Pikachu Weekend gets 3x done light show

Pikachu Weekend gets 3x drone light show

Here’s an absolutely adorable drone light show that you can relive online even if you didn’t catch it at all in-person: a Pokemon themed show. Pikachu Weekend 2022 featured all sorts of Pokemon-themed festivities, but perhaps the highlight was a drone light show.

Watch a clip of the drone light show from Pikachu Weekend here:

The show performed three times in one weekend in the skies above Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands, the iconic resort. For the show, drones flew in formations including Pikachu traveling by jet. Drones also flew in the shape of Corsola, which is a small, pink, roundish Anthozoan Pokémon.

Pikachu Weekend Singapore

It was all held as part of Pokemon Air Adventures, which is an initiative by The Pokémon Company to give back to affected travel industries hit by the pandemic. Besides the Pikachu Night Show at Marina Bay, Pokemon fans in Singapore were treated to “POKÉGENIC.” Pokegenic is an art display of photogenic picture spots sprinkled throughout Gardens by the Bay.

There was also a special Pokémon GO Safari Zone Singapore event There, players were likely to encounter Maractus, which is usually only found in certain regions. Pokémon Go is an augmented reality mobile game that launched in 2016 where players use their GPS-enabled mobile device to locate, capture, train, and battle virtual Pokémon, which appear as if they are in the player’s real-world location. It was also the first time in Pokémon GO that players might find Shiny Purrloin.

Pikachu Weekend Singapore

And even though Pokémon Go is all about augmented reality, there were some physical creatures to find, too. At night, the Pokémon friends could be spotted against the lighted Supertrees and luminaire in the Gardens by the Bay.

SKYMAGIC, which is a Singapore-based drone light show company, put on the show. SKYMAGIC is the team behind other major productions including London’s 2022 New Year’s Eve Show. It also is notable for its public show to celebrate the Venice Biennale.

The company is cofounded by Hitomi Uematsu. She was named a winner in the 2019 Women to Watch in UAS awards put n by Women and Drones.

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This Pikachu Weekend drone show happened in 2022, but I’m sharing it now as it’s leading into what is certainly shaping up to be the year of drone light shows. Companies like Uematsu’s SKYMAGIC are exploding in popularity for their drone light shows around the world. Perhaps most notably is the Disneyland Paris Marvel drone show, which kicked off in January 2023 at Walt Disney Studios Park to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Disneyland Paris.

They’re generally more expensive than fireworks at the moment ,purely given that they’re a new technology. But, many experts predicts that very soon the cost of a drone light show will end up being cheaper than fireworks. After all, it’s a one-time cost to buy the drones. That’s opposed to fireworks where you have to buy new pyro for every show. Plus, drone light shows are generally more environmentally friendly.

Want to see more drone light shows? Check out my guide to the best drone light shows of 2023. There, you can watch the best of the best.

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