There are only a few days left until the arrival in the hall Detective Pikachu, live-action film with Pokémon as protagonists. To celebrate this fact, Niantic he produced a specific event on Pokémon GO, as we can from the following release.

To celebrate the imminent release of the first Pokémon movie set in the real world, POKÉMON Detective Pikachu, in Italian cinemas starting in May 9, The Pokémon Company International, in collaboration with Niantic Inc., Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, announced the release on Pokémon GO of game activities and special content inspired by the film. Players will be able to meet so many Pokémon in the movie, take part in special raids and field research, and find a Pikachu in an investigator's hat that sneaks onto their photos.

POKÉMON Detective Pikachu has aroused much interest among fans and spectators. The highly anticipated film will debut in North America on May 10 and in other countries of Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Pacific starting in May.

"We are pleased to give fans the chance to immerse themselves in Pokémon adventures with the movie POKÉMON Detective Pikachu," said JC Smith, Senior Director of the consumer marketing office for The Pokémon Company International. "We look forward to welcoming the first movie set in the real world with lots of fun new activities on Pokémon GO."

From the 7 to the 17 May 2019, for a limited time, the following contents will be available on Pokémon GO:

  • Pikachu with detective hat sneaks into the photos: on a GO photo, a Pikachu with an investigator hat could sneak into the photos and the fans will have the chance to capture it.
  • Lots of encounters with the film's Pokémon: Bulbasaur, Jigglypuff, Psyduck, Aipom, Snubbull and others will appear more frequently in the game. Players may also have the opportunity to capture chromatic Aipom.
  • Special raids and field research: players will be able to participate in special raids to challenge some of the Pokémon that play a leading role in the film and complete field research inspired by feature films.
  • New avatar items: fans will have the opportunity to customize their avatars with articles dedicated to the film, including an investigator's hat with Pikachu ears and a shirt with the POKÉMON Detective Pikachu logo.