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The Flying Pikachu Project continues in 2022 with a new project announced in Okinawa Prefecture. Pikachu wearing kariyushi shirt is back in Pokémon GO and new PokéLids will be installed throughout the prefecture in February and March 2022. Other events throughout the year have also been announced such as the Pikachu parade and POKEGÉNIC.

Flying Pikachu Project Launches New Initiative in Okinawa Prefecture


The Pokémon Company has announced a new initiative of the Flying Pikachu Project to promote the fun of travel. Welcome to Okinawa! Poké Gathering Chu (めんそーれ沖縄!ポケんちゅ集合チュウ) is an initiative which will be implemented with the cooperation of Okinawa Prefecture and the Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCVB). It will include various events and initiatives in Okinawa Prefecture, including a live show in Chatan Town.

The Pikachu parade and POKEGÉNIC, where you can take pictures with various photogenic Pokémon decorations, are scheduled to be held for everyone's enjoyment.

Pikachu Jet BC2 enters service! Design unveiled!


Pikachu Jet BC 2, the second of the specially painted aircraft Pikachu Jet BC, will be in service at the end of May 2022. On the fuselage is an image of the sea, with the eye-catching feature of a Wailord drawn at almost its actual size. Not only is Pikachu flying in the sky, but also Shaymin and Koiking's will accompany you on your flight. Other Pokémon like Sunnygo are also depicted, so look for them when you see the Pikachu Jet BC2 in the sky.

Pikachu Parade


The Pikachu Parade will be held, with cute Pikachus marching to the rhythm.
Date: Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8th, 2022
Location: Symbol Road in American Village, Chatan Town
Time: 13:00~ / 16:00~ (tentative)
Admission: Free

YouTube Clip - Project Pikachu Parade in Chatan - Pokémon Kids TV

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMastm3RMaU

Flying Pikachu Project Pikachu Live Show in Chatan


Pikachu and HY, a band from Uruma City, Okinawa Prefecture, who wrote the theme song for the Flying Pikachu Project, Sorairo (空色), will perform a live show, including that song and other songs.


Members of HY
HIDEYUKI SHINZATO (新里英之) (Vocals & Guitar)
SHUN NAKA (名嘉 俊) (Drums)
SHINSUKE KYODA (許田信介) (Base)
IZUMI NAKASONE (仲宗根泉) (Keyboard & Vocals)
Website: https://hy-road.net/

To participate in the event, you need to apply for the Pikachu Live Show in Chatan tour (paid tour) in advance.

Date: May 7th, 2022, May 8th, 2022
Location: Chatan Town, Chatan Park Baseball Stadium
Time: 19:30 - 20:15 (tentative)
How to enter: Apply in advance

To participate in the Pikachu Live Show in Chatan, you need to register in advance. Please note that you will not be able to participate if you arrive on the day of the show.

YouTube Clip - Project Pikachu Live Show in Chatan - Pokémon Kids TV

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1zVj8XPshQ

Flying Pikachu Project POKEGÉNIC in Chatan


Photogenic decorative locations featuring various Pokémon will be displayed in Chatan. Please look for them, take pictures, and share them with others. Try out different poses and enjoy taking photos. Please be aware of your surroundings when taking photos.


Location: Various places in American Village, Chatan Town

Initiatives in Miyakojima


Photogenic decorative locations will appear at Shimojijima Airport, where the Pikachu Jet will be in service, and Pokémon wrapped buses and Pokélids will also appear on Miyakojima.

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The buses running from Shimojijima Airport to Miyakojima City are now decorated with Pokémon designs! Two designs will be available: one showing the sea where Sunnygo and Lovecus live, and the other showing Tamanta and Zenigame swimming gracefully.

POKEGÉNIC at Shimojijima Airport!
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POKEGÉNIC, where you can take photogenic pictures with Pokémon, will be welcoming you at Shimojijima Airport. Look for the Pokémon at the airport and have fun taking pictures of them.

New Products:


Kumika (Vol. 2) クミカ(第二弾)
Release status: Scheduled for release in March 2022
Price: 280 yen (tax included)
Kumika is a paper craft that you can make and display! Collect and own these cards or send and share them as postcards. It is the perfect souvenir product to take home as a wonderful memory of Okinawa.


Pineapple Leaf Fiber Straws (パイナップル葉繊維ストロー)
Availability: On sale now Price: 350 yen (tax included) This straw is an environmentally friendly product made of 100% natural materials, including corn starch and the residue from extracting fibers from pineapple leaves that were left in the field after harvesting and were discarded.

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SHIMA DENIM Pouch / Coaster
Availability: Scheduled for release in March 2022
Price: Pouch 4,000 yen / Coaster 1,000 yen (tax included)
This item (pouch / coaster) is made by upcycling bagasse, the dregs of pressed sugar cane. Pikachu is embroidered adorably on the bagasse denim fabric, which is light and has a unique luster.


Soft Caramels (生キャラメル)
Availability: Now on sale
Price: 680 yen each (tax included)
These caramels are made by the caramel specialty store Ma San Michel (マーサンミッシェル). Each of the five flavors has a different design, so enjoy them as they melt in your mouth.


Sanshin Set (Bingata style design) 三線セット(紅型風デザイン)
Availability: Now on sale Price: 39,600 yen (tax included)
The sanshin, a traditional Okinawan musical instrument, has been given a Bingata style design accented with a silhouette of Pikachu. It also comes with a cloth case for storage, a bachi, practice sheet music, and a CD, making it the perfect product for those who are just starting out with the sanshin.

Source: https://flying-pikachu.com/jp/
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