Interesting tidbits about the Pikachu mascot suit

We've all seen these Pikachu mascot suits before. Pokemon Co. uses them at various events, and has been for quite some time. Now it's time to learn a few tidbits about the suits themselves!

- the suit is battery-powered
- the battery lets the suit stay inflated for 45 minutes to an hour
- if the suit deflates with the user in it, it can become a very dangerous situation, as the user might suffocate
- users bring a bottle of water or a small fan with them inside the suit due to extremely hot temperatures
- the latest model of the suit allows the person wearing it to hear what people outside are saying
- there's a small strip of clear PVC surrounding the bottom of the Pikachu’s feet
- this allows the operator to see where they're walking
- the operator is also able to see clearly through the suit's eyes
- there's a mechanism which allows the operator to control the movement of the ears
- the recommended height for an operator is 155cm
- the suit is 20kg and the operator has to bear some of its weight on their shoulders through a harness

from GoNintendo


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