Pikachu Outbreak Festival Yokohama Japan 3

This August sees the annual Pikachu Tairyou Hassei Chu - or "An outbreak of Pikachus" in English - which takes place in the Japanese city of Yokohama.

Thousands of Pikachus will be in attendance, and they'll be marching around the city from August 8th to August 16th. Other activities celebrating the world's most famous Pocket Monster will also be held during this time, just in case jiggling yellow beasts don't seem like enough solid entertainment to you.

If you're a Japan resident - or you'll be visiting during that time - then you really owe it to yourself to see what a large group of dancing Pikachus looks like in real life. If you're happy to settle for second-hand evidence, then here's some footage taken from last year's event:

[source ibtimes.co.uk, via tinycartridge.com, tinycartridge.com]