Pokemon Go Celebrates Detective Pikachu Movie with Specially Themed Content

Dust off your Pokémon GO App because starting today the game is getting some cool new content.

In celebration of the upcoming release of the first ever live-action Pokémon adventure, Pokémon GO will be getting some in-game content related to the Detective Pikachu movie.


Players can look forward to catching a Pikachu wearing a detective hat after getting photobombed by the Pokémon.

Players will also be getting more encounters with select Pokémon featured in the film, special Raid Battles, Field Research and more.

From May 7th through May 17th, the following content will be available in Pokémon Go for a limited time:

  • Detective Hat Pikachu Photobomb – While using GO Snapshot, fans may get photobombed by a Pikachu wearing a detective hat and then be able to catch the Pokémon.
  • More Encounters with Pokémon Seen in the Movie – Pokémon such as Bulbasaur, Jigglypuff, Psyduck, Aipom and Snubbull among others, will appear more frequently in the game. Players may also have opportunities to catch Shiny Aipom.
  • Special Raid Battles and Field Research – Players will be able to participate in Raid Battles that challenge Pokémon with starring roles in the film, as well as movie-inspired Field Research.
  • New Avatar Items – Fans will be able to customize their in-game avatars with movie-themed items, including a detective hat with Pikachu ears and a T-shirt featuring the Pokémon Detective Pikachu logo.

Pokémon Detective Pikachu hits cinemas May 10th.

Hop onto Pokémon GO today to see this brand new content.