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Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions—The Global Sensation Comes to Life January 7…Tickets Available Today!

Brought to life by a full orchestra performing all new arrangements and carefully timed visuals from your favorite Pokémon games—both recent and classic!—this is the fan’s chance for ultimate immersion. In an instant, Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions has become the must-see video game concert of the year, and is the perfect opportunity for newcomers to receive an old-school education in a brand new way. Perfect for die-hard fanatics and eager amateurs alike, this is your chance to experience the evolution of the Pokémon franchise like never before.

We know you’re all pros at catching, battling, and trading (and so are we!), but here are some fun facts to pique your interest for an all-new way to experience the Pokémon chase—in concert. A few may even surprise you. . .

  • Pokémon creator, Satoshi Tajiri, recalls his inspiration for the game as a happy childhood spending hours collecting and examining the behavior of bugs. Urban development pushed bugs out of their natural environments and sent kids to play inside instead of out—an interesting twist considering PokémonGO has sent us all scampering back outside to catch virtual critters “IRL.” Thus, Tajiri used the insect collecting concept to bring his childhood joy to kids everywhere! (And some may prefer creepy-crawlers to stay virtual, anyway.)
  • Satoshi Tajiri was mentored by the legendary Shigeru Miyamoto—yes, the mind behind Donkey Kong, Mario, and Zelda. This may sound familiar to some—trainer Ash’s Japanese name is Satoshi and nemesis Gary Oak’s, Shigeru. (What a way to say “thank you!”)
  • Pokémon has appeared on money! In 2001, the small South Pacific island of Niue put Pikachu on the back of their one dollar coin. (Please excuse us while we check in on flights to Niue. . .)

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See it? it’s right there next to Samoa, Fiji, and Tonga.

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Anyway. . .

  • In 2008, a new form of protein was discovered by Japanese scientists. They named it Pikachurin—it reminded them of Pikachu’s speed and relationship with electricity. (Now that’s when you know your video game franchise has truly made it!)
  • Clefairy was originally going to be Ash’s starting Pokémon, not Pikachu! (What?? How? We can’t imagine it either.)

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If you already knew all of this… impressive! If not… welcome to the club! You’ll get along splendidly with all the other enthusiasts attending Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions.

Join us for nostalgia galore on January 7 in Dell Hall—catch your seat before it’s too late!

 

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