The Pokémon Company has announced a new amusement park that will open near Tokyo.
Created in collaboration with Yomiuri Land Co and The Yomiuri Shimbun, the three companies have founded PokéPark Kanto LLC, a new company that will build the new expansion to the already existing Yomiuriland amusement park in Japan.
Appropriately, Yomiuriland amusement park is located in the Tama Hills of the Kanto region, the inspiration and the namesake of the in-game region featured in the first generation of Pokémon games.
This is the second collaboration between The Pokémon Company and Yomiuriland amusement park. The first was a small-scale nature attraction launched in 2019 which saw Pokémon fans explore the surrounding wilderness of the amusement park to look for Pokémon.
While Pokémon has yet to be fully implemented into Nintendo‘s ongoing relationship with Universal Studios, characters from the Pokémon series do regularly appear in the park as part of parades.
A Pokémon theme park, also named PokéPark, operated in the mid-2000s. The theme park ran for a few months in Japan and Taiwan in 2005 and 2006 respectively. The park, which was designed as a traveling theme park that could tour across Japan, and later planned for a worldwide tour, was shuttered due to low popularity.
This was during the downswing in Pokémon’s popularity following the massive success of Pokémania in the early 2000s.
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