Geek It! Otaku Out and About: Pikachu Outbreak 2019

They’re cute, chubby, and mesmerising to watch. We’re talking about Pikachu mascots dancing and running around like crazy. Every year, we always see viral videos of Pikachus in action during their annual Pokemon event. But why watch videos when you can see them in real life?

This year, we decided to set on a quest to see these Pikachus at Yokohama’s PIKACHU OUTBREAK.


For the first time ever since 2014, Pikachu Outbreak was held during the night-time (between August 6 -12). From one end of Yokohama to the other, different Pikachu Outbreak events took place at various locations including Minato Mirai Tokyu Square, Grand Mall Park, and Yokohma’s Red Brick Warehouse.

For us, we spent the evening at Rinko Park where it featured cool photo spots and the beautiful Yokohama harbour as the backdrop.

And finally, it was time for the Pikachus to showcase their talent and cuteness. One by one, Pikachus emerged from the woods in the most cutest robotic fashion.

They soon start dancing to some EDMs and wiggling their way through to our hearts. Although their appearance at Rinko Park only lasted about fifteen minutes and doesn’t contain flashy elements like LED lights and costumes, the performance was still enjoyable.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you can’t get anywhere else. For those who love Japanese pop-culture and Pokemon (of course), we highly recommend you to tick this geeky event off your bucket-list.

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