Celebrate Pokémon Day with All Kinds of New Announcements

Pokémon Day is upon us and with it comes a variety of fun announcements. The Pokémon Company uses this day to reveal all kinds of cool things. From merchandise to events and more! Let’s take a look at Pokémon Day 2018.

Pikachu Talk
Fans can converse “live” with Pikachu as the iconic Pokémon makes its debut on Amazon Alexa and Google Home with Pikachu Talk. Fans can pose a question or request to Pikachu, and the much-loved Electric-type Mouse Pokémon will respond with classic lines like “pika?”, “pika pika!”, and “pikaaaaa.” Already released in Japan, Pikachu Talk is now available for Amazon Alexa-enabled devices in most countries, and for Google Home-enabled devices in the US.

New Snapchat Lenses
Starting today and for a limited time, three new Snapchat Lenses featuring the first partner Pokémon from the Kanto region will start to roll out around the world, beginning with Bulbasaur. Charmander will arrive later, followed by Squirtle.

Pokémon Center
Last year on Pokémon Day, the Pokémon Center launched Pokémon Gallery Figures—an exclusive line of premium display-ready figures. For Pokémon Day 2018, it’s going even bigger by introducing a new, larger-scale line of these collectibles. Charizard is featured as the first-ever Pokémon Gallery Figure DX, with the iconic Fire-type Pokémon unleashing its signature Blast Burn move in a dynamic pose. This is also the year of Legendary Pokémon, and on Pokémon Day, the Pokémon Center is joining the celebration by debuting the first in a series of special Legendary Pokémon Pins. Starting today, fans can order new Dialga and Palkia pins, which will be followed by a new pair of pins each month through November (while supplies last). For information about these products, which can be shipped to US addresses, visit the official website.

Animation
Beginning today, the latest animated feature-length Pokémon film, Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!, will be available on Pokémon TV for the first time. The hit movie will be available to view on the app, available for iOS and Android, and on Pokemon.com/TV for a week.

Pokémon GO
When exploring their world in search of wild Pokémon, Pokémon GO Trainers can keep an eye out for a special Pikachu wearing a festive striped purple hat. For Pokémon Day 2018, this Pikachu will know the move Present and will give players triple the usual Stardust when caught. Trainers can look for Pikachu wearing a party hat through February 28 at 1 p.m. PST. In addition to Pikachu, Trainer avatar items from Pokémon FireRed and Pokémon LeafGreen are now available to check out.

 

That’s all we’ve got for Pokémon Day right now. Stay tuned for even more announcements to come. Who knows what else will come. News on more upcoming games, movies, toys and other collectibles may come out soon.