– 2023 Pokémon World Championships: Japan hosts annual esports tournament for Pokémon Trading Card Game players.
– Global Expansion: Traditionally held in North America, last year in the UK; now in Japan.
– Pokémon Worlds Celebration Events: Week-long public event in Yokohama's Minato Mirai 21 alongside Championships.
– Ticket Access: Unlike invite-only Championships, Celebration Events open to public via ticket purchase.
– Fan-Centric Activities: Abundance of Pokémon-themed activities for fans at the event.
– Train Line Integration: Minato Mirai train line adorned with Pokémon WCS designs and sound effects.
– Pikachu Commemoration: Special edition Pikachu-themed train passes released for limited time.
– Online Excitement: Fans share event experiences online, participating in festivities.