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Image: Performers wearing Pokemon's character Pikachu take part in a parade in Yokohama

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Pikachus Parade Through Pokemon Festival

Thousands braved summer heat to watch the annual parade of Pikachus, a character from Pokemon series game titles, in Yokohama, Japan.

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Image: Performers wearing Pokemon's character Pikachu take part in a parade in Yokohama

Performers wearing Pikachu costumes take part in the parade on Sunday.

Video: Watch a Parade of Pikachus from Japan’s Pokemon Festival

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Image: A woman hugs a performer wearing Pokemon's character Pikachu during a parade in Yokohama

A woman hugs a performer.

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Image: Pikachu Outbreak Festival 2016 In Yokohama

Performers interact with fans.

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Image: A man wearing Pokemon's character Pikachu costume poses to a camera prior to a parade by performers wearing Pikachu costumes in Yokohama

A man joins the parade fun.

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Image: Pikachu Outbreak Festival 2016 In Yokohama

Performers squeeze into an elevator.

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Image: A woman pushes a baby stroller with a Pokemon character Pikachu doll in Yokohama

A woman pushes a baby stroller with a Pikachu doll.

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Image: A staff guides a performer wearing Pokemon's character Pikachu costume as they prepare for a parade in Yokohama

A member of staff guides a performer as they prepare for the parade.

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Image: People wearing 'Pikachu' hats take pictures of the parade by performers wearing Pokemon's character Pikachu costumes in Yokohama

Fans take photos of the parade.

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