Pokémon fans who visit or live in Japan are in for a treat. The series has taken over certain commuter trains, plastering the walls, floors, and even screens with content from the upcoming Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee.
Several outlets have taken notice of the change, including an IGN editor who took several pictures of the setup. He explains that train cars running on the Ginza and Marunouchi lines have been turned into speeding advertisements during the month of August. Which means fans only have until the 30th to see the cars in all their glory.
Those who can't travel to Japan on such short notice will have to settle for these pictures.
As you can see, the decoration is mostly comprised of pictures from the game's various trailers. The important aspects of the game are covered; Pikachu and Eevee are prominently displayed, the return of generation one favorites like Misty and Brock is alluded to, and the Pokémon Go capturing mechanic is shown. But what makes this train truly great is that it also includes some fun little details.
The pathway on the floor takes the form of a classic Kanto route. That's sure to conjure some nostalgia.
Also, the little hand-holds that dangle from the ceiling have the miniature sprites of various Pokémon.
The screens, which usually display safety information, also show trailers for the game. Here commuters are treated to Eevee in its various customizable outfits. If that cuteness doesn't help to sell the game, what will?
The IGN article points out one interesting fact: the train doesn't have any decoration on the outside. It looks completely normal until you step into the train. It stands in contrast to the recent Spider-Man PS4 subway, which you could see coming from a mile away...
Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee will come out on November 16th for Nintendo Switch. Meanwhile, Pokémon Go fans can keep busy by hunting Celebi, the latest mythical creature to come to the game.