Twenty one years ago Pocket Monsters Aka and Pocket Monsters Midori made their debut in Japan
Pokemon GO is celebrating the very special birthday by adding a festive hat-wearing Pikachu to the world. The Pikachu will only be available in the wild until 06 March, but he'll keep the hat forever.
Many events and promotions are set to unfold in the coming week, including the launch of the Gallery Figures collection, each of which will set you back some £14. A movie marathon featuring the classics will be available for a limited time on Pokemon TV . Other festivities include a Twitch stream, extra Trainer Tokens available on the Bonus Wheel in the TCG and more.