Universal Studios Japan and The Pokémon Company have announced they will enter a long-term partnership to explore groundbreaking entertainment that will immerse guests into the world of Pokémon with innovative technology and creativity beginning in 2022.

Unfortunately, no other details were given – so we’re going to have to wait to see what the partnership entails.

The new “creative alliance” with Pokemon follows the opening of Super Nintendo World and the recent announcement of a new Donkey Kong land expansion in Universal Studios Japan.

Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 as a video game franchise and has grown to become one of the most popular entertainment properties in the world.

“This strategic alliance with Universal Studios Japan reflects our commitment to continue delivering the joy of Pokémon in ever evolving ways for years to come. We are looking forward to the day when we can welcome fans from around the world to all enjoy it together.” said Tsunekazu Ishihar, President and CEO, The Pokémon Company.

As of now, the partnership only mentions the Japan theme park – but we’re sure it’s very likely we’ll see Pokemon at Universal Parks stateside in due time.

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