And so we caught on the Pokemon Go bug and the kids were introduced to pokemons who had been around for sometime and now revived by the game.
We happened to be at Resorts World Sentosa Singapore over the weekend where the exhibition first opened, so we dropped by to take a look. The downside of this exhibition was that it was tied to the entrance tickets of the sea aquarium so you had to buy the tickets to both attractions.
What to expect
We went there without reading up what was the exhibition about and had only some explanation by the staff there on what to do.
The exhibition was basically a simple game where visitors were given a pokeball (to be returned afterwards) and some clues for you to guess what Pokemon was inside the ball. No prizes for guessing right though and no penalty for guessing wrongly as well.
Step 1: Pick a ball
Each visitor gets to choose a ball and the level of difficulty is based on the type of ball.
We picked 2 normal pokeballs, 1 great ball and 1 ultraball. The pokemons to be discovered is not restricted to only the 144 from the Pokemon Go game. For the regular and difficult course, the range is there in the brochure distributed to you. For extra difficult, you need to guess from the full range of pokemons displayed on both sides of this wall!
Step 2: Choose only 4 out of 8 stations to get clues
There are several stations to where you can get clues on what Pokemon you are having. Be careful which station you choose because the clue is very vague and disappears very fast if you didn’t take picture of it. Here’s some examples of how vague the clues were.
For this clue, you are given a few seconds to adjust the sharpness until you see this. You are only given 1 chance.
The worst clue. The facial features were so enlarged it’s almost impossible to tell, unless the Pokemon has a distinct colour or feature.
The most tiring station. You are supposed to step repeated on the mat to generate enough power to get a good shadow of the Pokemon. The best is if you can hit the top of the energy bar on the right of the screen. *Tip: get 2 people and each stand on 1 mat.
The best clue in our opinion. Straight forward and fuss free. The only trick is that you can only choose 2 descriptions out of 4.
The other stations like footprint collector, height and weight gauge, you probably find it useful only after you are more or less confirmed of your Pokemon, then you do a google search on their statistics to match. Another station is the cry analyzer which is least likely to help unless you know how each Pokemon cry?
After you finish your 4 stations, it’s time to check your answer.
And the answer is simply given without letting you a chance to put in your guess..
The next highlight of the exhibition? Meet pikachu!
We didn’t find the exhibition to be that fantastic and not sure why they didn’t go to other countries until now but kids had some fun and even requested to go back! Please consider showcasing somewhere outside the S.E.A Aquarium!
Show info from the RWS website