Detective Pikachu is Sherlocking his way around the world in both the new film and Pokemon Go. Until May 17th you have a chance to get involved in the special promotional event featuring everyone's favourite Ryan Reynolds-voiced, coffee-addicted, electric mouse. All throughout this event, there will be an increased encounter rate for Pokemon from the film, the chance for Detective Pikachu to photobomb you, special Research Tasks, and even some special Raid Bosses. Plus, there are some cool new items to buy for your avatar and you get double the XP for Pokemon you catch. 

You could even find your very own Detective Pikachu in the wild. Not voiced by Deadpool though.

Not bad, not bad. 

Increased Appearance Rate

So, there is a nice little list of Pokemon who will be extra outgoing for the next week or so, and this is it (there are others too, we haven't quite pinned it all down): 

  • Pikachu (Shock horror) 
  • Psyduck
  • Snorlax
  • Jigglypuff
  • Charmander
  • Mr. Mime
  • Charizard
  • Eevee
  • Flareon
  • Cubone
  • Ludicolo
  • Aipom (and a shiny version) 
  • Snubbull 
  • Loudred 

Raid Bosses

The raid bosses come in different ranks, so here they are rank by rank. 

Rank 1

  • Shinx
  • Snubbull
  • Psyduck
  • Cubone
  • Lotad

Rank 2

  • Alolan Exeggutor
  • Octillery
  • Lickitung
  • Aipom
  • Mawile

Rank 3

  • Machamp
  • Arcanine (the best Pokemon) 
  • Gengar
  • Flareon
  • Alolan Raichu

Rank 4

  • Tyranitar
  • Snorlax
  • Charizard
  • Alolan Marowak 

Rank 5

  • Azelf 
  • Mesprit
  • Uxie

Rank EX

  • Deoxys (Defense Forme) 

Research Tasks

The special research tasks have you hunting Pokemon based on special clues, well, some of them anyway. 

  • Catch the Seed Pokemon that is seen walking in a river (It's Bulbasaur). You get  Treecko as a reward. 
  • Catch the Fire-type evolution of Eevee (It's Flareon). You get an Arcanine as a reward. 
  • Catch the Water-type Pokemon carried in a backpack (It's Psyduck) You get a Magikarp as a reward. 
  • Catch 10 Jigglypuff, Aipom, or Snubbull. You get a Ditto as a reward. 

That's everything you need to know before starting your investigation with Detective Pikachu. For everything else about Pokemon Go, check out our Hub to be in the know.