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Late last year, The Pokémon Company announced it would be collaborating with official sumo tournaments in Japan. It seems the partnership was a success as the two are once again joining forces for another round.

The January 2022 collaboration will take the form of Pokémon themed banners plus kimono for the Gyoji (referees). A particular emphasis is being put on Sinnoh Pokémon, too – fitting as the events will lead up to the launch of Legends: Arceus.

We also have a cute little video showing the sumo-inspired Pokémon Makuhita taking to the ring to face off against Snorlax.

The January Basho tournament will last from January 9th to January 23rd.

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Written by Tom Brown

Whether it’s an exciting new entry in a series long established or a weird experiment meant only for the dedicated, Tom is eager to report on it. Rest assured, if Nintendo ever announces Elite Beat Agents 2, he’ll be there.