Can you believe that Pokemon has been around for 25 years? Well, I couldn’t, not at least until I’d watched this Pokemon trailer tribute. It’s only after seeing that iconic khaki green Game Boy screen, accompanied by those iconic chiptunes that the truth becomes known. It really has been 25 years, and damn, they’ve been filled with absolute joy. Not feeling nostalgic? Well, the new Pokemon 25th anniversary advert will definitely get you reminiscing.
The trailer was posted earlier this month in celebration of Pokemon’s 25th anniversary, something that Nintendo seems to be taking very seriously. It feels like it was only yesterday that I was wandering around outside, trying to find that perfect patch of intense sunlight so that I could actually see my Game Boy screen enough to defeat Red.
Yet, as this trailer’s Rube Goldberg machine unravels, it becomes clear that this advert isn’t just for the 90s kids – it’s for everyone. From fans of the trading card game to anime enthusiasts and figure collectors, this trailer is a tribute to all of us. Even though some of us don’t recognise any monsters outside the original 151, we all share the same passion for a franchise that has thrived across numerous generations of gaming.
The trailer also makes one thing abundantly clear: Pokemon is still Pokemon. Sure, Pikachu has lost a bit of chonk and you don’t have to be sitting on the surface of the sun to see a Nintendo Switch screen. But it’s still Pokemon.
This diverse series has survived due to its unmistakable identity, one that can be recognised no matter what age you are.
If you’ve yet to watch the trailer, then I implore you to do so. There’s a lot of bad in the world and growing up can be scary. Yet, this trailer serves as a testament to a series that has bridged generational gaps, bringing gamers, anime fans and collectors of all creeds together out of unity and love.
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