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Yokohama Pikachu Invasion 2016 Will Make a Splash in August

posted on by Amanda Whalen

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This year, the Yokohama Pikachu Invasion, or "Pikachū Tairyō Hassei-chū," will be held August 7 to 14 in the Yokohama Minato Mirai mall area, and the theme is “This Time We'll Be Getting Wet???” This week-long Pikachu-themed festival began in 2014 and has since become an annual summer event in Yokohama. Last year's "Dancing Pikachu Invasion," or "Odoru? Pikachū Tairyō Hassei-chū!" was incredibly popular, but this year's event promises to be even more exciting, with a brand-new "Soaking Wet Splash Show." More than 1,000 Pikachu are expected to appear, and there will be various shows and parades.

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Last year's event had a special Ditto Pikachu hiding among the others, shown below. He may reappear this year, or there may be other fun surprises.

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Several promotional videos for last year's event, including a Pokémon Get☆TV television show performance by Shoto Nakagawa, are still available on the official Japanese Pokemon YouTube channel and are shown below.



Source: Official Pokémon website, Official Pokémon YouTube channel, Rocket News 24

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