Nintendo is marking 20 years of Pokemon with a live streaming event on Friday February 26 at 10am. Gamers are set to mark the special anniversary all weekend long. Here are a few Hudson Valley business that will be celebrating:

 

GameStop, Hudson Valley Mall in Kingston
GameStop, Poughkeepsie Galleria, Pougkeepsie, on further inspection, it looks like all GameStop stores will be participating in Pokemon Day 2016
Dragons Den Route 9 in Poughkeepsie
Dark Tower Comics, Route 9W, Newburgh
Stonehendge Comics, Route 300 in Newburgh
Star Night Comics & Toys, Goshen

 

According to wiki, Pokemon was created by Satoshi Tajiri in 1995 and began as a pair of video games. Fast forward to 2016 when it has amassed over $37 million. Will Pokemon be retired? Not in the least, the future of Pokemon will continue to grow with the re-releases of Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow.

Do you still have your Pokemon cards? Want to go to battle?