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Pokémon Festa

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Pokémon Festa (Japanese: ポケモンフェスタ Pokémon Festa) is an annual convention held throughout various locations in Japan. It is sanctioned by Nintendo and features events, games, shopping, and previews of upcoming games and movies.

Pokémon Festa 2002

The 2002 event gave further information about the games Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire. Those who came to the event were given the opportunity of playing through a demo of the games. The features of this demo were limited however, for example the Flower Shop was always closed.

Pokémon Festa 2003

Pokémon Festa 2003 featured a distribution of the Negaiboshi Jirachi.

Locations and dates

Region Location Dates
Hokkaido Sapporo Community Dome, Sapporo July 19 to 20
Chūbu Port Messe Nagoya, Nagoya July 26 to 27
Kansai Intex Osaka, Osaka August 2 to 3
Kantō Saitama Super Arena, Saitama August 6
Kantō Pacifico Yokohama, Minato Mirai 21, Yokohama August 9 to 10
Shikoku Sun Messe Kagawa, Takamatsu August 13
Tōhoku Sherukomu Sendai, Sendai August 16
Chūgoku and San'yō Hiroshima Sun Plaza, Hiroshima August 20
Kyushu Marine Messe Fukuoka, Fukuoka August 24

Pokémon Festa 2004

Pokémon Festa 2004 featured a distribution of the first Tanabata Jirachi and a distribution of the MysticTicket.

Locations and dates

Region Location Dates
Chūbu Port Messe Nagoya, Nagoya July 17 to 18
Shikoku Sun Messe Kagawa, Takamatsu July 18
Chūgoku Convex Okayama, Okayama July 25
Kansai Intex Osaka, Osaka July 31 to August 1
Tōhoku Dream Messe MIYAGI, Sendai August 4
Kyushu Marine Messe Fukuoka, Fukuoka August 7 to 8
Hokkaido Sapporo Community Dome, Sapporo August 7 to 8
Kantō Saitama Super Arena, Saitama August 12
Kantō Makuhari Messe, Chiba August 14 to 15
Kantō Pacifico Yokohama, Minato Mirai 21, Yokohama August 14 to 15

Pokémon Festa 2005

Pokémon Festa 2005 featured distributions of a Wobbuffet, Metang, another Tanabata Jirachi, and the Old Sea Map. A demo of Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness was featured, and players who completed the demo could receive a Metang.

Locations and dates

Region Location Dates
Kantō Tokyo Big Site, Odaiba July 17 to 18
Kantō Saitama Super Arena, Saitama July 23 to 24
Chūbu Port Messe Nagoya, Nagoya July 23 to 24
Hokkaido Sapporo Community Dome, Sapporo July 30 to 31
Kansai Intex Osaka, Osaka July 30 to 31
Kantō Makuhari Messe, Chiba August 6 to 7
Chūgoku Convex Okayama, Okayama August 13 to 14
Kyushu Marine Messe Fukuoka, Fukuoka August 13 to 14
Kantō Pacifico Yokohama, Minato Mirai 21, Yokohama August 20 to 21

Pokémon Festa 2006

Pokémon Festa 2006 featured a distribution of a Electabuzz and a Magmar. Electabuzz was distributed to Pokémon Pearl players and Magmar was distributed to Pokémon Diamond players.

Pokémon Festa 2007: Pokémon PalCity

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Pokémon Festa 2007: Pokémon PalCity hosted the Pokémon League 2007 (a game tournament), a TCG tournament, as well as giveaways of PalCity Mew, Manaphy and Lucario that have learnt special moves. There was a scaled-up version of the safari attraction from PokéPark, where participants can capture Pokémon using Safari Balls in the Great Marsh. There was also an interactive theater, Alamos Town Fireworks Display, where the story changes in accordance to the votes of the audience.

Locations and dates

Pokémon Pal City toured six locations throughout Japan. The event was be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on all dates.

Dates Location Prefecture
July 15 to 16 Fukuoka Yahoo! Japan Dome Fukuoka
July 28 to 29 Tsudōmu Hokkaido
August 3 to 5 Makuhari Messe Chiba Prefecture
August 10 to 12 Nagoya Port Messe Aichi Prefecture
August 17 to 19 Pacifico Yokohama Kanagawa Prefecture
August 31 to September 2 Kyocera Dome Osaka Osaka Prefecture

Pokémon Festa 2008

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Pokémon Festa 2008 was held from August 9 to 14, 2008 at Pacifico Yokohama and from August 23 to 26, 2008 at the Kyocera Dome Osaka. Due to security concerns after TCG events received threats, the event was only open to Pokémon Daisuki Club members. Attendance required payment and there was a bag check upon entry. A trailer for Pokémon Platinum was unveiled at the event.

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