Pokemon Go Celebrates Detective Pikachu Opening Week with Limited-Time Event
From May 7 to May 17, new cosmetic items and in-game bonuses will be added to Pokemon Go with a Detective Pikachu twist.
Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment’s Detective Pikachu is just around the corner. With this being one of the biggest Pokemon movies to date, Niantic is celebrating its opening week with a new limited-time event. From Tuesday, May 7, at 1 pm PDT to Friday, May 17, at 1 pm PDT, a number of new cosmetic items and in-game bonuses will be available for players to collect.
During those 10 days, select Pokemon featured in the movie will appear in raids and more frequently in the wild. From what the trailers have shown, Psyduck, Jigglypuff, Bulbasaur, Snubbull, and Mr. Mime could all make an appearance. Making an appearance in the trailers, Mewtwo would be a solid raid boss.
Similarly to Smeargle, if you use the Snapshot feature, there is a chance a Pikachu in a detective hat will photobomb you with a chance to catch it for yourself. Catching Pokemon will also earn you double XP and Detective Pikachu themed Field Research will be available during the event’s limited period.
For your avatar, a Detective Pikachu themed shirt and detective hat with Pikachu ears will be available in the Style Shop.
Directed by Rob Letterman (Goosebumps), Detective Pikachu is the first live-action Pokemon movie. Starring Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) voicing the caffeine-fueled titular character and Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) as Tim Goodman, the two set out to find Tim’s father, Harry Goodman, who has gone missing in Ryme City. Detective Pikachu will be in theaters this week, on May 10.
In other Pokemon Go news, Niantic hosted Earth Day cleanup events around the world during the month of April. This resulted in over 17,000 players collecting over 145 tons of trash. This also gave players the opportunity to catch Shiny Diglets.