Pokemon Is Coming To Universal Studios In 2022

The Pokemon Company and Universal Studios have announced that Pokemon is coming to the Osaka theme park in Japan.

As reported by VGC, the collaboration means that the Pokemon expansion will now be joining Super Nintendo World. The Pokemon attractions will begin to roll out next year.

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Universal Studios Japan and The Pokémon Company will enter a long-term partnership to jointly explore ground-breaking entertainment that will immerse guests into the world of Pokémon with innovative technology and creativity beginning in 2022,” reads the statement.

It’s unknown what the Pokemon expansion will feature in the Japanese Universal Studios. However, if there’s not a Pokemon Snap themed rollercoaster, we’re going to be a little disappointed. I mean, it’s already on rails! It’s perfect!

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Credit: Nintendo

We are honoured to have a long-term partnership with The Pokémon Company while developing ground-breaking Pokémon entertainment at Universal Studios Japan for both Pokémon fans and our guests,” said Universal Studios Japan president and CEO, J.L. Bonnier.

One-of-a-kind theme park

The globally popular Pokémon characters combined with Universal’s innovative approach to creating authentic and one-of-a-kind theme park entertainment promise excitement for the entire family.

The incredible team at Universal Studios Japan have the creative vision and leading expertise in world-class theme park technology to imagine a uniquely Pokémon experience,” added The Pokemon Company president and CEO, Tsunekazu Ishihara.

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Credit: Nintendo/Universal Studios

Donkey Kong is also getting special treatment

Have you been daydreaming about your next holiday when travel restrictions ease? Could your next getaway be Donk City? We could all do with a break. Well, Donkey Kong is also getting his own expansion at Super Nintendo World in 2024.

What do you think we’ll see featured in the Pokemon expansion at Universal Studios? Let us know across our social media channels.

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