Dates for ‘Detective Pikachu’ In-Store Events Announced!

Pokemon has just announced when the in-store events will take place for the Detective Pikachu promo card promotions!

Gamestop’s event will take place on Friday, May 10th. You’ll get Snubbull.

Target’s will take place on Saturday, May 11th. You’ll get Psyduck.

Walfart’s will take place on Saturday, May 18th. You’ll get Bulbasaur.

No further details were announced, such as what the events entail or what times they will take place. If we hear more details, I’ll post them here!

They may run like previous events where you can take a photo with a cardboard cutout (like of Detective Pikachu), get some freebies, and get the promo. Or maybe you can just go to a register and ask for the promo. Or maybe you need to make a Pokemon purchase. Who knows!

Be sure to check with your local stores to make sure they’re hosting the promotion.

See this news story for a list of stores holding the events in other countries.

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  1. Luplayz The Master of bad Pokemon
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    Alright, hopefully i get one of each :d i love these cards so much already.
     
  2. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
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    The uk already have the psyduck promo and all we had to do was purchase a tcg product to get the promo
     
  3. Animegamer420 Aspiring Trainer
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    Why do you call it walfart? Were they mean to you?
     
  4. paulyd84 cooltrainerpaul
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    Interesting UK are available indefinately at any time, or until run out but as prev said come in boxes of 500 and most stores have 1/2 boxes so no issues. For interest in UK Snubs is at Smyths toys, Game for Squirtle and Bulba is at Waterstones. You get it with ANY PTCG purchase or have a sku which scans at £12.99 in each store if you really didnt want to get anything free and insisted to purchase at premium!!
     
  5. Lechu v 2017 Pikachu, Man in black
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    FINALLY! Pokémon TCG GIVEAWAY!
     
  6. Komplett Aspiring Trainer
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    In sweden i have found one location that give psyduck promo card with any detective pikachu purchase. Also you get a small poster. The store is GameStop, hopefully someone else will find the two other locations.
     
  7. Raven Zombie Dark/Ghost Trainer
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    by Squirtle, do you mean Psyduck?
     
  8. Lord Charizard Aspiring Trainer
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    I'm just super bummed that we haven't heard whether or not we will get Detective Yoshida, as it is the only Detective Pikachu card we don't have.
     
  9. Komplett Aspiring Trainer
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    What I could find so far is that psyduck sm199 in Sweden is available only from GameStop if you purchase a Detective pikachu product, also you get a free poster. I have no idea where to get the other cards.
     
  10. Vexx Exists Aspiring Trainer
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    ****UK SPECIFIC******

    Hello my Sweet Peas!



    Right, so if you're like me and collecting the Detective Pikachu TCG set, you'll have probably come across 3 store exclusives and seen the American trailer stating an additional free Detective Pikachu promo card at participating cinemas to make up a full set. These 4 cards help make up the full set and offer alternate art work for Detective Pikachu, Snubbull, Bulbasaur and Psyduck. BUT IF YOU'RE ALSO LIKE ME, YOU'D HAVE REALISED THAT GETTING INFORMATION ON THIS IS LIKE GOLD DUST AND THERE'S NEXT TO NOTHING ONLINE-THEY'VE NOT MADE THIS EASY!!
    (please note, this is for the UK only, so other locations are held at different stores and maybe different criteria, before anyone's time is wasted!)





    So, I did some digging and pestering and I'm going to show you my findings so you don't have to waste the same amount of time I did to get the same knowledge....



    Store: Waterstones

    Promo: Bulbasaur SM198 + Free Poster

    How to get it cheap: Waterstones is only running this offer in store as of writing this, it has been running in 2 of my local stores, so I'm assuming it's across the UK. You can purchase a booster pack for £3.99 and receive the promo and poster free after that, there is no spend limit. If you're in need of a mini binder, they're also selling them for £4.99 which includes a booster pack (different packs/art dependant on store). It's also worth looking out for discount TCG products as the offer still applies.



    Store: SMYTHS Toy Store

    Promo: Snubbull SM200

    How to get it cheap: This is the only one that's not been released yet, but after talking to 2 store managers, it has been confirmed that this will be an in store only event taking place from the 3rd May. Apparently the 2 stores I spoke to didn't have a lot of this promo in stock and said it was probable that this was the only stock they receive, so quantities are limited. But they're also dropping the Detective Pikachu range on this date too, so if you've not got stuff yet and you want to get it along with the promo, now is the time (although cheaper alternatives can be found online, such as at Magic Mad House and Chaos Cards). It was confirmed that there was no minimum spend and that they're getting single boosters in stock from the 3rd also. I asked if it was 1 card per transaction, which they said yes, but to be honest, I guess it depends who serves you as to whether they'll give you multiple promos for splitting an order - try not to go silly though and leave some for the rest of the collectors!



    Store: GAME

    Promo: Psyduck SM199

    How to get it cheap: unlike Smyths and Waterstones, GAME is currently running this offer online that automatically adds this promo to your basket if you purchase ANY Pokemon TCG set. Choose your desired booster pack, from £3.99 (cheapest option) and select 'collect from store' to avoid delivery fees. You can do this as many times as you like on separate orders and still receive a promo per order, as long as stocks last (tried this out 2 weeks ago when it was first announced and claimed 2 promos this way). Alternatively, you can pick this promo up in store with the purchase of any Pokemon TCG product (please note that not all GAME stores stock single boosters, so this might be a more expensive option)



    Store: Odeon and Showcase Cinema (confirmed so far, no news on VUE cinema)

    Promo: Detective Pikachu SM194

    How to get it cheap: if you're not interested in seeing the film (I don't know who would pick this option just to save a few £ though) you can buy the cheapest ticket (young child) and collect your ticket but don't go into the cinema screening to see it. Bare in mind, the confirmed locations so far are only offering this in cinemas showcasing the film in 3D, so double check before choosing a location and make sure you pre-book this option to avoid disappointment! It is also only running from Friday 10th-Sunday 13th, while stocks last







    Other than the already released 4 Charizard/Mewtwo/Greninja/Detective Pikachu GX Case Files (and the above promos) there has only been 1 more confirmed promo (at the time of writing this) for pre-order, and that's the Detective Pikachu Figure Collection Box, due for release on June 28th, 2019 (cheapest I've found is online at Chaos Cards). This contains an (alleged) full art Detective Pikachu GX SM200, 4 Detective Pikachu booster packs, 2 regular Pokemon TCG booster packs, 1 figurine & 1 PTCGO code card**. So that's a total of 23 cards, including all released promos (so far) to get the complete set! Happy collecting! <3**

    No secret rares have been confirmed for this set so far and there are 18 other normal holo cards to pull from the Detective Pikachu individual booster packs, which each pack containing 4 different holos, ranging in rarity.





    Hopefully this has helped at least one of you guys and saved you from having to search and ring everywhere yourselves! If you just wanted to look at the cards and you aren't interested in collecting them, I have a few unboxings on my channel with more to come including the Japan set that I'm currently waiting on, but obviously that's completely optional, I'm just making the videos for fun because I'd be collecting them regardless and LOVE this set :) and if it's not your thing, then that's cool too! Have a great day regardless!

     
  11. starg09 Aspiring Trainer
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    Welp, not very promising when you call your local store ("Mundo Del Juguete" in Argentina) and they don't have a clue on the cards (and it doesn't seem like I was first call, they were aware of the articles but assured they never announced it themselves and had no idea if the cards were to ever even arrive).

    What was the source on the event locations? Haven't been able to find anything other than pokebeach and sites mirroring that article in other languages (mostly word-by-word) :/
     
  12. DrakenNinja Aspiring Trainer
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    Intertoys has the snubull (for as far as I know).
     
  13. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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    autogatos and The-Kaiser like this.
  14. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
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    I normally wouldn’t like this product, but is that a cup of coffee?
     
  15. ShaQuL That's what I do, I clown on you.
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    That is adorable, I cannot wait to get that figure!
     
  16. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
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    I’m happy that Europe is finally getting figure collections after all this time
     
  17. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
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    Also, there is a fifth Detective Pikachu card which has yet to be released by an unnamed artist so I can’t wait for that
     
  18. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    Any HD image of the promo?
     
  19. Chimecho3000 Aspiring Trainer
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    They should have switched around this promo with the movie promo, would have made more sense.
     
  20. Winkachu Aspiring Trainer
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    Finally, Europe getting figure collection box, I'm not a big fan of Jumbo Size cards.