#523 20th Anniversary Pokemon

1996 marked the year Pokemon was launched in Japan.

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The pixelated Gameboy game sparked the success that led to Pikachu being an internationally known symbol, hundreds of TV show episodes, dozens of movies and spin-off games.

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Even, pokemon planes and of course dedicated pokemon shops called Pokemon Centers.

Japan re-launched Pokemon Red, Blue, Green and Pikachu (Europe/US got Red, Blue and Yellow).

It is an e-Shop download for Nintendo’s handheld console – the 3DS.

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They also released special editions with a download code, fridge magnet, map and stickers.

Also, there are special edition 2DS’s.

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Pokemon GO is an augmented reality game also scheduled for this year – on iOS and Android it is going to be a totally different approach for the franchise.

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