Pokemon GO Getting Detective Pikachu Returns Celebration Event

Pokemon Go has many, many Pikachu with a hat, and the new Detective Pikachu Returns event lets you hunt down one of the cutest (and crankiest) 😂

Published: September 29, 2023 10:23 PM /


Pokemon Go Detective Pikachu Returns Event Art

The popular mobile game Pokemon GO will soon launch a new event to celebrate the release of Detective Pikachu Returns for Nintendo Switch. 

The event, announced on the official website, will launch on October 5, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. and end on October 9, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. local time.

Some of the content is similar to the one launched in 2019 to celebrate the Detective Pikachu movie.

A bunch of pokemon will appear more frequently in the wild including Pikachu wearing a detective hat (which can evolve in the Raichu with the hat), Growlithe, Slowpoke wearing a hat, Aloan Exeggutor, Magikarp, Xatu, Bellossom, Lotad, Chimecho, Bronzor, Ducklett, Cutiefly, and Falinks. 

Completing field research tasks lets you encounter Sudowoodo, Snivy, and Rowlet. You can also complete the event-themed Collection Challenge. 

Taking snapshots will trigger a daily encounter with the Detective-hatted Pikachu and PokeStops hrant 2x XP during the event. 

A timed research story prompts you to help Professor Willow track down a "Pokemmon of Interest" and that also will trigger an encounter with Pikachu wearing a detective hat.

Lastly, a "Detective Pikachu Avatar Pose" will be made available in the store. 

Pokemon Go Detective Pikachu Returns Evebnt - New Avatar Pose

While not directly related to Pokemon Go, I'll just leave this Detective Pikachu Returns ad from Japan here.

I'm pretty sure you'll have a giggle with it even if you don't understand Japanese. 

Detective Pikachu Returns launches on October 6 exclusively for Nintendo Switch, while Pokemon GO is currently available for iOS and Android.

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