Random: Vulpix is ​​the latest Pokémon to have its very own aircraft

Seeing a passenger plane adorned with Pokémon is nothing new – the serial mascot Pikachu has been glued to its fair share of aircraft since the late ’90s – but we have to say that this latest effort may be our favorite thanks to how it incorporates both the original Pokémon and its Alolan variant in a pretty neat way.

As noted by Kotaku, this new Pokémon-themed aircraft is called Rokon Jet Hokkaido – or Vulpix Jet Hokkaido for English speakers – and is part of a long-standing ambassador Pokémon drive to promote Japanese destinations and culture (you’ve seen the nice Poké -low, right?).

The new jet will soon join the fleet of the Japanese company Air Do – apparently one of Japan’s low-cost carriers, although the screaming color schemes we usually associate with low-cost airlines look a hell of a lot more stylish than we’re used to.

As you can see from the video at the top of the page, one side of the plane has your joint or have Gen I Vulpix with a yellow strip, while the other side has Alolan Vulpix with a beautiful light blue color. The theme apparently extends inside the plane, with stewardesses wearing Vulpix clothes and drinks served in Vulpix cups (see above).

Pokémon 037 was apparently chosen especially not only for its enduring sweetness, but because Hokkaido – the northern region of Japan served by the airline – is famous for its mountainous and snow-covered areas where the fox Alolan Vulpix thrives. In fact, it seems that Alolan Vulpix has been the leader of the Hokkaido Aficionado expedition since November 2018, with regular Vulpix serving as a poor deputy:

See?  Would we lie to you?
See? Would we lie to you? (Image: The Pokémon Company)

Different municipalities apparently have their associated Pokémon: Geodude is the ambassador of Pokémon for Iwate, Chansey’s store in Fukushima, and Slowpoke, for example, was given promotional assignments in Kagawa.

Rokon Jet Hokkaido will start flying on December 1 from Haneda Airport in Tokyo, serving various locations in Hokkaido.

Tell us below if you end up catching a flight with a Vulpix and which one you stick with.


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