Pikavee Special Trains let you ride the rails with Pikachu, Eevee, and their pals, and can even take you to the Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo superstore.

I’ve been feeling a little down for the last week or so. See, every year, the Pikachu Outbreak takes place in downtown Yokohama, just a 15-minute train ride from my apartment. During this year’s Outbreak, packs of Pikachus, and for the first time ever Eevees too, gathered in the harbor district for parades and dance shows, but with the event now over, I realize I really miss having all those Pokémon around.

But luckily there’s a salve for the symptoms of Pocket Monster withdrawal, because right now there are special Tokyo subway trains filled with awesome Pokémon art!

From the outside, these trains look exactly like any other Tokyo Metro carriages.

▼ Video of one of the Pokémon trains

But that just adds to the awesome surprise as they pull up to the station and their doors open…

…revealing their interiors populated with various Pocket Monster species.

▼ Even the hand straps are decorated!

Officially called the Pokémon Pikavee Special Trains, the carriages are a promotion for the upcoming Nintendo Switch Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! video games, which are scheduled for release in November. But that doesn’t mean the rest of the Poké-pantheon isn’t represented, as passengers include Magikarp



…and more of the collected cast of the franchise.

Riding the Pokémon subway trains is really a 360-degree experience. In addition to all the character artwork on the walls and overhead on posters and monitors…


…if you look down at your feet, you’ll see the floor is covered in landscapes in the style of the Pokémon games’ field graphics.

Really, there are only two things to be sad about regarding these mobile sources of fan joy. First, there are only two Pokémon Pikavee Special Trains, one running on the Ginza subway line (between Shibuya and Asakusa) and the other on the Marunouchi Line (between Ikebukuro and Ogikubo), and the line’s operator doesn’t make public the schedule of when the Pocket Monster train pulls into each station. Second, the trains are a limited-time deal, running from now until August 30.

Still, if you’re lucky, you could find that your subway carriage is filled with Pikachu and his pals, and since the Marunouchi Line goes to Ikebukuro, you might just end up on the Pokémon Pikavee Special Train on your way to shop at the Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo superstore.

Source: Tokyo Metro (h/t Kotaku), Togetter
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