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Pojo's Pokemon GO Tips
July 27, 2016

Can I really get Pikachu as a starter in Pokemon GO?

Most definitely: YES!

For one thing, you have to be starting the game from the very beginning.  And this might be beyond most folks by now. Then again, maybe you're starting a second account? Or, maybe you're helping someone else start their first account?  

In the Pokemon Anime, Ash started off with Pikachu.  So the creators of Pokemon GO put a little Easter Egg in the game so that you too could start with a Pikachu, just like Ash Ketchum.  

When you first start playing Pokemon GO, you are presented with 3 choices of Pokemon:  Charmander, Squirtle and Bulbasaur.  These are the same three choices players had at the very beginning of Pokemon Red and Blue way back in 1998. 

Now, what you gotta do is go on a long walk outside.  You have to totally ignore Charmander, Squirtle and Bulbasaur and walk away from them.  Little circles won't count, walk far away from your starting point.  After about 200 yards or so, they will pop back up in a new place.  You have to ignore them again, and keep walking further away.  After another 200 yards or so, they will pop back up again.  You have to ignore them again, and keep walking further away.  You to keep this up.  Rinse and repeat about 4 times in total. 

Eventually, Pikachu will pop in with Charmander, Squirtle and Bulbasaur and you can catch Pikachu. 

We totally started a new account just to test this out, and yes it works great!  This is not a myth!  We went for a walk around the block and it took about a 1/2 a trip around the block for Pikachu to pop up for us.

One thing we also learned, was that Pikachu will not pop back up the very next time.  We were goofing around taking screen captures and forgot to actually capture Pikachu.  The next time around only the 3 main starters popped.  We had to ignore the main starters 4 more times, and eventually Pikachu popped back in again!  Phew.

Good Luck capturing your very own Pikachu!

- Pojo

 

 

 

 


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