Pokémon Go has become a worldwide phenomenon, and adults and kids alike have become addicted to the game. It would be a timely and popular party theme choice these days, with people of all ages being able to relate to the game.

Perhaps the last time you had a Pokémon-themed party, it still involved pinning the tail on Pikachu, but times have indeed changed! With the new app out, it’s time to update your ideas for your next Pokémon party – we’ve got the dish below:

1. Invites

Rally your fellow Pokemon trainers with the game’s catchprases, as a way to confirm your common bond. Call on your friends to “catch ‘em all” or tell someone “I Choose You” as one of the party’s special guests.

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http://www.brendabirddesigns.com/modern-pokemon-party/

2. Decorations

Nothing else says Pokémon more than the iconic Poké Ball. Test your crafty side and hang Poké Ball paper lanterns around the house, sprinkle some thunderbolt confetti, or go the extra, extra mile and make a Poké Ball piñata with Pokémon-shaped treats inside!

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http://www.prettymyparty.com/creative-pokemon-birthday-party-ideas/

https://www.etsy.com/listing/453583268/pokemon-go-party-confetti-pokemon-go

While there is now an app for the game, it also doesn’t hurt to add some real-world Poké fun. This Pikachu game never gets old!

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https://www.etsy.com/listing/237676523/pokemon-pin-the-tail-on-pikachu-activity

3. Party Food

Take inspiration in these adorable Pokémon-inspired goodies and spreads from around the web:

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http://spaceshipsandlaserbeams.com/blog/party-crafts-and-diy/21-top-pokemon-go-party-ideas

http://www.prettymyparty.com/creative-pokemon-birthday-party-ideas/

https://www.etsy.com/listing/398386801/pokemon-mini-candy-wrappers

 

4. Music

Pump up the party with this curated Pokemon Playlist:

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Pokemon Playlist Screenshot c/o Spotify

5. Fun and Games

Apart from the company, this is what everyone came for – the best party game of all, Pokémon Go. Best done outdoors (or in a fenced area if you have kids around), drop a lure so you can attract lots of Pokémon for guests to catch.

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http://www.imore.com/how-place-lure-pokemon-go

Go ahead now, and catch ‘em all!

Main Photo: http://www.blogto.com/tech/2016/07/thousands_turn_up_for_pokemon_go_party_at_cn_tower/