Both North America and Europe will also be getting Pokemon-themed Nintendo 2DS and New 3DS bundles, to celebrate the series’ forthcoming 20th anniversary. However, each region will be getting specific handhelds on February 27, rather than both getting every possible option available.
North America will be getting a Nintendo New 3DS bundle. It will include two cover plates inspired by the cover art for Pokemon Red and Blue. Both of the digital versions of Pokemon Red and Blue will be pre-loaded on the system, along with a Pokemon Home theme.
Europe will be receiving the same Nintendo 2DS bundles as Japan on February 27. These will be available in yellow, red, and blue designs, corresponding to Pokemon Yellow, Red, and Blue. The color of the system signifies which Pokemon game will be pre-installed on the system when purchased. Each one also includes a Home theme download and a sheet of 15 stickers. Europe will also get a Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon and general Pokemon cover plates on February 19 and 27.
Nintendo is also planning a Legendary Pokemon distribution event in North America for every month of the year, starting in February. Each month will have a different Pokemon via a different method. It starts with Mew from GameStop in February. He’s followed by Celebi and Jirachi over the internet in March and April. Darkrai arrives at GameStop in May. Manaphy and Shaymin come in June and July over the internet. Arceus will be at GameStop in August. Victini and Keldeo will be around in September and Octgober online. Genesect comes to GameStop in November. It all ends with Meloetta in December, over the Nintendo Network again.
Pokemon Red and Green were originally released on the Game Boy in Japan on February 27, 1996.