To celebrate the release of the film Detective Pikachu, developer Niantic is making some pokémon from the film available in Pokémon Go for a short time. Among other things, it becomes possible to catch Pikachu with a detective cap.

From 7 p.m. on Tuesday evening, Pokémon Go players are more likely to bump into and catch pokémon from Detective Pikachu. Niantic has released this to celebrate the release of the film. It is also possible that players are photobombed by Pikachu with a detective hat on, and it is also possible to add this to your collection.

According to Niantic, Pokémon Go players can expect the following:


  • A selective number of pokémon from the film will appear in raids.
  • Pokémon from the film appear more often in the wild.
  • The chance to see and catch Detective Pikachu.


  • Double XP for catching pokémon

Field Research

  • Field research with a special theme is available during the event period

Avatar Items

  • Domesticated avatar items will be available in the Style Shop.

This event promotion in Pokémon Go starts on Tuesday, May 7, 7:00 pm and lasts until Friday, May 10, 7:00 pm.

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