Pokémon joins escape room craze with new launch in Japan!

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The Pokémon Company is teaming up with a Japanese escape room firm to launch an exclsive Pokémon escape room across Japan.

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The initiative will land in eight cities across Japan as part of an ongoing promotion for Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You.

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The escape room platform will feature the trial of Ho-Oh and has been designed to test fans’ knowledge of the Pokémon universe in order to escape. Promotional material features Ash, Professor Oak, Ho-Oh, Pikachu as well as Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle.

The official website also suggests that nearby stores will be transformed into Professor Oak’s lab to give players the chance to pick their first Pokémon.

Tickets will be available for purchase via Scrap Tantei-dan in Japan starting June 10 through June 16 in Japan, and available via general release on June 17. Early tickets will cost 2,000 yen for high school students and above or 1,250 yen for elementary and middle school students. General ticket prices will go for 3,000 yen, student prices at 2,500 yen, and 1,750 yen for children. You can find more info over at the official website.
Escape Room challenges have been picking up steam over recent years, having first found notoriety among gaming fans via digital platforms. The movement has since filtered its way into board gaming, with numerous titles having hit the market in the past year.

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