The highly anticipated Detective Pikachu movie, starring Ryan Reynolds as the title character, is spilling over into Pokemon GO.

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The Detective Pikachu event in Pokemon GO started on 07 May 2019 and will be running until 17 May 2019.

Some of the Detective Pikachu features Trainers will be able to take advantage of in Pokemon GO include

  • A few Pokemon that are featured in the Detective Pikachu movie will appear in Gym Raids;
  • Pokemon that are in the upcoming live-action Pokemon movie will appear more often in the wild in Pokemon GO; and
  • Photobombs from Detective Pikachu himself while using GO Snapshot in the app to take pictures with your Pokemon;
  • Pikachu with the Detective Pikachu hat will appear in the wild in Pokemon GO, like previous special Pikachu like the birthday one, the Christmas one, or the Halloween one.

Bonus features include double XP for catching Pokemon that appear in the wild in Pokemon GO.

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

There are also awesome Detective Pikachu inspired items that will be available from the Style Shop in Pokemon GO. Trainers can dress up their Pokemon GO avatars with the best gear inspired by the upcoming movie.

Detective Pikachu is set to be released in South African cinemas later this month and will feature a ton of Pokemon references and live-action Pokemon that fans of the popular franchise can delight in. The movie features a talking Pikachu, voiced by Ryan Reynolds and we cannot wait to see what he brings to the beloved character and probably the most famous Pokemon of them all.

Are you excited for the new movie and the awesome features the upcoming movie is bringing to Pokemon GO?

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