Pokemon Go Is Hosting Park Events in Japan During Pikachu Outbreak

Players can participate by visiting two parks in the Minato Mirai area of Yokohama

The Pokemon Co.‘s Pikachu Outbreak event is taking place now through Aug. 15 in Yokohama, Japan, and Niantic has joined the celebration by launching two Pokemon Go Park events for players.

During the Pikachu Outbreak event, Pokemon Go players can visit two parks in the Minato Mirai area of Yokohama that have been themed after the Kanto and Johto in-game regions.

Specifically, Niantic said players visiting Red Brick Park will “more frequently encounter” Pokemon from the Kanto region, while players visiting Cup Noodle Museum Park will more frequently encounter Pokemon from the Johto region.

In addition, at both parks, players will have the chance to encounter Pokemon not typically found in Japan, including Mr. Mime.

Finally, when players spin the photo discs at the parks’ PokeStops, they may receive special 2km eggs that have the “potential” to hatch a larger variety of Pokemon than normal.

These Pokemon Go Park events are free to attend, and will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. JST each day during Pikachu Outbreak.

Pokemon Go is available to download for free on the iTunes App Store and Google Play. The game has been downloaded more than 750 million times since its launch in July 2016, and it has driven more than 500 million visits to sponsored locations.

Earlier this year, Niantic partnered with Wieden+Kennedy London to launch an advertising campaign for the game, celebrating its stats in major worldwide locations. As part of this campaign, billboards containing gameplay stats appeared in Tokyo, New York and London, and some of these billboards were turned into in-game PokeStops.