Happy Pokémon Day! To celebrate, everyone here with the Nintendo Wire team wants to share some of their favorite Pokémon stories and pieces of news from the past year. Check them out below– and have fantastic Pokémon Day. Pika Pika!

Pokémon Sun & Moon confirmed

Nostalgia’s the best, isn’t it? Travel back in time to February 26th, 2016 when Pokémon Sun & Moon were officially confirmed by Nintendo.

Reviews: Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon

We prepared two separate reviews for the release of Pokémon Sun & Moon back in November when the games were released. You have the option to read the Pokémon Sun review, the Pokémon Moon review— or both!

Pokémon popularity over the years

Why does Pokémon attract so many fans? And why do fans in general prefer generations from their youth? We take a trip down memory lane by looking closely at nostalgia, stagnation, and the dual sides of mass appeal with the Pokémon series.

Our favorite Gen 1 Pokémon

We’d like to continue the nostalgia trip by once again featuring the Nintendo Wire team’s favorite Gen 1 Pokémon.

Pikachu x Mario merch collaboration

What’s just as exciting as playing Pokémon? Checking out all the cute Pokémon merchandise that hits stores, that’s what! These Mario Pikachu and Luigi Pikachu products hit the Japanese Pokémon Center last year, and we couldn’t get enough of them all, especially the plushes!

Catch Festive Pikachu in Pokémon GO

party hat pikachu

Don’t forget: You can catch a Pikachu decked out with a party hat in Pokémon GO in celebration of Pokémon Day! Find out how you can nab the Festive Pikachu in Pokémon GO during the celebration!

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Written by Lauren Ganos
Creative Director, Managing Editor

Designer and writer by day, gamer by night, Lauren dreams big when it comes to creative endeavors. Perhaps that's why she's taken on the roles of creative director and managing editor for Nintendo Wire. If she had a video game superhero alias, it might just be The Visionary, a true keeper of imaginative order.

Lauren Ganos