Today, it was confirmed that Pokémon Kaseki Hakubutsukan (ポケモン化石博物館) an exhibition featuring Pokémon fossils will be open this summer. Touring in four museums across the country, the paleontology-inspired Pokémon fossils will be displayed for visitors to compare with dinosaur fossils, plants, and other extinct species. With hopes to encourage visitors to learn more about paleontology and other science topics. They are working with several doctors to create a fun and educational experience for anyone who loves paleontology and the Pokémon series.
Visitors will be lead by “Dr. Kaseki” as they explore more of the Pokémon universe with “Excavation Pikachu.” Together, they will teach visitors about dinosaurs and their characteristics and environments. Players will also explore more about the prehistoric Pokémon and their world.
In the game series, Fossil Pokémon are found at various parts of the story, and as your trainer progresses, they stumble upon a fossil that can be revived into a Pokémon. The Sinnoh region in Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl released on the Nintendo DS included a unique experience where players could travel in “The Underground” and discover fossils. Depending on where players were in the region, their access to the tunnels below varied. Once there, players could excavate spheres in the walls, set traps for friends, purchase items from vendors, and make secret bases to decorate and customize. However, if players were not careful, the area could become unstable while mining making the fossils and other treasures disappear. It was announced earlier this year during the Pokémon Presents showing that the Sinnoh region will be coming to the Nintendo Switch in the remade Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl.
The opening of the exhibition will begin in July and last for a year after visiting the four venues. For more information, check out the Pokémon Kaseki Hakubutsukan official website.