We just caught word that The Pokémon Company has officially announced that it will be hosting Pokémon Virtual Fest, an unfinished virtual theme park, this month in Japan! As Attractions Magazine and Blooloop reported, the event will run from August 12th, 2020 – August 31st, 2020.

Not only will the event showcase rides based on Pokémon, but the show and footage from as well as shows Pokémon Sword and Shield battles, as well.

What To Expect:

  • The park will include four areas: Event Stage, Attraction Area, Beach Area and Store Area. 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.
  • Guests will delight in a full theme park-style experience, including attractions, live events, and shops.
  • Guest alter egos in the park will be customizable avatars. Users can customize the theme park before hopping on rides, such as Galarian Weezing Train and Gigantamax Ferris Wheel.
  • Mini-games will include Inteleon’s Shooting Stop and Dugtrio’s Ring-Throwing Shop.
  • A variety of missions were created by SCRAP, a company that operates escape rooms in Japan.
  • 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.

Warner Bros and Niantic, the makers of Pokémon Go, teamed up on Harry Potter: Wizards Unite – an augmented reality mobile game inspired by J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. In addition, Chester Zoo also joined forces with Internet of Elephants to launch the Pokémon Go of Wildlife, an augmented reality app known as Wildeverse.

To visit the park, you will need to download the free Cluster App. This app is available for Windows and Mac computers. In addition, you can even experience the park via an Oculus or Vive VR headset.

The Cluster app is available on iOS and Android devices, as well. However, you will not be able to experience the park via an Oculus or Vine VR headset.

The Pokémon Virtual Fest will open on the World Wide Web on Wednesday, August 12th, 2020.