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City of Topeka Renamed 'ToPikachu' to Celebrate Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!/Eevee! Games

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

The city of Topeka, Kansas wants to be the very best, like no one ever was. The city will again rename itself "ToPikachu" on October 27 as part of a celebration for the upcoming Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! Nintendo Switch games.

Topeka's mayor Michelle De La Isla announced at a city council meeting on Tuesday that the city would become "ToPikachu" for the second time in 20 years. Topeka was last known as "ToPikachu" in August 1998, which was likely due to the release of the original Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue games in North America the next month.

Nintendo's "Pokémon Let's Go Road Trip" U.S. promotional tour will stop in Gage Park in "ToPikachu" on Saturday. Event attendees will be able to play the Switch games, meet Pikachu and Eevee, and have chances to win swag. The tour also includes stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Dallas, Chicago, Boston, and New York.

The Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! games will ship on November 16. The Nintendo Switch Pikachu & Eevee Edition, which will ship on the same day, will include one of the games pre-installed and feature themed Joy-Con controllers.

Sources: WIBW (Tiernan Shank), Nintendo of America's website and Twitter account

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