Earlier this month, Niantic kicked off its Pikachu-themed celebration for Pokémon GO’s second anniversary, which includes the new Summer Style Pikachu and the Mythical Pokémon Celebi. Pikachu and Pichu are now appearing more frequently from July 6 until July 31 at 1 p.m. PDT. A special Summer Style Pikachu, that’s decked out in an Alolan straw hat and sunglasses, can now be found and caught in the wild. Pichu and Raichu were also given the same treatment. The Shiny variants of all three have also made their Pokémon GO debuts. Pikachu Fan Avatar items are now available for purchase via the in-game shop. Trainers with a gold Pikachu Fan medal can purchase all related items, which include a special T-shirt for 250 PokéCoins and Pikachu ears for 180 PokéCoins.
The Pokémon Company initially said that increased storage capacity was made available via the in-game shop, allowing you to hold up to 2,000 Pokémon, but this mention has since been removed from the official site – so stay tuned for any further updates. In addition, Special Research on the Mythical Pokémon Celebi will be available globally in the near future. A second Anniversary Box is now available to purchase for 480 PokéCoins. It includes two Super Incubators, two Premium Raid Passes and 30 Ultra Balls. For a limited time, players can purchase 100 Poké Balls for 300 PokéCoins instead of 460 PokéCoins. The Pokémon Company has confirmed that Pichu and Shiny Pichu are now hatching from Eggs more often. Trainers also have a chance at hatching Summer Style Pichu and/or Shiny Summer Style Pichu.