Japan Arriving to the World Cup in a Pokemon Plane Appears to Be a Hoax

Tristan ThornburghSocial Media StaffJune 11, 2014

via FIFA World Cup Twitter

Gotta catch 'em all!

With less than 24 hours left before the kickoff of the 2014 World Cup, it looks like the Japanese team will arrive with the best look, as they're poised to show up in a plane decorated with Pokemon characters.

UpdateJune 12: However, it seems as if the image might have been a hoax, with Kotaku providing a takedown of the story.

While Pikachu is the team's mascot for the tournament, the plane the team flew in on was somewhat less exciting. A missed opportunity.

Shuji Kajiyama/Associated Press