A very disturbing incident took place this past weekend during celebrations for the Pokémon World Festival 2017. The situation was caught on video, which you can watch below. At around the 1:00 mark, the Pikachu at the front of the pack began to deflate. At that point a man rushed the stage followed by several mysterious men in black, who attempted to control the situation.
The relevant part of the performance:
This Pikachu dancer's costume started to deflate and it looked like the dancer was urgently bundled off by government security agents. pic.twitter.com/5dLLc1bopd
— Paul Haine (@paul_haine) May 5, 2017
At around the 4:00 mark in the video, the deflated Pikachu escaped his captors and tried to return to the action. It didn’t go well:
Don’t be fooled by the laughter. It’s safe to say that everyone in attendance will be scarred for life.