June 14, 2021

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Pokémon’s 25th Anniversary Celebration Teased at Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

Pokemon’s 25th anniversary celebration was teased at the 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with a new logo and a promise of an exciting 2021 for Pokemon fans around the world.The new logo, which you can see below, features Pikachu’s iconic face with the number 25 on its cheeks. Pokemon’s Twitter also said “Our Pokémon 25th Anniversary celebration kicks off in 2021! Stay tuned for more details.”

This logo is very similar to the logo for Pokemon’s 20th anniversary, but without other Pokemon making up Pikachu’s face.

Oh, and we also had to share with you the dancing Pikachu that appeared in the parade alongside the Pikachu balloon that took flight for the 20th consecutive parade.

There is a good chance we won’t have to wait too long to hear what The Pokemon Company has planned for 2021, as Pokemon Red and Green were released in Japan on February 27, 1996, and it has previously celebrated milestones based on the Japanese release.

In 2016, The Pokemon Company celebrated Pokemon’s 20th anniversary with the announcement of Pokemon Sun and Moon (On February 26, no less), Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow on 3DS’ Virtual Console, a special 3DS bundle featuring cover plates of Charizard and Blastoise, a Super Bowl commercial, and much more.

With Pokemon Sword and Shield’s Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra DLC released, it may be time to hear about the next big Switch Pokemon title, whether it be a new generation or something similar to Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee!

We are also waiting to hear more of New Pokemon Snap and Pokemon Unite, the Co-op strategy game that closely resembles a MOBA like League of Legends or DOTA 2.

How do you hope The Pokemon Company will celebrate Pokemon’s 25th anniversary? Let us know in the comments below!

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.

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