Niantic announced today that they are bringing a very unique event that involves everyone’s favorite sleuth. Detective Pikachu is coming to Pokémon GO along with some extra features.
Pokémon Detective Pikachu
Niantic has been stepping up this past year with events in Pokémon GO and is celebrating the release of Detective Pikachu with another in-game event.
Starting Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PDT and ending Friday, May 17, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PDT players will have the opportunity to catch a special variant of Pikachu. This special variant is none other than Detective Pikachu.
Being able to catch Detective Pikachu isn’t the only thing happening in this limited time event. Trainers will expect these features listed below.
- Select Pokémon featured in the movie will appear in raids.
- Pokémon that appear in the movie will show up more frequently in the wild.
- Get photobombed by a Pikachu in a detective hat – with the chance to catch one.
- Double XP for catching Pokémon.
- Special themed Field Research will be available for a limited time during the event.
- Themed avatar items will be available in the Style Shop.
You will definitely want to make sure that your Pokémon Box has plenty of room for all the Pokémon you’ll be catching.
It is also a great time to use a Lucky Egg during this event to double the amount of experience you gain and reap the rewards even more.
A lot of Pokémon have been featured in the Detective Pikachu trailers and it will be interesting to see if Niantic has added any new Pokémon to the PokéDex to catch. I highly doubt it will happen, but one can hope.
Detective Pikachu releases in theatres May 10, 2019.