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.
|Event||Detective Pikachu Event|
|Date + Time||START: May 7th, 2019
END: May 17th, 2019
As you can see, the event is a perfect time to farm XP and practice fast catching tons of Pokémon.
|Normal Version||Shiny Version|
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.
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: 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