A new traveling exhibit from The Pokémon Company, Pokémon Fossil Museum, has kicked off its tour of ‘artifacts’ across Japan.
The exhibit began its four-museum tour at the Mikasa City Museum in Hokkaidō, and will head to the Shimane Nature Museum in Mt. Sanbe on Sept. 20.
The Pokémon Fossil Museum exhibit features the ‘fossils’ of recognizable Pokémon characters like Tyrantrum and Kabuto alongside real-life fossils to introduce young guests to paleontology.
In spring 2022, the exhibit will make its way to Tokyo’s National Museum of Nature and Science before traveling to the Toyohashi Museum of Natural History that summer.
Guests will “compare Pokémon with fossils and paleontology found in our world, discover similarities and differences, and have fun learning about paleontology.”
Some of the Pokémon-themed offerings include models of Omanyte and Aerodactyl, as well as life-sized fossil displays of Pokémon like Bastiodon and Tyrantrum. There will also be merchandise available, including dinosaur-themed mugs, an archaeologist Pikachu plush, and more.
Check out the announcement video for the traveling exhibit below: