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We Tried The Pokémon Go Pikachu Hack And It Actually Works

Pikachu, I choose to walk around the block for 10 minutes until I get you!

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There have been rumours of a Pokémon Go hack to easily get Pikachu as your first catch.

So we decided to test it out!

FIRSTLY: It's important to note that Pokémon Go actually gives you the option of starter Pokémon!

A lot of people are just seeing one Pokémon appear, and are catching it, but if you wait a hot second, the other two will also come to the party, giving you the original choice of Charmander, Squirtle, or Bulbasaur (lmao why tho).
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A lot of people are just seeing one Pokémon appear, and are catching it, but if you wait a hot second, the other two will also come to the party, giving you the original choice of Charmander, Squirtle, or Bulbasaur (lmao why tho).

BUT WAIT! There's a really simple way of starting the game with Pikachu: just wander around a little.

Seriously, all you need to do is ignore the three starters and wander around. The starters will continue to re-spawn around your location, but just wait.
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Seriously, all you need to do is ignore the three starters and wander around. The starters will continue to re-spawn around your location, but just wait.

Because I had already set-up an account, I had to steal a co-worker's phone, and run around with my new account trying to find a Pikachu. This is definitely a cool thing for a grown-ass adult to do, regardless of what anyone may say, OK MUM?!?!

Yeah this is cool. currently walking around the block with two bloody phones trying to find a fuckin pikachu in the rain. totally cool.

After about 10 minutes, Pikachu shows up and BOOM you've got your very own electric rat to start the game properly.

Ignore the time-stamps not lining-up. I assumed I could sit at my desk and just wait, but after 10 minutes of that I realised it probably requires the Pokémon to re-spawn a few times. I'm not entirely sure what the mechanic is, but it seemed like it required me to move around for a couple of minutes. Lazy people like me, I'm sorry, you're gonna have to get off your behind.
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Ignore the time-stamps not lining-up. I assumed I could sit at my desk and just wait, but after 10 minutes of that I realised it probably requires the Pokémon to re-spawn a few times. I'm not entirely sure what the mechanic is, but it seemed like it required me to move around for a couple of minutes. Lazy people like me, I'm sorry, you're gonna have to get off your behind.

Then it's just a matter of throwing a Poké Ball at its face, and shazam! It's all yours!

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I'm gonna be the very best.

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