Tag Archives: Pokemon20

Pokemon 20th Anniversary

February 27th 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of Pokemon in Japan and what a momentous couple of decades it’s been! Most gamers across the globe have played Pokemon in some form or another and it’s a series that has spawned it’s fair share of rabid fanboys/girls. It’s also the inspiration behind some amazingly complex and kawaii cosplays!

From Pokemon specific conventions, fan meetups, countless hours dedicated to the game, merchandise and a hot anime TV series, it’s safe to say that it’s changed lives of a huge numbers of people. Some dedicated hardcore players have grown up with the series and have fond memories of playing Pokemon Red on the original Gameboy (puts hand up!).

This weekend sees a number of Pokemon related events happening all around the world. There’s also a dedicated website for this amazing milestone which you can check out here. Melbourne will be seeing a Pokemon event hosted by the EB store in Swanston St at The Nintendo Experience, come down if you have nothing to do, it promises to be a fun day!

Pikachu Macbook
Japandaman’s laptop is all ready for the celebrations!

And don’t forget to use the hashtag #Pokemon20 on all your social media. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and anything else you use…go bananas with it!!

Pokemon Superbowl Commercial

Superbowl 50 is just around the corner and with this sporting event comes the traditional slew of TV spots and ads that are broadcast to millions of viewers at half-time. And no, I haven’t decided to follow the NFL (not that there’s anything wrong with it) but one commercial caught my eye. There’s a commercial for the 20th anniversary of Pokemon and it’s a great one!

The ad basically follows the tried and tested theme of believing in yourself and being able to accomplish anything if you put your mind to it. It’s pretty inspirational for a Pokemon commercial and it’s definitely worth checking out below.