Today Is Pokémon’s 20th Anniversary


But an anniversary is just another day really. Why is this one so special? Because 20 years is long enough to see nearly your entire fan base grow up. Those kids that played the first couple generations of games? They’re now working class individuals. The kids who watched the show and had the holographic Charizard card? They’re now blogging and getting their voice out there. So while there will eventually be bigger and better anniversaries, here at #20 we have something that still holds a hugely nostalgic effect on millions of individuals young and old.

Pokémon is one of the most successful franchises in all of video game history. And the joys you found while playing when you were a kid are the same joys younger ones today experience when they pick up one of the newer games. To get a grasp on what that means, watch this video below…

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Author: rjbailey

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