A TIMELESS CELEBI APPEARS FOR THE POKÉMON 20TH CELEBRATION

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A TIMELESS CELEBI APPEARS FOR THE POKÉMON 20TH CELEBRATION

London, 1 March 2016— Pokémon is celebrating 20 years, and a second Mythical Pokémon is joining the party—Celebi! First distributed to Pokémon Gold andPokémon Silver for the Game Boy Color, the Mythical Pokémon Celebi is once again available for a limited time via Nintendo Network.

Available until March 24, players of the Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon X, or Pokémon Y video games can receive Celebi and add this Psychic- and Grass-type Mythical Pokémon to their party. This powerful Lv. 100 Celebi knows the moves Confusion, Recover, Heal Bell, and Safeguard—moves Celebi originally knew when it made its debut—and it also comes with the Ability Natural Cure.

Pokémon TCG fans can also celebrate with the brand-new Pokémon TCG: Mythical Pokémon Collection—Celebi which will be available from 14 March. The collection includes a special Celebi promo card and a pin of the Mythical Pokémon. It also contains two Pokémon TCG: Generations booster packs and a Pokémon TCG Online code card.

The celebration continues with a special digitally remastered version of the fourth Pokémon movie, Pokémon 4Ever. Strange forces surround the Mythical Pokémon Celebi, and Ash must discover their secrets in this full-length feature film available on Pokémon TV from 7 March.

More details, including how to receive Celebi in your game, can be found athttp://www.pokemon20.com/en-gb/mythical.html#mar . Fans visiting the site throughout the year will find information about monthly Mythical Pokémon character distributions, retail events, special products, messages from some of Pokémon’s biggest fans, and the free Pokémon Photo Booth app, available now on the App Store at https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/pokemon-photo-booth/id1084024173 and coming soon to Google Play.

Pokémon. Twenty Years. Train OnTM.
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About Pokémon

The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit www.pokemon.co.uk.

About Nintendo

The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U™ and Wii™ home consoles, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.3 billion video games and more than 692 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Wii and Nintendo 3DS family of systems, including New Nintendo 3DS™, New Nintendo 3DS XL™, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL™, Nintendo 2DS™, as well as Nintendo DS™, Nintendo DSi™, Nintendo DSi XL™, Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™ and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known household names, such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™.  A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in Europe.

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