MY INNER 8 YEAR OLD IS SCREAMING.
February 27th, 1996: the day the first Pokemon games were released in Japan, and therefore the anniversary of the entire franchise.
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Even though we didn’t really get the Red/Green versions of the Japanese originals, 2 years later we in North America would be blessed with the coming of Red and Blue.
Blessed be the Holy Cartridges.
Our annoyed parents thought the game would be the end of it, but nay, it was just the beginning…
September 8th, 1998… The first episode of the Pokemon TV show aired, and there was much rejoicing. Except for the parents, obviously.
Greatest theme song of all time, BTdubs.