Celebrate the release of Detective Pikachu Returns!
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. For more details on Detective Pikachu Returns, please see the official website.
Detective Pikachu Returns Event
Thursday, October 5, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, October 9, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. local time.
The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.
Field Research task encounters
Themed Field Research tasks will be available!
You can encounter the following Pokémon by completing Field Research tasks!
Take on Field Research tasks to complete the event-themed Collection Challenge!
Detective Pikachu Returns Event 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!
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.
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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—The Pokémon GO team