Lately there have been reports of a Pikachu outbreak in Yokohama, Japan’s second largest city. So what’s been going on? Turns out there will be a special event this month, called “Pikachu Tairyo Hassei Chu” or “Pikachus All Over the Place”.
An abundance of sparkling yellow critters can be found at 14 locations around Yokohama.
The event takes place from August 9-17 and includes a Pikachu Festival (August 16-17) with a towering Pikachu, stage shows, workshops, Pikachu-decorated landmarks, a Pikachu Cafe, games and other attractions.
Part of the event was a record attempt with 50 dancing Pikachus last weekend. You might have seen the video on Tumblr, it’s so cute: