Pokémon Strike Back in Basel, Chase Trainers with Giant Pokéballs
posted on by Amanda Whalen
The Basel Tourism agency has released a video titled "Pokémon Go: The Revenge" starring actors dressed in Pikachu costumes that attack aspiring trainers with giant Pokéballs, taking revenge for all the Pokémon caught with the popular smartphone game Pokémon Go.
The video, which was created by the digital content development group Fadeout, is part of a viral marketing campaign to encourage tourists to visit the city of Basel, which is located in northwestern Switzerland.
Several of Basel's key tourist attractions are featured in the video, including the Basler Münster cathedral along the Rhine River, the Basel Football Club Stadium, the Middle Rhine bridge, and Tinguely Fountain.
The Basel Tourism agency also has a Pokémon-themed section of their official website that includes information about an upcoming Pokémon Festival on September 17 and special offers for Pokémon trainers, as well as general information about the sites and attractions in Basel.