Pokémon Go will celebrate the release of Detective Pikachu with a limited time event that starts from today May 7 to May 17. In celebration of the upcoming movie, Niantic has added new events for players to get in on the fun with this limited time event.
The Detective Pikachu content will be available for players today, giving you a chance to catch your own version of the star Pokémon and score some special rewards. The Pokémon featured in the movie itself will be available in raids and in the wild. This means that players will likely get to see more of Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Jigglypuff, Cubone, Psyduck, Snubbull and maybe even Mr. Mime in the game.
In the Photo mode of the game, players may spot a Pikachu wearing a detective hat that will pop into the frame. Players can then catch their own detective Pikachu this way. During the event, Pokémon Go players will also get double XP for catching Pokémon, specially themed Field Research for the event, and new avatar items, including the Detective Pikachu T-shirt and a cap with Pikachu ears.
Here is a rundown of what the event will feature:
- Increased encounters with Pokémon featured in the movie including a Shiny Aipom.
- Raids featuring certain Pokémon from the movie
- Double XP for catching Pokémon
- Detective Pikachu avatar items
- Themed Special Research
- A Detective Pikachu that will photobomb you and possibly captured
The event has just gone live today and will run until May 17. Until then, we can only wait for the Detective Pikachu movie that is set to release on May 10. The movie is based on the 2016 video game, and stars Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Pikachu and puts live actors alongside many CGI Pokémon.
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