May 5 (UPI) -- Staff at a Pokemon event in South Korea pulled a dancing Pikachu off the stage after its costume began to malfunction.
Video shared to YouTube by user Green Lime showed about a dozen performers dressed as Pikachu dancing to various radio hits at the Pokemon World Festival in Songdo when the Pikachu at the front of the formation began to deflate after performing a solo.
One of the backing dancers tapped the Pikachu on the shoulder and members of the crowd began pointing at the gradually deflating costume when several men suddenly rushed the stage to whisk the dancer to the side.
The men and the deflated Pikachu left the frame as more staff members can be seen rushing to the area.
After about 3 minutes, the crowd began to applaud as staff attempted to escort the dancer back into the crowd for the finale.
Despite the excitement from the fans, the comeback attempt was tragically cut short when a staff member held back the Pikachu as the costume began to deflate again.