Despite the red print indicating confidentiality, Starbucks baristas around the country are sharing some recent internal communique. The coffee joint is apparently set to be part of a major Pokémon GO event that will include an in-game Starbucks drink, a real world drink and, possibly, the launch of new Pokémon.
Could we be looking at the dawn of Gen II Pokémon in Pokémon GO? Maybe.
This Reddit thread is filled with leaks, but here’s the image that started it off.
Then this image was shared that features a much closer look at the text. That includes the recipe for a limited Pokémon GO Frappuccino. Is this real life?
This will be announced and, apparently, begin on December 8, 2016. That’s two days away.
What about those new Pokémon?
Did you catch that phrasing at the head of the internal documentation? “The world of Pokémon GO is about to expand with new Pokémon and a new Starbucks beverage!”
“…with new Pokémon…”
Could the second generation of pocket monsters arrive alongside this Starbucks-themed event? Perhaps. The wording here certainly suggests it might.
We’ll stick on this story and let you know once Starbucks or Niantic makes an announcement.