This year’s Pikachu Outbreak is extending its awesomeness to vending machines nationwide!
As we reported earlier this year, the annual Pikachu Outbreak in Yokohama is making a comeback, possibly with Pokémon species other than Pikachu this time around, but it seems that’s not where the cuteness is going to stop.
If you’ve seen our articles on previous years’ Pikachu Outbreak events, you probably know that these lovable human-sized Pikachus are more than capable of standing around looking cute. This time, a mob of 30 Pikachus have wiggled and jiggled their way into Ito En’s vending machines, which will be making appearances, first in Yokohama from 9th August as a tie-up with the Pikachu Outbreak event, and subsequently all over Japan from mid-August.
▼ Watch them dance!
▼ So many Pikachus in Yokohama’s Rinko Park!
The machines will also be loaded with these adorable PokéVege beverages, which are vending machine limited versions of Ito En’s long-selling vegetable juice Jyuujitsu Yasai (充実野菜). The special Pokémon packaging comes in five variations, which include Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle and Snorlax.
Besides the design featured in the video, the Ito En×Pokémon vending machines will be hitting the streets in three different designs.
Besides hunting for Pokémon in Pokémon GO, keep a lookout for these cheery Pikachu vending machines if you’re visiting Japan this summer! And if you’re looking forward to a close encounter with an army of larger-than-life Pikachus, head down to the Yokohama Minato Mirai area some time between 9th to 15th August to bask in the cuteness that is the Pikachu Outbreak!