Today, a brand new Pokémon app on smart devices was launched: Pokémon Pass. Right now, it’s only available to users in the United States:
Here’s a trailer introducing the app:
Here’s what the app is all about:
The Pokémon Pass app connects you with great Pokémon digital rewards when you visit participating retailers in your area. Sign in with your free Pokémon Trainer Club account, and then get notified of upcoming events happening at a store near you. When you visit the store, use your phone’s camera to scan codes to unlock gifts, such as in-game items for Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! and photo stickers for your phone.
Naturally, the app itself is completely free. In order for it to word, you need to enable location services, and allow the app to use your phone’s camera. In other words, there will be no scanning QR codes from home: you need to be within the participating store to do so. You also need to have a Pokémon Trainer account.
There’s three distributions via Pokémon Pass to begin with:
- Pikachu sticker for Pokémon Detective Pikachu, obtained simply downloading the app
- Shiny Pikachu for Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Shiny Eevee for Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! (similar to the distribution announced for South Korea). Scanning the QR Code allows you to get a Serial Code for the Pokémon, to be used in-game;
- Psyduck sticker for Pokémon Detective Pikachu.
Both distributions will start on May 11th in the United States, exclusively at Target stores, with the one for Shiny Pikachu / Eevee running until June 13th.
You can find more details about the various Pokémon distributions for Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! on this page!
Source: The Pokémon Company