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Pokémon Go Returns to Yokohama's Pikachu Invasion Event

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

Last year it was Eevee that infiltrated the Pikachu Outbreak event in Yokohama while Pikachu got a high-tech makeover for night-time parades and laser light shows.

This year the event is adding even more parading Pikachu to bring the number up to 2,000 and include projection mapping, LED costumes, and nightly parades. The event's tie-in with the Pokémon GO mobile game is also back after last year's hiatus. Organizers are implementing a lottery system to participate in the Pokémon GO Fest in Yokohama likely as a way to combat the overcrowding that caused the tie-in event to be dropped last year.

The Pikachu Invasion 2019 will kick off on August 6 and run for a whole week in the Minato Mirai area. The Pikachu will perform at Minato Mirai Tokyu Square, Grand Mall Park, the Yokohama Museum of Art, Rinko Park, Queen's Square Yokohama, and other Yokohama Minato Mirai areas.

The Yokohama Museum of Art will be the home of the projection mapping show and he Yokohama Red Brick Park will host a Pikachu fountain show. Attendees will want to head to Rinko Park to see the biggest show of the night with 50 marching Pikachu and Eevee on display.

There's no announcement of a Detective Pikachu tie-in yet, but something tells me he'll be on the case.

Source: Pikachu Invasion page via Nijimen


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