Summer is here, and Niantic is celebrating in style! They recently announced that Squirtle with sunglasses is coming to Pokémon GO on July 8th, but it’s not the only Pokémon rocking a pair of shades. In celebration of the season, Niantic has announced that a special “Summer Style Pikachu” wearing a hat and sunglasses is available starting today.

In celebration of the game’s two year anniversary, this Summer Style Pikachu will be available until July 31st. During that time Pichu and Pikachu will also spawn more often. On top of that, Pikachu Fan Avatar items will be available for purchase. Trainers with a gold Pikachu Fan medal will be able to purchase all related items, which include a T-shirt and Pikachu ears.

Niantic has also revealed that Celebi will be coming to the game soon. Like many other Legendary Pokémon, Celebi will be made available to catch after you’ve completed a series of Special Research missions. Niantic didn’t give an exact release date for Celebi, but we’ll be keeping an eye out for more specifics going forward.

Update: Serebii is now reporting that Niantic has also just increased the maximum number of Pokémon you can store from 1,500 to 2,000 as part of their second anniversary celebration. 

Source: Niantic

Ben Lamoreux


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