Friday, May 05, 2017
The Pikachu Incident
To celebrate the grand opening of a new shopping mall in Songdo, South Korea, a chorus line of Pikachus entertained the crowd with a song and dance routine. But a tragedy strikes right in the middle of the performance. It happens about a minute into this video. When the Pikachu started deflating, his helper ran up to assist. The "men in black" didn't know that and thought the performer was being attacked. Who knew Pikachus were under Secret Service protection? Anyway, it was quickly sorted out and Pikachu went off to get repaired.
This video shows just the relevant parts of the drama. The poor Pikachu tried to rejoin his friends, but it was not meant to be. Poor Pikachu! (via Metafilter)