Pikachu Outbreak

An annual dose of Pikachu-cuteness in Yokohama

Aug 6
Aug 12
©2019 Pokémon. ©1995–2019 Nintendo/Creatures Inc. /GAME FREAK inc.
Venue: Minato Mirai When: Aug 6th - Aug 12th 2019 ,  7:00pm - 9:00pm

Come summer, get ready for a flurry of adorable Pikachu in Yokohama!

Held at the Minato Mirai district for a week from 6 to 12 August, Pikachu Outbreak will be happening for the sixth running year.

Expect to see lots of dancing pikachus in parades, on water and also light shows with entertaining digital effects.

This year will be the first time when the main events are to be held after dark, from 7 to 9 pm, making the romantic and popular Minato Mirai waterfront even more attractive.

The event puts up a display of spectacular digital effects  (Photo: ©2019 Pokémon. ©1995–2019 Nintendo/Creatures Inc. /GAME FREAK inc.)
The event puts up a display of spectacular digital effects (Photo: ©2019 Pokémon. ©1995–2019 Nintendo/Creatures Inc. /GAME FREAK inc.)

It will also feature the biggest number of Pikachu till date, with 2000 of them spread over the Minato Mirai Tokyu Square, Grand Mall Park, Yokohama Museum of Art, Queen’s Square and the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse. Similarly dotted all over the place will be numerous photo spots for you to snap a few commemorative pictures.

For the largest event of the Pikachu festival, head to Rinkai Park where up to 50 Pikachu will be dancing up a storm.

Pikachu mascots take to the streets  (Photo: ©2019 Pokémon. ©1995–2019 Nintendo/Creatures Inc. /GAME FREAK inc.)
Pikachu mascots take to the streets (Photo: ©2019 Pokémon. ©1995–2019 Nintendo/Creatures Inc. /GAME FREAK inc.)

For fans of the Pokémon GO game, there will be a ticketed Pokémon GO event with tickets obtainable through early application.

Apart from catching Pikachu in action, don’t miss the Eevee parades!

The event will see Eevee appearances too  (Photo: ©2019 Pokémon. ©1995–2019 Nintendo/Creatures Inc. /GAME FREAK inc.)
The event will see Eevee appearances too (Photo: ©2019 Pokémon. ©1995–2019 Nintendo/Creatures Inc. /GAME FREAK inc.)

Was this article helpful?

Suggest an edit

0
1
Sarah Koh

Sarah Koh @sarah.koh

A Singaporean living in Tokyo, exploring Japan day by day. 

Join the discussion

Elena Lisina 3 weeks ago
Ah, would like to watch that so much! But I come earlier, in July. (((