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There’s A Festival Devoted To Pikachu And It Looks Absolutely Incredible

Dancing, raving, and Pokémon.

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The “Pikachu Outbreak” is now an annual tradition in the Japanese city of Yokohama.

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"Pikachu Tairyou Hassei Chu” (An Outbreak of Pikachus) began last year to celebrate the release of a Pokémon film.

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With the festival returning for a second year, it seems set to become a tradition.

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The Pikachu returned this year as part of the Minato Mirai district's annual dance festival.

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And they did a lot of dancing.

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According to Rocket News, the city was covered with Pikachu artwork, promotional items, as well as multiple themed stages for the different Pikachu.

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Including sailor Pikachus...

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The festival ran from 8-16 August and gave fans of the cute Pokémon a truly immersive experience.

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And provide the rest of us with videos like this.

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Rachael Krishna is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Rachael Krishna at rachael.krishna@buzzfeed.com.

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