Photo: PR Times

Travelers can now fly in a Pokemon plane in Japan

By Casey Baseel, SoraNews24

Pokemon is very much a worldwide hit, with passionate fanbases present around the globe. Still, nowhere is the franchise’s mainstream appeal as high as it is in its native country of Japan. Sure, you can find Pokemon toys and video games jut about anywhere, but there’s now a Pokemon airplane flying the skies of Japan.


Dec 19 was the first flight of Miyazaki-based airline Solaseed Air’s Exeggutor plane, decked out with artwork depicting Grass/Psychic/Dragon-type Pocket Monster Exeggutor in both stout standard and elongated Alolan forms.


Exeggutor is Miyazaki’s representative Pokemon, so chosen because of his resemblance to its prefectural tree, the phoenix palm.


Following a pre-takeoff ceremony for its inaugural flight, the Pokemon plane carried passengers on Solaseed’s 10:05 a.m. flight from Miyazaki Airport to Tokyo’s Haneda. Travelers were given commemorative certificates as well as specially prepared souvenirs, and upon boarding settled into seats with headrest covers graced by the prefectural Pokemon.



It’s not just air transportation that Exeggutor is involved in either. On the same day, three Pokemon busses began running in Miyazaki City and the nearby towns of Miyakonojo and Nobeoka.


Oh, and if a trip to Japan or Miyazaki isn’t in your immediate travel plans, don’t worry, as both the Exeggutor plane and busses are scheduled to be in operation for at least the next 18 months.

Sources: PR Times

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Not at a Pokemedic time like these and looks like flight to Ogasawara Island.

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Oh how I have my thumb firmly off the pulse of the Japanese consumers needs...

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What dream team ever thought this concept up?

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Is this some amusement park setup or what?

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Why isn't the stewardess wearing Alolan uniform?

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