Celebrate memorable Pokémon adventures past.
Another exciting year with Pokémon is almost in the books as Pokémon Day 2018 approaches. Whether you’re a fan of the Pokémon TCG, video games, Pokémon the Series, or anything in between, it’s a great time to be a Pokémon Trainer. A lot has happened since the last Pokémon Day, so take some time to reflect with us on some of the things that make being a Pokémon Trainer so much fun.
The Pokémon Company will be updating this page with more memories every day, so keep checking back for more. And don’t forget to tell us about what you love about Pokémon on social media with #PokemonDay.
Seven Superb Regions
The distinctive regions help make each Pokémon adventure new and exciting. Trainers fondly remember Johto’s traditional architecture, Kalos’s regal chateaus and towers, Unova’s city lights and marvelous bridges, and of course, Hoenn’s plentiful bodies of water. And who could forget the new teams of villains that seem to appear with each new region?
The Kanto region first exposed Trainers to fiery Gym battles in its iconic Gyms. Trainers also met lifelong friends in Kanto. From the lovable Pikachu to the fearsome Mewtwo, from the majestic Charizard to the pathetic Magikarp, Kanto’s Pokémon are known and loved by Trainers all over the world.
The spotlight is on the Sinnoh region in the recently released Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon—Ultra Prism expansion. Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup, and their Evolutions stand tall, and the Mythical Pokémon Shaymin makes an appearance in both in Land Forme and Sky Forme.
The story of the Alola region is expanded in the recently released Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon video games. Alola’s laid-back atmosphere, the enigmatic Necrozma, a new trio of first partner Pokémon, and mischievous little Nebby make for an adventure too large to hold in even the roomiest Bag.
Six Pokémon Make a Team
A Pokémon team consists of only six Pokémon, and with more than 800 species of Pokémon discovered, every team you make is sure to be truly your own. Different Trainers have different philosophies on how to build a strong team. Some try to build teams using favorite Pokémon, composing their team of members that reflect their personality. Others try to make teams as powerful as possible using strong Pokémon from many types. Others build teams based around different restrictions—like Gym Leaders, who use Pokémon that all share a single type.
The teams that Ash Ketchum and Gary Oak brought to their match in the Johto League championship tournament in Pokémon the Seriesfollowed a similar strategy to that used by many Trainers. Each savvy young competitor created a well-balanced team featuring six Pokémon of many different types.
The team Sejun Park used to win the 2014 Pokémon Video Game World Championships is one of the most famous of all. His team shows off the importance of team synergy by including both traditionally powerful Pokémon and more surprising Pokémon (like Pachirisu!) to support them.
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