Are you excited for Pokémon Day that is celebrated on 27 February? We are! Pokémon is a media franchise centered on a creature called Pokémon. Humans known as Pokémon Trainers will catch and train them to battle other Pokémon. The franchise was created by Satoshi Tajiri on 1995.
The name Pokémon is the Romanized contraction of the Japanese brand Poketto Monsuta or Pocket Monster. Today there are already 806 species of Pokémon, including the famous Pikachu, the cute yellow Pokémon. The Pokémon can be captured by weakening them and throwing a specialized spherical tool called the Poké Ball. If the Pokémon is unable to escape the confines of the Poké Ball, it is officially considered to be under the ownership of that Trainer.
The first Pokémon video games was released on Game Boy on 27 February 1996. Today it has been released as video games on other gaming platforms, trading card games, animated television shows and movies, comic books and toys. One of the original animated television shows was the Pokémon: Gotta Catch ‘Em All, that follows the quest of Ash Ketchum to become a Pokémon Master.
Celebrate Pokémon Day by playing the Pokémon video games or the trading card games, either by yourselves or with friends and families, and proof yourself as the best Pokémon Trainer out there! Or watch again the animated television shows and movies, or re-read the comic books, to be reminded again on why you love Pokémon. You could also throw a cosplay party with friends and families! Never heard or play Pokémon before? Then the Pokémon Day is the best day to start!
How about you? Tell us your favorite Pokémon Day activity, or share your most memorable Pokémon Day celebration!