Pok mon will be an official sponsor of the Sumo struggles

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And totally unexpectedly, The Pokémon Company announced that official sponsors will be becoming Sumo struggles at Japan. This is as part of a collaboration with Nihon Sumo Kyokai, also known as Japanese Association of Sumo.

The Pokémon Company will be sponsoring several Kensho Banners, which will be paraded around the SUMO Ring prior to the fight. These banners will include some well-known Pokémon, such as Pikachu and Makuhita, whose designs will be inspired by sumo fighters. In total there will be 200 of these banners.

According to an article of Japan Times, these Kensho banners are representations of the cash prize bet on corporate sponsors, and each of them costs approximately $ 545. About 90% of this amount goes directly to the winner, who will get half immediately after the fight, and the other half will go to an investment fund.

The Banners of Pokémon will be present in tournaments as of November, and in January, the fighters of this discipline will also use kesh-mawashi thematic of Pokémon, the ceremonial costumes that carry during the ritual prior to their Entrance to the Ring.

Editor s Note: It is certainly curious that The Pokémon Company has been interested in the Lucho Sumo, although considering that this is a fairly emblematic sport of Japan, it does a certain level of meaning.

Via: Nintendo Life

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