'Pokemon Go' Latest News & Updates: Starbucks Finally Confirms Partnership With 'Pokemon Go,' Find Out More Here!

By Joe Marsalis , Updated Dec 08, 2016 05:58 PM EST
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New, unreleased Pokemon, Starbucks branches turning into PokeStops or Gyms, an official "Pokemon" frappucino. These were some of the rumors coming out after an internal company memo was leaked on the internet a few days ago. It caused some substantial excitement, especially with rumors of new Pokemon coming to the game, and now Starbucks has announced it today, like they said they would.

First of all, the rumors of a "Pokemon Go"-themed frappuccino are indeed true, according to GameSpot. Starbucks is putting out a "Pokemon Go" frappuccino that's made of a vanilla base topped with raspberry syrup, frozen blackberries, and whipped cream, for anyone who's a fan of cold blended fraps. And the second part of the rumor, the one where a bunch of branches will be turning into PokeStops and/or Gyms, is also true.

What isn't true about the rumor is that the Starbucks promotion will not be bringing any new, unreleased Pokemon to "Pokemon Go." Many players have speculated this part due to the slightly vague wording of the internal memo, in which it was said that the world of "Pokemon Go" was "expanding." However, it turns out that developer Niantic Labs is indeed gearing up to announce some new developments on that front, as the company will have more details about it come this Monday. If wishes are coming true, then it may finally be the arrival of Generation 1 Legendary Pokemon, as well as some expanded evolution trees that Generation 2 brings.

The Starbucks teamup is not the only food chain partnership Niantic Labs has in store for "Pokemon Go" this season. There's also a partnership with McDonald's in Japan that also turned store branches into Gyms in the game. Check back in on Monday to find out what the big "Pokemon Go" news is, and keep your fingers crossed.

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