Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee!‘s tour across America is taking a stop in Topeka, Kansas on Saturday. Topeka doesn’t normally get special visits during nation-wide tours of video games, but Game Freak would have missed a golden opportunity if they didn’t stop in a city with the “Pika” sound right in its name. To celebrate this visit, Topeka is changing its name for one day only. On Saturday, the city is becoming Topikachu, Kansas.

Nintendo’s pit-stop in Kansas will take place in the Topeka Zoo’s parking lot in Gage Park from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Much like its other stops, the Topeka visit will have numerous booths open that feature demos of Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! It will also have a super-sized Pikachu and Eevee present so visitors can take pictures with the games’ mascots.

This isn’t the first time that Topeka, Kansas changed its name to Topikachu. All the way back on August 27, 1998, Nintendo celebrated the American launch of Pokémon Red and Blue Version in Topeka, and Topeka changed its name to celebrate.

Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal

Mark Kelly
Hi, I'm Mark. I'm like Statler and Waldorf if they were one person, except cuter. I'm an aspiring author, a Nintendo fanboy, and a recovering Sonic fanboy. But you can never really recover from that. I main Lucina in Smash Bros, and I think that says more about me than anything else can.


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