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Pika! Let’s celebrate Pokémon Day with a special Pokémon Direct!

Pokémon Day is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate the occasion than with a Pokémon Direct!

Announced earlier this morning,  the Direct has no specified length and nothing has been announced as to what we can expect to see. Details are being kept deliberately vague, with the Pokémon official Twitter account refusing to confirm anything beyond the broadcast time for the Direct.

Of course, this means that speculation is rampant on social media, with many certain we’ll either be seeing an entirely new Pokémon title, a remake of a previous generation, or both! Judging from the goldmine of reaction images on their page, the hype is very real, so expectations are high. Given the amount of rumours and teasing that have circulated recently, fans are bound to be in for a treat, even if what’s revealed isn’t necessarily what they were expecting.

FireRed and LeafGreen, a pair made to commemorate the very first games in the series

For those who may not have heard of Pokémon Day, it marks the anniversary of the releases of the very first Pokémon titles, Red and Green, all the way back in 1996. These releases exploded in popularity throughout the gaming community, and the series continues to attract new fans to this day.

Much of this success has to be attributed to the series’ willingness to cater to both hardcore and casual fans, a prime example being the recently-released Let’s Go games, which were a blend of the more traditional gameplay elements and the streamlined capture mechanics first seen in Pokémon GO. Pokémon has managed to have something for everyone for a long time, which again should ensure that a lot of people will be pleased by what they see tomorrow.

The Pokémon Direct will be broadcasting live at 6am PST on the 27th, which is roughly 1am Thursday the 28th for Australia (AEDT). You can catch it here on Nintendo’s official website. Maybe pass the time by completing a raid or tracking down that shiny you wanted in Let’s Go?