Have you ever been playing a video game only to find
yourself wishing you could visit the locations that inspired your favorite places
from the game? That’s what UK television hosts Sam Nixon and Mark Rhodes get to
do in the upcoming Pokémon Bus Tour:
Explore Galar series. You’ll be able to join them as they travel in
style on a Pokémon-themed double-decker bus on the official Pokémon YouTube
channel. They’ll be joined by several special guests along the way as they
travel throughout the United Kingdom.
Over the course of their five-episode journey, Sam and Mark visit
the sites that helped provide inspiration for the various cities and landscapes
in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, from the villages of
Postwick and Wedgehurst to the Wild Area teeming with powerful and diverse
species of Pokémon. They’ll cross the UK in a vehicle designed to resemble a
Poké Ball—one floor of the bus is video game themed, and the second has a Pokémon
Trading Card Game motif.
Learn all about the tour locations and the game locations
they inspired from our travel brochure. Filled with photos and artistic
renditions, the brochure is an excellent supplement as our hosts navigate
around the UK. You can download the brochure in the description under each
As Sam and Mark explore each new location, they’ll meet a Pokémon
fan who will help teach them a new facet of gameplay in the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games or the Pokémon Trading Card Game. Look forward to meetups with fans including DanTDM, Ali
A, Clare Siobhan, Bird Keeper Toby, and Elle Osili-Wood along the way.
Watch the first episode on Pokémon’s YouTube channel and stay tuned for future episodes.