Pokémon franchise celebrates 20 year anniversary
Happy Birthday, Pikachu; the beloved Pokémon entertainment franchise turns 20 this weekend.
In honor of the milestone, the Pokémon company released a new video celebrating two decades of "Pocket Monsters."
That was the series' original name in Japan, where it debuted on the Gameboy handheld gaming system.
Since then, Pokémon has grown into a multi-billion dollar empire of video games, trading card games, movies, toys and a TV series.
The anniversary video also announced two new video games: Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, which will be released this fall.
Also coming is the Pokémon Go app for mobile devices.