While we all knew February would be an exciting month for Pokémon fans, with the original Game Boy titles coming to Virtual Console, this morning Nintendo made it clear that the festivities won’t end there, with a host of other Pokémon products coming to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the franchise.

At the forefront is the US’s second New 3DS bundle as well as a line of 2DS bundles and cover plates coming to Europe.

The Pokémon Center web store will see a line of fantastic products all emblemized with the striking Pokémon 20th logo, a stylized Pikachu made of the six generations of starter Pokémon, with a red “2” and “0” making up his trademark cheeks. Highlights include a pin of the logo paired with a lanyard of the starters, a ceramic mug, and a line of apparel including shirts and a New Era 9Fifty baseball cap. All of these will be releasing at different times in the year with no specific dates giving, as well as the promise of more items to come in the future.

For figure collectors a new Pokémon Nendoroid will be available from the Pokémon Center as well. Featuring Red, the original playable trainer himself, this set is dubbed the Champion Edition. Unlike the original Red release, he’ll be flanked by the fully evolved trio of starters, with Venusaur, Charizard, and Blastoise all looking fantastic in the trademark Nendoroid style.

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For fans of the Pokémon Trading Card Game there will be a line of accessories, such as deck boxes and card sleeves, all bearing the Pokemon 20th logo. There will also be monthly card sets celebrating mythical Pokémon such as Mew and Jirachi released monthly starting in February. These sets will contain a special promo card and pin of the highlighted Pokémon, as well as two packs of the brand new Generations TCG set and a code for the online version of the card game as well.

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These mythical Pokémon will also be distributed, one per month, to owners of Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire via mystery gift. Some of these will only be available to download at participating GameStop locations, including Mew beginning February 1st. On top of that there will be a line of figures and plushes celebrating each of these legendary Pokémon released exclusively at GameStop and Toys”R”Us locations depending on the individual Pokémon.

It’s clear Nintendo and The Pokémon Company want this to be a great year for their fans. Keep your eyes on Nintendo Inquirer for the latest on these and any other products as more information becomes available. Train on, everybody!

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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.

Ricky Berg