Pokémon Go has taken the world (almost) by storm. You’ve been catching Pokémon left right and centre, but there’s one thing looming in your mind. Just where is that damn Pikachu?
You’ve heard or know of people who have a Pikachu, the poster child of Pokémon, while you can’t find a single one. Where are they getting them?
Well there’s three ways in which to do so. These methods are extremely simple, on the other hand two of them are far more time consuming.
Let’s about about the least time consuming first.
Choose Pikachu as your starter Pokémon
Now, you may be thinking, “Hey Fahad, I was only given Bulbasaur, Charmander or Squirtle as options!”. Well sure, that’s what they do give you every time. Here’s the trick.
In order to choose Pikachu as your starter, you must not choose any of the three starters you’re shown. All you need to do is keep walking away from the these three Pokémon until they disappear and reappear on your screen. Do this 5-6 times and Pikachu should show up as well!
You can still catch Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle, but they’re much rarer than the your Pidgeys, Zubats and Weedles.
Try and target Pikachu yourself
One of the best things about Pokémon Go is that it retains the feature where Pokémon ‘tend’ to stick to the environment their suited for (except for the odd Goldeen on the street). If you want a grass type, you’ll have better chances of going to grassy areas, the same goes for water types and so on.
Since Pikachu is an electric type, can you think of places where Pikachu tends to be found in the regular Pokémon games? If you thought of power plants, you’re right. But I really wouldn’t advise going near one because it can be dangerous. Alternatively, museums, university campuses and beaches are great spots. If you’re in London, the Science Museum should house a Pikachu somewhere.
Other than that, it’s unfortunately down to luck since what Pokémon pops up around you can all be down to randomness. I saw a Squirtle while I was in my home, on the tracker and there aren’t really any water spots near. Just keep on searching I would say and you’re bound to catch one sooner or later.
Hatch those eggs!
If you’re already way too deep into the game to start over, just to choose Pikachu as your starter or if you’re not up for going to specific locations, hatching eggs are an alternate method. The thing about this is that it’s even more random than the previous method, so I wouldn’t really count on it too much. But it’s a great way of getting other, rarer Pokémon such as Snorlax or Clefairy.
How’s your Pikachu coming along, if you have one? Are you planning on evolving it into Raichu? Let me know!