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Pokémon: Detective Pikachu pop-up event coming to London

Pokemon: Detective Pikachu

Story by Jack Foley

A POP-up event themed around Pokémon: Detective Pikachu is coming to London to mark the film’s release in UK cinemas on May 10, 2019.

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures invite audiences to enjoy the sights, sounds, fun and flavours of the Detective Pikachu Pop-up when it opens its doors in London on Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4, a short walk away from Covent Garden tube station.

The ground floor, inspired by world-class private eye Detective Pikachu, offers numerous fun photo opportunities alongside bright yellow walls.

As Detective Pikachu loves coffee to recharge and focus his sleuthing skills, fans can enjoy Detective Pikachu-printed coffee and hot chocolate drinks, yellow turmeric lattes or yellow bubble tea at the coffee bar.

The basement space reflects the neon noir style of the movie’s fictional Ryme City, where all the action takes place. Here, visitors can channel their inner Jigglypuff in interactive karaoke booths and visit nail art stands by WAH Nails for a look inspired by the vibrant colours of the film.

The pop-up’s unique activities and opportunities will also include workshops touching on various themes and moments from the film, including recharge yoga with Frame (moveyourframe), Detective Pikachu cupcake icing with Kim-Joy (kimjoyskitchen), Psyduck-inspired relaxation head and shoulder massages with My Beauty Squad (@mybeautysquad), and – for the really adventurous – Mr Mime-inspired miming classes with Electric Cabaret. Spaces in these workshops will be free of charge but ticketed.

At a glance highlights of the Pop-up event

- Two floor pop-up event, celebrating the world of the first-ever live-action Pokémon adventure, POKÉMON Detective Pikachu, to open in Covent Garden May 3.

- Featuring a Detective Pikachu-inspired lounge with coffee bar serving yellow bubble tea and themed coffees, interactive photo opportunities and yellow furry walls.

- Includes a stunning neon space inspired by the movie’s Ryme City setting, with karaoke booths and nail art stations by WAH Nails (@wahnails).

- Plenty of hands-on activities including Detective Pikachu cupcake icing with Kim-Joy (kimjoyskitchen), recharge yoga sessions with Frame (moveyourframe), Psyduck-inspired head and shoulder massages with My Beauty Squad.

- (@mybeautysquad) and Mr. Mime-inspired miming workshops with Electric Cabaret.

About Pokémon: Detective Pikachu

The world of Pokémon comes to life! Pokemon: Detective Pikachu stars Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu, the iconic face of the global Pokémon phenomenon – one of the world’s most popular, multi-generation entertainment properties and one of the most successful media franchises of all time.

Fans everywhere can now experience a Pikachu on the big screen as never before, as Detective Pikachu, a Pokémon like no other. The film also showcases a wide array of beloved Pokémon, each with its own unique traits and personality.

When ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, his son Tim wants to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself.

Finding that they are uniquely equipped to work together, as Tim is the only human who can talk with Detective Pikachu, they join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery.

Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City – a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world – they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.