Pokémon is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2021. To commemorate the milestone, The Pokémon Company will be launching a bunch of surprises throughout the year in the form of collectibles, events, promotions, and more.

In a new 2-minute video titled “25 Years of Memories,” we see a Rube Goldberg machine sequence of a Pokéball as it passes by Pokémon plushes and toys, video game consoles and cartridges, and other memorabilia, leading up to the reveal of a Katy Perry x Pokémon musical collaboration. This musical collaboration is called “P25 Music” and is expected to feature other musicians as well.

The Pokémon Company will also invite fans to relive their their Pokémon journeys through each of the regions in the Pokémon world in a yearlong program, beginning in March with the most recently discovered Galar region from the Pokémon Sword and Shield video games and ending with the classic Kanto region from the original Pokémon Red and Blue titles that released in 1996.

This includes the release of the Pokémon TCG: First Partner collection, which includes 25 special edition oversize Pokémon cards of the starter Pokémon from each generation. A First Partner Collector’s Binder to put these cards in is slated to drop on February 26th and includes the Pikachu card. Each First Partner Pack will include 3 oversize cards as well as two regular Pokémon TCG booster packs.

Check out the Pokémon TCG: First Partner cards belows. Make sure to stay up to date with the Pokémon 25th anniversary celebrations at pokemon.com/25 as many more surprises are yet to be announced.

Release Dates

  • Feb. 26, 2021 Pokémon TCG: First Partner Collector’s Binder
  • March 5, 2021 Pokémon TCG: First Partner Pack (Galar)
  • April 2, 2021 Pokémon TCG: First Partner Pack (Alola)
  • May 7, 2021 Pokémon TCG: First Partner Pack (Kalos)
  • June 4, 2021 Pokémon TCG: First Partner Pack (Unova)
  • July 9, 2021 Pokémon TCG: First Partner Pack (Sinnoh)
  • Aug. 6, 2021 Pokémon TCG: First Partner Pack (Hoenn)
  • Sept. 3, 2021 Pokémon TCG: First Partner Pack (Johto)
  • Oct. 8, 2021 Pokémon TCG: First Partner Pack (Kanto)

Sources: PokeGuardian, ComicBook

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