Drew Barrymore to Host Pokemon Event for 20th Anniversary Celebration

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Even Drew Barrymore is getting in on the Pokemon anniversary celebrations. The E.T. and Fever Pitch actress will host what is being called a "Pokemon Afternoon Soiree" at the Sunset Tower penthouse this coming Saturday, February 27--the 20th anniversary of the popular franchise.

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The event, described in a press release as "intimate," aims to celebrate the Pokemon franchise's unisex fashion, accessories, and home decor.

"I'm immersed in branding and brand expansion every day with my own companies and I think what Pokemon has done here is so smart and such a perfect way to expand their footprint," Barrymore said in a statement.

According to the press release, the "most highly sought after stylists, bloggers, and influencers" have been invited to the event. Attendees can get free Pokemon-inspired nail art, while iconic Pokemon Pikachu will make an appearance of some kind. Special gift bags will be handed out (the contents of which were not disclosed), while the penthouse itself will be decked out with the "hottest Pokemon consumer products."

If you're not on Barrymore's guestlist but live in Los Angeles, you can check out a pop-up shop in the city that opens February 27. The store will sell all manner of Pokemon-themed products from "specialty designers" and other companies. The store closes on March 27.

Famous people who stayed at the Sunset Tower include Howard Hughes, John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra, Paulette Goddard, and gangster Bugsy Siegel.

Looking for more Pokemon news? Check back tomorrow morning at 7 AM PST, as that's when a special Pokemon-themed Nintendo Direct is scheduled to take place with some "big news" in store.

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I read somewhere that she played the shit out of the Pokemon games for the gameboy/gameboy color back- hell 20+yrs ago I guess. She kept like 5-6 gameboys/games around because she would always leave one when she traveled. And she mentioned that one time her eye wouldn't focused the next day from staring at the small screen. Also she wanted to have disturbing sex with Ash while pikachu watched.... no wait that was me.

Never got into Pokemon or its fashion- lol, but best of luck to her.

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She's always been such a cool chick. She's a lot of fun.

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Dont care about Pokémon at all, but I joined this site to say Drew Barrymore is a babe.

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Woah, OK... Not sure why Drew Barrymore, but I'm not gonna complain.

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That's pretty cool, actually.

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You had me at Drew Barrymore. :)

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Wow that is swanky. My invite must have gotten lost in the mail otherwise I'd be there! But really just for the giftbags.

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