Trainers, gear up because Niantic and Pokémon GO are rolling out the red carpet for the launch of the new Detective Pikachu Returns game on Nintendo Switch. And guess what? They’re pulling out all the stops with some show-stopping Pokémon, including Shiny Detective Pikachu, Shiny Hat Slowpoke, and wait for it, Detective Hat Raichu.
Mark your calendars, because starting October 5, 2023, you’ve got a golden ticket to catch yourself a Shiny Detective Pikachu in Pokémon GO. But wait, there’s more. As a special twist, this event lets you add Detective Hat Raichu to your Pokédex. You read that right, you can now have your own pocket-sized detective in Raichu form.
Curious about the Detective Pikachu Returns event? Don’t worry, it’s your one-stop-shop for snagging Detective Pikachu in all its glory, Shiny or otherwise. You can encounter this mystery-solving Pokémon in the wild, or through Snapshots, and let’s not forget Timed Research encounters that will keep you on your toes.
So how do you snag a Detective Hat Raichu? Easy peasy, lemon squeezy! Just catch a Detective Pikachu and evolve it. The hat stays on during evolution, and voila, you’ve got yourself a Detective Hat Raichu. Now, who wouldn’t want that?