Take Dance Lessons From Pikachu Before A Pokemon Outbreak Hits Yokohama This Summer
If you're the kind of person who keeps up on a very specific kind of news, then you might remember that last year, the city of Yokohama, Japan was host to one of the greatest events in human history. For nine days, Yokohama played host to over a thousand Pikachus, marching through the streets and, one assumes, tempting Team Rocket into what would have been the biggest heist of their careers.
Sadly, we do not live in a perfect world where this is happening literally all the time, but on August 8, the electric Pokemon will return to Yokohama for another nine-day celebration... and this time, they will be dancing. The event's official name is "Dancing? An Outbreak Of Pikachus," which is equal parts whimsical and terrifying, and thanks to an instructional video, you can learn to dance along!
Just for the record, I have only ever seen one human-sized Pikachu, and the sight was emotional enough to almost move me to tears. I imagine that if I actually witnessed the sight of thousands of them, I would immediately shed my human form and become pure energy that would then ascend to the Kingdom of Heaven.
Should you be interested in attending, the Pikachu Outbreak runs from August 8 to August 16 in Yokohama's harbor area, specifically around Minato Mirai and Sakuragicho Stations. There will be plenty of events and presumably also a shortage of Gatorade as young dancers try to recover from dancing in giant furry costumes in the middle of summer.
And if you do attend, please send us pictures.