Niantic has announced its plans for Pokémon GO’s second anniversary, which includes the new Summer Style Pikachu and the Mythical Pokémon Celebi. The official announcement from the development team is as follows:
Celebrate Pokémon GO’s Second Anniversary with Pikachu!
Can you believe it’s already the second anniversary of Pokémon GO? Thank you so much for adventuring with us and catching Pokémon all over the world. You truly are what makes this journey so special!
None other than Pikachu has joined in to celebrate this momentous occasion, so keep an eye out for Pikachu and Pichu as they will appear more frequently tomorrow (July 6 PT) until July 31. Plus, this year, you can say hello throughout the month to a special “Summer Style” Pikachu, that’s decked out in a straw hat and sunglasses.
Can’t get enough Pikachu? 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.
We’ve heard so many amazing stories from Trainers, and we can’t wait for what’s on the horizon. We’re excited to announce that Special Research on the Mythical Pokémon Celebi will be available globally in the near future. So stay tuned, Trainers, and get out there and GO!
—The Pokémon GO team