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Pokémon celebrates its 20th anniversary with a New Nintendo 3DS bundle this February

Let the year of Pokémon begin

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Nintendo will release a Pokémon-themed New 3DS bundle on Feb. 27 in honor of the series' 20th anniversary, The Pokémon Company announced today.

The bundle's arrival coincides with the digital re-release of Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow; it will include Red and Blue pre-installed, as well as two cover plates and a download code for a new Pokémon home menu theme. In Japan, fans instead have the option of four Pokémon-themed 2DS bundles to match the Red, Blue, Yellow and Green editions of the game.

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Pokémon players with Pokémon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, X or Y will also be able to pick up Mew, Darkrai, Arceus and Genesect, one-by-one, during GameStop events throughout the year. Additionally, on Feb. 27, Nintendo will make some of the "best-selling" Pokémon amiibo — Charizard, Jigglypuff, Greninja, Lucario and Pikachu — available at "select retailers."

The Pokémon Company also announced that the trading card game will get the Generations expansion in February. New cards will be available throughout 2016 with booster packs and the Mythical Pokémon Collection, beginning at the end of next month. This year will also see the release of 12 animated Pokémon films, such as Pokémon: The First Movie and Pokémon the Movie 2000, on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon.

Pokémon's 20th anniversary celebrations will continue this year with new items at the Pokémon Center and a Super Bowl commercial in February.

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