A Pokémon-Themed Fossil Exhibit Opening In Japan

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In what seems like an inevitability, a touring exhibition called Pokémon Kaseki Hakubutsukan (ポケモン化石博物館) or “Pokémon Fossil Museum” will open this summer in Japan.

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According to the official announcement, the exhibition will let visitors observe and compare fossils from dinosaurs and other creatures as well as extinct plants with Pocket Monsters, with the idea of hopefully showing how enjoyable paleontology is.

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Considering Fossil Pokémon are a thing, this exhibit makes perfect sense!

Illustration for article titled A Pokémon-Themed Fossil Exhibit Opening In Japan
Image: © 2021 Pokémon. © 1995-2021 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc.

The Pokémon Fossil Museum will kick off this July at the Mikasa City Museum in Hokkaido, before wrapping up there in September and moving on to Shimane Prefecture, Tokyo and Aichi. Other locations will be added before the exhibition ends its run in summer 2023.

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According to the official announcement, the exhibition will let visitors observe and compare fossils from dinosaurs and other creatures as well as extinct plants with Pocket Monsters, with the idea of hopefully showing how enjoyable paleontology is.

I assume there will also be instructions on how to use fossils to reanimate dinosaurs from the dead and than fit them into tiny balls?