When is Pokemon Day 2023?

Here's when Pokemon Day 2023 will take place.

The Pokemon Company

The Pokemon franchise has seen a lot of evolution and growth since it first debuted in the late 90s. Every year, the franchise’s rich history is celebrated on what is officially known as Pokemon Day. In addition to a fun day of looking back at the franchise’s past, Pokemon Day also tends to be where Game Freak and The Pokemon Company make announcements about future games in the series. Fans have been hungry for some news, so let’s look at exactly when Pokemon Day will be happening in 2023.

When is Pokemon Day 2023?

Cynthia in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Source: Nintendo

Pokemon Day will take place on February 27, 2023. Pokemon Day always happens on February 27, as its the day that the first Pokemon games, Red and Green, were released in Japan in 1996. This year, The Pokemon Company is promoting its Pokemon Together campaign. The announcement video showcases people of all ages and demographics playing Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, Pokemon Go, and the Pokemon Trading Card Game.

As for what we can expect on this year’s Pokemon Day, The Pokemon Company usually holds Pokemon Presents events, a Nintendo Direct-style showcase that reveals upcoming projects in the franchise. Games like Pokemon Legends Areceus and Pokemon Scarlet and Violet have all been revealed at Pokemon Presents showcases over the past few years. The Pokemon Company has yet to announce a Pokemon Presents for 2023 at the time of this writing. That said, there is an official website for Pokemon Together, and it encourages fans to come back on February 27.

Now that you know when Pokemon Day 2023 is, you have a better idea of when to potentially expect the next big news dump from Game Freak and The Pokemon Company. The Pokemon franchise is celebrating its 27th birthday this year. For more Pokemon news, bookmark Shacknews’ Pokemon topic page.

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Donovan is a young journalist from Maryland, who likes to game. His oldest gaming memory is playing Pajama Sam on his mom's desktop during weekends. Pokémon Emerald, Halo 2, and the original Star Wars Battlefront 2 were some of the most influential titles in awakening his love for video games. After interning for Shacknews throughout college, Donovan graduated from Bowie State University in 2020 with a major in broadcast journalism and joined the team full-time. He is a huge Scream nerd and film fanatic that will talk with you about movies and games all day. You can follow him on twitter @Donimals_

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