Photos: Pokemon Champions Day in Seoul

[su_heading size=”20″]This past weekend Seoul played host to a special two-day ‘Pokemon Champions Day’ in honor of Korea’s first Pokemon World Champion, Park Se-joon, who took the crown in August at the tournament in Washington DC.[/su_heading]

As Pokemon mania swept through the futuristic halls of Dongdaemun’s space station-esque complex, there was all manner of activities, most notably the card tournaments, where players of all ages did battle in a bid to catch em’ all.

Thousands of people had filled the central area of the Dongdaemun Design Plaza in anticipation of a parade of large Pikachus, who were the source of much excitement leading up to the weekend. However, after an early attempt showed that the heavy crowd numbers hadn’t been planned for, the rest of the parades were canceled due to health and safety concerns.

Simon Slater went to the event on Saturday and comes back with some great shots.


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Simon’s work can be followed at  The Secret Map

Related news: Piakachu Parade Cancelled Due to Mobs

 

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Simon Slater
Simon Slaterhttps://thesecretmap.wordpress.com
Simon Slater is a freelance journalist and photographer currently based in Seoul. As well as contributing to various media outlets, he writes photo-led stories about Korea and the rest of Asia in his blog 'The Secret Map'.

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