Nintendo Announces Pokemon Pass Mobile App To Unlock In-Game Items

Published: May 1, 2019 11:35 AM /


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Nintendo has just announced a brand new Android and iOS app called Pokemon Pass that connects with your free Pokemon Trainer Club account so you can get notified of upcoming events happening at a store near you. When you visit the store, you can use your phone's camera to scan codes and unlock gifts, such as in-game items for both Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! (Our Review) and Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee!, and photo stickers for your phone.

The mobile app is free to download and use for both Android devices and the iPhone. In order to use the app, you'll need to enable location services and grant permission so the app can use your phone's camera. You'll also require a free Pokemon Trainer Club account, which you can sign up for in the official Pokémon website. The features of Pokemon Pass are currently available only in the United States, so international users will have to wait for the worldwide release. For a demonstration of the app and its initial rewards, you can watch the release trailer for the app below. From May 11 to June 23, you'll be able to get the Shiny Pikachu or Shiny Eve for Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee! at participating Target stores.

If you download the Pokemon Pass app today, you will also receive a Pokemon: Detective Pikachu photo sticker based on the movie. You can place the sticker and take a picture with the app's camera function to add Pokémon flair to your shot.

Pokemon Pass is now available for download for Android on the Google Play store, and for iOS on the App Store.

What do you think of the Pokemon Pass? Are you interested in the rewards you can unlock with it? Are there any particular rewards you're looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below!

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Richard Costa
| Staff Writer

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