A total of 1,500 Pikachu will take over Yokohama’s streets for the annual Pikachu Outbreak festival. For its fifth anniversary this year, fans can also expect a longer day-to-night event, complete with special digital effects in line with this year’s theme “Science is Amazing.” Held from August 10 to 16, Pikachu Outbreak 2018 will include a night parade filled with the official Pokémon mascots in flashy light-up costumes. In addition, there will be a night version of the afternoon Splash Show, albeit in a digital form, where Pikachu is joined by its many Pokémon friends, including Eevee.
Minatomirai’s inner harbour will set the stage for the “Pikachu Parade on the Sea.” This show utilizes the latest digital technology to present a unique visual storytelling of a new Pokémon adventure, surrounded by Yokohama’s picturesque scenery. Pikachu and Eevee parades will be on display. Water shows will also be available featuring both mascots. Pikachu Outbreak: Science is Amazing is free for all fans to join. But there will also be merchandise for sale as well. Special merch will be released at Pokémon Center stores and Amazon Japan early on July 28. The extensive lineup includes Pikachu and Eevee plushies, headbands, T-shirts and much more. You can view the entire lineup by clicking here. To access the full website for the upcoming Pikachu Outbreak event, click here.