Time to go solve a mystery with Detective Pikachu!
Pokemon GO is going to start a special tie-in event with the Detective Pikachu Movie. This event will give you the chance to make friends with your own Detective Pikachu and meet several of the stars of the movie.
The Detective Pikachu event will start on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 to Friday, May 17, 2019. Below are the full details for the event.
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.
Detective Pikachu will be out in US theaters starting on May 10th. It features stars such as Ryan Reynolds as Detective Pikachu, Justice Smith as Tim, and Kathryn Newton as Lucy. Together they will unravel the mystery that has taken over Ryme City. This movie will provide any Pokemon fan the opportunity to immerse themselves within the world of Ryme City. And this Detective Pikachu event is just another way to do that while getting fans excited for the movie.
Best of luck with your new friend Detective Pikachu in Pokemon GO!