Cancel your Saturday plans
Twitch will host a Pokémon livestream spanning the entirety of the series’ 20th birthday this Saturday, Feb. 27, according to a press release.
Pokémon’s Twitch channel will kickoff the series’ birthday at 10 a.m. PT with live coverage of gameplay, interviews about the 20-year-old series and more, Twitch said. Then, at 6 p.m. PT, the stream will shift gears to marathon episodes of the various Pokémon cartoons alongside feature films. Fans can tune in to Twitch anytime from 6 p.m. ET on Saturday until 24 hours later (6 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 28) to catch the Pokémon animation stream.
That comes out to 32 hours of livestreamed content in honor of Pokémon’s 20th year. This gives fans the chance to stop by inbetween other Pokémon Day events, like the in-store Pokkén Tournament Early Access Competition qualifiers, held Saturday in several GameStops nationwide; the Toys ‘R’ Us giveaway of exclusive Pokémon cards; and the Pokémon Day celebration at the recently reopened Nintendo NY in New York City.
Nintendo will also ring in the day with the 3DS Virtual Console re-release of Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow, launching Feb. 27 for $9.99. Fans of the Pokémon games can also look forward to legendary Pokémon downloads for the current 3DS games available throughout the year.
Further Pokémon news is expected out of this Friday’s Nintendo Direct, which the company announced this morning would be Pokémon-centric.
Correction: The Twitch stream begins at 10 a.m. PT, not ET. The article above has been corrected to reflect the time zone change.