Pokemon GO Tips And Tricks: How To Catch Pikachu At The Start Of The Game

Pokemon GO was recently released in North America and Japan and has taken the world with a storm because of its insane popularity and addictive AR gameplay, that requires the player to travel to various real life locations in order to capture Pokemon.

Pokemon GO begins like a normal Pokemon game with the player being given a choice of catching one of the three starter Pokemon. Since Pokemon GO mainly consists of first generation of Pokemon, players are given the choice between Bulbasaur, Squirtle and Charmander. There is actually an option to catch Pikachu right near the start of the game.


To catch Pikachu, you need to avoid capturing the three starter Pokemon and ignore them when given the choice by the Professor. If you keep ignoring when you encounter them and do this enough times, you will be able to catch Pikachu as your starter Pokemon.

This can be a little tricky to figure out since the three Pokemon will all appear on the in-game map and taping on any of them will result in a battle leading to their capture. However, when you see them on the game map, you can try walking for a while and they will disappear and reappear again. You have to do it four times in order to get access to Pikachu, who will appear as an additional Pokemon along with the three starters once you make them disappear four times.

Pokemon GO is available now for the iOS and Android. It was developed by Niantic Labs and published by Nintendo.

Danial Arshad Khan

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