It’s officially February 27, 2020, in Japan, which means the Pokémon franchise is now 24 years old! The very first Pokémon games – Pokémon Red and Green – were released on February 27, 1996. Pokémon Red was the first Pokémon game I ever played back in the day on the original Game Boy, and my Pokémon adventures have continued ever since. To the millions of Pokémon fans out there, happy Pokémon Day! Be sure to share your Pokémon stories in the comments below!