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The Pokémon Company has announced details for the Pokémon Day 2022 celebrations which will take place througout the week of Monday, February 21st, 2022 to Sunday, February 27, 2022. Pictures from the press release have been added to an Imageboard thread.

1. February 27th is "Pokémon Day"! What is "Pokémon Day"?

Pokémon Red and Green, the first Pokémon games, were released on February 27, 1996. For Pokémon, which was born from a video game, February 27th marks a memorable beginning, and has been celebrated and cherished as "Pokémon Day" among fans worldwide.

In order to let Japanese people know about this special day, The Pokémon Company has designated February 27 as "Pokémon Day" and has been certified by the Japan Anniversary Association. In establishing this day, we would like to express our gratitude to everyone who has loved and supported Pokémon.

2. From Monday, Feb. 21 to Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022

From Monday, February 21st, 2022 to Saturday, February 26th, 2022, we will announce information on games, apps, and other events commemorating "Pokémon Day" each day.


February 21st, 2022 - Pokémon Masters EX
February 22nd, 2022 - Pokémon Sword and Shield
February 23rd, 2022 - Welcome! Pokémon Cafe ReMix
February 24th, 2022 - Pokémon UNITE
February 25th, 2022 - "Reconnect" special music video premiere simultaneously around the world
February 26th, 2022 - Pokémon GO Tour: Johto Region

3. Two projects to commemorate "Pokémon Day"!

① Daily Illustration Project
An illustration commemorating "Pokémon Day" will be posted on the special website every day from February 21st, 2022 to February 27th, 2022. The illustrations are inspired by scenes from the adventures of Pokémon and the main characters in the Pokémon series.


The illustrations released today are based on the themes of Pokémon: Red and Green and Pokémon: Gold and Silver.

②Pokémon Test - Region 8 Time Attack

To commemorate Pokémon Day, you can challenge quizzes related to the eight regions of the Pokémon series on a special website. From February 21st, 2022 to February 27th, 2022, a new quiz for the region will be released every day.

In this project, the number of correct answers and the time it takes to answer the 10th question for each of the 10 questions in each region will be recorded, and the scores will be displayed in a ranking format.

You can challenge the quiz as many times as you like. You can take the quiz as many times as you like, and try your hand at it, aiming for the top rankings.

Website: https://pokemon-kentei.jp/

Release Schedule
February 21st, 2022 - Kanto Region, Johto Region
February 22nd, 2022 - Houen Region
February 23rd, 2022 - Sinnoh Region
February 24th, 2022 - Isshu Region
February 25th, 2022 - Kalos Region
February 26th, 2022 - Alola Region
February 27th, 2022 - Galar Region


Please note that the schedule is subject to change without notice. The screenshots feature under development site.



Daily Fan-Focused Activations and Announcements Begin Today Leading up to the Annual Holiday on February 27

On February 27, 1996, the first Pokémon video games, Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green, launched in Japan, kicking off a global phenomenon that would grow into one of the most popular and influential entertainment brands in the world. Each year, fans celebrate their love for Pokémon on this day as a community. To help them celebrate, The Pokémon Company International and its partners host a variety of fan-focused activations annually.

Beginning today, The Pokémon Company International invites fans around the world to get excited for this year’s Pokémon Day by unveiling news and events from across the franchise in the lead-up to February 27. These updates will be revealed globally on the brand’s official social media channels @Pokemon, and fans are invited to join the conversation with #PokemonDay.

“The Pokémon fan community is one of the most passionate and dedicated in the world. We look forward to helping Trainers celebrate their love of all things Pokémon from the Pokémon Trading Card Game to the video games, mobile apps, animation and more every year on Pokémon Day,” said J.C. Smith, senior director of consumer marketing for The Pokémon Company International. “Following Pokémon’s landmark 25th anniversary in 2021, one day did not feel like enough for Pokémon Day 2022, so we invite fans to join us in a weeklong countdown to February 27 and enjoy the daily surprise reveals and activations along the way.”

Additionally, Pokémon Center, the premier online destination for official Pokémon merchandise in the US, Canada and UK will be celebrating by unveiling and releasing a variety of new products featuring fan-favorite Pokémon throughout this week. The introductions begin with the launch today of new custom skateboards in the US and Canada by industry craftsman, Bear Walker, featuring Mew and Gyarados (available while supplies last).

Fans around the world can also check their local Pokémon animation broadcaster and streaming services for Pokémon Day-related celebrations featuring classic episodes of the beloved series and movies. Curated collections of episodes and movies leading up to and on Pokémon Day are also available now for free on Pokémon TV.
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