Every year a yellow epidemic unleashes itself on the people of Yokohama, a city not far from Tokyo. It’s uncontrollable and lasts for nearly a week, then disappears again like it never happened. This is Pikachu Outbreak 2019.

Pokemon trainers from all over come to Yokohama’s Minato Mirai area to witness Pikachu mayhem on a grand scale. The event will be bigger than ever before, over 2000 Pikachu will be set loose on the port city.

This year, the organisers want to make full use of Yokohama’s gorgeous night scenery with even more evening programmes than last year. For the first time ever, the main events will take place later in the day, between 7 and 9 pm.

A light performance will take place with LED costumes and flags, making use of the latest technology to dazzle the crowds.

The area around Yokohama’s red brick buildings will play host to a huge water show utilising fountains and dancing Pikachus.

The biggest Pikachu performance ever will take place with 50 of the Pokemon taking part in one event.

As last year, there will of course be the Pikachu and Eevee parades taking place around Yokohama, and various other Pokemon themed events going on.

The Outbreak will go on from 6th August to 12th and more information will be announced closer to the time.

By - Jess.