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Pokémon Sun & Moon Official Launch – Malaysia

With the recent launch & utter success of Pokémon Go, most folks… young, old and older… are once again on the mission called “Gotta Catch’em All!”.  Then there is all the buzz about which team you have chosen – Team Mystic, Team Valor & Team Instinct.

In the previous post we mentioned that a few diligent, relentless and capable event organisers have keep pursuing official endorsement from Nintendo & Pokémon for the 3DS Community here in Malaysia (Wii… Wii U fans included too). And this event will mark their greatest achievement to date – succeeding in getting the official endorsement of Nintendo, the Pokémon Company and Maxsoft! So this event will be Malaysia’s first 100% OFFICIAL Nintendo & Pokémon event…. with many more to come I hope!

LEGIT!

LEGIT!

This fact is enough to get us at Cosplay-Fun Malaysia excited as the very purpose CPF was created was to promote the positive exposure of cosplay + extend the boundaries how cosplay and pop culture can benefit today’s society. Great job guys! Keep up the good work!

Ever since the event’s official announcement, the organisers have continued to release more & more highlights for the event day that it is certainly going to live up to the tagline it’s been quoting – “Malaysia’s Biggest Pokémon Event”.

In short this is our short & sweet pick of what at this event.

10 Things The Captain is looking forward to at the Pokémon Sun & Moon Official Launch Event:

  1. Pokémon Tretta Arcade machines! 
  2. Pokémon Sun & Moon Demo stations!
  3. Pokémon Go Plus demo station 
  4. Pokémon – Contest, Tournaments, e-Sports (Video Game Championships) 
  5. Pokémon e-Sport International Panel Talk 
  6. Pokémon Official Merchandise – direct from Japan 
  7. Pokémon Trading Card game 
  8. Pokémon Wii U games – Pokkén Tournament & Super Smash Bros 
  9. Pokémon Cosplay – Runway, Cosplayers, Photo contest 
  10. Pokémon Celebrity Fan – Ying Tze 

For the full list of content & the details, there are 20 of them actually, do check out the official FB event page below or you can click here – EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

Pokemon Sun & Moon Official Launch – MALAYSIA
19 – 20 November 2016
KDU Damansara Jaya Campus
https://www.facebook.com/events/890065381137857/

#Pokémon #PokémonGo #PokémonSun #PokémonMoon #Nintendo #3DS #Nintendo3DS #YingTze #Maxsoft #PokémonCompany #Wii #WiiU #PokémonTretta

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Here is the official Press Information:
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PETALING JAYA, MALAYSIA, October 28, 2016 – Pokémon Fans in Malaysia are really excited about the Pokémon Sun & Moon Official Launch Event! This is the first launch event in Malaysia to be officially supported by Nintendo, The Pokémon Company & Maxsoft. The event would also be Malaysia’s Biggest Pokémon Celebration as it includes every aspect of the Pokémon Universe! The Pokémon Event, will take place at KDU College, Damansara Jaya, Petaling Jaya on the 19th and 20th November 2016. Doors open from 10am to 6pm on both days. 

The Pokémon Universe is huge! From the 3DS games to the Arcade Games, from the competitive Pokémon e-Sports to the casual Pokémon GO, from Pokémon Cosplay to Official Pokémon Merchandise. The Pokémon Event has a lot of things to offer and there will be a lot of things for participants to do!

The event highlight anybody can take part in is called “ The Point System” where participants are rewarded with “ points “ in the form of stickers as they explore the Pokémon Universe with activities like “playing Pokémon Tretta the arcade game”, “trying out the Pokémon Sun & Moon at the Demo Stations”  & “trying out the Pokémon GO Plus”. These points can be used to redeem Official Pokémon Merchandise.

Of course, as an Official Launch Event, copies of the latest 3DS game; Pokémon Sun & Moon will be available for sale by Impulse Gaming at the event. For 3DS players, not only there will be the “ Catch Them All Contest ” but there will also be daily Pokémon Tournaments! Pokémon Esports, formally known as Pokémon VGC ( Video Game Championships) will get the spotlight during the International Pokémon VGC Panel where the event has invited Guest e-Sport Speakers from Thailand, Singapore & Malaysia.

There are also a lot of things for Pokémon Fans without a 3DS to do! This would be the among first events in Malaysia to host Pokémon Tretta! Participants are invited to enjoy the arcade game at a discounted price of RM 3 per session. In collaboration with Kaga Amusement Sdn. Bhd., there will be a special Pokémon Tretta Tournament on Day 2 where each contestant will receive a special promo chip only obtainable during special events! The prizes includes exclusive Pokémon Tretta Merchandise from Japan!

Rukia Plush Heaven will be setting up a Sales Booth where they would sell Official Pokémon Merchandise imported from the Pokémon Center, Japan! Hardcore Pokémon Fans are strongly against bootlegs and are celebrating the availability of originals goods which are both cute and of high quality.

Besides that, the event will also have Pokémon Wii-U games like Pokkén Tournament & Super Smash Brothers. Unlike the traditional turn-based Pokémon games, these games are extremely fast-paced. Participants are invited to enjoy the games, free of charge, as controllers will be provided.

The event has a special collaboration with Toysbar whom will be conducting a  Pokémon Trading Card Game Tutorial & Challenge Booth. Participants, even those who have not tried trading card games before, are invited to play a simple game of Pokémon TCG  with the demo deck provided by Toysbar.

Pokémon GO players are really excited for the Pokémon GO Plus Demonstration. The special bluetooth device has been imported from Japan and participants are invited to be among the first in Malaysia to be testing out the device. Not only that, there will be a 16 hours Pokémon GO Lure Party from 10 AM – 6 PM on both days. There will be a lot of Pokémon to catch at the event!

Speaking about catching Pokémon, the event features several Guest Cosplayers to be a part of the event! Talented cosplayers including Micho Teh, Sally Teh, Mindy Mica, Kino Mikii and many others will attend the event dressing up as the new characters from the Pokémon Sun & Moon game and also old time favorites like Ash & Misty. Luna Lorrain, an international violinist who has performed in China, Indonesia and Singapore, will be having a Violin Performance on both days ; featuring Pokémon Songs : goo.gl/CbtOVw .

Besides the Guest Cosplayers, you can expect a lot of Cosplayers and Photographers to be present at the event as there will be the Pokémon Themed Cosplay Photo Competition and Pokémon Themed Cosplay Runway Competition both sponsored by Cup Cat Studio (Malaysia’s Number #1 Cosplay Photography Studio) & Comic Fiesta (Malaysia’s Biggest ACG Event Organisers). The event venue is a fantastic spot for Photography as it has a lot of natural lighting.

“ To many people, Pokémon is their childhood. It is something they hold very dearly to their hearts. The Pokémon Sun & Moon Official Launch Event will be a place where Pokémon Fans can gather and celebrate their love for Pokémon and discovering the side of Pokémon they may not seen before. ” said Syafiq Nizar Radzi, the Event Manager.

The Pokémon Sun & Moon Official Launch Event is proudly sponsored by Impulse Gaming, Kaga Amusement, Comic Fiesta, Toysbar, Cupcat Studios, Rukia Plush Heaven, Moeco Designs and KDU College.

Official Facebook Event Page : www.facebook.com/events/890065381137857/ || www.fb.com/teampika
Normal Entrance Fee : RM 10 per day || Early Bird Tickets : RM 15 for both days : goo.gl/tP5JDD or goo.gl/psWyWe

PRESS, COLLABORATION & SPONSORSHIP CONTACT
Syafiq Nizar Radzi ( Event Manager ) || E-Mail: syafiqnizarradzi@gmail.com  || Mobile: +60 016-263-0716
Wilson Choong ( Event Director) || E-Mail:  choongkinhong@yahoo.com  || Mobile:  +60 012 302 2160

ABOUT TEAM PIKA
Established in 2006, Team Pika is the Official Pokemon Tournament Organiser in Malaysia. It has been running Pokémon Trading Card Game and Video Game Championships events for several years. With the support from the overall community, Team Pika is proud to kick start and organize Malaysia’s first Official Video Game Launch Event.

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