50 Life-Size Pikachu Just Marched Through The Streets Of Japan And People Went Absolutely Wild

Political protests are happening on a daily basis amidst a historical election in America, but meanwhile in Japan, dozens of life-size Pikachu are parading through the streets and capturing the hearts of Pokémon lovers everywhere.

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Since 2014, Yokohama, Japan has been the host of the increasingly popular parade, called Pikachu Tairyou Hassei-Chu, that features none other than the famous Pokémon mascot. And with the recent release of Pokémon Go, this year's celebration saw more spectators than ever before.

A woman hugs a performer wearing Pokemon's character Pikachu during a parade in Yokohama

Despite scorching temperatures, people showed up adorned in all sorts of Pikachu-themed outfits and accessories to see the tiny mascot make a giant appearance. Even subway stations and storefronts decorated their windows with bright yellow stickers and sold souvenirs inspired by the electric mouse for the week-long celebration.

Ash would be so proud.

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