It’s been a busy few weeks for Pokemon GO, and the momentum isn't slowing down as Niantic revealed its plans for the game’s 2nd anniversary celebration. Once again, Pikachu is featuring in the month-long festivities, set to run from July 6 through July 31.
In honor of the anniversary, Pikachus and Pichus will appear more frequently in the wild. You might even have the chance to catch a special summer Pikachu, sporting sunglasses and a breezy straw hat. Pikachu’s new summer style is actually keeping with Pokemon GO tradition. Players were able to catch a Pikachu wearing Ash’s hat last year.
There will be some Pikachu Fan Avatar items available for purchase in the in-game store as well. Trainers who have a gold Pikachu Fan medal can purchase all similar items, including a T-shirt and Pikachu ears.
While Pokemon GO has plenty of summer events planned, Niantic couldn’t help tease the debut of Legendary Pokemon Celebi, who’ll be arriving sometime soon as a Special Research quest.