The Pokemon Company said goodbye to 2020 by teaming up with the International Space Station for an epic livestream on New Year’s Eve. The event is over now, but here’s how to watch if you missed it.
The Pokemon Company looked to celebrate beginning of 2021 with a special galactic-themed stream. While 2020 has been awful for many, the broadcast was the perfect way to put the past 12 months behind us.
On New Year’s Eve, several ‘mon made an appearance on the International Space Station to showcase the first sunrise of 2021. If you missed it, here is everything you need to know about the Space Sunrise livestream, including how to watch.
Pokemon Space Sunrise Event start time
The Pokemon Company Japan asked fans to tune in back in November, stating, “Pokemon will appear on the “First Sunrise of the Universe” LIVE program delivered from the International Space Station (ISS)! Please look forward to the collaboration with Pokemon set in space!”
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Festivities kicked off close to midnight Japan time, which is 6:45AM PST / 9:45AM EST / 2:45 pm BST. Meaning North American fans needed to get up fairly early to tune in to the celebration. In a December 26 tweet, TPC North America account teased, “Some Pokémon are planning to make an appearance! You’ll have to tune in to find out who…”
Mark your calendars, Trainers: on December 31st, the International Space Station will have a special stream, and some Pokémon are planning to make an appearance!
You’ll have to tune in to find out who… https://t.co/ub9n4Wo7QI
— Pokémon (@Pokemon) December 26, 2020
How to watch
You can check out the special stream on Kibo’s official YouTube channel – embedded below for your convenience.
According to a “leak” that surfaced online on December 27, The Pokemon Company was supposedly gearing up to announce a Diamond & Pearl remake during the livestream. Unfortunately, this didn’t happen.
Something was revealed, though – a special Kibo’s Pikachu for Sword & Shield players is available via the Mystery Gift feature until January 15.
What better way to celebrate the end of 2020 and the beginning of the New Year with your favorite ‘mon in outer space? That’s pretty epic in its own right.