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A Pokémon nature theme park is coming to Japan

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Visitors can search for Pokémon

a realistic little oddish hiding in a bush Image: The Pokémon Company

The Pokémon Company is opening a nature-based theme park in Tokyo, Japan, the company announced Wednesday. Called Pokémon Wonder, the park is essentially a way for visitors to search for Pokémon in the real-world forest. People will be able to complete two different “courses” where they’ll spot hidden Pokémon in the wild — like a real-life Pokémon Snap.

Pokémon Wonder will be open from July 17 to Aug. 3, 2022, according to Kotaku.

The hidden Pokémon are all created from natural materials; in a video accompanying the news release, The Pokémon Company showed off some of the creation process. There’s a Metapod woven from a palm leaf, an Omanyte carved from stone, and a Hoothoot sculpted from wood. Clues will lead visitors to the Pokémon in the area.

There will be “more than 50” types of Pokémon hidden across the park, including an Oddish that looks disturbingly realistic, à la the Detective Pikachu movie. Imagine peeking into a bush and seeing these beady black eyes staring back at you.

Anyway, enjoy the park!