Pikachu Takes Off as Pokémon Take Over Changi Airport

Changi Airport has welcomed Pokémon to T3 with a Pikachu extravaganza of epic proportions.

As part of its year-end festivities, the airport held a special event which included a parade of 10 life-sized dancing Pikachu arriving to their new winter-wonderland home in the Departure Hall of the airport’s terminal building. Celebrations included a light show and light snow.

The Pokémon installation remains at the terminal until 11 February 2017, so visitors can enjoy the giant Gingerbread House, visit Santa’s Workshop and stop by Mrs. Claus’ Confectionary full off children toys and sweets.

At T2’s Departure Hall, visitors will find three life-sized Snorlax at their own Snorlax Garden display.

The airport has also installed “face painting” kiosks which let kids paint their face with on the screen and share their Pikachu pic on social media.

Pikachu also greeted aircraft landing at Changi Airport, because everyone knows he’s a massive AvGeek.

There are four daily Pikachu shows scheduled at 2pm, 6pm, 7pm and 8pm on weekdays from 18 Nov 2016 to 8 Jan 2017 at Departures Hall T3. There is an additional show at 5pm on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays).

Pikachu will meet and greet fans at 6pm and 8pm on all Saturdays and Sundays (except 3 Dec 2016) till 1 January 2017.

From now through 1 January 2017 visitors can also have their picture taken with Pikachu at the Gingerbread House.


Marisa Garcia

After working for sixteen years in aviation, specializing in aircraft interiors design and aviation safety equipment, and getting hands-on with aircraft cabins in hangars around the world, Marisa Garcia turned her expertise into industry insight. She has been reporting on aviation matters since 2014. Every day, she's putting words to work.

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  1. […] Changi Airport is the world’s sixth busiest airport for international traffic. It served a record 58.7 million passengers from around the globe in 2016. Including the soon-to-be-opened Terminal 4, Changi Airport will have 400 retail and service stores, as well as 140 F&B outlets. With over 100 airlines providing connectivity to 380 cities worldwide, Changi Airport handles about 7,000 flights every week, or about one every 90 seconds. […]

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