Pokemon Go Shinjuku Billboard
Photo: The Pokémon Company

Giant 3D cat Pokémon are appearing on this digital billboard in Shinjuku

Pokémon Go is celebrating international cat day by unleashing a clowder of gigantic feline Pokémon near Shinjuku Station

Youka Nagase
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Youka Nagase
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Cat lovers will know that today August 8 is international cat day. There are plenty of purr-fect attractions in Tokyo to relish in your appreciation for felines, whether it’s spending time at a cat café, shopping for kitty-themed souvenirs, munching on cat tail-shaped doughnuts or just cuddling in bed with a purring cat robot.

If you’re in Shinjuku, however, you can now catch feline Pokémon popping up on a giant 3D billboard.

Pokemon Go Shinjuku Billboard
Photo: The Pokémon Company

Augmented reality mobile game Pokemon Go is celebrating international cat day with a super realistic, three-dimensional video featuring some of the franchise’s most beloved feline creatures including Meowth, Alolan Meowth, Galarian Meowth, Skitty, Glameow, Purrloin, Espurr and Litten. The furry bunch will be appearing in 3D on the billboard at Cross Shinjuku Vision located across from Shinjuku Station’s east exit.

 

The cutting-edge, immersive billboard first gained attention for its larger-than-life 3D cat video last year. That cat is temporarily being replaced by a pack of Pokémon until September 5 (except August 22 for maintenance reasons).

Pokemon Go Shinjuku Billboard
Photo: The Pokémon Company

The aforementioned Pokémon will also appear in the area on the Pokémon Go app during this period. 

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