Happy Pokémon Day! Have Some Snapchat Filters

By Kim Snaith on at

On the off-chance that you fit into the sub-section of people who both (a) still use Snapchat and (b) like Pokémon enough to let the pocket monsters seep into your everyday life, you might want to pay attention. It's Pokémon Day — yes, Pokémon have their own day (what doesn't?) — and to celebrate, Snapchat will be adding three new Poké-themed filters for you to use for a limited time.

The first to be added is a lens featuring Bulbasaur, which will be available from today. Charmander and Squirtle will also be added soon.

It's not just Snapchat getting involved in the Poké-celebrations, though. Oh no. If you have an Alexa-enabled device, you can talk to Pikachu. Which is probably top of your life priorities, so I'll wait while you go and do that. Posing a question to Pikachu will have him respond with 'classic' lines such as "pika?" or "pika pika!". So, er, don't expect him to help you with your deep and meaningful queries.

You can also stream the latest feature-length Pokémon animation, Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! absolutely free for a week. It's available to watch on the official Pokémon website, and on the app.

So, yeah. Happy Pokémon Day, everyone! I hope your day is filled with, er, Pokémon.