Do you hear that, fellow PokéHunters? The sound of new rumors whispering on the winds? Well, this time the gossip is getting support from some interesting photos regarding a Pokémon GO promotion (and possible expansion).
Several Starbucks employees shared images, from screenshots to actual printouts, showing a confidential announcement about a collaboration between the coffee giant and game. Per the leaked photos, starting December 8th most U.S. Starbucks will become PokéStops or Gyms. Also, when you visit one of those stores you will unlock an in-game Pokémon GO Frappuccino® Blended Beverage.
Now, what that beverage does in-game (if anything), we have no idea. However, this isn’t just an in-game item but an actual drink you can order from your barista. What it tastes like we don’t know, but given it involves Vanilla, Raspberry, Blackberry, and Frappuccino® Crème… it sounds pretty tasty!
In addition to this promotion, the leaked images have players even more excited because of a simple phrase:
The world of Pokémon GO is about to expand with new Pokémon and a new Starbucks beverage!
That phrase, “new Pokémon,” has people wondering if the 2nd generation of creatures won’t be available for catching soon enough. Rumors had abounded since before the release of Ditto when avid programmers inspected the game code during a recent patch. In that code were references to 100 new Pokémon, although no move sets or concrete data were found. Could the mention of the Starbucks promotion mean the release of the next hundred Pokémon is this Thursday?
Regardless of whether this is a big expansion for Pokémon GO or simply a promotion to sell drinks, this Thursday sounds like it’s going to be a winter blast!