Trainers who catch Pikachu in a detective hat will be able to evolve it to obtain Raichu wearing a detective hat.
The following bonuses will be active during the event period:
- Trainers can earn an encounter with Pikachu wearing a detective hat once per day by taking snapshots
- 2× XP for spinning PokéStops during the event
Free event-exclusive Timed Research will be available, with Trainers assisting Professor Willow in tracking down a "Pokémon of interest". Players who complete the Field Research tasks associated with this Timed Research will be able to earn an encounter with Pikachu wearing a detective hat. Trainers must complete this Timed Research and their rewards must be claimed before October 9th, at 8:00 p.m. local time.
An event-themed Collection Challenge will also be available as part of this event, requiring players to complete Field Research tasks.
A Detective Pikachu Avatar Pose will be available for purchase from the in-game store from October 5th. This item is a permanent addition to the shop.
All Pokémon listed below with a ⁂ next to their name can also be encountered in their Shiny variants.
The following Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild during this event:
- Pikachu wearing a detective hat ⁂
- Growlithe ⁂
- Slowpoke wearing a hat ⁂
- Alolan Exeggutor ⁂
- Magikarp ⁂
- Lotad ⁂
- Chimecho ⁂
- Bronzor ⁂
The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when event-exclusive Field Research tasks are completed:
- Sudowoodo ⁂
- Snivy ⁂