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A Huge Pokemon Pop-Up Opens In Covent Garden Today

Alex Landon Alex Landon - Editor

Pokemon pop-up

Cupcakes, lattes, mime classes – you’ve gotta catch ’em all!

We’re now a mere week away from the opening of the year’s unlikeliest film: Detective Pikachu. (If you’ve not seen the trailer yet, you’re in for an absolute TREAT.) Whilst it’s sure to be a deep, albeit surprisingly noir, look into the Pokemon world, another immersive fascination is arriving a little ahead of time. On May 3rd & 4th, a Pokemon pop-up is arriving in Covent Garden, and you’ve really got to take a Chansey and go.

Pokemon pop-up

Yep, don’t let anyone be Tentacruel and Weedle their way out of coming with you, because that would just be Gastly. Set over two storeys, the Pokemon Detective Pikachu Pop-up (to give it the grand title) is a temple of Pokemon treats. An eye-wateringly yellow ground floor is dedicated to the man furry electric mouse, the myth, the pint-sized Detective Pikachu himself, complete with yellow turmeric lattes, yellow bubble tea, and Detective Pikachu-printed coffee.

Downstairs, you’ll find a neon-drenched homage to the film’s setting, Ryme City. A whole host of themed activities can be found here, from nail art, cupcake icing with Great British Bake-Off contestant Kim-Joy, and Mr Mime-inspired miming classes. Best of all, you can channel your inner Jigglypuff in the interactive karaoke booths, which surely necessitates a stirring rendition of this Absolute Banger:

Unfortunately, you’ll need to get a little lucky to get inside – as waiting list tickets are the only ones left. Maybe you can Charmander your way in?

You’ll find the Pokemon pop-up a brief walk from Covent Garden (exact location is revealed on your ticket) from May 3rd-4th.

Also published on Medium.