Last Chance For Detective Pikachu Movie Event In Pokemon Go

Catch the mystery-solving Pokemon and a Shiny Aipom while you can.


Update: Time is running out in Pokemon Go's Detective Pikachu celebration. The event ends this Friday, May 17, making this your last chance to catch Shiny Aipom, a Pikachu wearing a detective's hat, and other Pokemon from the live-action movie. However, that isn't the only event happening in Pokemon Go this week; shortly after the Detective Pikachu event, Niantic is holding May's Community Day this Sunday, May 19. The original story follows.

The Detective Pikachu movie is now in theaters, and it's packed with Easter eggs that longtime fans of the Pokemon series will enjoy. To celebrate its release, Pokemon Go developer Niantic is holding its own special event in the hit mobile game. For a limited time, players will have a chance to capture monsters from the new film--including another Shiny Pokemon and even Detective Pikachu itself.

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From May 7-17, Pokemon that star in the Detective Pikachu movie, such as Bulbasaur, Snubble, Psyduck, Jigglypuff, and Aipom, will appear in the wild more frequently than normal. Some movie Pokemon will also appear as Raid bosses, and players will have a chance of coming across a Shiny Aipom. On top of that, a Pikachu wearing a detective's hat may photobomb any Go Snapshots you take; if that happens, you'll have a chance to catch it.

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Beyond the increased Pokemon spawns, you'll earn twice the usual amount of XP for every Pokemon you capture during the Detective Pikachu event. Niantic is also distributing special Field Research tasks at Poke Stops, and there are Detective Pikachu-themed clothing items for purchase from the Style Shop, including a shirt featuring the film's logo and a detective hat with Pikachu ears.

Detective Pikachu hits theaters on May 10. The movie is based loosely on the 3DS game of the same name and stars Ryan Reynolds as the voice of the titular Pokemon. "Detective Pikachu should prove enjoyable for any and all Pokemon fans, young or old," Michael Rougeau wrote in GameSpot's Detective Pikachu review. "As the first official live-action trip to the world of Pokemon, Detective Pikachu presents characters I want to see again and a setting I'd like to return to."

In other Pokemon Go news, the Legendary Lake trio--Azelf, Mesprit, and Uxie--have started to appear in Raid Battles around the world following their unexpected appearance in the wild earlier this month. The game's next Community Day event, meanwhile, is scheduled for Sunday, May 19. The featured Pokemon this time will be Torchic, the Fire-type starter from Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire.

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