Pokémon will celebrate its 25 years with Katy Perry | Digital Trends Spanish
Pokémon will turn 25 on February 27 and, in advance, The Pokémon Company showed a trailer in which it announces a collaboration with the American singer Katy Perry to celebrate the anniversary of the franchise.
The video itself is eye-catching, showing several of the characters from the seven generations of Pokémon that span from the first release (Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green on February 27, 1996, in Japan) to the last (Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, on November 15, 2019). The presentation takes place on a Rube Goldberg machine with a pokeball as the protagonist.
Towards the end of the video, the collaboration between The Pokémon Company and Katy Perry transcends, and it will consist of an event with a concert. Typically, every five years of Pokémon, new products are announced, including video games, trading cards, movies, and series.
On the franchise’s 20th anniversary, which occurred in 2016, The Pokémon Company announced the sixth generation of Pokémon, made up of video games. Pokémon Moon and Pokémon Sun. In addition, the anniversary served for the launch of what was one of the most influential games in history: Pokemon go. The celebration included the airing of commercials at high-profile events such as the Super Bowl.
What will be the announcements for the 25th anniversary of Pokémon? Some fans of the series are already speculating with the announcement of the ninth generation, which would have its premiere on the Nintendo Switch. It is also likely that in addition to a hypothetical ninth generation, they will announce spinoffs, including a release for mobile devices.