The Pokémon Company International has unveiled a new TV commercial that will air during Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, February 7. The live action (with some CG) ad, shot in Rio de Janeiro, celebrates the millions of Pokémon fans around the world, and encourages all to enjoy the Pokémon references hidden within. A 30-second version of the ad will be aired at the beginning of the third quarter of Super Bowl 50. The extended version can be seen right now and you can check it out below:
The ad is part of a yearlong campaign celebrating 20 years of Pokémon. First introduced in Japan in 1996 with the video games Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green for the Nintendo Game Boy system, Pokémon has delighted fans of all ages around the world for two decades. With more than 275 million video games sold worldwide, 21.5 billion TCG cards shipped to 74 countries, and an animated series spanning 18 seasons, Pokémon is one of the most successful entertainment brands in the world.