Okay, so that Starbucks memo may not have been entirely fake. It may have misspelled the word Pokemon consistently and been a day late, but there does appear to be a deal between Pokemon GO and Starbucks. The two are reportedly teaming up to make 7,800 Starbucks locations into PokeStops and gyms. And yes, there’s a special Pokemon GO themed Frappuccino in the plans as well. This move is to supposedly help build hype for the upcoming generation 2 release.
Niantic’s corporate dealings are getting more common by the day. They teamed up with McDonald’s for the Japanese release. More recently, they made a deal with Sprint. Regardless, I’m pretty sure this is the first time such a deal ended up with a special product from the partner. Speaking of which, how would a Pokemon themed Frappuccino even taste? I can’t say for sure, but I’ll definitely be finding out. And when I do, I’ll let you know.
Stay tuned for more Pokemon GO coverage as we approach the generation 2 launch.