Pokémon Christmas 2018

 

pokémon carnival cover image

Get ready to catch ‘em all. Except instead of hurling Pokéballs to catch actual Pokémon, head down to AMK Hub, Jurong Point, and Thomson Plaza from now till 26 Dec 2018 to catch the Pokémon-themed Christmas celebrations, ranging from carnivals to adorable dance parades.

pokemon carnival at amk hub

Unleash your inner fanboy or fangirl as you tour the installations of fan-favourite starters like Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle paired with the festive cheer of Christmas.

 

Activities

 

Pokémon Carnival & Try out the new Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! 

 

The traditional carnival now comes with a Pokémon twist at all three malls. Simply spend $20 mall-wide ($30 for NTUC FairPrice/FairPrice Xtra) to redeem a game pass to access the Pokémon-themed carnival.

pokemon carnival stickers

These stickers feature starter Pokémon across the generations

When you’re here, you’ll be given a game card that is to be filled up with stamps collected from 5 main booths. Once you’re done filling up the card, you can exchange it for a set of stickers at the counter.

Below is a breakdown of the booths onsite:

 

1. Litten’s Fire Attack!

 

litten fire attack

Litten’s Fire Attack! is basically like whack-a-mole, except you don’t use a mallet, and there’re no moles to whack. Instead, you’re armed with a projectile to launch three balls around the board to score points. 

 

2. HIT IT!

 

pokemon carnival hit it

HIT IT! comes with a set of cardboard Pokéballs suspended from a low ceiling. You’ll be given three balls, which you will throw at the specific Pokéballs assigned by the gamemaster.

 

3. Memorise the Card

 

pokemon carnival memorise the card

Memorise the Card is a simple Mix-and-Match game, where your objective is to match Pokémon around the board until all of them have been opened.

 

4. Gengar’s Shadow Ball

 

pokemon carnival games

Gengar’s Shadow Ball is a pretty cool game in which you use an air pump-like catapult to launch velcro clouds at a dart board. You’ll be given five tries to score a total of 8 points.

 

5. Select Your Pokémon!

 

select your pokemon

Select Your Pokémon! will test your knowledge of Pokémon’s elemental types and evolution stages, with the game beginning with the gamemaster assigning you 2-3 elements. From the pile of cards, you are to select Pokémon that correspond to your assigned elements and line them up in the correct order of their evolution stages.

 

6. Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee!

 

let's go pikachu game

Apart from the 5 main carnival booths, there is also a separate booth where you can try the latest entries to the Pokémon game series: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! Here, you can try your hand at adventuring through the remade world of Pokémon Yellow with either Pikachu or Eevee riding on your back.

 

7. Quiz Rally

 

pokemon quiz rally

You can also take part in a Quiz Rally, which is a sort of treasure hunt where you go to 4 different sections of the mall to find pop-ups detailing the questions you are to answer. When you’re done answering all 4 questions, you can redeem a set of stickers at the carnival counter.

Pokémon Carnival
Dates and Times:

  • AMK Hub: 3-16 Dec
  • Thomson Plaza: 3-16 Dec
  • Jurong Point: 10-23 Dec

Time: 12PM-8PM

 

Meet & Greet – get up close and personal with life-sized mascots of your favourite Pokémon

 

pokemon meet and greet

Even if you’re here alone, Santa’s helpers will help you snag that perfect shot with Pikachu

Nuzzle up to a life-sized mascot of Pikachu through Meet & Greet sessions that’ll happen across all three malls. This cutie will also be accompanied by Santa’s Helpers, and all of them will give you a chance to pose and take photos.

Meet & Greet
Dates and Times:

  • AMK Hub: 24 & 25 Nov | 1 & 2 Dec | 8 & 9 Dec | 15 & 16 Dec | 21-24 Dec
    • 7PM on all days
  • Jurong Point: 
    • 30 Nov | 7 Dec | 14 Dec | 21 Dec: 4PM
    • 1 & 2 Dec | 8 & 9 Dec | 15 &16 Dec | 22 & 23 Dec: 2PM
  • Thomson Plaza: 
    • 8 & 9 Dec: 5PM
    • 15 & 16 Dec: 2PM
 

Dance Parade – watch a dance performance by adorable Pikachu and Eevee mascots

 

pokémon dance paradeImage credit: M Malls

The viral Pikachu Dance Parade that took the Internet by storm has now come to Singapore, and this time, the Pikachu troupe is accompanied by Eevee! This is something that’ll keep the kids entertained, as the mascots march one after another in the parade.

Dance Parade
Dates and Times:

  • AMK Hub: 
    • 7-9 Dec: 3PM
    • 14-16 Dec: 7PM
  • Jurong Point:
    • 14-16 Dec: 3PM
    • 21 Dec: 7PM
    • 22 & 23 Dec: 4PM
  • Thomson Plaza: 8-9 Dec | 22 & 23 Dec
    • 7PM on all days
 

DIY Workshops – learn how to make pencil cases and snow globes

 

If you’ve got kids tagging along with you to soak in the Pokémon-themed festivities, check out the Pencil Case and Snow Globe Making workshops. Entry fee for the workshops is $10/pax, or if you’re using the M Malls app, accumulate 5,000 M Points and top up a balance of $5.

Pencil Case Making

  • AMK Hub: 15 Dec, 2PM-3PM
  • Jurong Point: 16 Dec, 1PM-2PM
  • Thomson Plaza: 16 Dec, 12PM-1PM

Snow Globe Making

  • AMK Hub: 16 Dec, 2PM-3PM
  • Jurong Point: 22 Dec, 1PM-2PM
  • Thomson Plaza: 23 Dec, 2PM-3PM
 

Promotions

 

Pokémon Carnival game pass

 

To gain access to the Pokémon Carnival, you will first need to get a game pass. To pick up one of these, simply spend $20 ($30 at NTUC FairPrice/FairPrice Xtra/FairPrice Finest) in a single-day receipt at any of the three malls.

Redemption Period
Dates:

  • AMK Hub: 3-16 Dec
  • Thomson Plaza: 3-16 Dec
  • Jurong Point: 10-23 Dec
 

Pokémon gift wrappers

 

pokemon gift wrapper

Snag Pokémon-themed gift wrappers when you spend a minimum of $80 ($120 at NTUC FairPrice/FairPrice Xtra/FairPrice Finest) in a single-day receipt at any of the three malls. These gift wrappers come decked out with Pikachu, Eevee, Bulbasaur, and Popplio – perfect if these guys are well-loved by your gift recipients!

Redemption Period
Dates: From 16 Nov onwards, while stocks last.

 

Pokémon tumblers

 

pokémon tumblers

Image credit: M Malls

Limited-edition Pokémon tumblers are up for grabs, and they come in 6 designs, featuring Pikachu, Eevee, Squirtle, Charmander, Bulbasaur, and Snorlax. To redeem one of these, simply spend a minimum of $160 ($240 at NTUC FairPrice/FairPrice Xtra/FairPrice Finest) in a maximum of 3 combined same-day receipts.*

*Within the same mall. Available at all 3 malls. 

Redemption Period
Dates: 

  • AMK Hub
    • From 16 Nov: Squirtle
    • From 23 Nov: Eevee
    • From 30 Nov: Bulbasaur
    • From 7 Dec: Pikachu
    • From 14 Dec: Charmander
    • From 21 Dec: Snorlax
  • Jurong Point and Thomson Plaza
    • 16-22 Nov: Squirtle
    • 23-29 Nov: Eevee
    • 30 Nov-6 Dec: Bulbasaur
    • 7-13 Dec: Pikachu
    • 14-20 Dec: Charmander
    • 21-26 Dec: Snorlax
 

Exclusive Pokémon plushies

 

christmas pikachu plushie

Exclusive Christmas-themed plushies of Pikachu and Alolan Vulpix are also available for redemption, and each one of these is yours when you spend a minimum of $300 ($450 at NTUC FairPrice/FairPrice Xtra/FairPrice Finest) in a maximum of 4 combined same-day receipts.*

*Within the same mall. Available at all 3 malls. 

Redemption Period
Dates: 

  • AMK Hub: 
    • From 3 Dec: Christmas Pikachu
    • From 10 Dec: Christmas Alolan Vulpix
  • Jurong Point and Thomson Plaza: 
    • 3-14 Dec: Christmas Pikachu
    • 15-26 Dec: Christmas Alolan Vulpix
 

Celebrate with Pokémon this Christmas

 

pokemon christmas carnival 2018

The descent of Pokémon upon AMK Hub, Jurong Point, and Thomson Plaza to celebrate Christmas is truly a dream come true for fans of the franchise – especially so for long-time fans like me, who grew up loving the anime, card game, and handheld console games.

However, regardless whether you’ve been a fan of Pokémon since its inception or not, keep these events within your sights – after all, it’s a great way to immerse yourself in all things Pokémon while doing your Christmas shopping.

Pokémon Christmas Celebration
Venues: AMK Hub, Jurong Point, and Thomson Plaza
Dates: 16 Nov to 26 Dec 2018

Find out more about this Pokémon themed Christmas at the following links:


This article was brought to you by M Malls.
Photography by Pepita Hope Wauran and Thaddeus Lim.