From May 7 to May 17, you’ll take part in a comparatively minor Detective Pikachu occasion. You should not count on to see a lot in the best way of recent modes or unimaginable new options, however if you happen to play Pokemon Go throughout that point, it’s possible you’ll discover a number of references to the upcoming movie.
For occasion, a few of the Pokemon featured within the film will begin showing in raids. This in and of itself is sort of odd as lots of the Pokemon featured within the film are already within the sport, however we’re positive this can make extra sense one the mode is underway. You’ll additionally begin seeing extra of the Pokemon featured within the film within the wild, however once more, it isn’t clear precisely how that is going to work given the film’s massive solid of Pokemon.
There’s additionally an opportunity that you simply could be “photobombed by a Pikachu in a detective hat” which isn’t solely cute however might provide the likelihood to really catch a Pikachu carrying a detective hat. This appears to be the spotlight function of the occasion, and we think about that gamers are going to speculate fairly a little bit of time in making an attempt to catch their very own Detective Pikachu.
Finally, you will earn double XP throughout this occasion and can be capable to entry themed Field Research in addition to obtain new Detective Pikachu-themed avatar objects within the Style Shop. No additional particulars got concerning what particularly you possibly can look ahead to so far as new objects being added to the sport as a part of this occasion.
This may simply be the excuse to begin enjoying Pokemon Go that some individuals have been searching for. It’s arduous to think about that the sport will ever once more attain the degrees of recognition that it loved shortly after its launch, however there was a resurgence of gamers during the last 12 months or so because of the inflow of fairly a number of new options and a tie-in to the widespread Pokemon Switch titles.
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