Detective Pikachu Returns

Event

Starts:
Thursday, October 5, at 10:00 AM Local Time
Ends:
Monday, October 9, at 8:00 PM Local Time

Pikachu wearing a detective hat will be appearing in Pokémon GO for a limited time! Celebrate the release of Detective Pikachu Returns on Nintendo Switch by completing themed Timed Research in the Detective Pikachu Returns Event.




Bonuses

2× XP for spinning PokéStops during the event

Features

Pokémon Debuts

Slowpoke with a hat will be making its debut during this event.

  • shiny
    Slowpoke wearing a Hat

Photobombs

Trainers can enjoy surprise encounters with Pikachu wearing a detective hat once per day by taking snapshots.

  • shiny
    Pikachu wearing a Detective Hat

PokéStop Showcases

Be on the lookout for Showcases at select PokéStops where you can enter Pikachu!

  • Pikachu

Spawns

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.

  • shiny
    Pikachu wearing a Detective Hat
  • shiny
    Growlithe
  • shiny
    Slowpoke wearing a Hat
  • shiny
    Alolan Exeggutor
  • shiny
    Magikarp
  • Xatu
  • Bellossom
  • shiny
    Lotad
  • shiny
    Chimecho
  • shiny
    Bronzor
  • Ducklett
  • shiny
    Cutiefly
  • Falinks

Research

Field Research Tasks

The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks.

  • Catch a Grass‑type Pokémon
    REWARD
    shiny Sudowoodo
    Max CP
    920
    Min CP
    871
  • Catch a Pokémon with Weather Boost
    REWARD
    shiny Sudowoodo
    Max CP
    920
    Min CP
    871
  • Catch a Flying‑type Pokémon
    REWARD
    shiny Snivy
    Max CP
    364
    Min CP
    333
  • Take a snapshot of wild Water‑type Pokémon
    REWARD
    shiny Snivy
    Max CP
    364
    Min CP
    333
  • Catch a Water‑type Pokémon
    REWARD
    shiny Rowlet
    Max CP
    453
    Min CP
    418
  • Catch a Psychic‑type Pokémon
    REWARD
    shiny Rowlet
    Max CP
    453
    Min CP
    418

Collection Challenge

Take on Field Research tasks to complete the event-themed Collection Challenge!

Again, these Pokémon are not increased in the wild for the event so you need to complete Field Research tasks to encounter them.

Detective Pikachu Returns Collection Challenge
Encounter these Pokémon by completing Field Research tasks.
Sudowoodo
Snivy
Rowlet

REWARDS

×1000

Detective Pikachu Returns

Event-exclusive Timed Research

Help Professor Willow track down a “Pokémon of interest” in this Timed Research story. Complete Field Research tasks to earn an encounter with Pikachu wearing a detective hat!

Professor Willow will describe the “Pokémon of interest” and you must deduct the correct Pokémon between Snivy, Rowlet, and Sudowoodo.

Please note that Timed Research expires. The tasks associated with this Timed Research must be completed and their rewards must be claimed before Monday, October 9, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

STEP
1
Detective Pikachu Returns (1/2)
Spin 5 PokéStops or Gyms Detective Pikachu
Complete 3 Field Research tasks Detective Pikachu
Complete 6 Field Research tasks Detective Pikachu
Explore 1 km Detective Pikachu
Earn a Candy exploring with your buddy Detective Pikachu

REWARDS

1500 XP
×1500

SPOILERS FOR THE CORRECT DEDUCTION BELOW

These are the clues that Professor Willow gives:

This Pokémon is known for its green accents, but it’s a type of Pokémon that hasn’t been appearing around here recently. It also peddles in deception. You might say it’s not what it seems!

The correct answer will earn you an additional encounter with Detective Pikachu. The information below spoils the answer if you want to answer on your own.


Choose Snivy

Choose Snivy if you think the professor is describing Snivy.

STEP
2
Detective Pikachu Returns - Choose Snivy (2/2)
Spin a PokéStops or Gym
×25
25 XP

REWARDS

25 XP

Choose Rowlet

Choose Rowlet if you think the professor is describing Rowlet.

STEP
2
Detective Pikachu Returns - Choose Rowlet (2/2)
Spin a PokéStops or Gym
×25
25 XP

REWARDS

25 XP

Choose Sudowoodo

Choose Sudowoodo if you think the professor is describing Sudowoodo.

Leek Note: It’s this one.

STEP
2
Detective Pikachu Returns - Choose Sudowoodo (2/2)
Spin a PokéStops or Gym Detective Pikachu

REWARDS

25 XP

Ticket of Treats: Part 1

Ticket-exclusive Timed Research

You’ll be able to access event-exclusive paid Timed Research as a part of the Ticket of Treats starting October 5, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. local time. You can purchase the Ticket of Treats in the in-game shop for US$5.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency).

Just in time for Guzzlord’s return to five-star raids, Trainers can prepare to take on the Ultra Beast with this Timed Research.

STEP
1
Ticket of Treats: Part 1 (1/1)
Take 3 snapshots of wild Pokémon
×1000
Stardust ×1000
Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokénon
×6
Revive ×6
Take 5 snapshots of wild Pokémon
×1500
Stardust ×1500
Catch 30 Pokémon
×2
Fast TM ×2
Take 10 snapshots of wild Pokémon
×2000
Stardust ×2000
Use 10 Berries to help catch Pokémon
×10
Hyper Potion ×10
Take 15 snapshots of wild Pokémon
×2500
Stardust ×2500

REWARDS

×3
×3
3000 XP

Shiny

These Pokémon will be released in their shiny variant with the start of the event.

  • Pikachu wearing a Detective Hat
  • Raichu wearing a Detective Hat
  • Slowpoke wearing a Hat

Sales

New Avatar Pose

Channel your favorite electrifying detective with the Detective Pikachu Avatar Pose, available in the store starting on October 5, 2023!

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