Today at 7:00am PDT, The Pokémon Company celebrated the 25th anniversary of Pokémon with a video showing the history of the franchise along with some new announcements.

They showed a preview of New Pokémon Snap where you can travel through the Lentil Region and take pictures of Pokémon in their natural habitat acting naturally. Take pictures, get rated, and fill your photo album. New Pokémon Snap will be available April 30, 2021 with pre-orders starting today.

In Pokémon Sword and Shield, special Gigantamax Pikachu max raid battles will be taking place from 4:00pm PST February 25 through 3:59pm PST February 28, 2021.

In Pokémon Café Mix, you’ll get a one-time special login bonus of 2,500 golden acorns starting 7:00am PST February 26 through 9:59am PST February 28, 2021.

In Pokémon Go, the Kanto Legendary Raid Boss battles will let you fight Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, and Mewtwo starting 9:00am local time February 20 through 8:00am local time  March 1, 2021.

In Pokémon Masters EX, you can now fight Galar region champion Leon starting 10:00pm PST February 25 through 10:50pm PST March 17, 2021.

And finally, the big news is that the next two Pokémon games are Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, remakes of the original DS games. Both games will be released in late 2021.


But wait there’s more! In order to avoid giving away free mythical Pokémon and monetize it as much as possible, a new game was announced called Pokémon Legends Arceus. This one has a release date of Early 2022.

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