Where do Pikachus go when they finish dancing?
At Maction Planet, we see it as our job – no, our calling – to answer the tough questions concerning Tokyo, The World’s Greatest Metropolis, and beyond.
In the past, we have addressed weighty subjects such as the origins of the names ‘Edo’ and ‘Tokyo’, brought you 10 of Tokyo’s oddest museums, spotlighted the history of Kakigori, connected a Japanese proverb with an obscure insane avant-electropop underground duo from the 80s and exposed what the Tokyo locals are doing in a number of hard-hitting posts.
However, all those pale into insignificance when it comes to one subject. A question no one has dared ask before.
“Where do Pikachus go when they finish dancing?”
Now, finally, the answer can be revealed in this exclusive Maction Planet video, and the answer is pretty darned cute.
The footage was captured in the wilds of Yokohama, Japan’s second largest city, on Sunday 13 August 2017 during the Pikachu Outbreak, the fourth of its kind, which was held from 9 to 15 August. The official title of the 2017 event was ピカチュウだけじゃない ピカチュウ大量発生チュウ！ (Pikachu Dake Ja Nai Pikachu Tairyo Hasseichu!), the ‘Not Just Pikachu – Pikachu Outbreak!’. One aspect of this ‘not-just-Pikachu-ness’ took the form of Mimikyu, a Pokemon newcomer first introduced in Pokemon Sun and Moon, released in November 2016, who took part in the Pikachu Carnival Parade on 14 August. However, the real star of the show was of course Pikachu – all of them. Whether roaming the streets greeting fans, performing in Hawaiian costume on stage, staring at the masses from the side of buildings, cars and blimps, or lording it over his flock, he was everywhere.
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