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Feb 20

Pokémon Day 2019 Activities

Posted by Sunain | February 20th 2019 at 07:24 PM EST
Tags: Anime, TCG, Press Release, Merchandise, Nintendo, Pokémon TV, GameStop, EB Games, Pokémon Day, Toys R Us
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The official Pokémon website has announced some Pokémon Day 2019 Activities for Canada and the United States in addition to the ones that were previously announced for the Nintendo Store in New York City.

Fun Pokémon Day 2019 Activities Abound

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Pokémon Day nears! Get ready for a bunch of awesome events and activities.

This Pokémon Day is sure to be huge, with exciting news and events celebrating more than 20 years of Pokémon fun. Pokémon Day itself is February 27, the anniversary of the release of the very first Pokémon games in Japan. But the events planned are too big to fit into just one day—look forward to exciting Pokémon Day festivities throughout the week and beyond.

Pokémon TCG fans, be sure to check out the Trade & Play events happening at GameStop and Best Buy in the United States, as well as at EB Games in Canada. Meet up with fellow players and collectors to battle and trade, and pick up a free oversize booster pack—containing a three-card mini pack and other fun goodies—while supplies last. The fun starts February 23. Click here for complete details on the Trade & Play events.

Settle in to watch all the Pokémon episodes you want when Twitch.tv offers another Pokémon the Series marathon from February 27 through May 5. Fans can head to Twitch.tv/twitchpresents to watch episodes from Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl, Pokémon the Series: Black & White, and Pokémon the Series: XY, as well as select movies. Twitch will also showcase some of their favorite episodes and movies all day on February 27, highlighting Pokémon such as Pikachu, Zekrom, Eevee, Snorlax, and others that appear as part of a TAG TEAM in the recently released Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon—Team Up expansion.

Disney XD in the US will join the fun by airing blocks of fan-favorite episodes on February 27 starting at 3:30 p.m. Plus, YTV in Canada will air a marathon of the final four episodes of Sun & Moon—Ultra Adventures starting at 1 p.m. PST. Check your local listings to confirm time and channel.

To mark this year's Pokémon Day, the Pokémon Center is debuting a new line of premium apparel called Poké Ball Classics. The collection includes clothes and accessories featuring a clean Poké Ball pattern that's perfect for when you want to dress your best but also show off your Pokémon pride. The Poké Ball Classics collection launches February 27 at PokemonCenter.com.

Following last year's big Pikachu Funko Pop! reveal, Bulbasaur is the next Pokémon to get the Funko Pop! treatment. Look for this beloved first partner Pokémon to arrive in Pop! form on February 27.

Have fun celebrating Pokémon Day 2019!

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/fun-pokemon-day-2019-activities-abound/

Pokémon TCG Trade & Play Day Heading to a Store Near You

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Bring your Pokémon TCG cards to participating retailers to trade with other fans and get a special oversize pack.

Get an early start on Pokémon Day 2019 festivities by heading to select retailers for a Pokémon Trade & Play Day. Celebrate the fun of playing the Pokémon Trading Card Game with friends, as well as the recent release of the latest Pokémon TCG expansion, Sun & Moon—Team Up.

Visit a participating Best Buy location on February 23 or a participating GameStop on February 23–24 to meet up with other Pokémon fans, receive a special oversize booster pack, and trade Pokémon TCG cards with other attendees. Canadian residents can head to Toys“R”Us on February 16 or EB Games on February 23 to take part in Pokémon Trade & Play Day.

The oversize booster packs contain a 3-card mini pack of Pokémon TCG cards, a Pokémon coin, a fun activity sheet, and a guide to the Pokémon TCG. Everyone is invited to bring their Pokémon TCG cards to trade and show off with other fans. Organizers at each store will also have Pokémon TCG cards that they can trade with guests. There is no cost to participate in this event, but please note that the giveaways are only available while supplies last.

So, organize your trade binders and get ready for Pokémon Trade & Play Day! And be sure to check out the selection of new Sun & Moon—Team Up cards while you're there.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/pokemon-tcg-trade-play-day-heading-to-a-store-near-you/

Press Release - Pokémon Day 2019

Pokémon Day, the annual pop-culture holiday dedicated to all things Pokémon, arrives on February 27, and The Pokémon Company International has announced a variety of offerings to help fans celebrate. This year, Pokémon Trainers can look forward to Pokémon Trading Card Game events, curated animated content on Twitch and Pokémon TV, new merchandise from Pokémon Center, retail promotions, and more.

On February 27, 1996, the first Pokémon video games, Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green, released in Japan, kicking off a global phenomenon that would become one of the most popular entertainment franchises in the world for more than 20 years. In commemoration of this pop-culture milestone, The Pokémon Company International provides fans with activities, products, and promotions that give them additional opportunities to engage with the Pokémon brand.

“Pokémon Day is about celebrating the incredible fans that have made Pokémon one of the most beloved entertainment franchises in the world,” said J.C. Smith, senior director of consumer marketing for The Pokémon Company International. “As a thank-you to the community, we're excited to provide them with more ways to experience all things Pokémon.”

Key Pokémon Day highlights include:

Pokémon Trading Card Game Trade & Play Events
Select retailers, including GameStop and Best Buy in the US and EB Games in Canada, will host Trade & Play events for the Pokémon Trading Card Game in celebration of the latest expansion, Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon—Team Up. Attendees will receive a free oversize booster pack containing cards and other goodies (while supplies last), and they'll have the opportunity to play the Pokémon TCG and trade cards with other fans. Event details for participating retailers are as follows:

  • GameStop: Over 2,500 stores in the US will host events on February 23 and February 24. In addition, GameStop will release an exclusive Lapras plush by Wicked Cool Toys during the events.
  • Best Buy: Over 100 stores in the US will host events on February 23.
  • EB Games: Over 100 stores in Canada will host events on February 23.

Curated Animated Content on Twitch, Pokémon TV, and Broadcast
Trainers will be able to relive some of their favorite moments from the animated TV series and movies as the Twitch Pokémon Marathon returns on Pokémon Day. From February 27 through May 5, fans can tune in to twitch.tv/twitchpresents to watch Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl, Pokémon the Series: Black & White, Pokémon the Series: XY, and select movies.

Twitch will showcase some of their favorite episodes and movies all day on February 27, with content highlighting Pokémon like Pikachu, Zekrom, Eevee, Snorlax, and others that appear as TAG TEAM Pokémon-GX from the recently released Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon—Team Up expansion.

On Pokémon TV, available via the app for iOS and Android devices and on Pokémon.com, fans can watch episodes featuring Gengar and Mimikyu, which can also be found paired together as a TAG TEAM Pokémon-GX. Disney XD in the US and YTV in Canada will also join the fun by showcasing blocks of fan-favorite episodes on February 27.

Brand-New Collection from Pokémon Center
Pokémon Center will release Poké Ball Classics, a new collection of premium-quality apparel and accessories that are fitting for the workplace and dressy occasions. Sporting a clean and crisp Poké Ball pattern, the line includes a bifold wallet, tie, infinity scarf, polo shirt, messenger bag, and Fossil watches for women and men.

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Poké Ball Classics will be available starting February 27 at PokemonCenter.com, the premier destination for Pokémon merchandise in the US.

Pokémon Streetwear Collaboration with 10.Deep
Pokémon will soon debut a US streetwear apparel collaboration with streetwear brand 10.Deep Clothing Inc. The Pokémon Company International and 10.Deep have partnered to create a capsule collection for spring/summer 2019, with apparel featuring the infamous Team Rocket.

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The items will be available on February 27 at a pop-up event taking place at the 10.Deep flagship store in New York City and on 10Deep.com. Following the initial launch, the line will be available at select boutiques.

Special Toys and Retail Promotions
On February 27, The Pokémon Company International and Funko will add Bulbasaur to their roster of Funko Pop! Pokémon figures. Fans can sign up at Funko.com to receive updates on product availability.

In addition, Build-A-Bear Workshop will offer an online discount of up to 30 percent off all Pokémon bundles at buildabear.com and buildabear.co.uk from February 25 through February 27.

Article edited on 2019-02-20 10:01:22 by Sunain
Feb 11

Pokémon Day 2019 at the Nintendo Store New York City

Posted by Sunain | February 11th 2019 at 05:19 PM EST
Tags: Nintendo, Twitter, Pokémon Day
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The Nintendo Store in New York City, United States has announced their schedule for the Pokémon Day 2019 festivities. From February 27th, 2019 until March 3rd, 2019, there will be numerous events taking place each day to promote the Pokémon franchise.

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Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
3pm-6pm: Face Painting
4pm-5pm: Trade 'n' Play card activity
5pm-6pm: Q&A with Nintendo Treehouse
6pm-8pm: Pikachu & Eevee appearance

Thursday, February 28th, 2019
6pm-7pm: Q&A with Nintendo Treehouse
6pm-8pm: Pikachu & Eevee appearance

Friday, March 1st, 2019
4pm-5pm: Trade 'n' Play card activity
5pm-6pm: Q&A with Nintendo Treehouse
6pm-8pm: Pikachu & Eevee appearance

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
11am-12pm: Trade 'n' Play card activity
11am-2pm: Face Painting
12pm-2pm: Pikachu & Eevee appearance
2pm-3pm: Q&A with Nintendo Treehouse

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019
11am-12pm: Trade 'n' Play card activity
11am-2pm: Face Painting
12pm-2pm: Pikachu & Eevee appearance
2pm-3pm: Q&A with Nintendo Treehouse

Source: https://twitter.com/NintendoNYC/status/1095010021702807552

Article edited on 2019-02-11 05:22:11 by Sunain
Feb 21

Pokémon Day - February 27th, 2017

The Pokémon Company International has announced the Pokémon Day 2017 festivities for the United States. It should be an exciting day for all fans of the franchise. It was also revealed that a new line of Pokémon Gallery Figures will be heading exclusively to the United States Pokémon Center website on Pokémon Day. A special Pikachu will also be appearing in Pokémon Go wearing a party hat to celebrate Pokémon Day.

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Celebrate Pokémon Day on February 27

Pokémon Day is February 27, commemorating the launch of the very first Pokémon games in Japan way back in 1996. To celebrate the milestone, several events and promotions are planned, leading up through the big day! The fun starts at the #PokemonDay social hub, where we will be updating a gallery of your Pokémon photo memories. Use the hashtag #PokemonDay to share your best Pokémon moments.

  • Pikachu is ready to lead the Pokémon Day celebration in Pokémon GO. From February 26 at 1:00 p.m. PST to March 6 at 1:00 p.m. PST, any Pikachu you encounter in the wild will be wearing a festive party hat! The Pikachu you catch during that time will keep its party hat forever, so be sure to look for this special Pikachu during its short time in the wild.
  • Pokémon Day marks the debut of the new Gallery Figures collection in the Pokémon Center. The first set includes awesome figures of Eevee, Mew, Magikarp, and Pikachu—each performing its signature attack. These figures were designed specifically for the Pokémon Center, so this is the first time anyone will be able to get their hands on them.
  • Starting on Pokémon Day, revisit some of the best big-screen moments of Ash and his friends with a movie marathon on Pokémon TV. For a limited time, watch the original classic Pokémon: The First Movie, as well as Pokémon 4Ever and Pokémon—Zoroark: Master of Illusions in their entirety. Remember that you can watch Pokémon TV here on Pokemon.com and on the Pokémon TV mobile apps. But these movies will be available for only a limited time, so don't miss them!
  • The Pokémon Trading Card Game Online is starting its Pokémon Day festivities early, with extra Trainer Tokens available on the Bonus Wheel for the entire week leading up to Pokémon Day. Then, be sure to log in to your game on Pokémon Day for an extra-special Daily Bonus. Remember that you can play the Pokémon TCG Online on your computer, iPad, or Android tablet. Battle today and through Pokémon Day for bigger rewards!
  • Don't forget that right now you can head to your local participating GameStop store to get a Bottle Cap for your Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon video game. This item lets you boost the individual strength of one of your Pokémon's stats via Hyper Training, making the Pokémon even more ready for your next big battle! Bottle Cap codes will be available at GameStop until March 5.
  • Pikachu lends its brilliant features to the new Pikachu Yellow Edition New Nintendo 3DS XL. This limited-edition New Nintendo 3DS XL is launching just a couple of days before Pokémon Day, and it's sure to be popular, so check it out while you can. Visit the product page on Nintendo.com for more details.
  • If you're looking for even more Pokémon animation fun for your Pokémon Day celebrations, you can find Pokémon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel on the iTunes Store, Google Play, and Amazon Video on February 27. Plus, check out a special Pokémon the Series: Gold & Silver TV episode bundle featuring Ash's adventures throughout the Johto region. With this collection of episodes and the latest Pokémon movie, you'll be ready to host the perfect Pokémon Day party!
  • Pokémon Day is a good reminder that big promotions are going on in Pokémon Shuffle, too. The popular Nintendo 3DS game is celebrating two years of challenging fans with puzzle fun. Take a look at the in-game notifications to get more details on these upcoming opportunities.
  • Head to Twitch.tv/Pokemon for an all-day celebration of Pokémon competitions, showing many of the most memorable matches from the Pokémon TCG, video games, and Pokkén Tournament from the past several years. See your favorite players from around the globe as we broadcast epic Championship battles, including some from recent Pokémon World Championships.

Source: http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/celebrate-pokemon-day-on-february-27/

Pikachu Parties in Pokémon GO!

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Keep your eye out for a special Pikachu wearing a party hat to celebrate Pokémon Day! Pikachu is ready to lead the Pokémon Day celebration in Pokémon GO. From February 26 at 1:00 p.m. PST to March 6 at 1:00 p.m. PST, any Pikachu you encounter in the wild will be wearing a festive party hat! The Pikachu you catch during that time will keep its party hat forever, so be sure to look for this special Pikachu during its short time in the wild.

Source: http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/pikachu-parties-in-pokemon-go/

Put Your Favorite Pokémon on Display

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The new Gallery Figures collection launches in the Pokémon Center on Pokémon Day.

Pokémon fans will definitely want to take a look at the new Gallery Figures collection coming to the Pokémon Center on Pokémon Day, February 27. These high-quality figures were created for the Pokémon Center in the United States, meaning this is the first time they have ever been available anywhere in the world.

The first four Gallery Figures depict some well-known Pokémon as they perform an attack: Mew using Psychic, Eevee using Swift, Magikarp using Splash, and Pikachu using its iconic Thunderbolt attack. Each figure is mounted on the same size base, making it easy to put them on display. Plus, this is only the first set of Gallery Figures planned for launch in the Pokémon Center—check back throughout the year for details on upcoming collectibles.

Check out the Pokémon Gallery Figures collection on February 27 in the Pokémon Center!

Source: http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/put-your-favorite-pokemon-on-display/

Article edited on 2017-02-24 07:27:20 by Sunain
Feb 19

Pokémon Returns to Japan LA!

Posted by Sunain | February 19th 2016 at 09:40 PM EST
Tags: Press Release, Merchandise, Pokémon Day, Japan LA
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Pokémon merchandise will be returning to Japan LA on Saturday, February 27th, 2016 from 6pm to 10pm for Pokémon Day.

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Press Release - Pokémon Returns to Japan LA!

Visit the pop-up shop at Japan LA in Los Angeles starting on Pokémon Day—Saturday, February 27, 2016!

In collaboration with Pokémon, Japan LA Pop Culture Shop is once again hosting a pop-up shop featuring special Pokémon merchandise! Come check out cool Pokémon-themed products from a long list of specialty designers and companies, many of which you won't find anywhere else.

The fun kicks off with opening night activities on Pokémon Day, Saturday, February 27, including a Pokémon photo booth, trivia games, gifts with purchase, and more. If you're in Los Angeles and are interested in seeing Pokémon fashion like never before, don't miss this opportunity! The doors open at 6 p.m. This event is sure to be popular, so get there plenty early.

If you can't make it to opening night, the pop-up shop will be open every day until March 27. Don't miss your chance to visit the Pokémon pop-up shop at Japan LA and check out the awesome Pokémon merchandise!

Sources: http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/pokemon-returns-to-japan-la/ and https://twitter.com/Pokemon/status/700735526618288128

Article edited on 2016-02-19 09:40:44 by Sunain
Feb 05

Pokémon Day - February 27th, 2016

Posted by Sunain | February 5th 2016 at 05:24 PM EST
Tags: 20th Anniversary, Nintendo New York, Pokémon Day
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The official Pokémon website has announced details for Pokémon Day in North America. Participating Toys R Us and GameStop locations will both be having promotions in addition to the renovated Nintendo New York which will also have a big event. More details for events worldwide will be announced.

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Pokémon Day Is on the Way!

Mark your calendars for a huge Pokémon celebration on February 27!

On February 27, 1996, the first Pokémon video games launched in Japan, kicking off a global Pokémon phenomenon that continues to this day. Exactly 20 years later, Pokémon Day will celebrate the historic milestone with events across the globe!

Look forward to the rerelease of Pokémon Blue, Pokémon Red, and Pokémon Yellow for systems in the Nintendo 3DS family. Rediscover the magic of the original Pokémon games almost exactly as they first appeared. These games will be available on Nintendo eShop. Also look for Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue in a special New Nintendo 3DS Pokémon 20th Anniversary bundle.

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.

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.

Source: http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/pokemon-day-is-on-the-way/
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