Niantic has announced that latest Pokemon GO 1.27.3 / 0.57.3 for iOS and Android is ready for download with a promised new event to mark the World Pokemon Day.
New Pokemon GO Event Comes With A Chance To Catch a Festive Pikachu & Bonuses
Niantic is celebrating World Pokemon Day on February 27 by pushing a new Pokemon GO update that will introduce a new event for players in which they get a chance to catch festive Pikachu. As expected, one shouldn’t expect any major in the latest update, it mostly concerns with the bug fixes, performance improvements tweaks, and of course a new event.
For those who don’t know, February 27 is world Pokemon Day. This Monday, developers Niantic are planning to mark the grand occasion by letting the fans of the game enjoy a new special event. This new event, in which you will get the chance to catch special Pikachu, starts from February 26 at 1:00 P.M. PST all the way up until March 6th.
Niantic regularly launches these special events to keep fans interesting in the game and this new update is a part of that same trend. In this update, Pikachu will be wearing a new festive party hat. But these rare Pikachu Pokemon will be available only for a brief time period so don’t wait to get the new update before it’s too late.
Did you know February 27 is Pokémon Day? We’ve teamed up with our friends at The Pokémon Company International for their annual celebration of all things Pokémon, and we have a special treat for you this Pokémon Day! From February 26 at 1:00 P.M. PST to March 6 at 1:00 P.M. PST, special Pikachu appearing all over the world will be celebrating Pokémon Day by wearing festive party hats. These special Pikachu will keep their party hats forever, but they can only be found during this limited-time celebration, so make sure to keep an eye out for them as you explore!
We want to see how you’re celebrating this Pokémon Day. Use the Pokémon GO AR Camera to take pictures of the special Pikachu you encounter and share them using #PokemonDay.
You can download Pokemon GO from Apple App and Google Play app stores. Pickahu caught with festive hats will keep wearing them forever. However, the new specialties that Pikachu brings will be available only during the festive update, so don’t miss out on them. This comes only a week after the previous update that brought in many new features, so it’s not surprising to see lack of major chances in this one. The update should be available shortly.