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For One Day, Topeka, Kansas Will Be Renamed “Topikachu” To Coincide With Saturday’s Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee & Pikachu Demo Event

This Saturday, gamers will be able to try out Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee and Let’s Go Pikachu at select cities around the USA. One of those cities is Topeka, Kansas. There, Mayor Michelle De La Isla has issued a proclamation to celebrate the occasion. For Saturday only, Topeka, Kansas will be renamed “Topikachu”. It is not the first time that the city did this. Following a proclamation by then-Mayor Joan Wagnon, the town was named “Topikachu” on August 27th, 1998. This was due to a launch event being held in the USA for Pokemon Red and Blue at the time, which was slated to release a month later.

According to the Topeka Capital-Journal, “Nintendo chose Topeka because it was centrally located in the U.S. and its name was similar to that of Pikachu”. If you live in Topeka, the Pokémon Let’s Go Road Trip event takes place from 9am to 6pm local time at the parking lot of the Topeka Zoo at Gage Park. The demo event will also take place in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Seattle and San Francisco.



  1. So if I wanna write a letter to someone in that area, do I address it to Topikachu, KS so that it arrives on the day of the name change or do I send it the day the name changes?

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