Pokemon Go straw hat Pikachu coming to the game in One Piece Crossover event

Niantic has released a new update 0.149.0 for Pokemon Go, and the latest update for the game has brought a lot of new features to the game. The game update 0.149.0 has introduced shadow pokemon, Go Rocket challenges, a new appraisal system & many more new features.

Pokemon Go players are really happy about the latest update as Niantic has added some really interesting features to the game which fans have been desiring for a long time. You can read all about the new features and additions from here.

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Now, The Pokemon Company has announced a new Pokemon Go event which will start on July 22 at 04:00 UTC and will stay live until July 29 at 04:00 UTC. The event features a collaboration between two big franchises, Pokemon Go and One Piece.

This event has been introduced in the wake of an earthquake that affected Kumamoto city in Japan. The event will support the reconstruction of Kumamoto city, in which ONE PIECE manga artist Eiichiro Oda is cooperating.

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It will also celebrate the 22nd anniversary of One Piece and the 3rd anniversary of Pokemon Go. Under the event, a special Straw Hat Pikachu will appear in Pokemon Go game for a limited time.

Also, One Piece character statue will be established in Kumamoto, Japan. Pokestops will feature art from Eiichiro Oda, who is the creator of one of the most famous anime, One Piece.


We will also see the One Piece character statue in Pokemon Go game at Pokestops. The players will also have the opportunity to grab a straw hat outfit for their characters.

So, it has been an interesting month for Pokemon Go players, as they have Armored Mewtwo in raids and also Team Go rocked will invade Pokestops soon.

The invasion will feature ‘Shadow Pokemon’, and they will be required to be saved and purified. You can also filter Shadow and Purified Pokemon in the latest update. Have a look at the video below.

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The latest update has also added a new Appraisal system, which displays a red screen for 100% IV Pokemon. New Charge mechanics have also been introduced in the game, which has been in talks for weeks.

Meanwhile, Pokemon Go July Community day is going to begin on July 21st from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at your local time. The upcoming Community Day will feature a Water-type Pokemon Mudkip. Players will also receive 3-hour Lures and 3x Catch XP bonuses for the event.


As usual, Mudkip will spawn more frequently in the wild. Also, Armored Mewtwo is available for Raid in Pokemon Go until July 31, 2019.

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