To commemorate the upcoming release of Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu And Let’s Go Eevee for the Nintendo Switch, Pokémon-themed trains have debuted in select cities in Japan.
The interiors of the Tokyo Marunouchi and Metro Ginza subway lines have undergone a Pokémon makeover to promote the Let’s Go launch. When the doors open, commuters step into the world of the Let’s Go game with Eevee, Pikachu, Misty, Professor Oak, and Brock, who are prominently featured throughout the cars. The floor of the train displays a map of the route from Kanto, and screens show trailers of the upcoming release.
昨日銀座線ポケモン電車に乗った‼️銀座線と丸ノ内線各1本しかないらしいので来るといいな〜と思ってたらいきなりキターーー💨💨💨引きがいいぞ私🤣🤣 . 「Switch版ポケモンGO」ことピカブイのPRなんだけどもうどこもかしこもポケモンだらけで車内がひたすら楽しい✨✨かわいい💕💕😍😍楽しくて乗ってる間ずっとキョロキョロしてしまった😅この空間でポケGOできたら最高だけど車内ではできないのが残念😣 浅草で折り返し運転で停車中に写真いっぱい撮った🤳他にも写真撮ってる人何人もいたよ✨ . 銀座線と丸ノ内線で今月いっぱい走ってるそうなので運が良ければ見られるよ〜✨✨ . #ポケモン #ポケモンgo #pokemon #pokemongo #ポケモンgetだぜ #銀座線 #ポケモン電車 #銀座線ポケモン電車 #pokemontrain #ピカブイ
Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu And Lets Go Eevee is set for release for the Nintendo Switch on November 16. The game will reintroduce players to the original 151 Pokémon, and will also feature the Alolan and Mega Evolved forms from Pokémon X and Y, Alpha Sapphire, and Omega Ruby. Sun and Moon will also appear in the game. The Nintendo Switch will support the multiplayer so you can move the Joy-Con controller to trap a wild Pokémon.
The games, enhanced remakes of the 1998 Game Boy video game Pokémon Yellow, are the first installments of the Pokémon RPG series for the Nintendo Switch. They also include references to Pokémon Go, as well as integration with the app, and support a new controller called the Poké Ball Plus.
According to the official website, "In the game, you start out as a brand-new Pokémon Trainer. You’ll meet, catch, and raise many Pokémon on your journey to improve your skills and become the best Pokémon Trainer that you can be.
"Along the way, you’ll help all sorts of people and thwart the dastardly plans of those who wish to take advantage of Pokémon for their nefarious ends. Of course, you can’t accomplish this alone—you’ll need to work with your partner Pikachu or partner Eevee along with the rest of your Pokémon allies!"
Japan has been in the midst of Pokémon-mania for the past 20 years. With video games, card games, anime, life-size mascots, and a shoe collection, as well as the Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo Store, and Tokyo’s Pokémon Café, which serves Pikachu lattes in Pikachu mugs, the country is clearly obsessed with Pokémon.
The Pokémon trains will run until August 30. Even if you’re not a fan, the trains are certainly Instagram-worthy and will break up the monotony of riding the subway.