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Pokemon Go has a new hidden feature that couldn’t be any cuter

Pokemon Go Easter Egg Pikachu Buddy

With the latest Pokemon Go update beginning to roll out for some Android users, the determined researchers over at The Silph Road have already started hunting for new easter eggs added to the game. You might expect it to take some time to dig anything up, but, to our surprise, one secret has already been uncovered.

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It turns out that after you walk with Pikachu as your Buddy Pokemon for 10 kilometers, he’ll hop on your shoulder. If you’ve ever seen the Pokemon TV show, you probably know that this is where Ash’s Pikachu spends most of his time.


At the time of writing, this is the only easter egg to have been proven, but keep in mind that most trainers haven’t even received the update yet.

Here are the other easter eggs that The Silph Road is currently testing:

  • Walk every Pokemon to acquire 1 candy for each one
  • Walk a certain Pokemon (Helix?)
  • Walk a Pokemon of each type and acquire one candy for each
  • Walking overlooked Pokemon, such as Pidgey, Rattata, etc
  • Walking a Pokemon of a certain size
  • Walk all the starter Pokemon and acquire 1 candy for each one
  • Walk Snorlax, Lapras, and Dragonite and acquire 1 candy for each one
  • Walk certain Pokemon in a certain order for one candy each
  • Acquire one candy of every kind available through walking a Pokemon

Once the update rolls out to all devices, it shouldn’t take long before all of these theories are put to the test. In the meantime, once you install the update, you might want to make Pikachu your buddy to see the first easter egg.

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.