This scribe has a slightly odd obsession with those inflatable Pikachu outfits that are frequently seen in Japan, possibly because of the sad tale of the Pikachu that couldn't dance. Thankfully The Pokémon Company uses them constantly for promotions and marketing, so there are frequent opportunities to see them in action.

Today the following videos popped up in our feed as part of a promotion being run in Japan. We see lots of these Pikachu outfits race, use a 'Surf Fit' board and then attempt to skip rope. On seeing these videos we decided that today would be a good day.

Here's hoping for a follow-up with Pikachu attempting the high jump.