Latest Pokémon Go Update Brings a Cute Hidden Secret



Pokémon Go’s latest update is now being rolled out to players across the world with some new features, and as pointed out by Business Insider, it brings a cute hidden secret for the franchise fans as well. One of the new features added to the game is the “Buddy System”, which allows you to pick one of your Pokémon to walk alongside your avatar the map, earning candy as you walk around. But here’s the Easter egg:

“The coolest secret related to this new feature happens when you select a Pikachu to be your buddy: After walking 10 km with Pikachu at your side, it will hop up onto your shoulder! This Easter egg was discovered by The Silph Road, a community of Pokémon Go players that use the game’s data to crowdsource solutions to its often obscure innerworkings.

Much like the Easter egg that lets players control their Eevee’s evolutions based on what they name it, this Easter egg is a reference to the Pokémon animated series”.

In the Pokémon animated series, Pikachu wasn’t particularly fond of his trainer Ash. But after some time together, their bond grew stronger and he could often be seen perched on Ash’s shoulder. 

If you come across any other cute surprises or Easter eggs like this in the latest update, do let us know!


  • Crosseyedmofo

    alls i heard is every 5 km you get one dratini candy… so from scratch a dragonite can be yours if you take the gingerly walk from montreal to new york city

  • CMfly

    I was hoping for a Snorlax on my shoulder…

  • bspence88

    I don’t see any available updates yet.

  • Biggy604

    What update, so far only a select few Android users have the Pokemon Go update, even that not many care about the game anymore. The hype train for Pokemon Go is dead, and Nintendo was late to capitalize on profits with the Pokemon Go Plus as they delayed it during the hype fest.