For a lot of you, this news may come a bit late, but for those in territories who haven’t got Pokémon GO yet, this comes just in time, because instead of having to choose between Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle for your starter Pokémon, you can in fact ignore them all and get Pikachu as your starter instead. (I promised I’d write something positive with regards to this game.)


To make this happen, you will need to start the game as normal, and when the three starters pop up around you, it is crucial you ignore them. Do not click on them and walk away. (Note, you will need GPS enabled and internet and walk away.) The Gen I starters will pop up again, but keep on walking away. The starters will continue to spawn, but as long as you keep walking, Pikachu will in fact pop up and you can catch him instead, so if you’re a Pika fan, then this is something you will want to try, but you will have to walk and keep on walking. But if proof is required, here’s a video by Game Informer:

Although this is something I myself will try out, I’m actually more inclined to just catch Charmander or Squirtle, what with liking them a whole lot more, but if you are a Pikachu lover, who wants to start their adventure with the Pokémon, well we encourage you to try.


For more Pokémon GO related news and a forthcoming review, be sure to visit our site again, as we will be supplying fairly regular updates pertaining to all aspects of Pokémon GO.


Source: Game Informer (YouTube)

By Jack Longman

In 2015, when rumours of the NX and Zelda U were everywhere, my brother and I started Miketendo64 and we've been running it ever since. As the Editor-in-Chief, I have attended video gaming events in three different countries, been to preview events, and penned more than 4,000 articles to date, ranging from news, to features, reviews, interviews and guides. I love gaming and I love all things Nintendo. I also love Networking, so don't be afaid to reach out. Email: / Website: YouTube channel:

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