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Pokémon GO new Detective Pikachu treated as unique form, players love the special animation

Trainers, guess what? The Detective Pikachu Returns event has hit Pokémon GO, and it’s not just a rehash of old content. Celebrating the release of Detective Pikachu on the Nintendo Switch, this event is packed with new features. Today, we’re zeroing in on the all-new Detective Pikachu, and let me tell you, this one’s different.

You see, Pokémon GO isn’t just slapping a detective hat on the old Pikachu and calling it new. Oh no, this new form is actually treated as such in the game, it’s not just a costume. That means it has its own spot in the Pokédex. So for those of you who’ve kept the rare Detective Pikachu and its shiny form from past events, congrats, you’ve got a new collectible to hunt. And here’s another nugget: this new form shows up as a shadow in the Pokédex. So if you have the old shiny form, you’re holding onto something very rare.

Niantic has added a unique animation to enhance the encounter experience. When you find Detective Pikachu in the wild, during a photobomb, or through the Detective Pikachu Returns Event Timed Research, you’ll notice it has its own flair. The little guy actually uses a magnifying glass during the catch sequence, making the encounter that much more charming.

Detective Pikachu from this event treated as different form to previous
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So if you haven’t caught this new Detective Pikachu, you’re missing out on some whimsical animation and a unique addition to your Pokédex. Don’t sleep on this event, Trainers.

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Dejan Kacurov

Hey there, I'm Dejan! Let me take you through my life, where family, gaming, and CrossFit play prominent roles. Since day one, I've been surrounded by the love and support of my family. Growing up, every moment spent with my parents and siblings was filled with warmth and laughter, creating memories I hold dear. As a parent now, I've experienced a whole new level of love and responsibility. My two wonderful kids bring endless joy and a sense of purpose to my life. In the digital realm, I found my passion - gaming. Whether I'm conquering the world of Apex Legends or embarking on adventures in Pokemon Go, gaming fuels my sense of adventure and competition. Beyond the virtual world, I discovered the exhilaration of CrossFit. The challenging workouts, camaraderie with fellow fitness enthusiasts, and constant drive to push my limits have become an integral part of my life. Balancing family time, gaming, and CrossFit has been a journey of self-discovery. Each passion complements the other, bringing fulfillment and joy to my daily routine.

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