When you are a big inflatable Pikachu dancer you have the loving eyes of children watching your every move, that is likely the reason why one such performer was dragged off stage. Taking part in the Pokémon World Festival 2017 in Songdo, South Korea, the Pikachu Dance didn’t go as well as the orgranisers would have liked.
During a dance routine, a mini-army of the electric type Pokémon dance their performance until one of the little guys starts to deflate. YouTube user Green Lime caught the distressing events unfold.
The problem occurs with the lead Pikachu dancer at around the 1 minute 4 second mark where you can see the ears start to droop. That is followed by the head losing its shape as a number of “secret service” style staff manhandle the performer off stage.
In case you were worried about the health of the little guy maybe you should be. He returns to the performance a few minutes later at about 4 minutes 35 seconds only to leave again at the 5 minute mark as he starts to deflate again.
Was it sabotage, did one of the other Pikachu’s want the lime light on them instead? We may never know the whole story.