Pokémon GO Has a New Festive Pikachu for Its Second Anniversary

In case you're wondering what Niantic has in store for Pokémon GO's second anniversary, it's another Pikachu with a hat. Actually, he has sunglasses, too. Yesterday, the company announced that they were releasing this special new Pikachu into the wild as part of their celebration, which will run until July 31st. Beyond that, there doesn't seem to be any more festivities planned out for the moment. But let's be honest, there's probably more to come. Here's more details about finding the little guy in Pokémon GO this month.

Pokémon GO Has a New Festive Pikachu for Its Second Anniversary
credit//Niantic

None other than Pikachu has joined in to celebrate this momentous occasion, so keep an eye out for Pikachu and Pichu as they will appear more frequently tomorrow (July 6 PT) until July 31. Plus, this year, you can say hello throughout the month to a special "Summer Style" Pikachu, that's decked out in a straw hat and sunglasses.

Can't get enough Pikachu? Pikachu Fan Avatar items will be available for purchase! Trainers with a gold Pikachu Fan medal will be able to purchase all related items, which include a T-shirt and Pikachu ears.

We've heard so many amazing stories from Trainers, and we can't wait for what's on the horizon. We're excited to announce that Special Research on the Mythical Pokémon Celebi will be available globally in the near future. So stay tuned, Trainers, and get out there and GO!

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