Trainers, a new event will be taking place starting from July 22 until July 29, featuring Special Straw Hat Pikachu and a straw hat outfit.
The new event has been announced on the official Pokemon Go Japan, and during the event players around the globe will have a chance to catch the Special Red Ribbon Straw Hat Pikachu and get the new Avatar items.
Pokemon Go Japan Twitter announced:
— Pokémon GO Japan (@PokemonGOAppJP) July 16, 2019
The event is being held to help support the Kumamoto city in Japan rebuild after the earthquake.
According to Pokemon Go Japan official website:
“Pokémon GO” also supports the reconstruction project of Kumamoto Prefecture, in which the manga artist Eiichiro Oda is cooperating!
The Kumamoto earthquake that occurred in April 2016. Manga artist Eiichiro Oda from Kumamoto Prefecture has always been helping to recover the areas affected by the earthquake. “Pokémon GO” also held an event in March 2017 where many “Kabigon” appeared in Kumamoto Prefecture, hoping that many trainers would visit Kumamoto Prefecture.
“Pokémon GO” also cooperates with the reconstruction project in which Mr. Oda is cooperating, and we will work together to support Kumamoto reconstruction. We hope that all Pokémon GO trainers from all over the world come to Kumamoto revitalization and visit the site.
The statues of friends of the character “Meat Straw” of the cartoon “ONE PIECE” will be set up in Kumamoto Prefecture. This statue appeared on “Pokémon GO” as a pocket stop on Monday, July 22, 2019. An illustration drawn by Mr. Oda is used for the image of Pokestop. (Newly drawn illustrations are reflected in the pocket stop sequentially according to the installation of the image.)
July 22 is a day that should be commemorated for both Oda and Pokémon GO. On July 22, 2019, “ONE PIECE” will celebrate its 22nd anniversary, and “Pokémon GO” will celebrate its 3rd anniversary from the start of service in Japan.
Trainers, please come to Kumamoto Prefecture and enjoy a special poke-stop.
In addition, in commemoration of this collaboration, “Pikachu wearing a red ribbon straw hat” will appear for a limited time all over the world, and “red ribbon straw hat” will be added to the changing item.[Event date and time] 13: 00-July 29 (Mon.) 20 July 2019 Japan time [Event contents] -“Pikachu wearing a red ribbon straw hat” appears [Dressaging Item] -A ‘Red Ribbon Straw Hat’ Dressing Item Appears in the Style Shop