If you’ve seen armies of Pikachus overrunning the streets of Japan, it’s because The Pokémon Company is currently hosting a summer celebration for all things Pokémon in the city of Yokohama. Videos, anecdotes, and sightings of all sizes have been popping up on the internet left and right!
— へいじつせんしちやんᕱ⑅ᕱ” (@krr75rayve) August 9, 2017
Along with this summer celebration, a new shiny Pikachu has popped up within Pokémon GO. Reports are coming in that claim an off-color Pikachu is appearing that can only be caught in Japan. As you can see below, the rat’s shade of yellow is of a slightly darker tint, but it is definitely different.
— bluejet (@bluejet07) August 9, 2017
The slightly off-color Pikachu also evolves into a slightly off-color Raichu.
There is no word on how long the new shiny Pikachu will be available for or if it will ever receive a worldwide release.