Should you choose Pikachu Rock Star or Pikachu Pop Star?


Players attending the Pokemon GO Fest event can choose between getting Rock Star Pikachu or Pop Star Pikachu for their collection.

As with many Pokémon GO Events, Pikachu is getting all-new event costume variations that players can add to their collections. This time however, there are two Pikachu costumes with both coming from Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. These are of course Rock Star Pikachu and Pop Star Pikachu.

Only players who buy a ticket for Pokémon GO Fest 2021 can get their hands on Rock Star Pikachu or Pop Star Pikachu through the event. However, what can put pressure on players is that they can only get one costume or the other. This is because each costume has its own additional benefits other than looks.

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In order to even have the chance to capture one of these cosplay Pikachu, players must reach at least the second stage of the series of special research tasks named The Melody Pokemon during the first day of Pokémon GO Fest 2021. This will allow the chosen Pikachu to appear as a photobomb encounter during the event, allowing players to catch one as soon as possible.

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Once players reach the second stage of The Melody Pokemon Special Research, they will be given a choice between Rock Star Pikachu or Pop Star Pikachu. This choice is final and cannot be changed later.

If players choose Rock Star Pikachu, they will have access to this Pikachu. It remains pure electric-type like a normal Pikachu, but this one has the ability to learn the movement of steel-type, Meteor Mash. Choosing it will also change the background music of Pokémon GO to new rock-style music composed by Junichi Masuda during the Pokémon GO Party event. Players will also earn a special rock-themed pose for their player avatar after completing the event’s special research tasks.

Pop Star Pikachu has exclusive elements similar to Rock Star Pikachu. It also remains a pure Electric-type Pokémon, but it gains the ability to learn and use the fairy-type move, Draining Kiss. Choosing this Pokémon will also change the in-game background music to new pop-style music also composed by Junichi Masuda for the duration of the event. By completing The Melody Pokemon Special Research until the end, players will also have a pop-themed pose for their player avatar.

Overall, the choice between which Pikachu is down to personal preference. Pikachu is not often used in competition in Pokémon GOthe PVP scene, so new moves don’t really matter outside of novelty. Players shouldn’t dwell too much on their decision, however, so that they can use as much time as possible to enjoy whatever perks they choose.

Pokémon GO is now available for iOS and Android mobile devices.

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