Pokémon Virtual Fest announced for Japan

Japanese Pokémon fans will be able to attend a virtual Pokémon celebration this summer! Using a Japanese social networking app called Cluster, the Pokémon Company has created a digital theme park that can be enjoyed from the comfort of one’s own home.

The summer festival promises attractions, such as virtual rides, as well as missions that will allow you to open up more activities to participate in. There will also be Pikachu dance shows, probably involving the large mascots, during the last three days of the event.

Different areas that can be explored include the park entrance, attraction area, beach area, store area and event stage. Pokémon Sword & Shield battles will be broadcast from the stage.

Guests can choose one of three avatars to represent themselves, with hats of one of the three Galarian starters!

Unfortunately, the app is not available outside of the Japanese iTunes store and it may have similar restrictions on the Google Play store for Android devices. However, it isn’t impossible to sign up for an account, at least for iPhone or iPad owners, so creative fans will probably find a way to navigate the app if they really want to! The official site for the event on Cluster can be accessed here.

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