On Feb. 27, Pokémon lovers around the world will celebrate Pokémon Day, which commemorates the date in 1996 that the popular games were first released in Japan. This year's celebration is also special due to the fact that Pokemon Day 2020 is celebrating the 24th anniversary of the release of Pokemon Red and Green in Japan, as reported by Games Radar.

Before the date arrives, fans can cast their vote for the Pokemon of the Year competition, which is in partnership with Google. There is a simple way to share your opinion on your favorite character.

Voting, which takes place on Google now through Feb. 14, can be found by searching for the term "Pokémon vote." After doing so, a voting screen will appear and you will be able to select which categories you're interested in. You then make your selections and hit "vote." All fans will be able to vote once per day and the votes will be tallied based on the Pokémon's National Pokédex number, as reported by CNET.

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Aside from this year's voting, another related event will also be taking place that coincides with the day. Beginning on Feb. 25, players who open Pokémon Go may encounter Pikachus and Eevees who are wearing party hats, as they will be introduced to the game. Fan favorites, such as Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle, will also hatch from 7 km eggs. On Feb. 27, Pokémon Sword and Shield will also feature new Mythical Pokémon.

Additionally, a new Netflix movie is also set to premiere on Feb. 27. According to Netflix, the film, titled "Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back - Evolution," will feature trainers Ash, Misty and Brock as they "meet Mewtwo, an artificially created Pokémon who wants to do battle." The trailer for the CGI remake can be viewed above.

Last year, the world of Pokémon continued to make headlines. Not only did a special collection of cards sell at auction for over $100,000, but a specific card was banned from the Pokémon World Championships due to a "unique issue" and action was taken regarding a $60,000 card that was lost in the mail.

Additionally, a character was announced in 2019 that resembled KISS member Gene Simmons, who later shared his thoughts on the resemblance.

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