2021 will not only celebrate the 25th birthday of the Pokémon series. Pokémon GO itself will also be five years old. A good opportunity to celebrate together! In keeping with the current hype about Pokémon cards, The Pokémon Company and Niantic have decided to publish a card for Professor Willow.
Professor Willow is an integral and popular part of Pokémon GO and has accompanied us through special research for many years. The card is due to appear in the summer of 2021. How exactly it can be obtained is not yet clear. But apparently that shouldn’t be a problem: “We plan that this card will be available worldwide wherever Pokémon TCG items are sold.”
The motif of his own Pokémon card has not yet been determined: “At the end of May 2021 we are planning to announce the illustration and content of the Professor Willow card and will publish details on how this card can be obtained in different regions.”
Further collaborations have already been announced. Details are to follow. The upcoming Pokémon cards at McDonald’s are not part of the Pokémon GO collaboration, but also part of the birthday party. You can find out more about this here.
25 years of Pokémon – this is how it is celebrated
Unlike the Zelda series, Pokémon didn’t leave us alone with the party either. There was a lot of news at Pokémon Presents last week. Pokémon Legends: Arceus will be released worldwide for Nintendo Switch at the beginning of next year. The game is being developed by Game Freak and is intended to offer a “new approach” to the Pokémon series.
The fourth generation remake, longed for by many fans, was also announced. In Pokémon Radiant Diamond and Shining Pearl, you end up in Sinnoh once more, but this time with a completely redesigned look. The remakes should be released worldwide for Nintendo Switch later this year. On top of that, there was a new trailer for New Pokémon Snap, which will be released on April 30th.
Before that, peripheral manufacturer PowerA will release a new Enhanced Wireless Controller in Pikachu design on the occasion of its 25th birthday. There is also a matching carrying case for your switch. You can pre-order the controller and bag from Amazon now.
The licensed controller, like the bag, is adorned with a “025” in addition to Pikachu. Pikachu’s Pokédex number, a good fit for Pokémon’s 25th birthday. There are coincidences.
Distribution campaigns for Pokémon Sword and Shield
Fans can currently also get two free Pokémon for Pokémon Sword and Shield. The current distribution campaign of a Shimmering Riffex for Pokémon Sword and Shield is not part of the party around the 25th birthday. This celebrates the release of the new trading card expansion Shiny Destiny *. The singing Pikachu is on the occasion of The Pokémon Company’s P25 collaborations.
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