KFC Taiwan partners with Pokémon for a promotional set meal celebrating the Lunar New Year and Pokémon Legends: Arceus

The official Taiwanese Pokémon Facebook page and KFC Taiwan have announced a special limited promotion to celebrate the Lunar New Year and the upcoming release of Pokémon Legends: Arceus, beginning today. These special Pokémon KFC set meals are available for dine-in customers only in KFC outlets islandwide throughout Taiwan, and are not available for home delivery.
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Pokémon Center UK Beta website launched

The beta site for the Pokémon Center Online for the United Kingdom has now launched! The new website is still in its early stages, so a few hiccups are to be expected. Only a limited array of products are currently available, including plush toys, clothing, and TCG cards and acessories, however new product lines will be added over time.
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Baccarat to release exclusive collection of crystal Pokémon decorations

Pokémon's 25th anniversary celebrations have already seen the release of a wide array of merchandise, but today's announcement has to be one of the most exclusive. Baccarat, the French manufacturer of fine crystal who are probably best known for tableware and decorattion, have announced the release of three special crystal Pokémon creations as their contribution to the 25th anniversary.
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25th Anniversary Happy Meals officially available in Australia from September 9 - Scalpers already ruining it for everyone

Despite being unveiled as "coming soon" all the way back in July, the 25th Anniversary Happy Meals haven't yet been released in McDonalds stores in Australia. According to an internal crew communication poster leaked to Press-Start however, the long wait is nearly over, with the promotion intended to commence in stores this Thursday September 9, continuing until October 20, or while stocks last.
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Louane joins P25 Music project with "Game Girl"

The P25 Music project, as part of the 25th anniversary celebration of Pokémon, continues to expand with the release of a new song, "Game Girl", sung by Victoire de la Musique award winning artist Louane. Produced by P3gase and mixed by Josh Gudwin, the bilingual English/French song tells a story typical to that of many Pokémon trainers, describing the journey taken through life with a partner while figuring out our goals in this journey, and trying to be the very best we can be.
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Pokémon Meets Artist UT collection comes to UNIQLO in Japan later this month, and in Malaysia from mid-October

Japanese fashion brand UNIQLO has announced a new "Pokémon Meets Artist" UT collection line, for release starting later this month. This particular collaboration features a range of designs from two artists. Meguru Yamaguchi, a Japanese born and New York based artist known for his characteristic brushstroke style; and James Jarvis, a London based artist specialized in cartoon illustration, and who is best known for his work on soft vinyl toys.
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Pokémon 25: The Red EP available now, including songs by Mabel, Cyn and Vince Staples - The Blue EP follows later in August, featuring remixes by ZHU

The P25 Music project rolls on with the release today of Pokémon 25: The Red EP. In addition to "Take It Home" by Mabel, which was released as a single in mid-July, this EP features songs from two new artists to the P25 Music project. "Wonderful" by Cyn, and "Got 'Em" by Vince Staples. In a nod to the history of paired releases for main series Pokémon video games, a second EP will also be released later this month, wth The Blue EP featuring remixes of all three tracks from The Red EP by ZHU.
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McDonalds 25th Anniversary Happy Meals coming to Australia in August

Following on from campaigns in North America and the UK earlier this year, Australian Pokéfans will now have the opportunity to experience the disappointment of scalpers, investors and thieves ruining the fun for everyone else (and especially the kids), with Macca's planning to launch their 25th Anniversary Pokémon collaboration here Down Under.
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Pokémon takes over Harrod's of London for 25th Anniversary celebration

From July 27th, for a period of one month, Pokémon will be taking over the toy section on the 4th floor of the historic Harrod's department store in Knightsbridge, London, as part of the ongoing celebration of the Pokémon franchise's 25th anniversary. Harrod's will be exhibiting as part of the takeover special displays of each of the starter Pokémon from every generation of the game to date.
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Pokémon 25th anniversary compilation album continues to grow with addition of "Take It Home" by Mabel

The 25th anniversary celebration of Pokémon continues with a new single that will be part of the Pokémon 25: The Album. "Take It Home" is sung by BRIT Award recipient Mabel, produced by Tommy Brown and Mr. Franks. The music video is directed by Sophia Ray. With an infectious beat and a bright, summery vibe, the song celebrates being the kind of friend that others can count on. The track single is available on all digital music platforms.
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Pokémon Company issues recall for Poké Ball Mobile Battery Chargers following spontaneous fires

A Poké Ball shaped charger, made by Anker in 2017 especially for The Pokémon Company, has now been recalled following two incidents where the device apparently spontaneously caught fire. While investigations by a third-party specialist firm were unable to identify a specific cause or indeed any flaws in the product itself, The Pokémon Company has apparently decided to play things safe, and is giving out full refunds to everyone who purchased the device.
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