The Escapist Celebrates 20 Years of Pokemon - Update

The Escapist Celebrates 20 Years of Pokemon - Update

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Updated with new links daily through February 27.

The 20th anniversary of the Pokemon franchise is coming on February 27th, an The Escapist kicks off a week-long celebration of the pocket monsters.

Pokemon has been around for a long time, 20 years next Saturday to be exact. The pocket monster phenomenon has produced everything from games to a TV show, to all kinds of consumer products. To recognize the impact that Pokemon has had on pop culture, The Escapist begins a week of coverage today.

Here's our schedule:

Today: 2/21

Top 100 kicks off with #100-#86

Monday: 2/22

Top 100: #85-#71
Feature: A Tribute to Pikachu - 20 years of Pokemon

Tuesday: 2/23

Top 100: #70-#56
Feature: A Newbie's Guide to Pokemon

Wednesday: 2/24

Top 100: #55-#41
Feature: Pokemon Through the Years - A Timeline

Thursday: 2/25

Top 100: #40-#26
Feature: How Pokemon Became a Pop Culture Sensation in America

Friday: 2/26

Top 100: #25-#11
Feature: The 10 Worst Pokemon Designs

Saturday 2/27 (The Anniversary)

Top 100: The top 10
Feature: 11 Mythical Pokemon You Can Get This Year

Be sure to check back each day as we celebrate 20 years of Pokemon.

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Its only been 20 years? Feels longer than that. But then I recall how long I've been a gamer and realize its about right. Used to be that I'd balk at the 20 year mark thinking "no way it was that long ago."
Gettin' old, now get off my lawn you kids!

20 years?

Fuck I'm old.

I kinda' want to say something snarky, maybe about every Pokemon game being the same, but I actually really enjoyed Pokemon Blue when I played it as a kid and Pokemon Snap is still amazing!

So...good for you Pokemon.

This is my childhood right here!
I can still remember the 7-year-old me watching the first episode of Pokemon on TV with my littlebrother :D

20 years?

Fuck, I'm old.

But, I'm really surprised that Pokemon has lasted this long and is still going strong. That was my childhood right there and I remember playing Blue when I got home from school, and watching the show. OG Pokemon was the shit.

I'm new to this Pokemon thing. I've only played X, but it was a lot of fun.

Oh damn. I forgot to go get my free Mew download.

Can you guys also talk about how they're also acting like dicks and doing stuff like taking down the Youtube channel of a Musician doing a fan work DESPITE having a legal licence to do so?

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2016/02/pokemon_reorchestrated_has_its_youtube_channel_taken_down_due_to_third_copyright_strike

American Fox:
Oh damn. I forgot to go get my free Mew download.

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Fiz_The_Toaster:
20 years?

Fuck, I'm old.

But, I'm really surprised that Pokemon has lasted this long and is still going strong. That was my childhood right there and I remember playing Blue when I got home from school, and watching the show. OG Pokemon was the shit.

How'd this happen. How did Pokemon get this old.

Next you'll tell me my nephew will be biking to school... <.<

Is this seriously your best idea of filling time, Escapist?

 

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