Pokemon Day is coming up fast as the 27th of February celebrates the launch of the first Pokemon game in Japan back in 1996. It's hard to believe that 21 years has flown by, but we've got lots of fun waiting for us over the coming week.

According to a recent press release, and starting on February 26th at 13:00 PST, you'll have these events to look forward to:

  • "Pikachu will lead the Pokémon Day celebration in Pokémon GO. Any Pikachu encountered in the wild will be wearing a festive party hat! The Pikachu caught during that time will keep its party hat, so be sure to look for this special Pikachu during its short time in the wild."

  • "The Pokémon Trading Card Game Online is starting its Pokémon Day festivities early, with extra Trainer Tokens available on the Bonus Wheel for the entire week leading up to Pokémon Day. Then, be sure to log in to your game on Pokémon Day for an extra-special Daily Bonus. Remember that you can play the Pokémon TCG Online on your computer, iPad, or Android tablet. Battle today and through Pokémon Day for bigger rewards."

  • "Don’t forget that right now you can head to your local participating GameStop store to get a Bottle Cap for your Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon video game. This item lets you boost the individual strength of one of your Pokémon’s stats via Hyper Training, making the Pokémon even more ready for your next big battle! Bottle Cap codes will be available at GameStop until March 5."

  • "Pikachu lends its brilliant features to the new Pikachu Yellow Edition New Nintendo 3DS XL. This limited-edition New Nintendo 3DS XL is launching just a couple of days before Pokémon Day, and it’s sure to be popular, so check it out while you can. Visit the product page on Nintendo.com for more details."

  • "Pokémon Day is a good reminder that big promotions are going on in Pokémon Shuffle, too. The popular Nintendo 3DS game is celebrating two years of challenging fans with puzzle fun. Take a look at the in-game notifications to get more details on these upcoming opportunities."

Info-dumpy or not, I couldn't have said it better myself. So, now you know that these events, alongside the appearance of some Pokemon movies on Amazon and online, you can celebrate Pokemon Day with a bang.