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From Saturday, July 23rd, 2022 to Sunday, August 21st, 2022, the Pika Pika Anime Fest (ピカピカアニメフェス), an event focusing on the Pocket Monsters TV animation series, will be held at Pokemon Centers nationwide in Japan! This event will not be held at Pokémon Center Okinawa or Pokémon Stores.

Talking Standby Panels of the Masters Eight!


The Masters Eight are the top eight trainers in the Pokémon World Championships, a tournament to determine the strongest Pokémon Trainers, and they are: Dande, the Galar Champion, Shirona, the Sinnoh Champion, Daigo, the Houen Champion, Wataru, the Kanto/Johto Champion, Carne, the Kalos Champion, Alan, the Kalos League Miare Tournament Champion, Iris, the Isshu Champion, and Satoshi, the first Alola League Champion.


The Masters Eight will be held during this period and during this period, Talking Standby Panels of these Masters Eight will appear at the Pokémon Centers. Look forward to hearing what they have to say! Please note that not all of the Talking Standby Panels of the Masters Eight may appear at some stores or all be on display depending on how crowded the stores are. Please be aware of this in advance.

The "Find Satoshi's Pikachu! Photo Rally" will be held!

During the event period, Pokémon Centers nationwide in Japan will hold the Find Satoshi's Pikachu! Photo Rally (サトシのピカチュウを探せ!フォトラリー)! Scan the 2D code in the store with your smartphone or other devices to access the "Find Satoshi's Pikachu! Photo Rally".

Once you have accessed the site, hold your smartphone or other device over the panels of Masters Eight other than Satoshi in the store to collect clues as to the location of Pikachu, who has become separated from Satoshi! If you are able to find Pikachu, show the "Pikachu Found Screen" to a staff member at the store. You will receive 1 of 4 original stickers at random on the spot!


Listen to in-store announcements from the animated TV series Pocket Monsters!

During this period, in-store announcements will be made by characters from the Pocket Monsters TV animation series at Pokémon Centers nationwide in Japan. Be sure to visit a Pokémon Center to find out who is making the announcements!

Battle Event for Pokémon Sword and Shield!

On Saturday, August 20th, 2022 and Sunday, August 21st, 2022, they will hold a game battle event for Pokémon Sword and Shield on the Nintendo Switch, open to kids of elementary school age and younger! Put one of Satoshi's on-hand Pokémon: Pikachu, Gangar, Kairyu, Lucario, Negigaknight, or Uonoragon on your battle team and fight win Single Battles. If you win three battles, you will receive a Reflector Keychain (リフレクターキーホルダー) with designs of Satoshi and his Pokémon!


Sources: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2022/07/220708_p01.html and https://twitter.com/Pokemon_cojp/status/1545301698796785665
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