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Pokémon GO launches Detective Pikachu tie-in content

If you just gotta catch ’em all, you don’t have long with this limited time event.

Pokemon Detective Pikachu
Credit: Warner Bros UK

To help get fans even more excited about the forthcoming Detective Pikachu movie, out on 10th May, the Pokémon Company are releasing some movie themed content for Pokémon GO.

Players will be able to catch a Pikachu wearing a detective hat after getting photobombed by the Pokémon. They can also look forward to more encounters with select Pokémon featured in the film, special Raid Battles and Field Research, and more.

You can view the Detective Pikachu movie tie-in trailer below:

“We’re excited for fans around the world to immerse themselves in the latest Pokémon adventure with ‘Pokémon Detective Pikachu,’” said J.C. Smith, senior director of consumer marketing at The Pokémon Company International. “We look forward to celebrating the first live-action film with fun new experiences in Pokémon GO.”

From 7th – 17th May the following content will be available for a limited time:

  • Detective Hat Pikachu Photobomb—While using GO Snapshot, fans may get photobombed by a Pikachu wearing a detective hat and then be able to catch the Pokémon.
  • More Encounters with Pokémon Seen in the Movie—Pokémon such as Bulbasaur, Jigglypuff, Psyduck, Aipom, and Snubbull, among others, will appear more frequently in the game. Players may also have opportunities to catch Shiny Aipom.
  • Special Raid Battles and Field Research—Players will be able to participate in Raid Battles that challenge Pokémon with starring roles in the film, as well as movie-inspired Field Research.
  • New Avatar Items—Fans will be able to customize their in-game avatars with movie-themed items, including a detective hat with Pikachu ears and a T-shirt featuring the “Pokémon Detective Pikachu” logo.

Also don’t forget you can get your hands on some awesome Detective Pikachu merchandise.


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