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Pokémon Virtual Fest virtual theme park heading to Japan

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Pokémon has announced it will be hosting Pokémon Virtual Fest, an unfinished virtual theme park, between August 12 and August 31 in Japan.

Pokémon Virtual Fest will boast rides based on Pokémon, as well as shows and footage of Pokémon Sword and Shield battles (via Go Nintendo).

Users will get to enjoy a full theme park experience, with attractions, live events and shops. Their alter egos will be customisable avatars.

Users can customise the theme park before taking rides such as the Galarian Weezing Train and Gigantamax Ferris Wheel. Mini-games include Inteleon’s Shooting Shop and Dugtrio’s Ring-Throwing Shop.

Virtual Fest has rides based on Pokémon

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In addition, the theme park will feature various missions created by SCRAP, a company that operates escape rooms in Japan.

‘Mission’ is an escape game where users must solve a problem in a closed room to exit. There are three ‘solving missions’, which will be released depending on the achievement level.

The four areas of the theme park are as follows – Event Stage, Attraction Area, Beach Area and Store Area.

According to the website, Pokémon Virtual Fest will open in the virtual SNS cluster from August 12 to August 31.

Attractions, live events and shops

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The unfinished amusement park is themed “create together memories of summer”, and attractions and contents in the theme park will increase as users go on missions.

Pokémon teased the entrance for Virtual Fest, which boasts holograms of Pikachu. At the entrance, mission achievements are collected and users can check the progress of the theme park.

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Bea Mitchell

Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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