Pokémon Trainer Cruise

A luxury cruise ship is coming in to port in Yokohama! Climb aboard the NIPPON MARU for a Pokémon Trainer Cruise with special decorations. Pokémon Trainers from all over the world are waiting to meet you, so bring your Nintendo Switch™ or Pokémon Trading Card Game deck to enjoy some casual battles and trade!

  • * The ship will remain docked during the event. No sailing will take place.
  • * For the duration of this event, the accommodation and meal service normally provided on the NIPPON MARU will be unavailable. Additionally, there are no restaurants, cafes, or other facilities that sell food and drink on the ship.
  • * First come, first served basis on the day of the event.

Shipboard Overview

Pokémon Video Game Area

Pokémon Trainers can connect and play Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet with one another via their Nintendo Switch™ consoles in this area! The area will be divided into sections where players can battle, trade, and even help each other out in Tera Raid Battles.

Pokémon Trading Card Game area

Players can enjoy challenging each other to Pokémon Trading Card Game battles here!


Take some photos to commemorate your trip on the Pokémon Trainer Cruise! Spaces decorated with Pokémon-themed artwork are abound on board. Feel free to take a break between battles and explore the ship!

  • * The photos are sample images of the ship decorations limited to the “Pokémon Trainer Cruise”.


The NIPPON MARU (GT: 22,472 tons, LOA: 166.6 meters/546.6 feet), a cruise liner operated by MOL Group offers cruises varying in length, ports of call, and theme. These cruises range from short, round-Japan jaunts to lengthier overseas trips. In addition to the 199 guest cabins, each deck floor offers a restaurant, lounge, theater, main hall, swimming pool, and other facilities. For more details, please visit the website .

Event Overview

Event Title Pokémon Trainer Cruise
Dates August 11 (Fri, public holiday) and Aug 12 (Sat) 9AM - 8PM.
 * Reception hours: 8:30AM - 7PM
August 13 (Sun) 9AM - 12PM
 * Reception hours: 8:30AM - 10:30AM

  • * Boarding time is limited to a maximum of two hours.
  • * Registration may be closed earlier depending on congestion.
Yokohama Hammerhead No. 9 Berth, 2-14-1 ShinkōNaka Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Participation First-come, first-served basis on the day of the event (no entry fee)
What to Bring

Requirements to Board the Ship

  • - Identification
  • * One of the following official certificates: "insurance card", "driver's license", "passport", "My Number Card (Individual Number Card)", etc.

Requirements for Pokémon Battles and Trading on the Ship

Game Area
  • - Nintendo Switch console (Nintendo Switch Lite console)
  • - “Pokémon Scarlet & Violet” software
  • - Nintendo Switch AC Adapter
Pokémon Trading Card Game Area
  • - Deck (60 Cards)
  • - Pokémon Coins
  • - Damage Counters
  • - Various Markers (Poison Markers, Burn Markers, VSTAR Markers, etc.)
  • * There are no rules specifying the regulations or language of the cards.
  • ①Please register in advance using the registration formfor boarding.
  • ②On the day of the event, please display your QR code at reception.

  • * Admissions are on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • * Pre-registration does not guarantee that you will be able to board the ship.
  • * Separate reception is available exclusively for competitors participating in the 2023 Pokémon World Championships. Please bring your competitor pass with you. You may board with up to two additional guests in your party.

  • * The time and method of boarding reception may be subject to change without notice.
  • * Events may be canceled or the content of performances may be changed due to weather conditions or requests from related parties.
  • * In the case that an event is canceled or the contents are changed, the event will not be transferred to another date.
  • * For children under the age of 13, for safety reasons please be accompanied by an adult parent or guardian.
  • * Anyone under the age of 18 on the date of application must have the consent of a parent or guardian over the age of 18.
  • * Please check the juvenile protection ordinances of the neighboring prefectures and comply with them if you are under 18 years of age.
  • * Please take care of yourself, including frequent hydration.
  • * No games or Pokémon Trading Card Game products will be available for rent or sale on board.
  • * If you wish to participate in Pokémon battles or trades, please be sure to bring your own with you.
  • * Exchanges involving money for games or Pokémon Trading Card Game products is prohibited.
  • * Large luggage may not be allowed to be brought into the venue. Please deposit your luggage ahead of your visit.
  • * Please inform us in advance if you may need special consideration or attention.
  • * Persons with helper dogs for the physically disabled must be accompanied by a caregiver.
  • * Electric wheelchairs cannot be used on board.
  • * We plan to arrange for English speaking staff for this event.
  • * No promo cards will be distributed.

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