The Pokemon Fossil Museum held at the National Museum of Nature and Science in Ueno, Tokyo opened on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, as a part of a national traveling exhibition that started in the summer of 2021.
The theme is “Extinct organisms and Pokémon,” which aims at educating enthusiasts on the similarities and dissimilarities between genuine and in-Pokémon fossils through side-by-side comparisons of Pocket Monster species and the actual animals that inspired them.
A preview video has been released featuring a Pikachu mascot as a special guest showing around attractions of the event.
Among the head-turners, full-scale models of Omastar and Lileep, and imaginary skeleton models of Tyrunt and Archen will be on display.
Furthermore, there will be a detailed presentation of “fossil research” showing the birth of certain Pokemon through a restoration machine.
Pokemon restored from fossils will include Pteranodon, Tyrantrum, Anorith, and Omanyte from the motifs Pteranodon, Tyrannosaurus, Anomalocaris, and Ammonite, respectively.
Also, a gift shop with a selection of merchandise starring Excavator Pikachu is opened in the auditorium on the 2nd floor of the Japan Pavilion.
The curator of the exhibit is Daisuke Aiba, head researcher at the Mikasa City Museum.
The Pokémon Fossil Museum exhibit is on display at the National Museum of Nature and Science until June 19.
After Tokyo, it will move to the Toyohashi Museum of Natural History in Aichi Prefecture from July 16 – Nov 6, 2022, and the Oita Prefectural Art Museum in Oita City from Dec 10 – Jan 24, 2023.