Pokemon is going all out to celebrate the series’ 20th anniversary this year, from a spot at the Super Bowl to an exclusive console bundle. The Pokemon Company International has advised fans to ‘mark their calendars’ for February 27th 2016, now dubbed “Pokemon Day”.
The New 3DS bundle featuring exclusive Red and Blue face plates launches on this date, as do the digital versions of the original three games on the 3DS. However, a number of retailers will have events on Pokemon Day with exclusive offers for fans:
Visit participating stores on Pokémon Day for special Pokémon events. Head to Toys“R”Us to receive special foil cards featuring Pikachu and Magikarp from the new Pokémon TCG: Generations expansion, as well as a Pokémon activity book and a poster of the original 151 Pokémon, while supplies last. Toys“R”Us will also have an exclusive Generations-themed binder available for purchase to store your new cards.
As part of the Pokémon 20th celebration, GameStop stores are offering a Mythical Pokémon poster with purchase of any Pokémon product while supplies last. An exclusive Mew plush is also available for purchase.
Additionally, the Nintendo NY center will also be hosting some kind of celebration:
All Pokémon fans are invited to Nintendo NY located at Rockefeller Center in New York City on February 27 for a Pokémon 20th celebration. We’ll have fun activities planned for attendees.
Details are sparse, but the company promised that more will be revealed as the date draws near.