Back in November, The Pokémon Company teased that 2021 would be a year of «very special» celebrations surrounding the iconic series’ 25th anniversary. Today, the first of these celebrations has been unveiled.
The trailer above gives fans a nostalgic look back through the franchise’s history, with an admittedly cute set of clips following a Poké Ball as it passes by games, trading cards, and the like from years gone by. At the end, we see that pop superstar Katy Perry will be teaming up with The Pokémon Company as part of the fun, and there’s even a little snippet of a song to be heard.
«This one goes out to everyone who started out catching Pokémon… but ended up catching feelings instead,» The Pokémon Company says.
As for future celebrations? Well, we can expect more of the «biggest names in music» to be involved, and starting in March, the company says it will begin revisiting the many regions from the world of Pokémon. A «line of cool themed collectibles» has also been teased, with products set to be announced and launched throughout the year.