[UPDATE] Report: Pokémon Go Getting a Special Starbucks Event, New Monsters Soon

[UPDATE] Report: Pokémon Go Getting a Special Starbucks Event, New Monsters Soon

UPDATE: Developer Niantic has officially confirmed to IGN that new monsters are on the way for Pokemon Go, but they won't appear as part of the update hinted at in the Starbucks promotion.

Here's the statement:

The Pokémon Company International and Niantic, Inc. will reveal details on December 12 about the first addition of more Pokémon to Pokémon GO, one of the most popular mobile games of the year. Stay tuned, Trainers!

So there you have it -- you'll have to wait til next week for official news on that new Pokedex.

Original story follows:

Pokemon Go – the augmented reality monster catching game – could be getting a Starbucks promotional tie-in this week. Leaked promotional images for staff seem to indicate that – in the US at least – the coffee-serving store chain will start acting gyms and Pokestops this Friday.

You can see the images below (via Reddit, and Eurogamer):

While this news doesn’t sound of interest to New Zealanders, there is one potential highlight. The promotional material talks about “collaborating with Pokémon in their new update on Thursday, December 8.” Dataminers have previously found references to a new generation of monsters hidden in the game’s files, so we could see Pokemon Gold and Silver’s menagerie of 100 beasts make its way to the mobile game.

If new monsters are rolled out this week, it’s unknown if they’ll also appear in New Zealand.

This isn’t the first cross-promotional event for Pokemon Go. When the game launched in Japan, McDonalds stores acted as sponsored locations.


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Comments Comments (8)

Posted by ninja
On Wednesday 7 Dec 2016 9:57 AM
Well makes sense, keeps more playing coming in and more and more people of the terrible coffee that is Starbucks!
Posted by 163Battery
On Wednesday 7 Dec 2016 9:59 AM
Hope the new monsters is legit. I don't play it that much but my wife goes nuts on it. She will be stoked.
Posted by Overdrive5000
On Wednesday 7 Dec 2016 10:03 AM
Hope that its true, getting a bit bored not catching anything new round here.
Posted by AdamC
On Wednesday 7 Dec 2016 10:12 AM
If they can bring Starbucks back to palmy then I'll play this game again.
Posted by Xaphriel
On Wednesday 7 Dec 2016 10:33 AM
I hate myself for thinking this, but that actually sounds really nice... Probably wouldn't go back to Pokemon Go for it, but I still want one...
Posted by Paorio
On Wednesday 7 Dec 2016 1:52 PM
This is funny
Posted by czk51
On Thursday 8 Dec 2016 10:04 AM
Honestly can't wait for gen 2. Reading around there are a lot of other issues that people that battle encounter, but as a strictly-collector-only situation like me, this is great news. Really keen to see what holiday events they have planned too.
Posted by czk51
On Thursday 8 Dec 2016 10:08 AM
Having just posted that, the datamining info has just been released. I wont post spoilers, but there's a ton of info.. sadly, doesn't look like gen 2 afterall.