Get Ash's Pikachu on Pokémon GO before July 24!

Posted July 07, 2017

Last month, Pokémon Go began its one-year anniversary party with a special event, the rollout of Raids and new Gyms, and the announcement of an in-person Pokémon Go event. Fluent asked the respondents a range of questions to gauge general interest, as well as questions based on whether or not the respondents now have the app on their phone. Of the 48 percent of respondents who heard "nothing at all", 9 percent downloaded the game.

The main difference between the present Pikachu and the usual electric rat is in the cap of Ash, the protagonist of the animated series of Pokémon. Just in time for this summer's release of the next Pokémon movie and banking on all the nostalgia of Indigo League, you can catch your own Pikachu and walk him for 10k to ride on your shoulder!

The second feature of the anniversary event is the sale of "Anniversary Boxes" which will contain bundles of items like Incubators, Max Revives, Ultra Balls and a Premium Raid Pass. Pricing details haven't been made clear yet.

The anniversary event starts at 1 p.m. PT today and will end at 1 p.m. PT on July 24.

"Visitors to the city will be able to take part in a number of fun trail activities, with in-game and real-world surprises for Pokemon GO players", reads a Niantic statement. It remains to be seen how hard it will be to catch him, so make sure you're fully stocked before you go hunting.

Pokemon GO is out now for iOS and Android devices.