'Pokemon Go' Latest News & Update: 'Pokemon Go' Teams Up With Starbucks; How To Get An Exclusive Pokemon Frappuccino

By Yang Llaneza , Updated Dec 07, 2016 09:45 AM EST
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"Pokemon Go" may be about to get new monsters. This time, the "Pokemon" might be a coffee-loving one.  

A staff memo by Starbucks regarding a new promotion was leaked earlier. According to the memo, the coffee chain said that the world of "Pokemon Go" is about to expand with new "Pokemon." The note, which was highlighted by Reddit user alturrisi, further said that the hit game will get an update on December 8. 

In the most recent update, as of December 6, company-operated Starbucks stores will have a special "Pokemon Go" Frappuccino. Starbucks will have a new beverage designed especially for "Pokemon Go." For the players, they will automatically discover this promotion while playing the game. It is unclear if there is going to be some sort of code or arrangement that will allow trainers to go inside Starbucks to purchase it. 

The new partnership is turning basically every Starbucks in the US into a PokeStop or gym for "Pokemon Go." The leaked documents suggest that the major reason for this is that stores have seen an uptick in traffic and sales in PokeStop stores, so the idea is to imitate that wherever possible. A few Starbucks will be exempted from this event due to technical reasons on Niantic's end. The majority of the stores, however, will now be PokeStops or gyms, according to these documents.

For customers not playing "Pokemon Go," the beverage will not be available for them. This way, Niantic can trail if the event was a success. During the time of purchase, the trainer will be able to claim the rumored soon to be released Pokemon. This information though is still vague. The tipster friend where the leak came from could not confirm yet as to the kind of "Pokemon" that would be available. Yet, the tipster stressed out that it is going to be an exclusive spawn to places surrounding Starbucks.

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