokémon Sword & Shield having only released last year, 2020 has been a fairly active year for the series. In replacement of what of the generation’s sister games, Sword & Shield released the Isle of Armor and the Crown Tundra expansions for the game. Both of these expansions brought new characters and new Pokémon to capture, along with the ability to capture nearly all of the legendaries from the series. There was also the reveal of a MOBA styled game titled Pokémon Unite, though it brought negative reception along with it.
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It seems that the Pokémon train isn’t stopping anytime soon, not even on this American Thanksgiving day, as Pokémon has tweeted a tease for what’s to come. In it is the reveal of a 25th-anniversary logo that looks eerily similar to the 20th-anniversary logo. Not much else was said except that more details will be released in the future on what is planned for 2021.
The obvious question is what exactly can be expected from next year? Along with Pokémon Sun & Moon, Pokémon also released a slew of event legendaries as part of its 20th celebration, so it’s possible for that to happen again. As far as new titles, the one that first comes to mind is remakes of Pokémon Diamond & Pearl. One of the replies in the announcement tweet shows that Pokémon is collaborating with the Kibo Space Module for the first sunrise of 2021. Given that this involves space and it’s a time-based event, it’s tempting to think that this will lead to a grand reveal of the generation 4 remakes that have been eagerly anticipated. Though the more likely option is that it’s simply just a collaboration event. Still, remakes of Pokémon Diamond & Pearl is probably the biggest thing that fans are hoping for next year.
Even when putting aside the gen 4 remakes, there’s a possibility that this might be Pokémon’s biggest anniversary celebration yet. There’s no question that ’25’ is a big number and one that’s often hugely celebrated by many franchises, so a new game is very possible for next year. Granted, there is the very real concern that Pokémon is releasing games too many years in a row, which to some, is hurting the series. Still, there’s a lot riding on Pokémon‘s 25th anniversary, so fans will have to tune in to see what to expect from next year.
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Source: The Pokémon Company
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