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It’s Bidoof Day: Here’s what to expect

The Plump Mouse Pokémon gets its own special day

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It’s Bidoof Day. The Pokémon Company is giving the Plump Mouse Pokémon its moment in the sun on July 1, a celebration of all things Bidoof and Bidoofery. So what can Bidoof stans expect from Thursday’s observance of the Sinnoh region’s beloved Normal-type Pokémon? We’ve compiled a list of today’s big Bidoof events for all who celebrate.

Obviously, the big news here is that The Pokémon Company just Bidoof-rolled everyone with a Bidoof-themed cover of Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up.” You can experience that in the video above.

In Pokémon Go, players are experiencing a day full of raids featuring Bidoof. The Pokémon is spawning in obscene numbers in the wild (as it has been throughout the Bidoof Breakout event in Niantic’s game) and appearing in snapshots. Players can take part in Special Research for Bidoof-themed rewards, like this swell Bidoof hat.

A Pokemon trainer wears a Bidoof hat in Pokémon Go Photo: Michael McWhertor/Polygon

On Twitch, Bidoof heads can enjoy a day’s worth of Bidoof-themed content on the official Pokémon channel, starting at 9 a.m. PDT.

Pokémon enthusiasts can also enjoy Bidoof-inspired bonuses in the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online and Pokémon Masters EX.

Patrons of the arts can acquire limited-edition artwork of Bidoof for their walls, thanks to Mondo. A new print featuring art of Bidoof by Nicole Gustafsson will go up for sale on July 1 at 11 a.m. CDT, and will be sold through July 5 at 11:59 p.m. CDT. The print costs $50 and ships to Africa, Australia, Canada, the European Union, the Middle East, and the United States. Prints are expected to arrive in October, a fine reminder of July’s Bidoof Day.

The Pokémon Center is also launching a line of Bidoof-themed items on Thursday for U.S.- and Canada-based fans. That includes new Bidoof apparel, the “comfy” Bidoof plush, and a Bidoof Zone street sign.

We’ll update this post with additional details as Bidoof Day rolls out.

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