To celebrate 25 years of the wonderfully expansive world that started out from two 8-bit video games, an interactive exhibition called “Pokémon Colors” is set to open in various locations across Japan, starting with Tokyo.

Pokémon Colors will be kicking off in the Matsuya Ginza department store on July 22, and it features four interactive areas, a circular artwork installation, and a merchandise shop. It will allow visitors to experience fun activities like throwing balls and fishing with Pokémon, and everything is expected to be as bright and colorful as the pocket monsters themselves.

You can get an idea of what’s in store for you with these teaser images of the exhibition below.

Colors Road

Visitors get to ride a bike facing a screen that makes them feel like they’re traveling across a road filled with Pokémon. The bike will have handlebar buttons that you can press on, and if you time it just right, you’re greeted with a colorful display on the screen.

Colors Lake

Experience a mini fishing game with water-type Pokémon you can catch with an interactive fishing rod in the Colors Lake area.

Colors Forest

Colors Forest will have balloon-shaped “trees” that you can shake to make nuts and Pokémon appear on the screen in front of you.

Colors City

Throw balls at a large screen to make Pokémon pop out and bring even more color to the area.

Colors Circle

This circular installation displays various artworks scattered across the exhibition, which will then rotate and light up across twelve monitors.

Pokémon Colors will be held on the 8th floor of Matsuya Ginza from July 22 to August 11, and will then travel to other parts of Japan. Advanced tickets can be bought from July 10 to July 21 through Lawson Ticket, and are priced at 1,000 yen for adults, 800 yen for junior and high school students, and 500 yen for elementary school age and below.

Tickets bought from July 22 onwards will be priced at 1,200 yen for adults, 1,000 yen for junior and high school students, and 500 yen for elementary school age and below. You can visit the exhibition’s Japanese website to learn more information.

By - Jen Laforteza.