Detective Pikachu Comes to Pokémon GO

Detective Pikachu will be hitting theaters on May 10, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do a little sleuthing on your own. The latest event in Pokémon GO will give you a chance to catch a cute little Detective of your own! Check out the details from the official site:

Get your detective hats ready and start looking for clues as we celebrate the one and only POKÉMON Detective Pikachu movie! Do you have what it takes to keep up with the famous caffeine-powered detective who’s about to electrify audiences all over the world?

Date + Time

    • Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at 1 p.m. to Friday, May 17, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)


    • Select Pokémon featured in the movie will appear in raids.
    • Pokémon that appear in the movie will show up more frequently in the wild.
    • If you’re lucky, you could be photobombed by a Pikachu in a detective hat—with a chance to catch one of your very own!


    • Double XP for catching Pokémon

Field Research

    • Specially themed Field Research will be available for a limited time during this event.

Avatar Items

    • Themed avatar items will be available in the Style Shop.

Don’t miss out on the limited-time celebration of the new movie POKÉMON Detective Pikachu!

This will also be the very first time to catch Shiny Aipom in the wild! Don’t forget Ambipom is also available through evolution now!

Let us know what you’d like to catch during this event and if you’ll be snapping pics until you get a Detective Pikachu in the comments below!

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