Utterly delightful Slowpoke festival coming to Japan in August
Slowpoke and its slow-moving, lethargic demeanor have charmed PokÃ©mon fans for years. Itâs only fitting that Slowpoke follows in the tradition of other popular PokÃ©mon, like Pikachu, to be blessed with a music video.
The first music video for âYadon Ondoâ (Slowpokeâs Japanese name) is three minutes of pure delight, as the large Yadon mascots stumble around and a host of children sing a beautiful Slowpoke serenade. There was a previous reggae-style Slowpoke song made for the 3DS in 2015, but âYadon Ondoâ was made for the upcoming Yadonâs Day festival in Kagawa, Japan.
Yadonâs Day (or rather, Yadonâs three days) will start on Aug. 10 and run until Aug. 12. The festival celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Great Seto Bridge, which connects various islands between the Okayama and Kagawa prefectures in Japan. To celebrate, a local PokÃ©mon Center branch will open up for the duration of the festival.
In addition to the PokÃ©mon Center and the live performance of âYadon Ondo,â there will be a âSlowpoke Greeting Centerâ made up of full-sized Slowpoke mascots to meet and greet at a ârelaxed pace,â as the translation of the eventâs website says. This PokÃ©mon Center will have special Slowpoke-themed products, namely a lot of Slowpoke candies and clothing, but most importantly of all a very wonderful pack of Udon noodles, called âUdon of Yadon.â
Besides the Slowpoke-themed merchandise, there will also be various Slowpoke photo-panels with face holes, a chance to meet Satoshiâs (Ash) voice actor, and snazzy Slowpoke sun visors. It looks like itâs going to be a beautiful time with an even more beautiful PokÃ©mon, who honestly deserves some more love.
Check out the official Yadon Day announcement on the Japanese PokÃ©mon site, and if you happen to be in Kagawa during that time, snag some of those Udon of Yadon packets.
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