Pikachu, Friends Bust Moves to Celebrate Pokémon Quest Game's Launch
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Nintendo's Pokémon Quest game launched for iOS and Android devices on Wednesday. To celebrate, the game's cube-like Pokémon hit the streets in Tokyo.
The first two "Real Pokémon Quest" events were held at Shibuya Mark City in Tokyo on Saturday and at Laforet Harajuku in Tokyo on Sunday. The event will also head to Sunshine Sakae in Nagoya on July 7 and Shinsaibashi OPA in Osaka on July 8. For the event, groups of Pokémon appear suddenly and move about before onlookers.
The 10 monsters that first appeared in Shibuya were Pikachu, Jigglypuff, Exeggutor, Bulbasaur, Eevee, Snorlax, Dratini, Ditto, Koffing, and Electrode.
Other Pokémon to appear at events so far include Charmander, Magikarp, Poliwag, Golem, Onix, Porygon, Geodude, and Slowpoke. A cooking pot from the game appeared with the characters.
The Pokemon Company announced the game on May 30, and released the game for the Nintendo Switch on the same day. The game received more than 1 million downloads in the first two days of the game's release.
The game is a free-to-start game that allows players to "face off against wild Pokémon and embark on many exciting expeditions."
The game features Pokémon from the Kanto region, but they are portrayed in a new cube-like appearance. The game is set in a place known as Tumblecube Island, which is filled with hidden treasures and items. Players control a team of up to three Pokémon to explore the island while fighting other Pokémon, collecting treasure, and befriending new Pokémon. Players can customize the characteristics of their Pokémon, and can use Power Stone items to strengthen them.