Pokémon, the beloved creatures of the Pokémon video game series, are full of mystery. Some of them can only be revived from fossil-like states!
The subject of this exhibition is the so-called fossil Pokémon, which are shown as part of a unique paleontological learning experience. Visitors will be able to compare the fossil Pokémon with similar prehistoric life forms found in real-world fossils.
Our “Fossil Professor” and “Excavator Pikachu,” along with real-world experts, will guide you through the exhibition, offering assistance on how to compare the fossils of the two worlds.
You can watch an official video introduction of the exhibition here.（Link to an external site）
The exhibition is scheduled to travel museums in Japan！
March 4 – June 25, 2023
Closed on Tuesdays and May 8(expected date).
However, the museum will be open on March 21, 28, April 4(expected date), and May 2(expected date).
We will announce additions of venues once it has been decided!
Compare the image of this Pokémon with and that of the prehistoric life form next to it and try to identify the similarities and differences between them!
Life sized conceptual skeleton models of Fossil Pokémon are featured in this exhibition, which showcases skeleton models, fossils and replicas from our world for easy comparison!
Compare skeletons of Pokémon with those of real-world prehistoric life forms! How Pokémon skeleton would be like was conceptualized for this exhibition. The images will help you imagine how these creatures must have looked like if they were to be excavated like real-world fossils.※ Skeleton images of the Fossil Pokémon are only conceptual drawings.
stuffed toy “Excavator Pikachu”
Price: 2,310 yen (tax included)
Rubber key chains, 2 types
Price: 858 yen each (tax included)
（ Website / Japanese only)
Organizing：National Museum of Nature and Science and host museums
Cooperation in planning exhibitions／production of Pokémon exhibitions： The Pokémon Company
General editor：Daisuke Aiba (Mikasa City Museum)
Cooperation： Mikasa City Museum, Gunma Museum of Natural History, Toyohashi Museum of Natural History and The Shimane Nature Museum of Mt. Sanbe
Museum Cooperation and Collaborative Exhibition Group
Innovation Center for Nature and Science Museums
National Museum of Nature and Science
Weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.