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Universal Studios Japan's theme park is expanding with new Pokemon attractions

By Tim Augustin - on 7 Oct 2021, 1:39pm

Universal Studios Japan's theme park is expanding with new Pokemon attractions

Image: The Pokemon Company

Universal Studios Japan is packing in enough properties to rival Disney World at this point.

Universal Studios and The Pokemon Company have announced that new Pokemon attractions are coming to the former’s theme park in Japan. These attractions will arrive in 2022 as part of a ‘long-term partnership’ that will, “immerse guests into the world of Pokémon with innovative technology and creativity.”


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In a statement, Universal Studios Japan president J.L. Bonnier said, “Pokémon is beloved by fans around the world. We are honored to have a long-term partnership with The Pokémon Company while developing groundbreaking Pokémon entertainment at Universal Studios Japan for both Pokémon fans and our guests.”

Even though these Pokemon-themed attractions are planned to arrive next year, it looks like Universal isn’t quite ready to detail them just yet. They could be as big as roller coasters and real-life Pokemon Centers, or as small as a few Pokemon statues scattered around the park. Given how massive the franchise is however, one can expect Universal to go big on these attractions with time. 

Universal Studios Japan is located in Osaka, and already houses Super Nintendo World - a theme park area that includes plenty of Super Mario-themed attractions and a couple Pikmin references to boot. Super Nintendo World will soon expand with a huge Donkey Kong-themed area in 2024, but it looks like these Pokemon attractions will go elsewhere in the theme park. 

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