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Pokémon’s 25th Anniversary Begins with Post Malone Concert

Soham Ghosh

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The Pokémon Company recently announced a virtual concert featuring Post Malone in celebration of Pokémon’s 25th anniversary. The concert kicks off the brand’s commemoration of the original Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green games’ released in Japan.

To increase the hype more for the special day, The Pokémon Company released the official concert trailer across the franchise’s various social channels, including YouTube, Twitch, and its 25th-anniversary website.

The concert is being made the platform for the initial launch for P25 Music, Pokémon’s official collaboration with Universal Music Group, which also includes other imminent musical artists such as Katy Perry. The concert is expected to reveal more details regarding P25 Music to the fans.

In other celebratory activities for the franchise, Pokémon Journeys: The Series debuted its first 12 episodes on Netflix U.S. last June with more new added episodes expected to release quarterly. On March 5, Netflix will stream the anime’s fourth and final batch of episodes. The Pokémon franchise’s 23rd anime film, Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of Jungle was released in Japan last Christmas Day and is expected in the U.S. sometime this year.

On the gaming field, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games began shipping worldwide for the Nintendo Switch in November 2019 to begin the 25th-anniversary commemoration. Over six million copies got sold in the first week alone, breaking the record for the “highest first-week sales of a Switch game and the fastest Switch game to reach 6 million units sold.”

The highly anticipated performance is set to make its debut on Pokémon Day on February 27 at 7 p.m. EST.

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