Pokémon Go – Detective Pikachu Event – Bonuses, Featured Pokémon, Missions, Aipom Shiny

It is next week that the long-awaited film Detective Pikachu debuts, based on the iconic world of the Japanese Pokémon saga but also on the game that came out last year for 3DS.

Even Pokémon Go will not miss the arrival of the film, creating a new event which will reward players with a series of bonuses. Which ones are they? What is the mechanics of the event? This is exactly what we will cover in this guide.

Detective Pikachu Event

What are the hours of the event? The event starts day May 7 2019, at 13:00, and will last until Friday, may 17, At the same time. Therefore, you can enjoy this event for 10 days.

I also assume that you will want to know what bonuses you will be entitled to during this period. They are as follows:

  • Pokémon in the movie will spawn in the wild more often. This includes creatures like Bulbasaur, Jigglypuff, Psyduck, Aipom and Snubbull (a possible shiny Aipom is also speculated).
  • Other more powerful Pokémon in the film will also reach the Raids
  • In Pokémon Go Snapshot Mode, you’ll also have the opportunity to have a Detective Pikachu photobomb you, giving you the opportunity to capture him
  • Finally, you’ll have double XP for capturing Pokémon

As usual, a batch of Field Research missions related to a specific event – this time, the Detective Pikachu film – will be made available for you to complete. These will remain active until May 17th and can be completed at any time after you have unlocked them, even after the event ends.

The missions, solutions and rewards that you can unlock can be seen in the list below:

  • Capture the Pokémon Seed that can be seen circulating in a river – captures Bulbasaur (Treecko as a reward)
  • Captures Eevee’s fire evolution – capture Flareon (Arcanine as a reward)
  • Captures the water-type Pokémon loaded in a backpack – capture Psyduck (Magikarp as a reward)
  • Capture 10 Jigglypuff, Aipom or Snubbull (Ditto as a reward, in the form of a Zubat)

If you were curious about how to solve these Pokémon Go riddles, find out that they refer to the second movie trailer.

Finally, you will also have some themed items for your avatar that you can purchase at the Style Shop. You can see them in the image above!