Love to play Pokémon GO and you’re also a big fan of Starbucks’ yummy coffee? Then you’ll be thrilled to know that the Pokémon Company and the hot beverage giant are teaming up to transform over 7,800 coffee shops across US into PokéStops and Gyms.
Winter is coming so the Pokémon Company and Niantic are worried players won’t be so keen to go for long walks outside in the hopes of catching a Pokémon anymore. So they have come up with an ingenious solution.
To honor the partnership, Starbucks has created a new Pokémon Go Frapuccino drink, both in game and in real life, so customers can treat themselves with a thematic hot beverage while they play.
Nantic CEO John Hanke explains in the official statement they choose Starbucks to encourage exploration, exercise and real world social interaction and the coffee shop giant’s footprint throughout the country provide a great platform to do so. It sounds good, but we don’t know how much exercising you can get done in a Starbucks coffeshop.
Starbucks coffee shops are scheduled to magically transform themselves into PokéStops on December 8 at 11 am PT / 2pm ET, so if you have one on your route you might as well go check it out.
Recently the Pokémon Company announced a partnership with Sprint, making the carrier the exclusive US wireless partner of the popular game maker.