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The Pokémon WCS2023 Yokohama Minato Mirai Events (ポケモンWCS2023横浜みなとみらいイベント) will be held from August 8th, 2023 to August 14th, 2023! Various events will be held at Yokohama Minato Mirai to celebrate the Pokémon World Championships 2023 that will be held at Pacifico Yokohama from August 11th, 2023 to August 13th, 2023.

The Pokémon Summer Festival Park, Let's Celebrate The Pokémon Parade!!, We Move! and Imagination! Into the Next!! lottery ticket registrations are open on the reservation website until 14:59 on July 3rd, 2023. Tickets to the Pokémon x NHK Symphony Orchestra Special Orchestra 2023 concert will be available on the special e-plus website until 11:59 p.m. on July 2nd, 2023.

Pokémon Summer Festival Park (ポケモン夏祭りパーク)

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Enjoy lively fair stalls and Bon Odori dance performances related to Pokémon games! A Pokémon matsuri (Japanese styled summer festival) will be held at Rinko Park in Yokohama! There will be many fun yatai (festival stalls) themed around the Pokémon Video Game series, such as “Magikarp Fishing” and “Poké Ball Throw”. Enjoy the festive Bon Dance around an extravagant yagura stage with arranged tracks from the Pokémon Video Game series and Japanese taiko drum performances!

Yatai (Festival Stalls)

Magikarp Fishing - “Oh! A bite!” Grab a rod and catch yourself a Magikarp!
Poké Ball Throw - “Gotcha! Pokémon was caught!” Throw Poké Balls at all kinds of Pokémon! Try and catch 'em all!
Dondozo's Order Up - “It teams up with a Tatsugiri to catch prey.” Aim your Tatsugiri and land it right in Dondozo's mouth!
Voltorb's Rollout - “What? VOLTORB is evolving!” Roll Voltorb along a precarious board and aim for the goal!
Stone Panel Puzzles - “Don't you wonder who'd make something like this? And why?” Solve the puzzle of the mysterious stone panels and discover the Pokémon they depict!

* Points are accumulated based on your accomplishments in the festival stall games.
* You can exchange your points for prizes. Regardless of the number of points accumulated, you may receive at least one prize for free.
* No promo cards will be distributed.

Pokémon Matsuri Park Event Overview

Event Title: Pokémon Matsuri Park
Dates: August 11th (Fri) - August 14th (Mon) 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
* Available on a session basis, each lasting 90 minutes.
* Dates and session durations are subject to change.
Location: Rinko Park, 1 Chome-1-1 Minatomirai, Nishi Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa

Pokémon Trainers Cruise (ポケモントレーナーズクルーズ)

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Enjoy Pokémon battles and trades on board the luxury cruise ship Nippon Maru! A luxury cruise ship is coming in to port in Yokohama! Climb aboard the NIPPON MARU for a Pokémon Trainer Cruise with special decorations. Pokémon Trainers from all over the world are waiting to meet you, so bring your Nintendo Switch™ or Pokémon Trading Card Game deck to enjoy some casual battles and trade!

* The ship will remain docked during the event. No sailing will take place.
* For the duration of this event, the accommodation and meal service normally provided on the NIPPON MARU will be unavailable. Additionally, there are no restaurants, cafes, or other facilities that sell food and drink on the ship.

Shipboard Overview

Pokémon Video Game Area - Pokémon Trainers can connect and play Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet with one another via their Nintendo Switch™ consoles in this area! The area will be divided into sections where players can battle, trade, and even help each other out in Tera Raid Battles.

Pokémon Trading Card Game area - Players can enjoy challenging each other to Pokémon Trading Card Game battles here!

Other - Take some photos to commemorate your trip on the Pokémon Trainer Cruise! Spaces decorated with Pokémon-themed artwork are abound on board. Feel free to take a break between battles and explore the ship!

About the NIPPON MARU - The NIPPON MARU (GT: 22,472 tons, LOA: 166.6 meters/546.6 feet), a cruise liner operated by MOL Group offers cruises varying in length, ports of call, and theme. These cruises range from short, round-Japan jaunts to lengthier overseas trips. In addition to the 199 guest cabins, each deck floor offers a restaurant, lounge, theater, main hall, swimming pool, and other facilities

Pokémon Trainers Cruise (ポケモントレーナーズクルーズ) Event Overview

Dates: August 11th (Fri) - 12th (Sat) 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
August 13th (Sun) 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: NIPPON MARU Shinko Pier No. 9 Berth, 2-14-1 ShinkōNaka Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Participation: Participation will be announced in the future.
Notes: * We plan to arrange for English speaking staff for this event. * No promo cards will be distributed.

We Move! (Pokémon Fantastic Live Show)

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Pikachu and his friends will gather at Rinko Park in Yokohama! Once night falls, their luminescent stage show set in a serene forest may touch your heart! Let's have the best summer ever with Pikachu!

We Move! (Pokémon Fantastic Live Show) Event Overview

Performance Dates: August 8th (Tue) - August 14th (Mon) *One show per day.
Performance Times: 8:30 PM - 8:55 PM *Dates and times are subject to change.
Location: Shioiri-no-Ike Pond Rinko Park, 1 Chome-1-1 Minatomirai, Nishi Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Participation: Preregistration lottery (free). Application Period: 2PM on June 19 (Mon) until 1:59PM on July 3 (Mon) *Japan Standard Time

YouTube Clip - We Move!! (Pokémon Fantastic Live Show)


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJmueVveh1U

Imagination! Into the Next!! (Pokémon Fantastic Live Show)

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A night show with water splashes and projections will be held! A new evolution of Pokémon live shows is coming this summer! Pikachu, Lucario, Greninja, and other Pokémon are coming to liven up Yokohama's historic Red Brick Warehouse! A luminescent night show with splash effects and projection mapping will make this summer one to remember!

Imagination! Into the Next!! (Pokémon Fantastic Live Show) Event Overview

Performance Dates: August 8th (Tue) - August 14th (Mon) *Two shows per day.
Performance Times: 1st showing: 7:15 PM - 7:30 PM / 2nd showing: 8:30 PM - 8:45 PM
* Dates and times are subject to change.
Location: Yokohama Red Brick Park 1-1 Shinko, Naka Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Participation: Preregistration lottery (free). Application Period: 2PM on June 19 (Mon) until 1:59PM on July 3 (Mon) *Japan Standard Time

YouTube Clip - Imagination! Into the Next!! (Pokémon Fantastic Live Show)


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0M6fWgy6NQE

Pikachu Gathering!! (Pokémon Fantastic Live Show)

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Pikachu and its friends in a cute march!

Pikachu Gathering!! (Pokémon Fantastic Live Show) Event Overview

Performance Dates: August 8th (Tue) - August 14th (Mon) *Two shows per day. Performance Times:
August 8th (Tue) - August 13th, 2023 (Sun)
1st showing: 3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
2nd showing: 4:45 PM - 5:00 PM
* Dates and times are subject to change.
August 14th, 2023 (Mon)
1st showing: 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM
2nd showing: 3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
* Dates and times are subject to change.
Location: Grand Mall Park 3 Chome Minatomirai, Nishi Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Participation: Free admission. No registration is required to view the show. Depending on congestion, it may not be possible to view the show.

Let’s Celebrate! The Pokémon Parade!! (Pokémon Fantastic Live Show)

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A parade featuring many Pokémon will be held! A charged-up parade of Pikachu will be underway along Yokohama's Grand Mall Park! You won't want to miss their adorable march! A special Pokémon dance parade will be held on Monday, August 14th! See Pikachu, Sprigatito, Fuecoco, Quaxly—and maybe even some rare Pokémon! Enjoy the excitement of the final day of the 2023 Pokémon Worlds Celebration in Yokohama!

Let’s Celebrate! The Pokémon Parade!! (Pokémon Fantastic Live Show) Event Overview

Performance Dates: August 14th (Mon)
Performance Times: 4:00 PM - 4:40 PM * Dates and times are subject to change.
Location: Keyaki dori Ave Minatomirai, Nishi Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Participation: Preregistration lottery (free). Application Period: 2PM on June 19 (Mon) until 1:59PM on July 3 (Mon) *Japan

YouTube Clip - Let’s Celebrate! The Pokémon Parade!! (Pokémon Fantastic Live Show)


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIIKEvKsABc

PokéGenic

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Pokémon photo spot in Yokohama! Pokémon sightings are popping up all over Yokohama! Photogenic decorations will be placed all over the Yokohama area, including themed areas featuring Pokémon from each region and more! Seek, snap, share, and enjoy!

Area Overview - Minatomirai 21 promenade
Themed areas modeled after the various Pokémon regions will be present around Yokohama's Minatomirai 21!

Placement Locations:
- Queen's Square Yokohama
- Navios Yokohama
- NIPPON MARU Memorial Park
- MARK IS Minatomirai
- Marine & Walk Yokohama
- Yokohama Cosmoworld
- Yokohama Hammerhead
- Yokohama World Porters
- Landmark Plaza
* Placement locations may be subject to change.

Various Pokémon will appear in artwork all around town! There will be many more other than these, so keep an eye out for them!

Pokémon x NHK Symphony Orchestra Special Orchestra 2023

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The Pokémon Company in cooperation with the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Japan's leading orchestra, will hold a special concert with a full orchestra on Thursday, August 10th, 2023. Full details are available in this news article.

Source: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2023/06/230619_e01.html
Last edited 14 Aug 2023 11:33 AM by ForumBot