The Pandemic Is So Bad In Japan That A Special Edition ‘Pokémon GO’ Pikachu Has Been Delayed

Was due for release on the 22nd July.

Japan is currently struggling to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, having recently taken the difficult decision to hold the already-delayed 2020 Olympics behind closed doors – and there’s more bad news on the way (for those who like catching Pocket Monsters on their phones, at least).

Pokémon GO developer Niantic has announced that the release of a special edition Pikachu for the Japanese tourism trap of Okinawa has now been postponed due to the alarming rise in coronavirus cases.

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