New Pokémon Pass App Offers a SHINY Reward

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

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Players of the Let’s Go Pokémon games, as well as Pokémon fans in general, may want to go grab their smart phone right now and download the new Pokémon Pass application available now on both the Google Play Store as well as the Apple Store from the Pokémon Company. The purpose of the app is to offer players rewards both in terms of digital items, such as wallpapers and digital stickers, as well as special events where more impressive rewards can be obtained by heading to a participating location. Not unlike the old days when you would take your Pokémon Red or Blue Version cartridge to the local Toys “R” Us to snag your very own Mew. And of course the app is free.

Although Pokémon Company is planning more giveaways down the road the one everyone should be most concerned with right now is their very first special event running from May 11th – June 23rd. By downloading the app and then making your way to a participating Target store you’ll have your choice of either a shiny Pikachu or a shiny Eevee to add to your collection of Pokés in your Let’s Go game. Both Pokémon start at level 10 and have a pretty formidable moveset.

The shiny mascots aren’t the only thing that Pokémon Company has up their sleeves for this event however. Also included is free merch celebrating the release of the Pokémon Detective Pikachu movie including a promo Psyduck card for the trading card game and a movie poster.

Checkout the press release below for more detail:


May 1, 2019—From May 11 through June 23, 2019, fans can receive a Shiny Pikachu or Shiny Eevee for their Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! video game at participating Target stores in the US.

To receive one of these Pokémon, players can download the new Pokémon Pass app for select iOS and Android devices. The app delivers exclusive digital rewards to Pokémon Trainer Club account owners when they’re at designated retail locations. When players who have downloaded the app enter a participating Target store, Pokémon Pass will use geolocation to automatically notify them of nearby reward offerings. The app will then guide them through several prompts, including one to scan a special QR Code found in-store, so they can claim their Shiny Pikachu or Shiny Eevee.

Shiny Pikachu will be distributed as follows:

Game: Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!
Level: 10
Moves: Thunderbolt, Double Kick, Double Team, Thunder

Shiny Eevee will be distributed as follows:

Game: Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!
Level: 10
Moves: Double-Edge, Iron Tail, Helping Hand, Facade

Furthermore, players who visit Target on May 11 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. local time will be treated to free giveaways celebrating the release of the POKÉMON Detective Pikachu movie, including a Psyduck promo card for the Pokémon Trading Card Game and a movie poster (while supplies last; quantities are limited).In the future, Pokémon Pass will continue to offer more digital rewards at participating retail stores, such as Pokémon distributions for video games, digital stickers and wallpapers, and more.

Pokémon Pass is now available to download in the US from the App Store and Google Play at no cost.

About Aaron Evangelisti

Aaron is a lifelong video games enthusiast who's been playing since the days of the NES. He enjoys just about all types of games from RPGs, to platformers, to strategy. He also fancies himself a bit of a writer so writing about video games makes sense, right?