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May 15

Pikachu Outbreak! 2019

Posted by Sunain | May 15th 2019 at 12:27 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Pikachu Outbreak!
Comments: 0
The Pokémon Company has announced the initial details for Pikachu Outbreak! 2019 which will take place from August 6th, 2019 until August 12th, 2019 in the Yokohama Minato Mirai area. The official translations follow:


Pikachu Outbreak! 2019:

There's going to be another Pikachu Outbreak this year in the Yokohama Minato Mirai area! A performance from Pikachu set against the Minato Mirai nightscape, boosted by technology!

Have a blast with over 2,000 Pikachu, our highest number of Pikachu ever!

What's more, we'll be hosting a ticketed Pokémon GO event “Pokémon GO Fest in Yokohama”(ticket raffle through advance application)!

Details will be announced at a later date!

Title: Pikachu Outbreak! 2019
Event Period: Tuesday, August 6 to Monday, August 12, 2019
Event Location: Minato Mirai area of Yokohama
Participation Fee: Free of Charge. Some content requires an admission ticket. Details will be announced at a later date.
Area stations:
  • JR Sakuragicho Station
  • Minato Mirai Station on the Minato Mirai Line
  • Bashamichi Station on the Minato Mirai Line
  • Nihon-Odori Station on the Minato Mirai Line

Source: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/ex/pika_event/en/

Article edited on 2019-05-15 12:28:47 by Sunain
Aug 03

Pokémon Synchronicity at Pikachu Outbreak 2018

Posted by Sunain | August 3rd 2018 at 06:23 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Pikachu Outbreak!
Comments: 0
Pikachu Outbreak! Science is Amazing! will take place from Friday, August 10th, 2018 to Thursday, August 16th, 2018, the Minato Mirai area of Yokohama, baring any extreme weather issues.


The Details of Pokemon Synchronicity at Pikachu Outbreak Revealed!

From Friday, August 10 to Thursday, August 16, the Minato Mirai area of Yokohama will once again host “Pikachu Outbreak! Science is Amazing!” Here, we present the details of Pokémon Synchronicity.

Pokémon Synchronicity is a 30-minute show featuring a ship parade with a lot of Pikachu against a background of images floating on the sea, all of which can be viewed from the lawn space at Nippon Maru Memorial Park.

Event Overview
  • Date: Friday, August 10 to Thursday, August 16, 2018
  • Time: (Opens at 6:30 PM) First Show: 8:00 PM
  • Venues: Minato Mirai port area (near the Nippon Maru Memorial Park lawn space)
  • Admission free.

How to Watch
Viewing area is composed of three sections. Numbered admission tickets will be issued for certain section of the viewing area at Pokémon Synchronicity. Distribution Time: 11:00 AM same day (as the day of the viewing).

While there are viewing areas that do not require tickets (with capacity for roughly 1,000 viewers), visitors may not be admitted if the area reaches capacity, even if they lined up in time for the opening.


On the Issuing of Admission Tickets
  • Distribution Time: 11:00 AM same day (as the day of the viewing)
     *Tickets valid for the same day only will be issued every day within the event period. These tickets may not be used on a different day.
  • Distribution Place: Pokémon Synchronicity admission gate (JR Sakuragicho Station side of Nippon Maru Memorial Park)
  • Quantities are limited and are only available while supplies last.
  • Only one ticket will be issued per visitor.
     *About 1,000 tickets will be issued each day.
     *Tickets are not required for preschool aged children.
  • Tickets cannot be reissued regardless of circumstances, such as loss, destruction by fire, or damage. Be sure to stow it a safe place.
  • Please refrain from reselling tickets.
  • *Tickets will not be issued for the Boat Greeting in the afternoon.


・Shows may be cancelled or suspended out of concern for viewer safety in the event of stormy weather (based on the host's standards) such as extreme heat, gales, rainfall, or lightning, as well as natural disasters such as earthquakes or typhoons. Cancellations will be announced on official Pokémon Twitter.
・The day of the event is expected to be very hot. Be sure to pay attention to your physical condition and take measures against heatstroke, such as bringing your own fans and towels and hydrating frequently when participating in the event.
・All viewing areas in Nippon Memorial Park use a capacity system. Visitors may not be admitted if capacity is reached. ・Use the special tarps distributed at the entrance in the viewing area.
・While photography is permitted, please refrain from using tripods or other devices that may create a nuissance for other viewers.
・Glowsticks will be used during the performance. Please be sure to return these glowsticks when leaving.
・Members of the media and photography staff from the organizer will be present on the day of the event and may photograph or record viewers. Please be aware that this footage, still images or video may be publicly published.

Source: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2018/08/180803_e01.html

Article edited on 2018-08-03 06:24:23 by Sunain
Aug 16

2M Players, Seven Days, One City - Pikachu Outbreak & The Future of Real World Games Events

Posted by Sunain | August 16th 2017 at 12:48 AM EDT
Tags: Pokémon GO, Niantic, Pikachu Outbreak!
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Niantic announced some of the statistics for the Pokémon GO at Pikachu Outbreak 2017 which took place in Yokohama, Japan from August 8th, 2017 until August 15th, 2017. Over 2 million fans participated and they caught over 120 million Pokémon, including 15 million Pikachu.


2M Players, Seven Days, One City - Pikachu Outbreak & The Future of Real World Games Events

Trainers, Over the last week, we saw over 2 million fans from around the world join together to celebrate their love for Pokémon and Pokémon GO at Pikachu Outbreak hosted by The Pokémon Company and Pokémon GO events supported by Niantic in Yokohama, Japan. It was incredible to witness so many Pokémon GO Trainers spend hours traversing the city of Yokohama and its beautiful parks to catch over 120 million Pokémon, including over 15 million Pikachu.

Pokémon GO Park captured the essence of real-world gaming, with hundreds of thousands of Trainers exploring Yokohama’s beautiful parks and the surrounding area with friends each day. At Pokémon GO Stadium on Monday, August 14, we saw the power and excitement around teaming up with friends and other players as Trainers battled Mewtwo and accomplished Pokémon GO’s biggest challenge yet.

When we set out to create Pokémon GO and envisioned its real-world events, we had a goal to offer players from all walks of life the opportunity to build new friendships and discover new and unique ways to explore the world around them. The events in Yokohama are an example of what Pokémon GO can do in the hands of its passionate community. It was a sight to behold as Trainers bonded over Pokémon and Pokémon GO, strengthened friendships, and shared personal experiences with one another.

The celebration didn’t end there. We recently revealed details about Exclusive Raid Battles, so make sure to continue to team up with your friends in Raid Battles near you for a chance to earn an invitation to battle and catch Pokémon such as Mewtwo when Exclusive Raid Battles are available.

As we celebrate a record-breaking week, we are also reflecting on ways we can continue to improve these real-world events on a large scale on multiple levels. We’re looking forward to bringing Pokémon GO’s real-world events to Europe as part of the Pokémon GO Safari Zone activities in partnership with Unibail-Rodamco. Keep an eye on the official Pokémon GO social channels for further details. This past week’s events in Yokohama will go down in history as one of the biggest real-world gaming events yet… and we’re only just beginning.

Source: https://nianticlabs.com/blog/pikachuoutbreak2017

Article edited on 2017-08-16 12:49:26 by Sunain
Aug 14

Movie 20 Website Updates with Report from Matsumoto/Hayashi Mini Concert at the Pikachu Outbreak-Chu

Posted by Adamant | August 14th 2017 at 08:45 PM EDT
Tags: Anime, Event, Movie, Pikachu Outbreak!
Comments: 0
The official Pokémon movie website has updated. Translations follow:

Rica Matsumoto and Asuca Hayashi Make A Surprise Appearance at the "Pikachu Outbreak-chu!"!

Rica Matsumoto and Asuca Hayashi made a surprise appearance on Thursday August 10th at the Super Soaking Splash Show "Water Carnival" during the "Not-Just-Pikachu Pikachu Outbreak-chu" being held in the Yokohama Minato Mirai area.
They had come to sing the opening theme song and the ending theme song to "Pocket Monsters the Movie: I Choose You!"

There was already a huge crowd gathered around the stage set up at the Red Brick Warehouse, since the "Water Carnival" show was about to begin there.
The "Water Carnival" involves Pikachu dancing lightly along to Latin rhythms!
The audience got super soaked by the water fired from the water cannons! Everyone were in a great mood!
(The Super Soaking Splash Show "Water Carnival" is held until Tuesday August 15th)

After the "Water Carnival" ended, the audience prepared to leave, but then they suddenly heard Satoshi's voice?!
To everyone's surprise, Satoshi voice actor Rica Matsumoto appeared on stage!
The people that had started leaving spot her and make their way back to the stage as well.

Matsumoto performed "Mezase Pokémon Master -20th Anniversary-" to great cheers from the audience.
And of course, the audience started singing along as well! The audience's chorus during the music interlude isn't something anyone will forget either.
After the song was done, Matsumoto commented "I've been wanting to sing a singalong song that connects everyone from children to the elderly.
When I was told I was going to sing "MezaPoké" again, I thought "All right!""

Next, Asuca Hayashi appeared on the stage as well, to everyone's surprise!
Hayashi also did the ending theme song to "The Seven-Day Wishing Star Jirachi" 14 years ago.
When the moderator asked the audience "Did anyone here watch "The Seven-Day Wishing Star Jirachi?", lots of people raised their hands.
Hayashi then went on to perform "Chiisaki Mono" and "Oración: Let's Walk Together".
The venue got filled with a calm and mellow atmosphere.

At the end, everyone that had come to the Red Brick Warehouse took a memorial photo together, where they struck the "I Choose You!" pose!

Source: http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/news/?p=3114

Article edited on 2017-08-14 09:22:46 by Adamant
Aug 14

Mewtwo Coming to Exclusive Raid Battles Soon! / Pokémon GO Park Events at Pikachu Outbreak

Posted by Sunain | August 14th 2017 at 12:18 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Legendary Pokémon, Pokémon GO, Niantic, Pikachu Outbreak!
Comments: 0
Niantic announced that visitors to the Pokémon GO Stadium event in Yokohama, Japan for the Pikachu Outbreak 2017 were able to battle against the Legendary Pokémon Mewtwo. The new exclusive Raid Battle feature will also become available to players around the world in the near future.


Mewtwo Coming to Exclusive Raid Battles Soon!

Trainers, Earlier today, Trainers battled against the Legendary Pokémon Mewtwo at the Pokémon GO Stadium event in Yokohama, Japan. Thousands of Trainers in attendance were able to successfully catch Mewtwo and add it to their Pokédexes. In the coming weeks, you, too, will have the opportunity to battle and catch Mewtwo with the new Exclusive Raid Battle feature.

Exclusive Raid Battles are similar to existing Raid Battles, with a few notable differences. Exclusive raids will periodically appear at Gyms around the world; however, unlike existing raids, Trainers will be invited to join an Exclusive Raid Battle. To receive an invitation to participate in an Exclusive Raid Battle, Trainers must have successfully completed a raid recently, by defeating the Raid Boss, at the Gym where the Exclusive Raid Battle will be taking place. The invitations will include advance warning of when the Exclusive Raid will take place, giving them ample time to coordinate with other Trainers before taking on the powerful Raid Boss.

Mewtwo is the first Pokémon that Trainers will be able to face in Exclusive Raid Battles, but other powerful Pokémon may also start to hatch from the Raid Eggs found at Exclusive Raid Battles over the next several weeks. Make sure you’re prepared to battle Mewtwo by powering up your Pokémon and battling in raids at Gyms near you!

Source: http://pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/en/post/exclusiveraids

Pokémon GO Park Events at Pikachu Outbreak


Trainers, The Pokémon Company is hosting Pikachu Outbreak from Wednesday, August 9, through Tuesday, August 15. For the entire duration, Trainers will be able to visit two Pokémon GO Park events in the Minato Mirai area of Yokohama, Japan!

During Pikachu Outbreak, Trainers will be able to explore two special Kanto and Johto-themed parks. At Red Brick Park, Trainers will more frequently encounter Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region in the Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue video games. Meanwhile, Trainers in Cup Noodle Museum Park will be more likely to find Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region in the Pokémon Silver and Pokémon Gold video games!

Trainers will also have a unique opportunity to encounter some Pokémon rarely encountered in Japan, including Mr. Mime, at both Pokémon GO Park events! Additionally, spinning the Photo Disc at the PokéStops found at each of these parks may award Trainers special 2 km Eggs with the potential to hatch a greater variety of Pokémon than usual.

Pikachu Outbreak is shaping up to be an amazing event, so if you find yourself in Yokohama, make sure to visit the Pokémon GO Park events and explore the Minato Mirai area on foot!

Dates: Wednesday, August 9–Tuesday, August 15
Hours: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. JST (daily)
Where: Cup Noodle Museum Park & Red Brick Park
Cost: Free

Source: http://pokemongo.nianticlabs.com/en/post/yokohamapark

Article edited on 2017-08-14 12:19:28 by Sunain
Jul 14

Not Just Pikachu - The Pikachu Outbreak-chu! 2017

Posted by Sunain | July 14th 2017 at 11:55 AM EDT
Tags: Event, YouTube, Pokémon GO, Pikachu Outbreak!
Comments: 0

The details for the Not Just Pikachu - The Pikachu Outbreak-chu! 2017 (ピカチュウだけじゃない ピカチュウ大量発生チュウ!) event have been announced by the official Japanese Pokémon website. The event will take place from August 9th, 2017 until August 15th, 2017 in the Yokohama Minato Mirai area!

1. Pikachu · Carnival · Parade


The Pikachu · Carnival · Parade will be held starting at 16:00 on Monday, August 14th, 2017. Japan Main Street will be pure yellow!? It's an hour long to enjoy with over 100 Pikachu.

Date and time: Monday, August 14, 2017 - Starting at 16:00 ~ (about 1 hour)
Venue: Japan Main Street (日本大通り) (Elephant's Nose Park (Departure) - Yokohama Park (Finish))
Notes: Standing room only. Please do not leave space for leisure seats and luggage, etc. The contents of the show are subject to change without notice due to weather or other reasons.

2. Goes Around the Sea! Flies in the sky!


A boat in the sea and an airship in the sky that Pikachu rides in will be in the Yokohama Minato Mirai area! If you see it, take a picture and share it!

Greeting Pikachu on the ship
Date and time: Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 through Tuesday, August 15th at 11:00, 12:30, 15:00, 16:30
Monday, August 14th, 2017 it will be held only at 11:00, 12:30.
Venue: Sailing Pikachu - Near the Nippon Maru Sailing Boat, Nippon Maru Memorial Park to Cup Noodle Museum Park

Airship Pikachu
Date and time: Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 through Tuesday, August 15th at 10:00, 12:00, 15:00
Venue: Yokohama Minato Mirai area

3. Soaking Splash Show "Water Carnival"


Splash show which was very popular last year and has powered up and will reappear! Approximately 2 tons of water will be launched from a Water Cannon and the show is highlighted by the Pikachu performance where everyone will enjoy it and be soaked!

Date and time: Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 through Tuesday, August 15th at 12:00, 14:,00, 16:00
Venue: Yokohama Red Brick House
Notes: This show will be a "soaking event" using water. Depending on where you are going to be, a lot of water will be expelled. Please make sure that your mobile phone and electronic equipment will not get wet. In addition, we will not be held responsible for any malfunctions. Yokohama Red Brick House toilets and surrounding facilities are prohibited, so if you need a place to change clothes, please contact the staff the same day.

4. Pikachu Walk


20 Pikachu will be walking together!

Date and time: Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 through Tuesday, August 15th
Venue: Queen's Square Yokohama (Departure) - between Grand Mall Parks (End)
Facility site: http://qsy-tqc.jp/

Pokémon GO PARK


Pokémon GO PARK will be in the Minato Mirai area where players can enjoy the game even more! Details of the event will be announced at a later date.

Date and time: Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 through Tuesday, August 15th at 10:00 to 18:00
Venue: Cup Noodle Museum Park and Red Brick Park



A big event centered around Pokémon GO to be held at Yokohama Stadium. Get together with your friends and have summer fun! Pokémon GO STADIUM is a Pokémon GO event that will be held at Yokohama Stadium on Monday, August 14th. Have a blast together with everyone playing Pokémon GO!

How to Join Pokémon GO STADIUM
Those chosen by lottery may participate in this event. Please read the "Event Information" below before you enter. A "Notice of Selection" email will be sent at the end of July only to those who have been chosen. Detailed information for participating in this event will also be sent in this email. The event is scheduled to run about once every 15 minutes, with tickets valid for one program only.

Event Details:
Entry deadline: Monday, July 24th, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Date and Time: Monday, August 14th, 2017 from 18:00 - 21:00
Venue: Yokohama Stadium
Participation Fee: Free of Charge
Cancellations: There may be cancellations in the event of bad weather. If so, we will make the announcement on the "Pokémon Official Site" and "Pikachu Outbreak!" official websites.

Pokémon GO STADIUM - Participation Notes

  • Please register your email address and Pokémon Go trainer nickname for your entry.
  • Limited to one entry per person.
  • Participation in event is limited to once per Pokémon GO account.
  • You may apply using a different email than the one used for your Pokémon GO account.
  • Please adjust your settings to receive emails from "@pdc.pokemon.jp".
  • We will send the "Notice of Selection" to the registered email address to those who have been selected at the end of July. One "Notice of Selection" email is good for entry for up to 4 people. Among these 4 people, even those who do not play Pokémon GO are permitted to join.
  • You may not designate an entry time when applying.
  • Transfer or resale of the participation rights to a third party is strictly prohibited.
  • Please check device compatibility for Pokémon GO before participating.
  • In order to participate in this event, you will need a smartphone that can play Pokémon GO as well as a Pokémon GO account with a Trainer Level of 5 or higher.
  • High-heeled shoes are strictly prohibited at the venue.
  • Food and drinks other than water are not allowed to be brought into the venue or consumed in any part of the stadium.

YouTube Commercial - Not Just Pikachu - The Pikachu Outbreak-chu! 2017

Source: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/ex/pika_event/

Article edited on 2017-07-14 11:59:08 by Sunain

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