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In alignment with the Pokémon Company’s 25th anniversary, Pokémon has collaborated with The National Museum of Nature and Science in Japan to organize a fossil exhibit beginning in July.
My brother-in-law Hitoshi Ariga is responsible for the main illustration of Pokemon Fossil Museum where we learn paleontology by comparing fossil-pokemon. It's a traveling exhibition across Japan. Paleontologist ish Pikachu clothes look so cute.😆 https://t.co/S42EAOkk9B— Yuzo Koshiro (@yuzokoshiro) April 20, 2021
Taking place at the Mikasa City Museum in Hokkaido, visitors will be invited to take part in an experience that helps highlight similarities between historic dinosaurs and Pokémon monsters.
As part of the exhibition, visitors can see around 30 palaeontology items including fossils, as well as 8 Pokémon models.
This exhibit will be open to the public until Sept. 20 and then will proceed to move to the next destination.
Visitors can pick up on several similarities between Pokémon monsters and dinosaurs, the most obvious being between the Tyrannosaurus species and Pokémon’s Tyrantrum—a dragon/rock species—as well as the Tyrunt, another Pokémon of similar classification.
All visitors are required to reserve a slot when the Mikasa City Museum announces the reservation process, but people can expect to pay approximately 700 yen ($6.48) for admission.
The exhibit is expected to run until 2023 with more locations yet to be confirmed.
Mikasa City Museum has five exhibition rooms that house fossils, and plants. The museum also has an open-air exhibition promenade according to their website.