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- This article is about the theme park. For setting in PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure, see PokéPark (game).
The logo used in both of the PokéParks
Pokémon the Park 2005, or PokéPark, was, as its name implies, a theme park devoted to Pokémon. It was originally located on the former site of the Sasashima Cargo Station in Nakamura Ward, Nagoya, Aichi (Sasashima Live 24 Land Redevelopment Project Site) in Japan. It opened on March 18, 2005, and closed on September 25, 2005. It was located at Route 758.
Admission to the park was free, but there was a fee for each attraction visited. Prepaid e-money, or Edy cards, were available online and could be used to pay for attractions in the park. Buying a special PokéPark Edy card enabled holders to special offers and gifts. These cards were offered from November 19, 2004 to February 28, 2005.
There are a total of twelve attractions in addition to a game arcade, an event stage, shops, and cafés. The park's attractions were prominently featured in animated form in "Hello! Thank You!", the fifth Pokémon Sunday ending.
After PokéPark closed in Japan, it was moved to Taiwan, where it was open from June 23, 2006 to September 24, 2006. It may not be the last Pokémon theme park, as the upcoming Super Nintendo World at Universal Orlando may have some Pokémon attractions.
Bumper Car Battle: Aqua vs. Magma
Choose a Team Aqua car or a Team Magma car, and face off against the opposite team in a bumper car battle.
Twister: Fury in the Sky
Ride in a roller coaster shaped like Rayquaza and experience thrills like in Destiny Deoxys.
Gotta Dance Tour
Relive Gotta Dance!! on this musical ride.
Alto Mare Gondola Cruise
Ride on a ship shaped like Latios and Latias that flies high up in the air and crashes down into water.
Lugia's Spinning Ship
Navigate boats through swirling water and around Lugia.
Pokémon Star Swing
Ride on a swing with Mew, Celebi, and Jirachi.
The Pichu Brothers' Rascal Railway
Take a train ride with the Pichu Brothers, Wynaut, and Munchlax.
Pokémon Giant Ferris Wheel
Ride in a giant ferris wheel with cars in the shapes of various Poké Balls.
Ride through the air in Pikachu-shaped cars.
Mudkip's Big Splash
Ride on a log flume shaped like Mudkip and splash down into a water pool.
Ride on a merry-go-round with Raikou, Entei, and Suicune instead of horses.
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These following Pokémon were available in the promotions:
These special Pokémon were distributed as an Egg at PokéPark event in Japan from March 12 to May 8, 2005, with special moves they otherwise would not know by any method. It was available to Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, and Pokémon Emerald players.
This Pokémon was distributed at the PokéPark event in Japan from March 18 to September 25, 2005. Unlike the others, it was not distributed as an Egg, as well as it does not know any special moves. This Meowth is always holding a Glitter Mail.
These legendary Pokémon were distributed exclusively at a second PokéPark event in Taiwan in 2006.
In the TCG
This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring the PokéPark or its Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game. Two special premium files were released to commemorate the opening of the first PokéPark in Japan: PokéPark Blue and PokéPark Forest. Only PokéPark Forest included cards with PokéPark in their name, though the PokéPark logo is featured on all cards from the two files. Several promotional reprints of these cards were also given away with attraction ticket purchases.