Warner Bros to open two-storey Pokemon pop-up in Covent Garden

Event promotes upcoming Pokémon live-action film.

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu: Warner Bros and Legendary movie
Pokémon: Detective Pikachu: Warner Bros and Legendary movie

Warner Bros has hooked up with entertainment group Legendary to create a two-floor pop-up called the "Pokémon Detective Pikachu pop-up".

Opening its doors on 3 and 4 May, the venue is designed to promote the 10 May UK cinema release of Pokémon: Detective Pikachu.

The ground floor will offer visitors photo opportunities set against a backdrop of bright yellow walls. To reflect Pikachu's love for coffee, fans will be able to enjoy Detective Pikachu coffee, hot chocolate, yellow turmeric lattés or yellow bubble tea.

Meanwhile, the basement will mirror the neon style of the film's Ryme City and booths will allow people to take part in karaoke sessions and visit nail art stands provided by Wah Nails.

The pop-up will host a series of workshops thematically tied to the movie, including "recharge" yoga sessions, Pikachu cupcake-icing lessons, Psyduck-inspired head and neck massages, and Mr Mime-inspired mime classes, provided by Frame, Kim-Joy, My Beauty Squad and Electric Cabaret respectively.

Classes are free to attend, although visitors must apply for tickets.