Pokemon celebrated its 25th birthday on the 27th February 2021.
From humble beginnings as a card and then a video game, Pokemon has exploded, with toys, clothes and even a big-budget Hollywood movie starring Ryan Reynolds.
To celebrate its birthday The Pokémon Company has made a special live stream video to announce some of the new things it is working on.
What is Pokemon?
When you play Pokemon, you take on the role of a trainer, scouring the countryside for the creatures. You capture them inside a Poke Ball, and you then begin to nurture them and train them.
Pokemon can gain new abilities and even evolve into larger, more powerful creatures.
As you assemble a team of Pokemon, you use them to battle with other trainers in a quest to be – as the cartoon’s theme song memorably put it – the very best.