Dive Into the Fun with Pokémon Go's Detective Pikachu Returns Event

James Walsh


Dive Into the Fun with Pokémon Go's Detective Pikachu Returns Event

As we celebrate the release of Detective Pikachu Returns on Nintendo Switch, Pokémon Go announces its exhilarating event called Detective Pikachu Returns. This festivity not only commemorates the game's launch but also brings back an old favorite, the Detective Hat Pikachu. This costumed Pokémon hasn't been sighted on Pokémon Go in many years. So, arm yourself with PokéBalls and venture out during this delightful event to catch the nostalgic Pikachu and turn it into a Detective Hat Raichu.

Crack the Code with Event-Specific Research Quests

Pikachu lying in bed

The Detective Pikachu Returns event in Pokémon Go introduces unique and engaging tasks that include Timed Research quests, Collection Challenges, and event-specific field research tasks. The Detective Pikachu Returns Event: Timed Research is certainly a highlight. However, remember to complete these quests before they conclude on Monday, October 9th, at 8 pm local time. If left incomplete, you may miss out on the coveted rewards this event offers. Listed below are the steps and rewards for the Detective Pikachu Returns Event: Timed Research:

'Detective Pikachu Returns Event: Timed Research' Quests Explained

  • Step 1: Rewards include 1500 XP and 1500 Stardust. The reward for the subsequent step hinges on your answer to Professor Willow's question about a particular Pokémon. The correct answer is Sudowoodo.
  • Step 2: Rewards include 25 XP. In addition to this, the Season of Adventures Abound is currently active, featuring a number of intriguing activities such as the Timed Investigation: Master Ball quest and Go Battle League, among others. Participate in Shadow Raids, complete Routes, and use Daily Adventure Incense for a chance to encounter Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos, and Galarian Moltres, along with other rare Pokémon in Pokémon Go.

Endeavor for Elite Status with Detective Pikachu Returns Collection Challenge

For the true collectors out there, the Detective Pikachu Returns Collection Challenge will remain accessible until Monday, October 9th, at 8 pm local time. Successful completion of this challenge will not only grant you an array of rewards but will also embellish your Elite Collector Medal. Beware, failing to complete the challenge before the deadline will make it disappear permanently.

Stay Engaged with Event-Specific Field Research Tasks

PokéStops map

In addition to the Collection Challenge, the event introduces exclusive field research tasks tied to Detective Pikachu Returns. Various PokéStops within the game will reward you with these tasks. While it is possible to save these tasks and complete them post-event, it is recommended to finish them within the event timeline as they can provide valuable resources that will aid in completing the Collection Challenge.

New Costume Pokémon and Themed Avatar Pose

The Detective Pikachu Returns event introduces a new costumed Pokémon - a hat-wearing Slowpoke - which can be found in the wild throughout the event. Pokémon enthusiasts will also note the increased appearance of several Pokémon during the event period. Furthermore, a detective-themed avatar pose will be available for purchase from the in-game avatar shop. Happy hunting!