Calling all Poké masters! This year-end, your favourite Pokémon characters no longer exist just in the virtual realm. Come by Changi Airport and enjoy the holiday cheer of seeing the terminals decked out in fun Pokémon-inspired festive decorations, and witness the adorable Pikachu brought to live in fun activities. Here is the ultimate guide to making the most of your Pokémon experience at Changi.
Lights, Music, Action!
The centrepiece of a larger-than-life Pikachu set in a magical winter wonderland greets visitors in the Terminal 3 Departure Hall
The first place to head to is the Terminal 3 Departure Hall, where a magical winter wonderland awaits. Against a whimsical setting featuring a Gingerbread House, Christmas trees and candy canes, a towering, larger-than-life Pikachu greets all visitors. Step closer to the eight-metre tall Christmas tree, you’d notice that the tree is decorated with Pokémon plushies and Poké Ball baubles!
There, you can also look forward to a musical and lights show of dancing trees and falling snow - taking place at 2pm, 6pm, 7pm and 8pm on weekdays and at an additional time slot of 5pm on weekends.
And perhaps the most exciting of all is that you can get up close and personal with Pikachu in a meet-and-greet that happens on weekends at 6pm and 8pm.
Tip: While you’re there, step inside the Gingerbread House featuring Santa’s Workshop and Mrs Claus’ Confectionary which is bound to intrigue both young and old.
Against a whimsical setting featuring a Gingerbread House, Christmas trees and candy canes, a towering, larger-than-life Pikachu greets all visitors.
Embark on a Poké Trail
These cute life-sized Snorlax make the perfect backdrop for your Christmas family photo
Be on the lookout for various eye-catching Pokémon scattered across the airport and put your Pokémon knowledge to the test as you try to name them all (check out the full list of Pokémon on display here).
In addition, if you’re a Snorlax fan, you will be pleased to know that this big, round and absolutely adorable Pokémon can be spotted in the Terminal 2 Departure Hall. In fact, you can stand a chance to bring home a life-sized Snorlax plush toy by spending at the airport if you are a Changi Rewards member.
Tip: Share your photos on social media using the hashtag #PokemonatChangi to stand a chance to win exclusive Pokémon merchandise!
[Update: We've delivered the first life-sized Snorlax plush toy to a lucky Changi Rewards member! Watch the video below to see how it's done!]
Snorlax found a home!
Try out fun and free Pokémon activities
At these booths located at T2 and T3, have fun doing your best Pokémon moves
To complete your Pokémon experience at Changi, head over to the Z-Moves activity kiosks that can be found across all terminals where you can put your best trainer moves on display with your favourite Poké-pals. Alternatively, have fun applying Pokémon-inspired filters on yourself at the face painting kiosks.
To find out where and join in the fun, simply access the event page on your mobile and retrieve the QR code for scanning at the Z-Moves activity kiosk or face painting kiosk.
Tip: After you have participated in the Z-Moves or face painting activity, you can share the fun videos on social media and let your friends have a good laugh!
You Gotta Catch Them All!
Pokémon plush toys - adding colour to the year-end festivities at Changi Airport
Do you want your own Pokémon plushie collection? You can purchase these adorable plush toys at $9.90 each, with a minimum spend. Find out how you can redeem yours today. You know you just gotta have them all!
Whether you are travelling or not, this holiday season promises to be an unforgettable and fun-filled one with Pokémon at Changi! For details of all the activities, visit http://pokemon.changiairport.com.
CONTEST: Win a set of six Pokémon plush toys!
These collectible plushies make the ideal gift or souvenir. Gotta catch them all!
[Update: Contest has closed, and we have contacted the winner. Thank you all for your enthusiastic participation!]
You can stand a chance to walk away with a set of six Pokémon plush toys (Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander, Eevee and Poké Ball) by following these three simple steps!
Step 1: Share this article with your friends (The Ultimate Guide to Pokémon at Changi) via Facebook and tag @ChangiAirport. Do remember to make the Facebook post public.
Step 2: Look out for the hidden Pokémon plushies within six of the Discover Changi articles on this website, and note the URLs of the articles. Hint: There are a total of six hidden Pokémon plushies in six different Discover Changi articles, so do be sure to spot them all!
Step 3: Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with (i) the URLs of the six Discover Changi articles where you found the hidden Pokémon plushies; and (ii) your email address linked to your Facebook account.
The contest will run for the month of November, and we will accept entries until 30 November 2016. A lucky winner with the correct answers will be randomly selected, and notified early December 2016. Good luck!