Starbucks looks to capture Pokémon Go fans, turns stores into PokéStops and unveils raspberry-flavored Frappuccino

Hey, Pokémon followers, you’ve received a brand new place to attempt to observe down Squirtles, Spearows or Slowpokes.

Starbucks this week announced that it’s turning 7,800 stores into PokéStops and Gyms— hangouts the place gamers can refuel on accoutrements used within the sport or uncover new Pokémon.

Starbucks looks to capture Pokémon Go fans, turns stores into PokéStops and unveils raspberry-flavored FrappuccinoEven higher, gamers can recharge themselves with a newly-launched Frappuccino blended beverage, one which sounds simply pleasant.

“The Pokémon GO Frappuccino begins with a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino blended beverage and raspberry syrup blended with freeze-dried entire blackberries and topped with whipped cream,” the corporate notes. “It’s the right deal with for any Pokémon Coach on the go.”

The beverage does draw some inspiration from the sport, since Pokémon trainers usually use Razz Berries to entice the lovable little creatures. But it surely doesn’t come low-cost.

No phrase but on how the concoction tastes, however we’re going to give it a attempt the subsequent time we cross a Starbucks right here in Seattle. The price of the Pokémon Frapp varies by market, however a 12-ounce will vary from $4.80 to $4.95, the corporate says.

The excitement round Pokémon Go definitely has fizzled a bit in latest months, however the sport continues to be within the top 30 mobile games within the Apple App Retailer.

For many who have missed out on the craze, Pokémon Go is an augmented actuality sport, created by Niantic, that permits gamers to stroll to numerous bodily areas in hopes of discovering the elusive animated creatures.

Niantic is allying with different retailers, and earlier this week the sport maker earlier inked a take care of wi-fi provider Dash for a “particular Pokémon Go expertise” in additional than 10,500 stores.

“This collaboration with Pokémon Go brings collectively two revolutionary, groundbreaking and inventive manufacturers that can supply Trainers larger accessibility and locations to advance their sport,” Dash CEO Marcelo Claure mentioned in a launch. “Pokémon Go is among the hottest cell video games in historical past, and now gamers will probably be in a position to go to Dash, Enhance Cell and Dash at RadioShack stores to gather Poké Balls, Potions, Eggs and Razz Berries to make them a prime Pokémon Go Coach. We will even present charging stations in stores so Trainers by no means have to fear about shedding energy.”


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