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Pokémon Fans, Get Set - 'Pikachu Outbreak 2019' Opens in Yokohama! (Tokyo/Yokohama Events)

Pokémon Fans, Get Set - 'Pikachu Outbreak 2019' Opens in Yokohama! (Tokyo/Yokohama Events)

Date published: 8 August 2019

Pokémon fans, get ready for a sensational time at Pikachu Outbreak 2019! During this fun event, hundreds of the famous, adorable creatures of the popular Pokémon franchise will appear in Yokohama’s Minato Mirai area.

This year's Pikachu Outbreak is on in Yokohama from August 8-12, and is sure to impress!

When and Where is Pikachu Outbreak 2019?

When and Where is Pikachu Outbreak 2019?

Visiting the greater Tokyo area? Make Yokohama your destination to check out this year's Pikachu Outbreak!

When: August 8-12, 2019
Where: Yokohama City's Minato Mirai district
Access: From Shibuya, take the Tokyu Toyoko Line to Minatomirai Station (34 minutes). Alternatively, from Tokyo Station, take the Keihin Tohoku line to Sakuragicho Station (~1 hour).

What's Happening in This Year's Pikachu Outbreak?

What's Happening in This Year's Pikachu Outbreak?

Several adorable attractions will be held this year! Every night, the fun-filled performances of Pikachu will be held with the romantic Minato Mirai evening scenery as a backdrop. And with over 2,000 Pikachu parading around the area - the most ever! - this year will be the biggest and most exciting yet!

1. Minato Mirai Town x Pikachu
With the picturesque Yokohama Museum of Art as a background, a gaggle of glittery Pikachu will be decked out in LED-lit costumes! Their adorable performance will be done in concert with a highly Instagrammable projection mapping experience.
Date: August 6-12
Performance Times: 19:10, 20:35
Where: Grand Mall Park (in front of Yokohama Museum of Art)

2. Minato Mirai Sea x Pikachu
With the majestic Yokohama Bay Bridge and Yokohama Port as a backdrop, enjoy this fantastic performance woven by Pikachu and fountains of water that'll sore up high in the sky!
Date: August 6-12
Performance Times: 18:55, 19:50, 20:45
Where: Red Brick Park

3. Minato Mirai Forest x Pikachu
At this overwhelming performance, 50 Pikachu will be strutting their stuff around Yokohama's greenspace! You'll love seeing their cute wiggly bodies as they move to the beat.
Date: August 6-12
Performance Times: 18:55, 19:50, 20:45
Where: Rinko Park

Don't Miss Pikachu and Eevee Marching to the Rhythm!

Don't Miss Pikachu and Eevee Marching to the Rhythm!

4. Pikachu March
Date: August 6-12
Performance Times: 18:55, 19:50, 20:45
Where: Nippon Maru Memorial Park

5. Eevee March
Date: August 6-12
Performance Times: 18:55, 19:50, 20:45
Where: Queens Square Yokohama, Queen Mall

Exclusive Pokemon Merch & More!

Exclusive Pokemon Merch & More!

A variety of Pokemon photogenic decorations will be displayed throughout Minato Mirai. Find and enjoy taking photos.
When: August 6-12
Where: Nippon Maru Memorial Park, MARK IS Minato Mirai, Navios Yokohama, etc. *Be careful when taking photos.

Be on the lookout for unique Pokemon merch too, around Queens Square Yokohama, JR East Japan, JR Sakuragicho Ekimae Square, Nippon Maru Memorial Park, MARK IS Minato Mirai, Minato Mirai Line, Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, Yokohama Cosmo World, and Landmark Plaza!

Special notes
・Each event is free to enter.
・Contents and holding times may be changed or canceled without notice due to weather or other reasons.
・Please prepare a fan, a fan, a towel, etc. It'll likely be hot! Be sure to hydrate.
・There are limited parking spaces in the surrounding area; use of public transportation is advised.
・Please take your garbage home.
・Please refrain from actions that may cause harm to others around you, such as walking while using a smartphone.
・During the event, expect media coverage! Photos/video of visitors may be aired on TV/web or included in other media.

(c) 2019 Pokémon. (c) 1995-2019 Nintendo / Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc.
Pokemon Pokemon is a registered trademark of Nintendo, Creatures, Game Freak.

Check out past Pikachu Outbreaks!

  • Yokohama Minato Mirai 21
    • Address Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa, Nishi-ku, 220-0012
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    • Nearest Station Yokohama Station (JR Tokaido Main Line / JR Yokosuka Line / JR Shonan Shinjuku Line / JR Keihin-Tohoku Line / JR Negishi Line / JR Ueno Tokyo Line / Line 3 (Yokohama Blue Line) / Tokyu Toyoko Line / Minatomirai Line / Keikyu Main Line / Sagami Railway Main Line)

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Timothy Sullivan

Timothy Sullivan

Living in Japan since 2002, Timothy is an editor and photographer with a passion for volunteering, nature, sake, and sharing the lesser-known sides of Japan. Share in his adventures on Instagram @thetimsullivan

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