Get ready, Trainers! The highly anticipated Pokémon World Championships 2023 (WCS2023) is making its way to Yokohama, Japan. With over 1,000 players flying in from all corners of the globe, this is shaping up to be the event of a lifetime!

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A Cultural Colossus

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The Pokémon Company and the city of Yokohama have joined forces to ensure the ‘Pokémon World Championships 2023 Yokohama Minato Mirai Event’ will be a showstopper. As the sole Asian city chosen for WCS2023, Yokohama’s unique charm is about to get a global spotlight, and the locals couldn’t be more excited.

Unleashing the Pokémon Magic

The city will come alive with various events, transforming Yokohama into a veritable Pokémon haven. From a Pokémon-infused summer festival to immersive Pokémon-themed experiences, Yokohama is set to go full Pokémon!

Below is a video from a similar event – Pikachu Outbreak 2018 in Yokohama, so cute!

Major Events to Look Out For

Pokémon Summer Festival Park

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Enjoy exciting games reminiscent of the Pokémon series, like “Magikarp Fishing” and “Pokéball Toss” at vibrant street stalls. Moreover, get in the groove with traditional Bon Odori dances held around the large tower, accompanied by remixed music from the Pokémon game series and live Taiko drum performances.

・Event Schedule: August 11-14 from 9 AM to 7 PM. (Please note that the venue operates on a shift system, and each session lasts 90 minutes. The event date and time are subject to change.)
・Venue: Rinko Park, 1-1-1 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama City
・How to Attend: Pre-lottery system (Participation is free). For more details, please check the ticket reservation site
・Application Period: June 19 @2 PM – July 3rd @1:59 PM

(Notice: Please be aware that the event could be canceled or its contents might be changed due to weather conditions or otherwise. No substitutions will be made for other dates if the event is canceled or its contents are changed.)

Pokémon Fantastic Live Show: “We Move!!”

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Delight in a variety of shows and parades during the day and at night, where countless Pokémon will make their appearance.

・Performance Schedule: August 8-14, with one show every day.
・Performance Time: 8:30 PM to 8:55 PM.
・Venue: Rinko Park, 1-1-1 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama City
・How to Attend: Pre-lottery system (Participation is free). For more details, please check the event reservation lottery site
・Application Period: June 19 @2 PM – July 3 @1:59 PM.

Live Show: “Imagination! Into the Next!!”

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・Performance Schedule: August 8-14, with two shows daily.
・First Show: 7:15 PM to 7…

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