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Detective Pikachu crossover coming to Pokémon Go tomorrow

Supposedly, you'll be able to catch Pikachu wearing his little detective hat.

Published onMay 6, 2019

A still from the film Pokemon: Detective Pikachu.

Are you excited about Pokémon: Detective Pikachu landing in your local theatre? If not, Niantic is ready to get you pumped by introducing some new crossover features into Pokémon Go.

Starting tomorrow, May 7, at 1:00 PM PT (4:00 PM ET), you’ll be able to see a few new changes within Pokémon Go that tie-in to the new film.

The biggest addition to the game will be the appearance of Detective Pikachu himself, complete with his little Sherlock Holmes-esque hat. According to Niantic, Detective Pikachu will photobomb you and you’ll also have the chance to catch him for your very own.

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Additionally, select other Pokémon who appear in the film — such as Charizard, Charmander, Jigglypuff, and more — will appear more often in the wild as well as in raids.

Here are some other things happening within the game starting tomorrow:

  • Double XP for catching Pokémon
  • Specially themed Field Research will be available for a limited time during this event.
  • Themed avatar items will be available in the Style Shop.

These new features have a limited lifespan. The special event will conclude on May 17 at 1:00 PM PT (4:00 PM ET), so be sure to play a lot of Pokémon Go from May 7 through May 17.

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu opens worldwide on Friday.

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