Leaks hint at Pokémon GO and Starbucks collab
Leaked images from a hub for Starbucks employees suggests that a big Pokémon GO event with the coffee giant could begin this very week. The images appeared on Reddit and hint at some exciting new things to come for Niantic's smash hit game.
The event coincides with a potential Pokémon GO update on Thursday. Many suspect that this latest change to the game will finally introduce Generation II Pokémon -- the beasts that were originally catchable in Pokémon Gold and Silver. The leaked image states, "The world of Pokémon GO is about to expand with new Pokémon and a new Starbucks beverage!"
Many Starbucks locations are expected to transform into Pokécenters and gyms, and an exclusive Pokémon GO Frappucino will be available for purchase for thirsty trainers. Starbucks is prepping for an increase in traffic to many of their stores. The employee memo notes that Starbucks baristas should familiarize themselves with the beverage, practice making it, and try it themselves before the event goes live on December 8.
While we can't say for sure if new Pokémon will be roaming around Starbucks locations this Thursday, it does look like Niantic and Starbucks have something exciting up their sleeves, and it could be as good a time as any to take a walk to your local store.