Detective Pikachu Event: Raids, Field Research and new Shiny

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Detective Pikachu is snooping his way into Pokémon GO from May 7th, 2019 through May 17th, 2019. Some of the features for this event include Increased encounters with Pokémon seen in the movie, Detective Hat Pikachu photobombs, Detective Pikachu themed Raid Bosses and Field Research, Detective Pikachu avatar items available in the in-game shop, the chance to encounter shiny Aipom, and Double catch XP for ALL Pokémon caught.

Detective Pikachu and Pokémon GO Cross Promotion Event
Event Detective Pikachu Event
Date + Time START: May 7th, 2019
END: May 17th, 2019
  • Increased encounters with Pokémon seen in the movie.
  • The chance to be photobombed by and catch a Pikachu wearing a detective hat!
  • Select Pokémon featured in the movie will appear in raids.
  • Specially themed Field Research will be available for a limited time during this event.
  • Themed avatar items will be available in the Style Shop.
  • If you are lucky, you may encounter Shiny Aipom.
  • Double Catch XP for ALL Pokémon caught.

As you can see, the event is a perfect time to farm XP and practice fast catching tons of Pokémon.

Aipom Family

Normal Version Shiny Version

Increased Spawns

The following Pokémon spawns will be increased during the event. Most of the Pokémon that appear in the movie will show up more frequently in the wild.

Pokemon with increased spawns (based on posters and trailers)
Pikachu Psyduck Snorlax
Jigglypuff Loudred Charmander
Snubbull Mr. Mime Aipom
Bulbasaur Squirtle Ludicolo
Charizard Eevee Flareon

Detective Hat Pikachu Photobomb

Pikachu will once again be photobombing you! Trainers will have the chance to be photobombed by and catch a Pikachu wearing a detective hat!

Special Field Research

As of now it unknown if a complete Raid Boss shakeup will happen or if it will be just a few more Bosses added to the existing Raid pool. Keep checking back, as we will update as soon as we know what the Raid Bosses and Field Research are.

Detective Pikachu Research Tasks
Quest Reward
Detective Pikachu: Catch the Seed Pokémon that is seen walking in a river (Bulbasaur) Treecko
Detective Pikachu: Catch the Fire-type Evolution of Eevee (2x) (Flareon) Arcanine
Detective Pikachu: Catch the Water-type Pokémon carried in a backpack (Psyduck) Magikarp
Detective Pikachu: Catch 10 Jigglypuff, Aipom, or Snubbull Ditto


Special Raid Boss List

New Avatar Items

New Detective Pikachu avatar items are coming to shop! Below are some screenshots from the release video on The Official Pokémon YouTube channel


  • Increased Encounters
  • Photobombing Detective Pikachu
  • New Outfits
  • Special Raid Battles and Field Research
  • Shiny Aipom
  • May 7th – 17th

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