Pokémon Worlds Celebration Events in Yokohama Summer 2023

Summer Festival, Live Shows & Parades and more! Enjoy a unique Pokémon Event!

Pokémon Worlds Celebration Events in Yokohama

The Pokémon World Championships 2023 will be held in the Minato Mirai district of Yokohama from August 8 (Tuesday) to 14 (Monday), 2023!

The parade of dozens of Pikachu through the streets of Yokohama has become a classic and one of the most anticipated activities for fans of the popular character. In summer 2023 the event level up with many more activities that all Pokémon fan will love!

The official world tournament for the Pokémon Scarlet & Violet and Pokémon card game, Pokémon World Championships 2023, will begin on August 11, 2023 at Pacifico Yokohama. In commemoration of this event, various events will be held in the Minato Mirai area, including a summer festival, shows and parades and an even a Pokémon trainers cruise!

This Summer enjoy the excitement of the 2023 Pokémon Worlds Celebration in Yokohama! Wanna know more? Let’s check all the activities that this special even will be offering and the schedule!!

Pokemon Summer Festival Park

Pokémon Worlds Celebration Events in Yokohama
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The matsuri (Japanese word for festival) are the essence of Japanese summer. The Pokemon Summer Festival will be held at Rinko Park in Yokohama, combining a uniquely Japanese style summer festival with Pokémon characters and objects, as a giant Poké Ball. Visitors can enjoy many fun festival stalls (yatai in Japanese) with a Pokémon theme, as “Magikarp Fishing” and “Poké Ball Throw”.

In addition, you can immerse yourself in Japanese tradition and culture dancing the festive Bon Odori Dance around a stage with decoration from the Pokémon series and Japanese taiko drum performances!

Pokémon Matsuri Park

Location: https://bit.ly/3rlJosN

Date: August 11th (Fri) – August 14th (Mon) 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

* Available on a session basis, each lasting 90 minutes.

* Dates and session durations are subject to change.

Venue: Rinko Park

Shows and Parades featuring Pokémon

Pokémon Worlds Celebration Events in Yokohama
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One of the most awaited parts of the event, Pokémon Fantastic Live Show will offer different shows and a parades featuring Pokémon at various locations in Yokohama Minato Mirai area! The shows will be held at four venues, Rinko Park, Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, Grand Mall Park and Keyaki-dori Avenue, each with a different concept.

The show includes two luminescent night show with splash effects and projection mapping and two special Pokémon dance parades where you can see tens of Pikachu and even Sprigatito, Fuecoco, Quaxly and maybe even some rare Pokémon!

We Move!!

Location: https://bit.ly/3rlJosN

Dates: August 8th (Tue) – August 14th (Mon) 20:30  – 20:55

Venue: Shioiri-no-Ike Pond at Rinko Park

*One show per day.

*Dates and times are subject to change.

Imagination! Into the Next!!

Location: https://bit.ly/3ryrGlS

Dates: August 8th (Tue) – August 14th (Mon) *Two shows per day.

1st showing: 19:15  – 19:30 PM
2nd showing: 20:30  – 20:45 PM

* Dates and times are subject to change.

Venue: Yokohama Red Brick Park

Pikachu Gathering!!

Location: https://bit.ly/3OcUwBk

Dates: August 8th (Tue) – August 14th (Mon) *Two shows per day.

August 8th (Tue) – August 13th (Sun)
1st showing: 15:00  – 15:15
2nd showing: 16:45  – 17:00

August 14th (Mon)
1st showing: 13:00  – 13:15
2nd showing: 15:00  – 15:15

* Dates and times are subject to change.

Venue: Grand Mall Park

Let’s Celebrate! The Pokémon Parade!!

Location: https://bit.ly/3OeDpiJ

Dates: August 14th (Mon) 16:00  – 16:40

* Dates and times are subject to change.

Venue: Keyaki Street Ave

Special Orchestra Concert

The orchestra concert in collaboration with the NHK Symphony Orchestra to be held on August 10th at Pacifico Yokohama is another must-see event. The full orchestra will perform rich and dynamic sounds of classical masterpieces associated with the sites of past “Pokémon World Championships” and a variety of music from the series covering the first to the latest titles.

…and more!

Pokémon Worlds Celebration Events in Yokohama
©2023 Pokémon. ©1995–2023 Nintendo / Creatures Inc. / GAME FREAK inc. ©2023 Niantic, Inc. ©2021 Tencent. TM, Ⓡ, and character names are trademarks of Nintendo. ©Yokohama Visitors Guide.

In addition, various Pokémon-related events will be held, including a Pokémon Trainers Cruise in a luxury cruisers and street art and decorations featuring Pokémon that appear in various areas of Yokohama.

Please note that Ssome of the events will be held by advance lottery, and reservations can be made by lottery on the official event website from June 19 (Mon.) to July 3 (Mon.).

Pokémon World Championships 2023 Yokohama Minato Mirai Event

Period: Tuesday 8 August – Monday 14 August 2023

Reservation lottery application period: 14:00, Monday 19 June – 13:59, Monday 3 July, accepted on the official event website.
*Period and location vary depending on the project. For more information, visit the official event website.

Official Website: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/ex/wcs_event/2023/en/


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