Happy Pokemon Day!
Fans can converse “live” with Pikachu as the iconic Pokémon makes its
debut on Amazon Alexa and Google Home with Pikachu Talk. Fans can pose a
question or request to Pikachu, and the much-loved Electric-type Mouse
Pokémon will respond with classic lines like “pika?”, “pika pika!”, and
“pikaaaaa.” Already released in Japan, Pikachu Talk is now available for
Amazon Alexa-enabled devices in most countries, and for Google
Home-enabled devices in the US.
New Snapchat Lenses
Starting today and for a limited time, three new Snapchat Lenses
featuring the first partner Pokémon from the Kanto region will start to
roll out around the world, beginning with Bulbasaur. Charmander will
arrive later, followed by Squirtle.
Last year on Pokémon Day, the Pokémon Center launched Pokémon Gallery
Figures—an exclusive line of premium display-ready figures. For Pokémon
Day 2018, it’s going even bigger by introducing a new, larger-scale line
of these collectibles. Charizard is featured as the first-ever Pokémon
Gallery Figure DX, with the iconic Fire-type Pokémon unleashing its
signature Blast Burn move in a dynamic pose.
This is also the year of Legendary Pokémon, and on Pokémon Day, the
Pokémon Center is joining the celebration by debuting the first in a
series of special Legendary Pokémon Pins. Starting today, fans can order
new Dialga and Palkia pins, which will be followed by a new pair of
pins each month through November (while supplies last). For information
about these products, which can be shipped to US addresses, visit
Beginning today, the latest animated feature-length Pokémon film,
Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!, will be available on Pokémon TV for
the first time. The hit movie will be available to view on the app,
available for iOS and Android, and on Pokemon.com/TV for a week.
When exploring their world in search of wild Pokémon, Pokémon GO
Trainers can keep an eye out for a special Pikachu wearing a festive
striped purple hat. For Pokémon Day 2018, this Pikachu will know the
move Present and will give players triple the usual Stardust when
caught. Trainers can look for Pikachu wearing a party hat through
February 28 at 1 p.m. PST.
In addition to the Snapchat festivities, fans are invited to join the
conversation online with #PokemonDay. Fans who use this hashtag might
have their posts featured on the official Pokémon Day hub at
www.Pokemon.com/PokemonDay, where more information about the day’s
fan-focused festivities can be found.