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In pictures: Pikachu Outbreak Festival 2016 in Yokohama

A thousand Pikachus appear at the city's landmarks in the Minato Mirai area aiming to attract visitors and tourists to the city

In pictures: Pikachu Outbreak Festival 2016 in Yokohama
Performers dressed as Pikachu, a character from Pokemon series game titles, march during the Pikachu Outbreak event hosted by The Pokemon Co. on August 7, 2016 in Yokohama, Japan. A total of 1, 000 Pikachus appear at the city's landmarks in the Minato Mirai area aiming to attract visitors and tourists to the city. The event will be held through Aug. 14. (Getty Images)
In pictures: Pikachu Outbreak Festival 2016 in Yokohama
Performers dressed as Pikachu, a character from Pokemon series game titles, ride on an elevator during the Pikachu Outbreak event hosted by The Pokemon Co. on August 7, 2016 in Yokohama, Japan. A total of 1, 000 Pikachus appear at the city's landmarks in the Minato Mirai area aiming to attract visitors and tourists to the city. The event will be held through Aug. 14. (Getty Images)
In pictures: Pikachu Outbreak Festival 2016 in Yokohama
Performers dressed as Pikachu, a character from Pokemon series game titles, march during the Pikachu Outbreak event hosted by The Pokemon Co. on August 7, 2016 in Yokohama, Japan. A total of 1, 000 Pikachus appear at the city's landmarks in the Minato Mirai area aiming to attract visitors and tourists to the city. The event will be held through Aug. 14. (Getty Images)
In pictures: Pikachu Outbreak Festival 2016 in Yokohama
A boy looks at a Pikachu shaped balloon during the Pikachu Outbreak event hosted by The Pokemon Co. on August 7, 2016 in Yokohama, Japan. A total of 1, 000 Pikachus appear at the city's landmarks in the Minato Mirai area aiming to attract visitors and tourists to the city. The event will be held through Aug. 14. (Getty Images)
In pictures: Pikachu Outbreak Festival 2016 in Yokohama
Performers dressed as Pikachu, a character from Pokemon series game titles, march during the Pikachu Outbreak event hosted by The Pokemon Co. on August 7, 2016 in Yokohama, Japan. A total of 1, 000 Pikachus appear at the city's landmarks in the Minato Mirai area aiming to attract visitors and tourists to the city. The event will be held through Aug. 14. (Getty Images)
In pictures: Pikachu Outbreak Festival 2016 in Yokohama
Performers dressed as Pikachu, a character from Pokemon series game titles, march during the Pikachu Outbreak event hosted by The Pokemon Co. on August 7, 2016 in Yokohama, Japan. A total of 1, 000 Pikachus appear at the city's landmarks in the Minato Mirai area aiming to attract visitors and tourists to the city. The event will be held through Aug. 14. (Getty Images)
In pictures: Pikachu Outbreak Festival 2016 in Yokohama
A girl runs past Pikachu shaped balloons as a couple takes a photograph during the Pikachu Outbreak event hosted by The Pokemon Co. on August 7, 2016 in Yokohama, Japan. A total of 1, 000 Pikachus appear at the city's landmarks in the Minato Mirai area aiming to attract visitors and tourists to the city. The event will be held through Aug. 14. (Getty Images)
In pictures: Pikachu Outbreak Festival 2016 in Yokohama
People watch and take photographs of performers dressed as Pikachu, a character from Pokemon series game titles, marching during the Pikachu Outbreak event hosted by The Pokemon Co. on August 7, 2016 in Yokohama, Japan. A total of 1, 000 Pikachus appear at the city's landmarks in the Minato Mirai area aiming to attract visitors and tourists to the city. The event will be held through Aug. 14. (Getty Images)
In pictures: Pikachu Outbreak Festival 2016 in Yokohama
People watch and take photographs of performers dressed as Pikachu, a character from Pokemon series game titles, dancing on the stage during the Pikachu Outbreak event hosted by The Pokemon Co. on August 7, 2016 in Yokohama, Japan. A total of 1, 000 Pikachus appear at the city's landmarks in the Minato Mirai area aiming to attract visitors and tourists to the city. The event will be held through Aug. 14. (Getty Images)
In pictures: Pikachu Outbreak Festival 2016 in Yokohama
Performers dressed as Pikachu, a character from Pokemon series game titles, march during the Pikachu Outbreak event hosted by The Pokemon Co. on August 7, 2016 in Yokohama, Japan. A total of 1, 000 Pikachus appear at the city's landmarks in the Minato Mirai area aiming to attract visitors and tourists to the city. The event will be held through Aug. 14. (Getty Images)
In pictures: Pikachu Outbreak Festival 2016 in Yokohama
People take photographs of performers dressed as Pikachu, a character from Pokemon series game titles, marching during the Pikachu Outbreak event hosted by The Pokemon Co. on August 7, 2016 in Yokohama, Japan. A total of 1, 000 Pikachus appear at the city's landmarks in the Minato Mirai area aiming to attract visitors and tourists to the city. The event will be held through Aug. 14. (Getty Images)
In pictures: Pikachu Outbreak Festival 2016 in Yokohama
People watch and take photographs of performers dressed as Pikachu, a character from Pokemon series game titles, dancing on the stage during the Pikachu Outbreak event hosted by The Pokemon Co. on August 7, 2016 in Yokohama, Japan. A total of 1, 000 Pikachus appear at the city's landmarks in the Minato Mirai area aiming to attract visitors and tourists to the city. The event will be held through Aug. 14. (Getty Images)